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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...

The youth of Jaffna protested in support of Tamil Nadu last week. This protest had nothing political about it. In fact, the politics is...

Although the report of the Local Government Institutions Delimitation Appeals Committee on the Demarcation of Boundaries was handed over by its Chairman, Ashoka Peiris...

Q : You had previously stated that the Minister had refused the Delimitation Committee report. Did the Minister actually reject it? He said that in...

Internal clashes of opinion from within the Government appear to be emerging as is evident from the conduct of MPs including Ministers of the...

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare, Ranjan Ramanayake declined to accept the allowance of Rs 100,000 allocated for an MP, the allowance of...

Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga speaks out on the recent strike at the Magampura Port, the fracas between a journalist and the...

Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam speaks concerning the situation that has arisen in relation to the issuance of vouchers for the provision of...

Various views are expressed for and against the recent Budget and the Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs and North Western Development, Palitha Thewarapperuma spoke...

A discussion conducted with Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella, on the budget, relief provided to the people from it, the privileges...

Currently, there is no security threat in the country. If the Mahinda group says the LTTE is raising its head it gives lie to...

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP and Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Sunil Handunnetti speaks on the pros and cons of the...

Freedom of the press can be harsh sometimes. It can be most hard on politicians with prickly skin. Time and again we come across...

The latest UN resolutions on Sri Lanka were adopted on September 24. The significance was Sri Lanka playing the role of co-sponsor of the...

The term of 21 Local Government bodies which was to end has been extended till December 31. Local Government and Provincial Council Minister Faiszer Musthapha...

Acting Finance Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana says that the latest supplementary estimate on President’s expenditure has been given an erroneous definition and the amount...

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