Last Updated : 02-09-2014 18:36

 
 

Opinion

EDITORIAL - Mahela: Memories are made of these

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He promised not to cry but millions of cricket fans including President Mahinda Rajapaksa and some 4,000 spectators were close to tears when one of the world’s greatest Test cricketers Mahela Jayawardena said farewell at his home-base SSC ground in Colombo yesterday.

Premakeerthi’s killers still Alive

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July 31st   this year marked the 25th death Anniversary of Premakeerthi de Alwis, talented journalist, broadcaster and song writer.  Since that tragic day, it was widely believed that he was killed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) during the reign of terror.

Eroding a Constitution

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The circular clearly violates the rights of the people under our Constitution, as well as legally binding international treaties ratified by the Sri Lankan State before this government assumed office'

EDITORIAL - Public funds go down DPL drains

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The time-tested principles of good governance and the foreign policy-making appear to be crumbling with the Monetary Board virtually playing that important role by signing a Rs. 99 million contract with an American Public Relations......

Is the beauty business skin deep?

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While the beauty  industry and cosmetic products have become thriving businesses the world over, cosmetic surgery  has become a major business in Sri Lanka. Despite controversy over their quality and professional standards, resulting in so many  raids on dubious establishments described as........

A strategy for NGOs to work without foreign aid

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It is not incorrect to work with foreign assistance if one is doing the right thing. So, we have to fight against any attempts to restrict such assistance. But there are advantages too in working with less or no foreign assistance. What are these? 

NGOs: The middle path solution - EDITORIAL

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The Defence Ministry’s Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organisations last month issued a controversial and internationally criticized order banning NGOs and INGOs from conducting media conferences, workshops or training for journalists and issuing media statements.

In hijacking Islam, whose interest is IS serving?

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Islamic State (IS), whose desert juggernaut is sweeping across Iraq and Syria, is neither Islamic nor a state. It is a terror group whose victims are not only the hapless minorities in Iraq but also Muslims and Islam itself.

Sword of justice has fallen in Cambodia

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Finally, the over-long, seven year trial of the leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge leadership of Cambodia, is over. The two defendants, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were each given a life sentence.

Drought disaster; Thousands drowning in debts - EDITORIAL

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Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst-ever droughts and the Government, along with other charity groups, should give the highest priority for short-term and long-term measures to build bridges over these troubled waters.

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