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Conundrum: Sinhala Nationalists Against Federalism But Unintentionally Promoting Separatism

Conundrum: Sinhala Nationalists Against Federalism But Unintentionally Promoting Separatism

By S. Narapalasingam – Recent comments on federalism in the light of the forthcoming new…

Antecedents Of July 1983 & The Foundations Of Impunity: The PSO

Antecedents Of July 1983 & The Foundations Of Impunity: The PSO

By Rajan Hoole – When we talked about the Police of 1958 and earlier, we…

Are Our Tamils Fit For Devolution?

Are Our Tamils Fit For Devolution?

By Izeth Hussain – My recent probing into the question of the problem of the…

The Central Bank Vs. Its Critics

The Central Bank Vs. Its Critics

By Hema Senanayake – Dr. W.A. Wijewardena pointed out that the Central Bank of Sri…

Ben Bavinck’s Testimony Within The Crucible Of War, 1994-2004

Ben Bavinck’s Testimony Within The Crucible Of War, 1994-2004

By Michael Roberts – As a young teenager in the Netherlands Benjamin Bavinck (1924-2011) lived…

How Can We Check The Validity Of PM’s Accusations On Print Media?

How Can We Check The Validity Of PM’s Accusations On Print Media?

By Ranga Kalansooriya – With several celebrations taking place to mark the international world press…

Parliamentary Blows & The South Asian Buddha: The Case Of Dignity In Sri Lanka

Parliamentary Blows & The South Asian Buddha: The Case Of Dignity In Sri Lanka

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera – “On this World Press Freedom Day, I urge all Governments, politicians,…

The New AG & IGP – Tasked To Revitalise The Dying System

The New AG & IGP – Tasked To Revitalise The Dying System

By Basil Fernando – Now, there is a new Attorney General and a new Inspector…

Give Mahinda An Army? Can’t Joint Opposition Stop Joking? 

Give Mahinda An Army? Can’t Joint Opposition Stop Joking? 

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – I tell you, these guys in the self-styled Joint Opposition (JO)…

A Country Waiting For Democracy Or Looking For A King/Queen

A Country Waiting For Democracy Or Looking For A King/Queen

By Malinda Seneviratne – The May Day poster of the United National Party had an…

Hue & Cry Over Federalism From Sinhalese Indefensible

Hue & Cry Over Federalism From Sinhalese Indefensible

By Eelaventhan Manickavasakar – Federalism is not division nor disintegration but a device to distribute the powers to…

Electoral Reforms & Political Minorities

Electoral Reforms & Political Minorities

By S. Sivasegaram – Electoral reforms will be a bigger bone of contention in the…

Nuwara Eliya Champion Horse Charlatan Silenced Forever!

Nuwara Eliya Champion Horse Charlatan Silenced Forever!

By Reeves Neydorff – The pomp and pageantry is over. The revival of horse racing…

Nineteenth Amendment & Scope For Changes In The Public Service

Nineteenth Amendment & Scope For Changes In The Public Service

By C. Narayanasuwami – One of the major changes brought about by the Nineteenth Amendment…

Development Of The Nation: Where Do We Go From Plans To Blue Print & Beyond

Development Of The Nation: Where Do We Go From Plans To Blue Print & Beyond

By Ratnam Nadarajah – Since the beginning of the year there has been proposals, conferences,…

Let’s Be Clear, Prabhakaran Was No Hero But A Terrorist & The LTTE Was His Private Army

Let’s Be Clear, Prabhakaran Was No Hero But A Terrorist & The LTTE Was His Private Army

By Vishwamithra1984 – “The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression.…

Continuously Loss-Making Central Bank Is No Better Than SriLankan Airlines

Continuously Loss-Making Central Bank Is No Better Than SriLankan Airlines

By W.A Wijewardena – Central Bank capital depletion is also a landmine under PM’s feet…

North-East Proposals For Federalism Inflammatory

North-East Proposals For Federalism Inflammatory

By Faizer Shaheid – In the most recent times we have witnessed hypocrisy at the…

Accountability For The Past Is Part Of Accountability In The Present & Future 

Accountability For The Past Is Part Of Accountability In The Present & Future 

By Jehan Perera – The May Day performance of the government’s two main parties, the…

Jaffna – The Hell-Hole Of Persecuted & Oppressed Tamil Slaves

Jaffna – The Hell-Hole Of Persecuted & Oppressed Tamil Slaves

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – The Dutch, British and post-independent administrators have left behind…

Public Service Reform In The Context Of The Nineteenth Amendment

Public Service Reform In The Context Of The Nineteenth Amendment

By C. Narayanasuwami – Public administration has played a pivotal role in moulding the destinies…

May Day Is D-Day For The SLFP

May Day Is D-Day For The SLFP

By Hilmy Ahamed – President Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa’s gamble to show their strengths…

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Sirisena Snubs NPC’s Resolution For A Federal Solution

President Maithripala Sirisena today declared that he will safeguard the country’s sovereignty, and territorial integrity and will not allow anyone to divide the country. His statement comes, just days after the Northern Provincial Council passed a resolution calling for a federal solution and an amalgamation of the north and east provinces. Speaking to heads of…

Sirisena Snubs NPC’s Resolution For A Federal Solution

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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