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News Analysis

Explosive access to news today amidst scrutiny about fairness

Access to news has risen exponentially and its dissemination became more diverse than before. However, many readers were broadly critical of the news they received. Media practices that marginalize public interest downplay minority issues and dissenting views points were abhorred. So were shoddy news stories. A far more vigilant outlook about the press had arrived.

Explosive access to news today amidst scrutiny about fairness
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Navy upgrades ‘Disaster Response Capabilities’

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on identifying the importance of responding swiftly during natural disasters, declared open a dedicated ‘Disaster Response Unit’ (DRU) at SLNS Gemunu, Welisara on Sunday (25).

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Who is responsible for the deaths of thousands during the last lap of the war?

A lot of incidents, pointed out and brought to the notice of the public by me, however important they may be failed to reach the media on several occasions. Many matters that the Tamil people may have to face in the future, strike my mind much in advance. Without expecting anything in return, I don’t hesitate to come out with matters that I consider as correct.

Who is responsible for the deaths of thousands during the last lap of the war?
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Regional Connectivity Yes, But Domination No

The large participation in the May 14-15 Beijing summit on One Belt One Road, OBOR, indicates the desire for good infrastructure at home and for greater access to markets abroad. A flagship project of OBOR initiative is China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, POK which, India says, is its integral part. China is also working to extend the Pakistan corridor to Afghanistan and beyond.

China's One Belt One Road, (OBOR)
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A poor house and a poorer economy: The real cost of ArcelorMittal Steel Houses for War Affected Communities

On 9 May 2017, the Cabinet approved the construction of 6,000 pre-fabricated houses for war-affected communities in the North and East. It also approved the construction of 10,000 to 15,000 brick and mortar houses per year.

Chandra Jeyaratne - Former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
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Understanding Migration And Crisis In Europe

Migration is both a spatial and a temporal phenomenon. It involves movement between distinct places – the spatial element – and this movement is understood to occur in and over specific periods of time – the temporal element. Most countries of the world are increasingly affected by international migration: either as senders of emigrants, receivers of immigrants or in many cases as both.

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Former President Mahinda Express Concerns Over The Proposed New Constitutional & Legal Reforms

The reason why the government is pursuing some of the agenda with great enthusiasm while completely ignoring the constitutional pledges they gave to the people is obviously because, they have other, more important masters to please than the people of this country, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

Former President  Mahinda Express Concerns Over The Proposed New Constitutional & Legal Reforms
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Time is now ripe for the Tamil speaking people to know the real roll of the TNA

It is not a question of digging into the past, for anyone to find fault with me. But I have a sacred duty cast on me to record correctly the past events in the TULF and of the disaster that fell on the TNA, in order of time and also about the great individuals, who toiled hard for the Party to achieve a solution to the ethnic problem.

Time is now ripe for the Tamil speaking people to know the real roll of the TNA
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Time is now ripe for the Tamil speaking people to know the real roll of the TNA

It is not a question of digging into the past, for anyone to find fault with me. But I have a sacred duty cast on me to record correctly the past events in the TULF and of the disaster that fell on the TNA, in order of time and also about the great individuals, who toiled hard for the Party to achieve a solution to the ethnic problem.

Time is now ripe for the Tamil speaking people to know the real roll of the TNA
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"Investors could become Invaders," says Prof. Swaran Singh

February’s Security Salon organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) was held at the Ministry of Defence where Professor Swaran Singh pointed out that “Investors could become invaders,”.

"Investors could become Invaders," says Prof. Swaran Singh
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