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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance...
The claim Dayasiri Jayasekara committed political hara-kiri by joining the government appears to stem from most...
When the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced last Friday that Israel and the Palestinian...
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.
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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