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President Maithripala Sirisena greets US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, who called on him during her official visit to Colombo last week. (Pic by Sudath Silva)

TNA throws it hat in the ring for opposition leader’s job


The TNA yesterday made a claim for the position of Leader of the Opposition in the new Parliament to be sworn on Tuesday in a statement issued in its own name and that of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) under which it fought the last election.

Recognizing the Leader of the Opposition after he is elected Speaker, in the light of the arguments adduced by the TNA/ITAK, will be the first major problem to be faced by the...

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Army optimistic of more opportunities to serve on UN missions overseas

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The Sri Lankan military is prepared to play a bigger role in peacekeeping missions under the United Nations (UN) flag, Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Crisanthe De Silva said."As a professional army, we are optimistic of more opportunities to serve in...

The politics of Good Governance and Ethno (Sinhala/Tamil/Muslim) Nationalisms

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In the January presidential election, having been let down by astrology and political machinations, then President Rajapaksa invoked the spectre of nationalism and national insecurity to shore up his sliding support among the Sinhalese. His efforts fel...

Events in China impact on Colombo bourse

The Monday-Tuesday crash on the Colombo bourse with the ASPI losing 239 points and slumping to a four week low and subsequently part recovering during the rest of the week was attributed to events in China by Acuity Stockbrokers in their weekly share m...

Record eighth wicket stand hurts Sri Lankans

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India wrestled back the initiative in the deciding third Test against Sri Lanka through a crucial 102-run stand for the eighth wicket as opener Cheteshwar Pujara completed a century on his comeback while tail-ender Amit Mishra posted a valuable 59 t...

 
 
 
 

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