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Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny and hundreds others arrested

March 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm

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Steve Rosenberg: “The police have been telling the crowd this is an illegal meeting”

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised in the capital, Moscow.

Though many travellers might be shocked the first time they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city, Hồ Chí Minh City is beloved by residents as a place of surprising calm and order.

March 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm
  • By Lindsey Galloway

27 March 2017


Though many travellers might be shocked when they visit Vietnam’s chaotic biggest city for the first time, Hồ Chí Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) is beloved by its residents as a place of surprising calm and order.

Editorial- island.lk

March 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Vroom! Yahapalana in top gear

The yahapalana government has drawn heavy flak from its detractors, who say it is inefficient. But, this, we believe, is a claim reeking of prejudice and jealousy. What some frustrated politicians, suffering from political cold turkey, say about their rivals who are enjoying power and living off the fat of the land, are to be taken with a pinch of salt—cum grano salis! The incumbent administration has proved, beyond doubt, that it is as efficient as its predecessor in some respects. See how efficiently it is feathering the nests of its politicians and lackeys!

EU Investment Bank group in Sri Lanka today

March 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Will Megapolis get funding?


by Sanath Nanayakkare

Chagie and Australian visa

March 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm


And Now, “Foreign Aid-Colonialism” Visits Sri Lanka!

March 29, 2017 at 1:23 pm


Sri Lanka has in fact experienced real-world colonialism for about 450 years, more recently, post-conflict ‘human rights colonialism’, and ‘disaster capitalism’ in the north with quite unlivable, steel-walled houses built by an international Indian-led conglomerate. Now, ‘foreign aid colonialism’ appears on the scene – a very innocent-looking, half-page newspaper advertisement for top personnel in a new “Development Partners Coordination Secretariat” that is being set up in Colombo, and being sponsored and hosted by the World Bank-Colombo. It seemed at first glance to be another routine search for suitable staff, until the perceptive reader realizes that it is inserted by an external multilateral financial agency, that has arrogated to itself a purely Government responsibility.

UNHRC and its resolutions on Sri Lanka

March 29, 2017 at 1:12 pm


By Neville Ladduwahetty

Bertie Wijesinghe – in the class of Hobbs

March 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm


By Ephrem Fernando

Environmental Destruction in Gommunnawa

March 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm


Gommunnawa mountain range is located within the Ridigama Divisional Secretary division in Kurunegala district. Through this massif that divides Kurunegala and Kandy districts were the tracks along which the peasants trekked from the East coast into the hill capital during the reign of Kandyan kingdom. However, the ecological significance of this region is remarkable for a number of reasons.

Ajit Doval’s unfolding debacle in Sri Lanka

March 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm


By C. A. Chandraprema

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