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Testing rights

/ Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00

In healthcare, prevention is always better than a cure but proposals by the Health Minister to introduce universal testing for HIV/AIDS among unive...


Difference between price and value

/ Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

Everyone has a price. But are they worth it? On Wednesday Parliament approved higher pay and perks for members of independent commissions, particul...


A rare positive

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

THE United Nations (UN) and its Secretary General are known for toeing the diplomatic line diligently but at the last General Assembly after a deca...


Ultimate success

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

On Tuesday, university cut-off marks for the latest batch of Advanced Level students was released, which will spark off the latest round of debates...


Protector or predator?

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:01

Wrongful arrests and deaths in police custody have grabbed headlines again as police torture continues to be a brutal issue that successive Governm...


Farewell to snail mail?

/ Monday, 19 September 2016 00:01

Uninterrupted by storms, landslides and remote terrain, Sri Lanka’s postal service has delivered letters for 209 years but is in danger of be...


More bang for the buck

/ Friday, 16 September 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka’s Government in deciding to cancel the Sampur coal power plant is taking a decisive step to meet the rest of the world that is spen...


Garbage battleground

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

EKALA has become the latest battleground in the garbage battle after residents protested Government plans to create a garbage dump in the area. It ...


Giving women jobs

/ Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka’s unemployment rate makes for rosy reading on the surface. But this year, as many before it, women continue to not only make up the...


Holistic approach to FDI

/ Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:01

Unfurling the latest in a bundle of measures to attract more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the Government has decided to withdraw a 300% tax on ...


Facing change

/ Saturday, 10 September 2016 00:00

Making more out of a good thing the Health Ministry plans to extend its warning label system from sugar to salt and fat in food. The measure could ...


Fighting a double whammy

/ Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) called for a whole-of-society approach to address the double burden of malnutrition, which affects po...


Evolving healthcare

/ Thursday, 8 September 2016 00:04

This week Sri Lanka has enjoyed the limelight for the right reasons. Against the backdrop of a World Health Organization (WHO) summit, the country ...


People’s impatience

/ Wednesday, 7 September 2016 00:01

POLITICIANS, in general and the Sri Lankan version in particular, are at times caught being out of touch with the sentiments of the general public....


Political shifts

/ Tuesday, 6 September 2016 00:01

President Maithripala Sirisena in his recent address at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s 65th anniversary celebrations gave the strongest hint y...


Malaria-free

/ Monday, 5 September 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka will likely be officially declared a malaria-free country this week by the World Health Organisation (WHO), signalling the culmination of...


Pricey reforms

/ Saturday, 3 September 2016 00:22

REFORMS can come at a hefty price. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting a first-hand lesson on how difficult it is to push through reform...


Rehabilitation focus

/ Friday, 2 September 2016 00:01

Cabinet this week agreed to appoint a long overdue taskforce to understand the legal and judicial causes of prison overcrowding and propose reforms...


Decision time?

/ Thursday, 1 September 2016 00:00

As the Joint Opposition readies itself to announce a decision on attending the 65th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), yet another ...


Seeking closure

/ Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:01

Designated days marked by the United Nations or other organisations for any number of things rotate around every year but perhaps the most relevant...


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People’s representatives as a workforce in power

23 September 2016

Awake, O sleepers, the time to do some real work has come! Admit it. The headline floored you. There you were on a Friday morning muttering “TGIF!” loudly and fervently if you’re the boss… or furtively und...


Rising strategic risks of cyber attacks for banking and government sector

23 September 2016

A senior swift systems operator at a leading banking company clicked on an email attachment of his elder son scoring a six in a cricket match recently. He remembered the same picture was published on his son’s public Facebook page, and he wa...


Why Sri Lanka needs to appoint competent ambassadors

23 September 2016

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National Program on Toxin Free Food: Finally on the right path?

23 September 2016

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