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The Nation spoke to Minister of Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs, M.H. Abdul Haleem regarding how the United National Party (UNP) viewed...

President Maithripala Sirisena traveled  to  Australia on  a three-day State visit. The President met with several dignitaries, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The President...

Tamil Nadu superstar, Rajinikanth was yet again in the news these past couple of weeks for reasons other than acting. Ever since he cancelled his...

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Abdul Majeed speaks to The Nation this week on how the current political situation is perceived...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Sri Lanka as the chief guest of the UN Vesak Day celebrations was as near as it gets...

With historic, religious, cultural and linguistic links balancing our relations with India has always been a very important aspect of Sri Lankan politics. During...

Single housing remains the primary need of plantation estate workers Govt. should intervene to solve wage issue Minister of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community...

Investors back off Unwilling to take over losses  Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and Member of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Ashok Abeysinghe...

Amidst international day of Vesak, visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other priorities, the much awaited cabinet reshuffle seems to have got...

“The Anti Corruption Committee Secretariat (ACCS) is scheduled to get many files regarding the yahapalana (good governance) Government soon. These include those pertaining to...

Kumarasinghe spoke to the Nation on what she considered was an affront to the people’s sovereignty, the factors at play in the said matter...

A discussion the Rivira Sunday Edition had with Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Senior Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

There was a time, during World War II, when it was said that careless talk costs lives. The war in our own country came to...

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) during its May Day rally announced that it would incorporate former LTTE combatants into the party. The announcement has received...

Minister of Petroleum Resources Development, Chandima Weerakkody spoke to the Nation regarding allegations levelled against the government in relation to the farm complex containing...

April 26, 2017 marked 40 years since the demise of a legendary Tamil political leader, SJV Chelvanayakam. Fondly known as Thanthai Chelva, he was the...

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...

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