Let the Ukrainian crisis oscillate between war and peace; just rewind time or take a journey backward in the time machine. One may lose count of how many times powerful nations have violated the sovereignty of other nations. In this journey, one will see big-time rogue nations plundering the resources of the third.....
It was the Americans, back in the time of the deposed Shah, who encouraged Iran to develop a nuclear bomb-making capacity. Now it is the Americans, along with the Europeans, who are desperately trying to undo their folly.
While the Government is to import 20,000 milch cows from Australia at a staggering cost of about Rs. 9.6 billion in foreign exchange to revive the dairy milk industry, a leading Deputy Minister shocked the country this week when he made a strong speech defending the slaughter of cattle and other animals.
In a recent interview, Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka who heads the Democratic Party spoke to Daily Mirror about the present political situation in the country, his party’s plan to win the upcoming Provincial Council elections and expressed his views about the UNHRC session taking place in Geneva.
As the day of polling nears, contestants from several parties in the fray are in a race against time in campaigning to bag as many preferential votes as possible. Preferential votes, as observed at many other elections under the Proportional Representation (PR) system, have been the central cause for violations of
Most politicians revel in making news and being a hot topic of discussion, but Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem would not have relished the publicity he earned a few days ago when it was revealed that President Mahinda Rajapaksa berated him at last week’s Cabinet meeting.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena charged on Tuesday that a drug mafia including some trans-national pharmaceutical corporations, pharmacy owners, even some medical specialists and officials of the Health Ministry were thwarting the efforts by the Health Ministry to make it mandatory to prescribe and sell.....
Based on the above famous inspirational quote by the Most Ven. Madihe Pannasiha Thera, civil society activist Olcott Gunasekara is currently rendering a yeoman service to the country, to wipe out the tobacco and alcohol menace from society.
Following the suicide of a teen from Kurunegala few weeks ago, several other suicides and suicide attempts of teens were reported from various parts of the country.
It really is time the leadership of this country stopped deluding itself as well as the people as to what awaits us in March this year when we will once again face the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
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