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Meethotamulla Tragedy To Be Duplicated At Muthurajawela?

Meethotamulla Tragedy To Be Duplicated At Muthurajawela?

By Basil Fernando – Dealing with the Meethotamulla waste dump has now become a major…

The Nation Needs New Hope, New Horizon: The Succession Stakes & Opposition Strategy

The Nation Needs New Hope, New Horizon: The Succession Stakes & Opposition Strategy

By Dayan Jayatilleka – The victory in Round One of the French elections and his…

The True Story Behind The Abduction Of Dogs At The University Of J’pura

The True Story Behind The Abduction Of Dogs At The University Of J’pura

By Hasini Silva – The true story behind the abduction and probable killing of missing…

Murder At Jayewardenepura University 

Murder At Jayewardenepura University 

By Arjuna Seneviratne – If a dog lives its life in a specific area, had…

Gold – On The Verge Of A LONG “Bull” Market??

Gold – On The Verge Of A LONG “Bull” Market??

By Abdul Samad – “Gold”, in leman terms is a substitute for money. It also…

Must Not Wait Until Problem Comes Crashing Down Again 

Must Not Wait Until Problem Comes Crashing Down Again 

By Jehan Perera – The tragedy at Meethotamulla, in the outskirts of Colombo, where a…

Annihilation Of Caste Is Now Available For The Sinhala Readers

Annihilation Of Caste Is Now Available For The Sinhala Readers

By Basil Fernando – A Sinhala Translation of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s book Annihilation of…

A Note On The Potential Risks & Negative Implications Of The Proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

A Note On The Potential Risks & Negative Implications Of The Proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

By Chandra Jayaratne – From the Perspectives of the Government, the following are the Key…

Bringing In Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Playing With Fire?

Bringing In Gotabaya Rajapaksa: Playing With Fire?

By Chamindra Weerawardhana – The defining feature of present-day Sri Lankan politics is a sense…

Sanitizing Harassment, Abuse & Intimidation In The Name Of ‘Ragging’

Sanitizing Harassment, Abuse & Intimidation In The Name Of ‘Ragging’

By Ruvan Weerasinghe – “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”…

Reform Of Exchange Controls: There Is A Need, But Do It Correctly

Reform Of Exchange Controls: There Is A Need, But Do It Correctly

By W.A Wijewardena – Proposal to reform exchange controls without giving details Prime Minister Ranil…

The Story Of A Societal Purpose

The Story Of A Societal Purpose

By Mahesan Niranjan – We met after a gap of several weeks in the famous…

The Damage Done By Ban Ki-moon To The Tamils In North-East Sri Lanka

The Damage Done By Ban Ki-moon To The Tamils In North-East Sri Lanka

By Brian Senewiratne – In the 70 year history of the United Nations, there has…

Meetotamulla: A Symbol Of Indifference & Injustice

Meetotamulla: A Symbol Of Indifference & Injustice

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “A structure built on human callousness will inevitably collapse in on…

Brilliant Virtuosity Is Not Genius: Magnus Carlsen Not Mozart Of Chess

Brilliant Virtuosity Is Not Genius: Magnus Carlsen Not Mozart Of Chess

By Kumar David – Some people’s minds are really weirdly wired; a gift that defies…

A Sugar Quoted Caveat From India?

A Sugar Quoted Caveat From India?

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Refined, sophisticated and articulate Dr Sashi Tharoo (ST hereafter), an accomplished…

Should We Have Socio-Economic Rights In The Constitution? 

Should We Have Socio-Economic Rights In The Constitution? 

Thank you very much for that welcome,  It’s great to be here in Colombo. I’ve…

State, Policy Making & National Security

State, Policy Making & National Security

By Nipuli Gajanayake – The thirty Years War in Europe and the Civil War in…

Israel & Sri Lankan Islamophobia

Israel & Sri Lankan Islamophobia

By Izeth Hussain – The attacks against this writer practically every week, which have gone…

Six Inches Or Six Yards

Six Inches Or Six Yards

By Thisuri Wanniarachchi – I never quite understood it; the logic behind the expectations of…

Ten Questions For The Opposition

Ten Questions For The Opposition

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Contrary to his most recent backtracking (‘Of Saving Sirisena: Reply to…

Why Dayan Can’t See That The Presidential Executive Is Dead & Awaiting Burial

Why Dayan Can’t See That The Presidential Executive Is Dead & Awaiting Burial

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – If I was running a school for logic and reasoning, Dr.…

The Sri Lankan Solid Waste Management Theory & The Tragedy Of Commons

The Sri Lankan Solid Waste Management Theory & The Tragedy Of Commons

By Piyumani Ranasinghe – The tragedy of the garbage collapse in Meethotamulla has unraveled several…

Lawlessness & The Meethotamulla Garbage Dump Collapse

Lawlessness & The Meethotamulla Garbage Dump Collapse

By Basil Fernando – For many decades Sri Lankans have ignored the collapse of their…

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Event Invitation: Public Lecture On The RTI Act (Sri Lanka) And The Freedom Of Information Act (US)

The Jaffna Managers’ Forum and The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (Vadakkin Chapter) are pleased to invite you to an Introduction to our new Right to Information Act At the Euroville Conference Hall Muthiraichanthai, Changilithopu, Nallur At 4:00 PM On Saturday 1 April 2017 Speaker: Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, Member, Election Commission, Sri Lanka He will…

Event Invitation: Public Lecture On The RTI Act (Sri Lanka) And The Freedom Of Information Act (US)

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 Invitation: Public Lecture On The RTI Act (Sri Lanka) And The Freedom Of Information Act (US)

The Jaffna Managers’ Forum and The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (Vadakkin Chapter) are pleased to invite you to an Introduction to our new Right to Information Act At the Euroville Conference Hall Muthiraichanthai, Changilithopu, Nallur At 4:00 PM On Saturday 1 April 2017 Speaker: Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, Member, Election Commission, Sri Lanka He will…

Event Invitation: Public Lecture On The RTI Act (Sri Lanka) And The Freedom Of Information Act (US)

‘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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Sirisena And Rajapaksa Import Brand New Jeeps Using MP Duty Free Permits

Sirisena And Rajapaksa Import Brand New Jeeps Using MP Duty Free Permits

Both President Maithripala Sirisena and former President and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa have imported brand new jeeps using MP Duty Free Permits. President Sirisena has imported a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser on 14th October 2016 for USD 62.500.…

Muslim Clerics Acting In Bad Faith: Using All Resources To Hamper Progress On MMDA Reforms

Muslim Clerics Acting In Bad Faith: Using All Resources To Hamper Progress On MMDA Reforms

Chairman of the Muslim Personal Law reform committee former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Saleem Marsoof said the All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) have acted in contravention of the good faith reposed in them, and instead have extended all their resources…

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EPF Scam Caused A Loss Of Rs. 9.5 Billion; Governor Indrajit Protects Scammers

The total loss to EPF due to its shoddy deals with Perpetual Treasuries is Rs…

Killing Lasantha And Attacking Journos: Was It Gota Or Fonny Or Both?

Killing Lasantha And Attacking Journos: Was It Gota Or Fonny Or Both?

Torture survivor journalist Keith Noyahr informed the Sri Lankan government via Interpol that he would not…

Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Say Women Are Not Equal To Men, Defend Marriage Before Puberty

Sri Lankan Muslim Clerics Say Women Are Not Equal To Men, Defend Marriage Before Puberty

In an alarming submission made to several parliamentarians and other conservative groups with regard to…

CID Says Special Unit Under Ex-Director Of Army intelligence Linked To Lasantha Murder

CID Says Special Unit Under Ex-Director Of Army intelligence Linked To Lasantha Murder

A special unit that functioned under former Director of Army Intelligence, Major General Kapila Hendawitharana…

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…

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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…

To The Tamil Students In The Recent Fight At Jaffna University

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

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…

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A Year Of Political Rights & Economic Wrongs

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