Last Updated : 17-04-2014 18:02

 
 

Opinion

Restoration of civic morals and professional ethics a critical need

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What we witness today in this country is a steady erosion of the moral fabric of society. The pursuit of wealth, power and personal influence at any cost by self – seeking individuals has undermined the normative order; traditions, conventions, rule of law, moral values and ethical principles.

Editorial - Days of the demons in Deraniyagala

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The consequences of seriously damaging if not destroying the independence of judicial service and the breakdown of the rule of law are now seen in various parts of the country.

WIGNESWARAN,SENATHIRAJAH AND THE FACADE OF TNA UNITY

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Canagasabapathy Viswalingam Wigneswaran was named by the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) on the Ides of July  as its chief ministerial candidate for the forthcoming Northern Provincial Council election.

Active civil society, second chamber: Vital components in public interest

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Democracy they say is the best form of government. This then goes uncontested. Yet the rise in human fallibility of greed, selfishness, self, centeredness and what not, have undermined its workability making political authority even prefer the state of autocratic rule.

China exposes shameful corruption by drug companies - Editorial

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Transnational medicinal drugs corporations, during the past few decades of the globalised capitalist market economic system, are known to have emerged as one of the world’s biggest businesses, making as much profit if not more than the arms and agro-chemical industries.

AMERICA OVER THE TOP ON THREATS

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Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance...

Editorial : Find the cause, then the cure

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The claim Dayasiri Jayasekara committed political hara-kiri by joining the government appears to stem from most...

OBAMA PLAYING FOR HISTORY BOOKS, BUT WHERE WILL THE PALESTINIANS BE?

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When the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced last Friday that Israel and the Palestinian...

Dayasiri’s ‘pole vault’ forced upon or just ambitious?

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United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara is making a habit of generating headlines for controversial reasons, announcing yesterday that he would resign from Parliament and contest as chief ministerial candidate of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
The rumour mill first went into overdrive a few weeks ago, when it was reported in the media that President Mahinda Rajapaksa raised this possibility during a meeting with his own Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the context of the upcoming elections to the North Western Province.

Don’t plunder or blunder with public funds - Editorial

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While government leaders and their so-called economic experts continue to boast if not tell lies about high economic growth rates, per capita income and making Sri Lanka the miracle of Asia, a parliamentary committee on Tuesday issued a shocking report that that was like a thunderbolt to Parliament and the country.

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