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Pampering Racist Hooliganism; Recipe For Disaster

Pampering Racist Hooliganism; Recipe For Disaster

By Latheef Farook – There is deep disbelief and disappointment amongst people of all communities…

Healing The Wounds Of Racism: Lessons From The Holy Prophet Of Islam

Healing The Wounds Of Racism: Lessons From The Holy Prophet Of Islam

By Lukman Harees – As another birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet of Islam (OWBP)…

Food For Thought For The Drafters Of New Constitution!

Food For Thought For The Drafters Of New Constitution!

By Afreeha Jawad  – Constitutional drafting warrants an extra ordinarily unique mindset where personal prejudices,…

What Is Wrong With Centre-Periphery Report?

What Is Wrong With Centre-Periphery Report?

By Laksiri Fernando – If I were to highlight a major defect of the Sub-Committee…

The Indomitable Jayalalithaa – “Amma” To Millions Of Tamils Passes Away

The Indomitable Jayalalithaa – “Amma” To Millions Of Tamils Passes Away

By Usha S Sri-Skanda Rajah – She was called Amma (Mother), with fondness and admiration,…

Elitism In Sri Lanka, Is It A Scourge Or A Blessing?

Elitism In Sri Lanka, Is It A Scourge Or A Blessing?

By Vishwamithra1984 – “The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in…

Judicial Corruption: Criminal Law Sets Into Motion

Judicial Corruption: Criminal Law Sets Into Motion

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – The Judicial Corruption complaint made to the Commission to Investigate Allegations…

Defending Human Rights: Trends & Challenges

Defending Human Rights: Trends & Challenges

By Aingkaran Kugathasan – Oppressive governments over time, have employed diverse means towards silencing dissent.…

Jayalalithaa: Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

Jayalalithaa: Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

By FHA Shibly – Jayalalitha Jayaram, a former film star popularly known as Amma and…

Requesting A Permit To Carry Out Crimes 

Requesting A Permit To Carry Out Crimes 

By Thushara D Wanniarachchi – A lead thought by the USA on democracy and human…

Failure Of Our Academics To Answer Issues Of The Day

Failure Of Our Academics To Answer Issues Of The Day

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – After the retirement of the anti-Sinhala-Buddhist mafia in academia…

Fidel Castro & The Tragedy Of Revolution

Fidel Castro & The Tragedy Of Revolution

By Uditha Devapriya – Last week, for the first time, my column attracted censure. Someone…

From The Macro To The Micro In The Wanni Region 

From The Macro To The Micro In The Wanni Region 

By Jehan Perera – International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international…

Decentralisation Of Power To Provinces Is A Democratic Right

Decentralisation Of Power To Provinces Is A Democratic Right

By Siri Gamage – More powers to determine public affairs by the elected representatives in…

MMDA: Personal Laws At The Expense Of Fundamental Rights?

MMDA: Personal Laws At The Expense Of Fundamental Rights?

By Sabra Zahid – Given the division within the Muslim community with regard to reforming…

Adaptation – Part II

Adaptation – Part II

By Ranil Senanayake – Preparing for the future by looking back. Understanding the issues and…

Thriving In A Digital Age

Thriving In A Digital Age

By W.A Wijewardena – Digital currencies pose the biggest threat to banks – Part III…

Decision To Award Controversial Tender: “Fair” Play Or “Foul” Play?

Decision To Award Controversial Tender: “Fair” Play Or “Foul” Play?

By Gamini Jayaweera – Recent reports in the national newspapers state that the Ministry of…

The Constitutional Reform Programme Launched Amidst Chaos In The Country

The Constitutional Reform Programme Launched Amidst Chaos In The Country

By Mahinda Rajapaksa – The reports submitted by six subcommittees on constitutional reform appointed by…

Gota’s Address To The Professionals On How Fools Made The Rulers Bloody Fools

Gota’s Address To The Professionals On How Fools Made The Rulers Bloody Fools

By Arun Kumaresan – A news item appearing in Daily FT dated Monday 28 November…

Being Evicted From House & Home

Being Evicted From House & Home

By Emil van der Poorten – Election-Related Violence – Part III Not so long after…

India’s Demonetisation Is Worthy Of Support: Mody’s Masterstroke – With Blemishes

India’s Demonetisation Is Worthy Of Support: Mody’s Masterstroke – With Blemishes

By Kumar David – The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes which…

Our Unique Bio Diversity Needs Priority In The Development Agenda

Our Unique Bio Diversity Needs Priority In The Development Agenda

By Rohana Jayaratne – Black necked Storks I had the distinct privilege of spotting an…

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Tension Mounts As Batticaloa Buddhist Monk Encroaches A Private Land To Erect Temple

Police intervened once again when Batticaloa Buddhist monk Ampitiye Sumanarathana encroached into a private land where a Bo tree is and attempted to erect a Buddhist Temple. The Monk claimed the Bo tree on the Badulla-Senkallady Road, Pankudaveli area was a palce of Buddhist worship and has historical evidence. Tension mounted as he arrived with many Sinhalese…

Tension Mounts As Batticaloa Buddhist Monk Encroaches A Private Land To Erect Temple

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

There has been a new development in the fundamental rights application against the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and others, which concerns the stoppage of a live political chat program in 2008. In November 2008, Uvindu Kurukulasuriya was participating in a state media chat show where he made critical remarks concerning the government’s media policy. In…

Full Video: Charitha, Dhamma, Uvindu Live Censorship Case: Sri Lankan Government Tries To Prejudice Judges

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

The country is being run according to the whims and fancies of a single family, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) MP Athuraliye Rathana thera has stated. Speaking at the launch of the proposal for the 19th Constitutional amendment prepared by Pivithuru Hetak (A better tomorrow) movement led by him, the monk whose party is a member…

Sri Lanka Is In The Hands Of A Single Family: Rathana Thera

‘You Journalists Should Do Your Jobs’ – Assange’s Mother

Christine Assange has launched a scathing attack on media organisations over their reporting of WikiLeaks matters and her son Julian‘s bid for asylum in Ecuador. To listen click here…

‘You Journalists Should Do Your Jobs’ – Assange’s Mother

Internationally Renowned Sri Lankan Musicians To Perform In London

Four internationally renowned Sri Lankan musicians to perform for the International Concert Series at Rudolf Steiner Theatre on Saturday, 6 February 2016 from 19:30 to 21:15 (GMT) in London, United Kingdom The Margosa Ensemble was formed recently by these four internationally renowned Sri Lankan musicians – Mandhira de Saram , leader and founder of the Ligeti Quartet,…

Internationally Renowned Sri Lankan Musicians To Perform In London

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Duty Free Permit Abuse: Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma’s Brand New Duty Free Land Cruiser For Sale

Duty Free Permit Abuse: Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma’s Brand New Duty Free Land Cruiser For Sale

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Cultural Affairs and Wayamba Development and UNP MP Palitha Thewarapperuma‘s brand new Toyota Land Cruiser is now for sale. This Land Cruiser is imported from Japan with a duty free vehicle permit, which resulted in the country losing…

Yahapalana MPs Now Boldly Advertise Duty Free Vehicles For Sale In The Open Market

Yahapalana MPs Now Boldly Advertise Duty Free Vehicles For Sale In The Open Market

Ruling United National Party party member, member of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Legal Affairs (anti-corruption) and committee member on Public Finance and current Galle District MP Wijepala Hettiarachchi has got caught red handed advertising his brand new Toyota Land…

Honourable Rathana Imports Brand New Toyota Land Cruiser, Despite Being Vocal On Anti-Austerity And Poverty

Honourable Rathana Imports Brand New Toyota Land Cruiser, Despite Being Vocal On Anti-Austerity And Poverty

Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thero who is very vocal on anti-austerity and poverty has imported a…

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“You Tamil Dog, I Will Kill You” Buddhist Monk Tells Grama Sevaka In Batticaloa

A Buddhist Monk from Batticaloa has threatened to kill a grama sevaka for filing several…

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Ravi Imports Super Luxury Benz, While Ordering Public To Tighten Their Belts

While the public was ordered to tighten their belts, and pay up increased taxes, Finance…

Exclusive: SIS Document Shows Gota Ordered Lasantha’s Phone To Be Tapped Just Weeks Before He Was Killed

Exclusive: SIS Document Shows Gota Ordered Lasantha’s Phone To Be Tapped Just Weeks Before He Was Killed

A leaked State Intelligence Service document shows that former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Gotabaya…

Exclusive: COPE Says Arjuna Mahendran Is GUILTY In Bond Scam

Exclusive: COPE Says Arjuna Mahendran Is GUILTY In Bond Scam

Ex-Governor of the Central Bank, Arjuna Mahendran has been found guilty by the Committee on…

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The Tamil Polity: From Ambivalence To Violence

The Tamil Polity: From Ambivalence To Violence

By Rajan Hoole – 1979 – 83: The Mounting Repression – Part I “The youth…

Where Majoritarian Part Subsumes The Whole: The Ideological Foundation Of Sinhala Extremism

Where Majoritarian Part Subsumes The Whole: The Ideological Foundation Of Sinhala Extremism

By Michael Roberts – It is a commonplace in reviews of the ethnic conflict at…

A Response To Thisuri: We Know All Forms Of Violence Better Than You

A Response To Thisuri: We Know All Forms Of Violence Better Than You

By Elanko Muthu – An article by Thisuri Wanniarachchi on the recent violence at Jaffna…

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To The Tamil Students In The Recent Fight At Jaffna University

By Thisuri Wanniarachchi – I write this fully aware of my privilege. I’m aware of…

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The Rupavahini Black-Out Of The Jaffna University Clash

By Uvindu Kurukulasuriya – I watched Rupavahini news the night (16th July) Jaffna University students clashed. The…

Achieving Balanced Regional Development Through Devolution

Achieving Balanced Regional Development Through Devolution

By Laksiri Fernando – Whatever the weaknesses of the 13th Amendment or devolution in the present constitution, there is a clear socio-economic philosophy behind it, for the benefit of the people living in the provinces. That is the objective of…

A Year Of Political Rights & Economic Wrongs

A Year Of Political Rights & Economic Wrongs

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “Have you learned nothing from history?”~ Freud (The Future of an Illusion) One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is on track politically. One year after winning the parliamentary election of August…

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