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Trying To Understand Keppapilavu: Resistance, Solidarities & Politics

Trying To Understand Keppapilavu: Resistance, Solidarities & Politics

By Mahendran Thiruvarangan – For the past twenty-eight days, Tamil people of Keppapilavu and Puthukkudiyiruppu…

February 1917 & January 2015: Fake Similarities – Reply To Prof. Kumar David

February 1917 & January 2015: Fake Similarities – Reply To Prof. Kumar David

By Neil Wijethilaka – Prof. Romila Tharper once said that a serious historian should have…

Essays Of A Lifetime By Professor Carlo Fonseka

Essays Of A Lifetime By Professor Carlo Fonseka

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – There was a time when science was just one…

Of Political Signatures That Stay And (Don’t) Go Away

Of Political Signatures That Stay And (Don’t) Go Away

By Uditha Devapriya – Politics has as much to do with the past as with…

The Strategy For An Anti-Sri Lankan Constitution 

The Strategy For An Anti-Sri Lankan Constitution 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Hon. Sampanthan’s 90 minute (written) speech during the recent adjournment debate…

Influencing The Polity For Constitutional Reform 

Influencing The Polity For Constitutional Reform 

By Jehan Perera – Constitutional reform is once again on the front burner of the…

Car Permits Abuse: JVP Lawmakers Cannot Plead For Ignorance Of Law

Car Permits Abuse: JVP Lawmakers Cannot Plead For Ignorance Of Law

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – Dishonest SLFP and UNP MPs have already conceded that they have…

Restoring ‘Economic Democracy’: Is It An Elusive Goal?

Restoring ‘Economic Democracy’: Is It An Elusive Goal?

By W. A Wijewardena – Promised delivery of economic democracy to people One of the…

Foisting Responsibility For The Bond Scam On My Government

Foisting Responsibility For The Bond Scam On My Government

By Mahinda Rajapaksa – It is with regret that I inform the public of a…

Centenary Of The February Revolution In Russia: February-August-October 1917

Centenary Of The February Revolution In Russia: February-August-October 1917

By Kumar David – Today 100 years ago, 26 February by the old Julian calendar,…

Subtle Clues & Hints Given By Thomas More About The Island Of Utopia: Part XI

Subtle Clues & Hints Given By Thomas More About The Island Of Utopia: Part XI

By Laksiri Fernando – This short chapter is about three letters which were included in…

Is China A Threat To Our Island & The Indian Ocean Region? 

Is China A Threat To Our Island & The Indian Ocean Region? 

By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka – While two high level delegations from Beijing were visiting…

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13 A, The Indian Model & The Problem Of Interpellation

By Izeth Hussain – Many Sinhalese, possibly even a majority, seem favorable to the idea…

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Plight Of The Poorest Of The Poor; Is It Getting Better Or Worse?

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country…

SAITM Issue: A Rational Approach Needed

SAITM Issue: A Rational Approach Needed

By R.P. Gunawardane – There have been wide ranging views expressed extensively in all media…

Ineffectual Leadership, Corrupt Politics & Persisting Problems In Muslim Sri Lanka

Ineffectual Leadership, Corrupt Politics & Persisting Problems In Muslim Sri Lanka

By Ameer Ali – There is one irrefutable fact about the Sri Lankan Muslim community…

In Formulating A New Constitution: A Quick Response To S. Krishnanathan

In Formulating A New Constitution: A Quick Response To S. Krishnanathan

By Laksiri Fernando – The purpose of my article, “An Appeal To Tamil Political Leaders…

Enough Is Enough: We Have A Long List Of Unresolved Cases

Enough Is Enough: We Have A Long List Of Unresolved Cases

By Mangala Samaraweera – This is a historic opportunity, as pointed out not only by…

An Appeal To All Sri Lankans On Formulating A New Constitution

An Appeal To All Sri Lankans On Formulating A New Constitution

By S. Krishnananthan – This is in response to the article of Dr. Laksiri Fernando…

The Whole Country Must Know The Truth

The Whole Country Must Know The Truth

By R. Sampanthan – I would submit with respect that this is a Matter of…

Sri Lanka’s Inapt Constitution & Several National Problems

Sri Lanka’s Inapt Constitution & Several National Problems

By S. Narapalasingam – ‘Democratic Socialist’ Sri Lanka’s Inapt Constitution Denies National Unity, Lasting Peace,…

Auditor General Silent On Corrupt CA Sri Lanka 

Auditor General Silent On Corrupt CA Sri Lanka 

By Amrit Muttukumaru – By what perverse logic does Chandra Jayaratne described as a “good governance…

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Event invitation: Debate on Constitutional change:…

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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

Event Invitation: Debate On Constitutional Change

Event invitation: Debate on Constitutional change:…

Event Invitation: Debate On Constitutional Change

‘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

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