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Cabinet Reshuffle On Monday. Will Heads Roll?

Following weeks of speculation, the Yahapalana Cabinet will finally be reshuffled this Monday (May 22), with two key and at times controversial UNP Ministers…

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Snowden’s Guardian Angels At Risk

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Sri Lankans Who Sheltered Edward Snowden In Dire Straits

In the wake of the Hong Kong government’s rejection of their asylum claims late last week, the Sri Lankans and Filipino who sheltered whistleblower…

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Building Collapse In Wellawatte: What You Need To Know

At little past eleven a.m. yesterday (May 18), disaster struck Wellawatta, shattering the peace of an otherwise uneventful morning. The Excellency, a popular banquet…

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Monsoon On The Way – Is Sri Lanka Ready?

While the whole country is no doubt happy to see the back of the torturous April heatwave, it is worth reminding ourselves that the…

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Why A Leaked Counterterrorism Policy Has Civil Society Spooked

“It’s not something one easily forgets,” says Ruki Fernando, as he recalls his arrest and detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), in…

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May Day At Galle Face: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s May Day rally is all everyone seems to be talking about these days—at least on social media. A crowd of…

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In Pictures: May Day 2017

May Day (International Labour Day) was marked with much pomp and pageantry by several mainstream parties yesterday. The events drew busloads of grassroots party…

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What The Murder Of One Maldivian Blogger Means To Another In Exile

On Saturday, April 22, Maldivian social media activist and blogger Yameen Rasheed was writing a recommendation letter to help old friend and self-exiled activist,…

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The Science Behind The Meethotamulla Disaster

Despite all the updates, backstories, and analyses, there is still no clear understanding of what happened in Meethotamulla on April 14. Was it an…

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On The Cusp Of GSP+

Seven years after it was withdrawn citing concerns over the country’s human rights record, Sri Lanka is poised to once again be granted the Generalised…

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What Happened With The BIA Runway?

As many overseas travellers are aware, the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) underwent a major facelift at the beginning of this year, and closed down…