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Ranil lists immediate priorities for Sri Lanka

By Nisthar Cassim

Calls for genuine reconciliation and rebuilding along with greater national unity Proper legal action against widespread corruption Urgent constitutional and electoral reforms; hints next Parliament after general election will have to think of a new Constitution Says the interim Govt. has delivered thus far on its promises and some will take time Rs. 400 b [...]

Lanka promises port city project will resume after problems “sorted”: China

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China’s President Xi Jinping shows the way to President Maithripala Sirisena at the ceremony held yesterday to welcome the latter at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing – Reuters.     BEIJING (Reuters): China said on Thursday that visiting President Maithripala Sirisena had promised work would resume on a controversial Chinese-backed port development [...]

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Pakistan National Day celebrations

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The 75th National Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Galadari Hotel’s Grand Ballroom recently. Ministers, MPs,members of the security forces and business community attended the ceremony - Pix by Upul Abayasekara  Read More →

Henaratgoda still popular for outings

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Colombo Terminus from where the first train took off     By D.C. Ranatunga A recent newspaper report that seven railways stations are to be given a facelift brought back memories of my school-going days in the early 1950s when I travelled by train daily from Gampaha to Maradana. Not much has changed to the looks of railway stations since... 


Match fever and making sense of all this “March madness”

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Wijith DeChickera files a pitch report on the non-cricketing aspects of the ‘Big Match’ phenomenon from a cultural anthropological perspective   In... 

How much are you worth in gold?

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I step on to a weighing scale, quite a solid one. Within a few seconds, I hear a thud. Soon a receipt appears. It is a congratulatory note saying I am... 

Bernard Sinniah’s ‘Jaffna Boy’ launched

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 A book of happiness, laughter, challenges, friendships and adventures of a young boy at St. John’s College Jaffna Stories of hostel life are quite... 

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