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Hitting At Non-Being – Palitha Thawarapperuma Lashes At JO Tactic

Hitting At Non-Being – Palitha Thawarapperuma Lashes At JO Tactic

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Palitha Thewarapperuma was a UNP leader who had in the past behaved rather outlandishly. I was under the impression he was a larrikin sort of guy who shoots off his mouth at will. In the days when the UNP was in opposition – and that wasn’t a brief span in time […]

2017 Will Be A Crucial Year In The History Of Our Country: Sampanthan

While extending his greetings and best wishes for the New Year to all the citizens of Sri Lanka the Leader of the Opposition said that year 2017 would be a crucial year in the history of Sri Lanka. Issuing statement today R. Sampanthan said: “2017 will be a crucial year in the history of our country. Our expectation, […]

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Two Years Down The Line

By Shakthi De Silva – Two Years Down The Line: What Has This Government Achieved & What Should We Look Forward To In 2017? As we know, the present government of Maithripala Sirisena came to power on a mandate of eradicating the country from nepotism and unimpeded corruption which was alleged to have run into […]

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යහපාලනය: තීරණාත්මක පරීක්ෂාවක් අබියස

චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර – අන්ත දූෂිත ඒකාධිපති පාලනයකට තිත තබමින් මේ රටේ, ජනතාව ස්වෙච්ඡාවෙන් බලමුළුගැන්ව මහපොළොවේ ඇත්තක් බවට පත්කළ “ජනවාරි අට නිහඬ විප්ලවය” ලබන සතියේදී තම දෙවන වසර සම්පූර්ණ කරනු ලබයි. එම කඩඉම් සම්පූර්ණය “යහපාලන රජයේ” පසුගිය ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය දෙස අතීතාවර්ජනයක් කිරීමේ, අවස්ථාව අපට ලබා දෙයි. පසුගිය දෙවසරක කාලය පිළිබඳ ආපසු හැරී බැලීමක් සිදුකිරීමේදී මූලිකවම අපට එය […]

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The UNP Mob Vs The Judiciary (11 June ’83)

By Rajan Hoole – Taming The Judiciary & The Legacy Of The 1982 Referendum – Part II In Jayewardene’s quest to become all-powerful, he tried to keep up an appearance of liberal democratic norms. He had his A team to look after legislation, appointments and securing compliance through gentlemanly persuasion. This group was from the […]

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Sri Lanka: Captivity & Diversity In Focus

By Mark Salter – 2016 has been a good year for books about Sri Lanka at Hurst, a noted UK-based publishers specialising in Asian – and in particular South Asian – affairs. First came A Long Watch: War, Captivity and Return in Sri Lanka by Commodore Ajith Boyagoda, as told to Sunila Galipatti, a writer […]

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The Last King Of Jaffna Was A Sinhala-Buddhist

By H. L. D. Mahindapala – Part of the crisis we are facing today was caused by either deliberately hiding the realities of history, or by political activists distorting it to suit expedient politics and partisan ideologies. Distorted history indeed played a central role in dividing the Sinhala-Tamil communities on ethnic lines. One of the […]

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Muslim Women’s Lib & Liberal Islam – Part III

By Izeth Hussain – A point to be noted and emphasized is that the hadiths came to be questioned not only after the four schools of law – those of Abu Hanifa, Shafi, Malik, and ibn Hanbal – were adopted as integral parts of orthodox Islam. They were questioned by one of the four legists […]

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2017 ලංකාවට තීරණාත්මක වසරක් වෙනු ඇත

මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ – 2017 වසරේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අනාගතය තීන්දු වෙනු ඇත. රට ‘වෙනම බල ප්‍රදේශ’ වලට වෙන් කිරීමට ගෙනවිත් තිබෙන බලය බෙදීමේ පැකේජයත්, ඉන්දීය සේවා සපයන්නන්ට හා සේවකයන්ට ලංකාව විවෘත කරන එට්කා ගිවිසුමත්, හම්බන්තොට වරාය හා වෙනත් රජයේ දේපොල විජාතිකකරණය කිරීමත්, 2017 වසර තුළ ආණ්ඩුව විසින් සිදුකිරීමට නියමිත විනාශකාරී වෙනස්කම් වලින් කිහිපයක් පමණි. මේ සියල්ල […]

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2017 Will Be Decisive For Sri Lanka

By Mahinda Rajapaksa – 2017 will be the year in which the future of Sri Lanka will be decided. The government’s devolution package to divide the country into what they call ‘distinct spheres of authority’, the ETCA with India to open up Sri Lanka to Indian service providers and workers, the privatisation of the Hambantota […]

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