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North-East Police Solicit Bribes From Perpetrators And Act With Prejudice Against Abused Women – Report

North-East Police Solicit Bribes From Perpetrators And Act With Prejudice Against Abused Women – Report

Law enforcement establishment in Sri Lanka have openly acted with prejudice against sexually abused women in the North and East, by even going to the extent of telling a victim to marry the man who raped her, while the continuing culture of impunity has intensified sexual abuse against women and children in the North and […]

ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථිකය සම්බන්ධයෙන් තීරණාත්මක වසර

පටු පක්ෂ දේශපාලනයෙන් මිදී, පුද්ගලික ලාභ ප‍්‍රයෝජන පිළිබඳ ආශාවෙන් මිදී කටයුතු කරන්නැයි ඉල්ලමින්, ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මහතාත්, අගමැති රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතතාත් ඊයේ, තිරසාර, පරිසර හිතකාමී සාර්ව ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයක් උදෙසා වන වැදගත් මෙහෙවරක් දියත් කළහ. මේ වැදගත් අවස්ථාවට සහභාගී වෙමින් දැඩි විශ්වාසයෙන් යුතුව අදහස් දැක්වූ ජනාධිපතිවරයා, ‘ජාතික එක්සත් ආණ්ඩුව’ රට පුරා මහ පරිමාණ සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘති පසුගිය […]

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MR’s New Year Resolution & Course Correction For Yahapālanaya

By Laksiri Fernando – People make new year resolutions on good things but not on bad ones. But there are exceptions like Mahinda Rajapaksa. He has very clearly told the foreign correspondents that he will definitely bring down this government in the year 2017(Asian Mirror, 29 December). A split within the SLFP is no concern […]

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SriLankan Airlines: CEO Capt. Ratwatte Bungles PIA Wet Lease Deal And Now Wants To Fly As A Pilot

After Bungling the Pakistan International Airlines wet lease deal which cost the debt ridden national carrier SriLankan Airlines a further whopping sum of over US $ 15.9 million, the airline’s CEO Capt. Suren Ratwatte‘s new year resolution for 2017 now is to go back to flying an aircraft as a pilot. The self-proclaiming CEO Ratwatte […]

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BBS & MR Accusing Each Other: Who Is Responsible For The Anti-Muslim Attacks !

By Lukman Harees – In a classic case of pot calling the kettle black, during an interesting Press interview given by BBS, its’ spokesman Dilanthe Withanage let the cat out of the bag . In response to the accusations made by MR to BBC Sinhala Service, regarding the role played inter-alia by BBS in contributing […]

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Post-War Sri Lanka’s Use Of Landmines Creates Serious Questions

The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Karunasena Hettiarachchi has recently made statements to the media regarding the use of landmines in the protection of military camps in post-war Sri Lanka. In a related statement, he also said that there is no link between reconciliation and Sri Lanka’s acceding to humanitarian disarmament conventions such as the Mine Ban Treaty. The Government […]

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The Political Bankruptcy Of The Western Human Rights Lobby: Their Stance In Syria & Sri Lanka In Juxtaposition

By Michael Roberts – A friend in Adelaide recently directed me towards an article in a prestigious world media outlet by Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. In this essay entitled “What Trump Should Do in Syria,” Roth contends that Donald Trump needs to pursue “a much tougher approach toward Moscow than he […]

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An Ordinary Citizen Looks At Two Years Of “Yahapālanaya”

By Leon Berman – In a few days time we will be celebrating two years of “Yahapalanaya” and maybe it’s the wrong word, “celebrating.” After all, what is there to celebrate as an ordinary citizen? Two years ago, there was great expectation. A brutal government composed of family and friends had been miraculously overthrown by […]

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