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The astounding revelation made by a Deputy Minister that only four cases of corruption have been successfully prosecuted during the last 23 years says a lot for the willingness of the governments during that period to bring the necessary changes to the law to seriously tackle the canker of corruption that has eaten into the body politic of this country.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in one of his rare appearances in parliament, the other day, participating in the debate on the steering committee report of the constitutional assembly, said there was an immediate and dramatic improvement in the quality of life


With the signing by Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha of the Gazette notification pertaining to the new Mixed Electoral System earlier this week, the Local Government (LG) Elections are now slated to be held in January next year.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has set the record straight. He told parliament, that has converted itself into a Constitutional Assembly, on Wednesday, that no finality has been reached on the new constitution and what they were discussing are only the proposals of the steering committee and the various sub committees, that are before them.


Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) should be commended for its decision to send more Lankan cricket teams to Pakistan. This follows Sri Lanka's solitary 20-20 game against the hosts in Lahore, which went smoothly sans any security blues.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is perhaps the only leader in post independence Sri Lanka who had been criticized, insulted and humiliated in equal measure, while being both in the government and Opposition.


SriLankan Airlines will be flying to Melbourne, Australia from tomorrow after a lapse of many years. This will be a daily 8,360 Km flight that connects Colombo to Melbourne, which has the biggest Sri Lankan Diaspora in Australia.


Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has this propensity of swimming against the tide. This was witnessed even at the height of the separatist war.


Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is lamenting the arrest of Opposition politicians who lead protests against the government.


Fake news is a term that we hear often these days, especially in the context of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. But sometimes even mainstream news outlets can get the facts wrong, either deliberately or inadvertently.


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spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
India is the world's biggest importer of weapons, accounting for 12 percent of global purchases during the past five years because it is not able to produce enough arms to meet its requirements, according to the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, writes Arul Louis  
While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini
Before the independence of Mauritius from Britain in 1968, the Chagos archipelago was separated as part of the “British Indian Ocean Territory” in 1965, and retained by the UK, writes Priya Pillai
Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis
Prem Sharma sells gutka (a combination of betel nuts, tobacco and mouth freshener) and cigarettes near the Vijay Nagar square in Indore, the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. However, the most visible part of his tiny business is the dustbin that he does not dare to lose. The case is similar with pretty

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depend...


What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...


Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.


'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...