Governments propose, Oppositions oppose. That’s a four-word capture of parliamentary tradition. Considering prevalent numbers the outcome is predictable. One cannot fault the opposition for opposing when legislation tabled for vote is of a self-serving nature.
The Assistant Election Commissioner for Gampaha was perusing the nomination list of the New Sama Samaja Party when he suddenly noticed a name that sounded similar to his wife’s name. Being curious over the discovery, he checked the name with the civil status of the candidate, and was surprised to.....
United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian, Ranjan Ramanayaka made a politically audacious statement that he was willing to be the Chief Ministerial candidate for the Western Province in the upcoming elections. Despite all the media attention he is not in the UNP list for the Western Province.
United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe was this week appointed to the Leadership Council thrusting him into the centre of the long festering leadership crisis in the party that has been continuing for the past few years.
An important first step to save the younger generation from many forms of addictions—including the hi-tech negative side of Facebook-- Parliament yesterday debated and approved regulations intended to curb the use of tobacco and alcohol.
Although fast food, alcohol and television are yet to be widely recognised as clear health hazards, tobacco has definitely passed that stage. Nobody anymore argues that tobacco poses serious harm to people’s health.
Irrelevant of age, economic or social status, depression is a condition that is commonly prevalent among individuals today. Before the complexities of the fast- paced lives and the highly competitive nature present in.....
A skilled artist knows to integrate the numerous elements of art in his ardency to bring forth a most beautiful and awe inspiring work to the joy of many souls.
Estrangement seems to be the natural pattern and state of relations between the United States and India with the past decade of engagement, seemingly apparent in 2014 as an aberration, largely so, because the United States reduced it to.......
Elections are important as it opens an avenue for people’s participation. True that it does not give full democratic participation and the right to express what one wishes, however it is futile to think, in a bourgeoisie democracy where state power is in the hand of the rich, that we could get a fair chance of changing the set-up ......
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