The recently released film which ridicules Islam and depicts the Prophet Muhammad (May peace be upon him) as a fraud, a madman and a sexual deviant, has resulted in an international outcry
To explain away the characteristic deprivations of our third world reality, from rampant corruption and wretched poverty to retarded economic development and even the reek of pollution, there is a common explanation that has taken root in our collective thoughtscape.
The writing appears to be on the wall or the blackboard for education as university professors, lecturers and students in an unprecedented show of strength marched from Galle and Kandy to Colombo in support of their main demand that the annual budgetary allocation for education be increased.
Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka was again highlighted in the recent past, because of his alleged involvement in attacking an Army Intelligence Officer. After he was released on bail after a few days spent in remand prison
Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka and Ambassador Bharathi Wijerathne’s son Rehan have been bailed out. The turn of events in the assault on the Army Major allegedly by these two individuals was certainly interesting. The Army Major’s recant might not only cost him his credibility as an intelligence officer
Days circled in red carry much more weight than what is signified in fanfare and celebration. They are there to remind the nation of its responsibilities and each individual the essence of humanity.
UNP firebrand - MP Dayasiri Jayasekara who was recently in the middle of a major controversy speaks to the Daily Mirror about his allegiance, political future, the issue surrounding the alleged assault of an Army officer, the reason behind the lack of political alternatives to the people and much more
Two repeatedly used words in formal and informal conversations in several parts of the country today are education and the acronym, FUTA (Federation of University Teachers’ Associations). Where people gather with seriousness; clarification, explanation and interpretation of the current educational crisis takes place. The media have kept the debate alive with extensive coverage.
Despite periodic misjudgments and some party politicisation, the judiciary after the 1978 constitution for the executive presidency has been the last bastion of democracy. The first executive president J.R. Jayewardene for the first time appointed a private lawyer Neville Samarakoon as the Chief Justice.