Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Political

Political

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa lspoke to our sister paper Sunday Rivira about the macro plans launched by him during the previous regime to...

The Rivira Sunday Edition conducted a discussion with Minister of Disaster Management, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa with regard to the destruction of life and property...

The disaster involving the Meetotamulla garbage mountain has become the talk of the town. Rivira Sunday Edition conducted a discussion with Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna...

The Frontline Socialist Front (FSF) was in the forefront of the campaign against the Meetotamulla garbage dump. Pubudu Jagoda, the Propaganda Secretary of the...

Last week, just a few hours after the nation had celebrated the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, tragedy struck. The garbage...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickermesinghe is expected to travel to India this week  in order to finalise the details pertaining to the visit of Indian...

The New Year day tragedy at Meethotamulla Garbage Mountain is certainly a black mark on contemporary Sri Lankan politics. No one can underestimate the...

Retention and devolution are not only keywords, but the quintessential ingredients for negotiations for the true meaning of reconciliation to materialize. The plethora of...

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam contends that the rupee will be controlled using the money generated from the port. He made the remarks at...

This Friday, the trade union of the majority of doctors in government hospitals, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) staged an island-wide strike protesting...

Thirty years of war and the eight years that followed the end of fighting has resulted in the biggest challenge for Sri Lanka in...

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP, Attorney-at-Law M.A. Sumanthiran spoke to the Nation regarding the state of affairs within the Party/Alliance, the United Nations Human...

Finance Minister Ravi Karunayake contends the country is moving forward while dogs can only bark as a set of ‘double-gamers’ are earmarked for dismissal Minister...

To give the devil his due, Wimal Weerawansa is a ‘human headline’. You may not agree with his politics and you may not like his...

T he divestiture of under performing state-owned enterprises  SOEs has once again entered the public domain. The prefix ‘under performing’ automatically means that the...

Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekara is a high level naval officer who played a major role during the civil war. The former Deputy Minister and...

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT) and the World Bank launched a...

There are Tamils who wouldn’t be fluent in their mother tongue. But, there are no Tamils who have not heard about Rajinikanth. A song from...

Much talked about local government election issue has surfaced again this time along with the three Provincial Council elections – North, North Central and...

Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives and Secretary of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu spoke to the...

The debate on a suitable mechanism to probe allegations of war crimes during the final stages of the war has once again intensified with...

The special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to investigate and inquire into the issuance of Treasury Bonds which was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena had...

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya talks to the Sunday edition of Rivira in relation to the decision to suspend Parliamentary Leader of the Joint Opposition, MP...

Parliament leader of the Joint Opposition (JO), head of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP), MP Dinesh Gunawardena this week made to the list of...

Sri Lanka’s university students are hardly out of the headlines. These days, they have been in the forefront of the so-called  ‘struggle’ against the...

The Palk Strait has been a scene of battle for fishermen from Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu for years. The conflict between the fishermen...

UNHRC sessions that started in Geneva on Tuesday, though it came without much noise and trepidation in the local political arena, was a vital...

The saga over the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) continues. It has already seen the good and the bad. Now it...

President Maithripala Sirisena last week agreed to give the lands back to the residents of Keppapilavu, Mullaitivu after a month-long protest. Opposition Leader and Parliamentary...

One of the interesting turn of events which was witnessed last week was when the visiting Foreign Secretary of India met with Northern Province...

Everyone is aware that in this nation of ours, the wheels of justice turn at different speeds. Sometimes, they turn at breakneck speed, often...

Former Tamil Tiger renegade, ex-minister and onetime vice president of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman made a fresh...

To be or not to be, that was the question about the much awaited cabinet reshuffle. In the end, it was not to be. A...

A group of residents in Mullaitivu took to the streets last week demanding that their homes and lands be given back to them. The...

The controversy over the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) continues. Last week the Court of Appeal decreed that its graduates should...

Tamil Nadu was once again in a state of confusion due to several developments pertaining to the position of the Chief Minister. The internal battle...

Leader of the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) Prem Kumar Gunaratnam speaks to Rivira with regard to the Party’s future political activities and current political...

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake who has been in the spotlight these days for some of his acts spoke to Weekend Nation with regard to...

The struggles of our forefathers to free our motherland from the shackles of colonial dominance gave a fresh lease of life so that you...

The past few days saw some disturbing developments in the North. The plot to assassinate Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran created quite...

The Joint Opposition said that the next course of action they were considering taking with regard to the Central Bank Treasury bonds issue was...

The monetary and financial sector policies of 2017 and beyond in the Road Map 2017 of the Central Bank provides useful insights on future...

For those residing in the nation’s capital it’s a rare day that goes by without a protest, march or some other gathering for some...

Whether some people like it or not, Donald J. Trump was last week sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (26) opened its consular office in Jaffna. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera was present at the occasion and...

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka in an interview revealed that there was what he called “large scale misappropriation of state...

A delegation headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for Switzerland early last week to attend the World Economic Forum. The delegation included Development Policies...

What exactly is the opposition’s position regarding corruption and abuse of power in the country? The question must be asked in light of the hullabaloo...

President-elect Donald Trump had a message Monday for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his latest missile threats. “North Korea just stated that it...

The Supreme Court justice presiding over Brazil’s biggest corruption case has died after the small plane he was travelling in crashed into the sea...

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