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BY PREMALAL WIJERATNEAND ANANDA WEERASURIYA A crisis situation has arisen with Police deciding not to intervene on occasions when groups of st...

Friends of the victim Sandeep Sampath Gunawardena, Siddique Mohammed Sufar and Gayashan Vinura had lodged a complaint at the Sri Lanka Human Ri...

BY CASSENDRA DOOLE Sathsaranie Hettiarachchi of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo was ranked as the All-Island Best result with Samal Punsara of Nala...

RandomNoteswith Ravi Ladduwahetty A news report a few days ago, explicitly said that a pregnant woman who was being transported by three-wheeler from the Neluwa Hospital to the Udugama Hospital, both in the Galle District, due to the gravity of her physical condition, had died in the interim. Why? Because the Neluwa Hospital could not transport her to the Udugama Hospital by ambulance. Why? It had no cash for the diesel for the hospital ambulance! Suburban ColomboTravel on a rural ...

BY Sugeeswara Senadhira In South Asia, we have already witnessed daughters of slain political leaders assuming power years later. 'Bangle Bandhu' Shaikh Mujibur Rehman who was killed on 15 August 1975 just after completing three years as Prime Minister of the newly liberated independent Bangladesh and his daughter, Shaikh Hasina is now in her third term as premier. In our own country we saw Chandrika Kumaratunga becoming Prime Minister in 1994, 35 years after her father S.W.R.D Bandaran...

By Shaahidah Riza andZahrah Imtiaz "Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes'. They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." American author, politician, and playwright who wrote The Women, Clare Boothe Luce sums up the universal challenges of women which all women experience at least at one point of their lives. Sri Lankan women, in this case, are a prime example.Two weeks ago (8 March), Deputy Minister...

BY S.S Sakthi Constructive measures taken by both Indian and Sri Lankan Governments will solve issues relating to illegal poaching by Indian fishermen in the Northern Seas, Northern Chief Minister Reginald Cooray said. He has expressed confidence that the positive relationship existing at present between the two countries will easily solve the fishermen issue. "Difficulties faced by Northern fishermen are very well known. All fisheries organizations have pointed out illegal livelihood ...

By Dilanka Gunathilake andShavani Shesadi "Today I feel glad to see such a massive number of people at this rally, in an effort to show our vehement opposition to this government," former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said addressing the Hyde Park meeting organized by the Joint Opposition last Thursday. He said, "When I got up early this morning, I learned that a rumour had been spread, saying that I will not be attending this rally."Also three motorcyclists had come near my house, and ha...

BY Cassendra Doole One person was taken into custody by the Western Province (North) Crimes Division of the Peliyagoda Police for being in the possession of over two grams of heroin. According to the Police Media Unit the suspect was apprehended near the Poranukotuwa Watta grounds by a team of the Western Province North Crimes Division based on a tip-off. The suspect had two grams and 150 milligrams of heroin in his possession at the time of the arrest. The suspect, who is a 38-year-ol...

BY Cassendra Doole A mother and her infant drowned in a well at Palai in Jaffna, Police said.Police Media Unit said the bodies of a 32-year-old woman and her one-month-old son were recovered after Police received information that the duo had fallen into the well. The post-mortem held at the Palai Hospital confirmed that the deaths were caused by drowning.Palai Police are conducting further investigations.

BY ARIYARATNEGANEGODA ANDKAMAL SURAWEERA Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Y. K. Sinha said that a sum of US Dollars 7.5 million will be provided to Sri Lanka in the first stage of the Ambulance Service to be implemented in Sri Lanka on assistance from the Indian Government. He pointed out that the staff of 600 required on behalf of supplementary nurses and medical officers as well as drivers will be recruited from Sri Lanka itself. The main office which will be running this ambulan...

An explosive memoir written by LTTE's political leader of the Women's Wing Thamilini which was launched in Kilinochchi on Saturday (19) hits out at LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his son Charles Anthony for their conduct during last stages of the war. Earlier suggestions were made by Police to make changes in the cover page of the book to avert any attempt of glorifying the LTTE but with timely intervention by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe such attempts were thwarted. The ...

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