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Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Retired DIG Edward Gunewardene [EG]’s speculative allegations sans provable facts on the Jaffna library inferno in June 1981, stirred up a hornets’ nest six years ago when he accused the LTTE rebels of the crime.
Educational Reform is on every educator’s mind and already we can see that this reform is taking place. While sensible results are being sought may I say that one area has not been much mentioned....
The general elections in the UK are now over and done with. Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party whose platform was Brexit now, swept the board so-to-say, seizing seats from the Labour party in its traditional heartlands.
The Right wing slide in global politics continues with the recent parliamentary election in the UK. The victory of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a major political shift in the UK – with the hope of a Left come back....
Recent events have focused the media spotlight on the Federal Republic of Switzerland known officially as the Swiss Confederation. The landlocked European nation is respected highly on a global scale due to its policy of armed neutrality. Despite the
Why is the left in Sri Lanka so weak? From a distance, it doesn’t look so brittle; every other day we see and hear of protests, demonstrations, and rallies. Indeed if protests and rallies indicated strength and solidarity,
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had stated in an interview with “The Hindu” during his visit to India between November 29 and 30 that if his party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) got a two-thirds majority in parliament at the forthcoming parl
It was India that first sent its External Affairs Minister to Sri Lanka within 24 hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s President on November 18.
“Since 2011, over 700 renewable energy projects totalling 2,400 MW, had been stalled due to opposition in the CEB” read a news report, quoting sources at a meeting the new Minister of Power and Energy Mahinda Amaraweera....
The beginning of the annual pilgrimage to Sri Pada, also known as Adam’s Peak, makes us reflect on the cultural harmony that exists when pilgrims make the journey together as one.
In 1992, when the United Nations convened its first world environment summit, Third World cynics questioned whether it was a ruse by rich nations to maintain their economic dominance over the developing world.
In a way, it is a significant achievement for Mr Premadasa who was reeling from the electoral defeat at the November 16 Presidential Election. Now, he is in charge of the Parliamentary affairs of the party. He will be entitled to different perks and
After days of feet-dragging, indecision and procrastination, the United National Party (UNP), at its parliamentary group meeting on Thursday, December 6, unanimously appointed the party’s former deputy leader Sajith Premadasa as the Leader of the O
“This is no time to talk of hedges and fields, or the beauties of any country. Sadness and fear and hate, how they well up in the heart and mind!!!” Delving into Alan Paton’s ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ we certainly do have to cry for our b
Many promises by the yahapalana mandate, in relation to an independent and vibrant public service were ignored, forgotten or forsaken. The promise of bringing to justice those officials who, with their former political masters, had engaged in humongo
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Indian tour concluded on a positive note. This was despite Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko staging a protest opposing the Sri Lankan president’s visit to India.
The detractors of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime (2004-2015) are fond of saying that the then President had an abyssmal record when it came to international relations. If such things are to be judged by approbation and contempt from high seats of globa
Though Sri Lanka is again having problems with the international community over alleged human rights violations, none could deny it is a vital right. That is why some 200 countries will today hold various ceremonies to mark International Human Rights
The story line of the alleged abduction of a local staffer of the Swiss embassy in Colombo is fast degenerating into a tragicomedy with a bad plot. Everyone, even the Swiss who went to town with the high profile abduction claim, agrees some facts do
Hardly a day has passed during the past few years without the media referring to microfinance negatively. The issue has now reached such heights where politicians of all different parties seem to have made election promises to relieve the recipients
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has put a lid on the controversy over President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s remark that his Government will re-negotiate the 2017 agreement with China over Hambantota port to gain greater control over it and
In what must surely be one of the strangest games of diplomatic brinkmanship to be played out in this country, the Swiss Embassy in Colombo demands an investigation into an alleged ‘abduction’ of one of its local employees.
Daily Mirror, last Monday reported a detailed account of a meeting held in Polonnaruwa to felicitate the ex- President Maithripala Sirisena. “I will rise again. I have not ended my political career....
The presidential election is done and dusted. A new Cabinet of Ministers is in place and the new regime has hit the ground running, with a raft of measures aimed at kick-starting the stagnant economy.
In his election manifesto presented to the public, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said, “The country’s youth, who account for almost one fourth of the total population, will be engaged as proactive partners in the country’s sustainable developmen
At his second and last swearing in nine years ago, Mahinda Rajapaksa told the people that he was only a temporary custodian of the nation. After his first and last swearing in five years later, Maithripala Sirisena in Kandy referred to himself as the
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects approximately 10% of the global population, and leads to five to ten million deaths annually. Growing in importance is a distinctive form with unknown/uncertain etiology (CKDu), the cause of which remains unknown
Sri Lanka’s Land Registry will operate electronically with the new law ‘BimSaviya’ as practised in England and Wales and some other nations which is referred to as Torrens Law in those countries. Are we ready to operate with this foreign law?
One of the world’s greatest statesmen, Mahatma Gandhi has said that, “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasur
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