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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Presidential hopes for his son sparks off dissent

Muffled whispers of irritation are now becoming outspoken criticism as a die hard loyalist of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa began speaking out last week...

Northern Provincial Council resolution on Sri Lanka and the lambasting of...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Provincial Council mid last week unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon the United Nations to hold a referendum on the “political preference of the Tamil-speaking people”.

Mahinda Rajapaksa meets Modi in India, says misunderstanding over

Mahinda Rajapaksa is back to courting India. Forgotten are his accusations that India was behind the Presidential victory of his one-time confidante Maithripala Sirisena...

Protesting for a democracy, or a Monarchy?

The dust has barely settled on the streets of Colombo that the over twenty five thousand supporters of former President and his Joint Opposition...

Will not believe Lankan youth plotted terror in Australia, says his...

Wellwishers of Kamer Nizamdeen, a Sri Lankan student arrested in Sydney on August 30 on suspicion of being a terrorist and that he had...

Anti-government protest reinforces Mahinda cult

Colombo was turned into a sea of people yesterday, September 05, Wednesday, as over 2,000 loyalists of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa occupied the central...

Rajapaksa supporters to take to street today in anti govt protests

September 5th, Wednesday, which is today is to be a D day for the government as the Joint Opposition of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa...

As Japan enters into fray, China persists for edge over Lanka

China seemingly having got both feet quite firmly planted, on Sri Lankan ground, has awakened other competitors but indications are clear that China has...

SL President initiates history of Lankan war with LTTE but questions...

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is to attempt a ‘comprehensive and unbiased’ history of Sri Lanka’s 30-year war against the Tamil Tiger militants who...

Visiting Japanese defense minister tours Chinese strongholds in Lanka

Visiting Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, who arrived in the island on August 20, has made a tour of strategic ports in Sri Lanka,...

Possibilities of Presidential pardon for sentenced Buddhist monk

In delivering the sentence of 19 years rigorous imprisonment against the General Secretary of the ultra-Buddhist nationalist Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) outfit, Galagodaaththe Gnanasara...

India, China and courting for the hand of Lanka

The ebb and flow of time has seen Lanka in the midst of two key main suitors, one – India, who got involved in...

Anti Muslim Monk get 19 years RI, but lobbying afoot for...

General Secretary of the Lankan Ultra nationalist outfit, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Galagoda Athhe Gnanasara Thero, was Wednesday sentenced to 19 years of...

EU extends LTTE ban for 6 months as Lanka tightens grip...

Heavy lobbying by Sri Lanka has succeeded in the European Union deciding to continue the ban of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)...

President Sirisena insists on death penalty amidst heavy opposition

Protesting capital punishment: President Sirisena last week announced that he would start signing death warrants in the case of drug traffickers who continue to...

President Sirisena insists on death penalty amidst heavy opposition

Protesting capital punishment: President Sirisena last week announced that he would start signing death warrants in the case of drug traffickers who continue to...

Rajapaksa gets fresh support amidst new controversies

The political party of former President, the Sri Lanka PoduJana Peramuna (SLPP) which is expanding to become a broader alliance, calling themselves the United...

Neck high in political fires of Lanka

The Sri Lankan political scene last week meandered from the shadows of a senior Buddhist monk calling for Hitler-like leadership and a Tamil female...

Inferno over glorifying LTTE amid fears of Tiger resurgence

Just a fortnight after a senior Buddhist monk in the South of the country called for a Hitler-like government, in the North, a female...

Mahinda Rajapaksa and China deny election funding

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has outright rejected allegations made by The New York Timesin an article published on June 25 that said ‘at least...

Hitler’s ghost and the Lankan sphere

The local media last week was dominated by news focusing on the murderous Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, the Lankan anti Muslim riot instigator, the...