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North Korea: Trump and Kim call each other mad

September 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm

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Image caption Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump are trading insults after the US president’s UN speech

Jerry Lewis left 6 sons from first marriage out of will: report

September 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm



Chaos, corruption covered by ‘Sinhala Patriotism’

September 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm


2017-09-22 00:28:18


What is important is to tell these marginalised Sinhala Buddhists, they are taken care of even through the Constitution

I have been given many epithets for trying to promote a decent and a civilised “North-South” dialogue for a common and a shared future with due respect to each other’s cultural identities.

Hunting for controversies Why oppose PC Elections Bill, 20A?

September 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm


2017-09-22 00:00:01


  • Government seems to be fond of being caught in unnecessary troubles and controversies   
  • The main objective of the other Bill was to provide for the inclusion of thirty percent of female candidates   
  • The Government included another incontrovertible provision in the Bill, as an amendment during the Committee Stage 

Unitary State of Sri Lanka and 13A

September 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm


2017-09-22 00:00:34



The book titled ‘Unitary State of Sri Lanka and the 13th Amendment’ was launched at Sri Sambuddhatwa Jayanthi Mandiraya in Colombo last Monday. The book is a compilation of the 13th Amendment and various court rulings given on it. It was compiled by Desarasa Lanka Foundation. 

Open letter to Media Minister: Ensure trade union rights of journalists

September 22, 2017 at 12:09 pm


By Kusal Perera

Three PCs to come under purview of Governors: Minister

September 21, 2017 at 11:58 pm


2017-09-22 06:25:03


The three Provincial Councils of Sabaragamuwa, North Central and Eastern will be brought under the administration of the governors of the respective provinces once the terms of office expire on September 26 until such time the elections are held for the three provinces, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Musthapha said yesterday.

Editorial- island.lk

September 21, 2017 at 10:12 pm

Knights, damsels and polls

It was reported a few moons ago that a swashbuckling village ruffian or chandiya, on seeing police come for him, had taken to his heels, got into a nearby house and hidden under a woman’s bed, only to be dragged out by his pursuers and bundled into a waiting paddy wagon. Asked why he had run away and hidden in a boudoir as it were, the chandiya with macho posturing tried to fool the investigators by claiming he had heard a woman cry for help and rushed in that direction. The yahapalana government has done something similar; it has taken cover behind women, unable to face elections.

The harsh reality of ignoring Beedi

September 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm

by Suranga Samaranayaka


According to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka has the world’s lowest prevalence of teen smoking, at just 1.7%. The results of the study are based on a survey of youth in more than 500 countries. In the same study, it was revealed that Timor-Leste had the highest rate of youth addicted to smoking, at 61%. The survey suggests that roughly 11% of youth aged 13 to 15 around the world use tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars.

SriLankan Catering recognised for its contribution to the national economy

September 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm


Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade presents the award to SriLankan Airlines Group Chairman Ajith Dias at the Presidential Export Awards held at the BMICH last week while EDB chairperson Indira Malwatta looks on

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