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A Review Of Razeen Sally’s “Sri Lanka: Three Scenarios For The Future” 

A Review Of Razeen Sally’s “Sri Lanka: Three Scenarios For The Future” 

By Laksiri Fernando – “But it is also time to step back and examine the…

The Islamic Hijab & Veil

The Islamic Hijab & Veil

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan – A Quiet Revolution (Yale University Press, 2011) is by Leila…

SAITM Controversy & Making Of The Middle Class Medical Professional: Net Loss To Sri Lanka!

SAITM Controversy & Making Of The Middle Class Medical Professional: Net Loss To Sri Lanka!

By Siri Gamage – In my article on class domination in Sri Lanka, I identified…

Ramanujan, Hardy & The God Debate

Ramanujan, Hardy & The God Debate

By Kumar David – Where do truths lurk before they are discovered by humans? Suppose…

Welcome To Jaffna Madam Chandrika!

Welcome To Jaffna Madam Chandrika!

By C.V. Wigneswaran – “It is not enough to say war is violent and brutal.…

A Response To “My (Typical) Pera Story”

A Response To “My (Typical) Pera Story”

By Nipuna Jeewanthaka Wadimuna – I’m Nipuna Jeewanthaka Wadimuna, a student from Peradeniya Medical Faculty.…

Mirage – The Great Tamil Novel Of Our Time

Mirage – The Great Tamil Novel Of Our Time

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – When two distinguished authorities on the history of Jaffna…

Hitchcock And Kiarostami

Hitchcock And Kiarostami

By Izeth Hussain – A work of art – a poem, play, novel, film, painting…

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow – Whence, Where & Whither

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow – Whence, Where & Whither

By Sarath De Alwis – “Gotabaya can build a new urbanized technocratic civilization which is…

A Response To “The need to legalize Under Age Marriage”

A Response To “The need to legalize Under Age Marriage”

By Bruce Tamilson – A country’s secular law comes first and it is good for…

On Campus Ragging

On Campus Ragging

By H.L. Seneviratne – This short piece is merely a footnote to the principled stand…

Jaffna Awaits The Silent Killer: Chronic Kidney Disease

Jaffna Awaits The Silent Killer: Chronic Kidney Disease

By Annahl Anbini Hoole – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease that affects…

The Wealthy Ignoring The Poor Are Not Worthy Of Their Wealth

The Wealthy Ignoring The Poor Are Not Worthy Of Their Wealth

By Lankamithra – “The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The…

Government Trying To Water Down The Right To An Attorney

Government Trying To Water Down The Right To An Attorney

By Ruwan Laknath Jayakody and Faizer Shaheid – This article has specific emphasis on the…

Post-War Economy, Rajapaksa Regime & Unity Government

Post-War Economy, Rajapaksa Regime & Unity Government

By Abdul Samad – Sri Lanka, often known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean…

My (Typical) Pera Story: A Response

My (Typical) Pera Story: A Response

By R.P. Gunawardane – I was alarmed and deeply concerned after reading Mr. Sarath Bandara’s (typical)…

Histrionic Voice As Spark For Ethnic Violence & Political Extremism

Histrionic Voice As Spark For Ethnic Violence & Political Extremism

By Michael Roberts – Anguish and grief are powerful emotions that can contort and wrack…

The Urgent Need To Reform The Muslim Marriage & Divorce Act

The Urgent Need To Reform The Muslim Marriage & Divorce Act

By Gitanjali Marcelline – An urgent need has arisen to reform Muslim Marriage & Divorce Act…

Reply To Mangala Samaraweera & Sarath De Alwis: Sinhala Tiger Or Smart Patriot?

Reply To Mangala Samaraweera & Sarath De Alwis: Sinhala Tiger Or Smart Patriot?

By Dayan Jayatilleka – I must be doing something right because I have been the…

The Need To Legalize ‘Underage Marriages’

The Need To Legalize ‘Underage Marriages’

By Muhammed Fazl – “When a woman has scholarly inclinations, there is usually something wrong…

My (Typical) Pera Story

My (Typical) Pera Story

By Sarath Bandara – My name is Sarath Bandara and I was born, the eldest…

Was Gamini Dissanayake A Racist?

Was Gamini Dissanayake A Racist?

By Palitha Pelpola – Was Gamini Dissanayake a racist? – Remembrance On His 75th Birth Anniversary In…

Viyath Maga – A Morbid Symptom

Viyath Maga – A Morbid Symptom

By Sarath de Alwis – Bashing Viyathmaga: It is much easier to be critical than…

A Reply To Vinod Moonesinghe On Western Australian Elections, Nationalism & Dangerous Historical Pronouncements

A Reply To Vinod Moonesinghe On Western Australian Elections, Nationalism & Dangerous Historical Pronouncements

By Laksiri Fernando – From the very first sentence of his confused response to my…

Selection Criteria For Prospective MPs

Selection Criteria For Prospective MPs

By Somapala Gunadheera – I wish to draw the attention of all public-spirited citizens to…

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Event: Public Lecture

The wise liberal doctor of Ulster’s ills: Sheelagh Murnaghan At Queen’s University Belfast DATE AND TIME Fri 24 March 2017 16:00 – 17:30 GMT LOCATION 22 University Square Room 01/005 Belfast BT7 Sheelagh Murnaghan LLB MP OBE (1924-1993) was the first practising female barrister in the Belfast bar. An international sportswoman, she also captained the…

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International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith

Within hours after Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s address to the UN Human Rights Council, a group of well renowned international Law experts have recommended Sri Lanka be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). “If Sri Lanka continues in bad faith and/or fail to take significant steps towards implementing the word and spirit of the…

International HR Law Experts Refer Sri Lanka To ICC, If It Continues To Act In Bad Faith

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: Public Lecture

The wise liberal doctor of Ulster’s ills: Sheelagh Murnaghan At Queen’s University Belfast DATE AND TIME Fri 24 March 2017 16:00 – 17:30 GMT LOCATION 22 University Square Room 01/005 Belfast BT7 Sheelagh Murnaghan LLB MP OBE (1924-1993) was the first practising female barrister in the Belfast bar. An international sportswoman, she also captained the…

Event: Public Lecture

‘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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Colombo Telegraph Challenges CPA Under RTI Act – Colombo NGOs Yet To Appoint Information Officers! 

Colombo Telegraph Challenges CPA Under RTI Act – Colombo NGOs Yet To Appoint Information Officers! 

In its first challenge under the RTI Act No 12 of 2016, the Colombo Telegraph (CT) filed a Right to Information (RTI) request to the Colombo based Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) asking for the full report of a 2014…

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CID Questions Fonseka Over Lasantha’s Murder Finally; Lasantha’s Brother Dismisses Allegations

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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…

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

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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…

The Rupavahini Black-Out Of The Jaffna University Clash

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Achieving Balanced Regional Development Through Devolution

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