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Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka To Perform In London

Dr. Tanya Ekanayaka To Perform In London

“Her keyboard technique is formidable. Massive arpeggios seem completely effortless as she weaves together traditional Sri Lankan melodies with inspirations taken from composers like Bach, Debussy and Chopin. She is capable of both the smallest nuance as well as the grandest gesture the keyboard can afford. One begins to wonder if she is perhaps the […]

සංහිඳියාව අගයන ලෞකික රාජ්‍යයක් කරා

අශාන් වීරසිංහ – සංහිඳියා යාන්ත්‍රණය උදෙසා ප්‍රවිචාරණ කාර්ය සාධක බලකායෙහි අවසන් වාර්ථාව මේ වන විට අන්තර්ජාලය හරහා ප්‍රකාශයට පත් කොට තිබේ. සිංහල, දමිළ සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි යන භාෂා ත්‍රිත්වයෙන්ම ලබා ගත හැකි මෙය බහුත්ව ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදයක් ස්ථාපිත කර ගැනීමේ අරමුණ සමග සැසඳීමේදී ඉතා සාධනීය වාර්තාවකි. මෙම වාර්තාව සකසා ඇත්තේ කාලයක් තිස්සේ සිවිල් පුරවැසියන්, ආරක්ෂක අංශ සාමාජිකයන්, ආගමික […]

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The Job Of A Judge Is To Do Justice, Regardless Of Nationality

By Basil Fernando – Concerns have been raised about the preliminary report of the Consultation Task Force (CTF), particularly about hybrid courts and foreign judges. It should be remembered that this report and its recommendations have not been finalized. Additionally, at the very beginning of the report, the CTF write that they are not making […]

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Cuban & Neoliberal Economic Development Models In The Era Of Dependency On Foreign Capital

By Siri Gamage – Recent articles in Colombo Telegraph about Fidel Castro, his legacy and the left have generated an interesting dialogue that has ramifications for Sri Lanka and indeed the political, economic, cultural and intellectual trends in the global south. While it is not for me to comment at length on Fidel and his […]

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ජනාධිපති සිරිසේනගේ ‘වචන දෙකේ කතා’: මුස්ලිම් අවතැන්වූවන් පාවා දීමක්

හිල්මි අහමඩ් – විල්පත්තු ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානයට අයත් ඉඩම් මුස්ලිම් අවතැන්වූවන් විසින් වටකොට විනාශ කරන බව ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන කියයි. (ජුනි 2015) මුස්ලිම් ජාතිකයන් විල්පත්තුවෙන් අඟලක්වත් එළි කොට නැතැයි ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන කියයි. (දෙසැම්බර් 2016) මන්නාරමේ මුසාලි දකුණ ප‍්‍රදේශයෙන් මුස්ලිම් අවතැන්වූවන් සඳහා වෙන්කොට තිබූ ඉඩම් ආපසු පවරාගෙන වන අඩවිය ව්‍යාප්ත කළ යුතු බවට ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන නියෝග කරයි. […]

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The Year Of Political War 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – “Yes, finally the tables are starting to turn Talkin’ bout a revolution…” – Tracy Chapman 2016 was the year in which we lost Fidel and Muhammad Ali. Fidel was the Muhammad Ali of politics; Muhammad Ali was the Fidel Castro of sports. We also lost David Bowie, Prince and above all, Leonard […]

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The Hardships Of Northern Sri Lankans Under The Sirisena Government

By Pitasanna Shanmugathas – I had the opportunity to speak with Thulasi Muttulingam, a Sri Lankan Tamil aid worker based in the North. She spoke to me about the hardships, even under the new Sirisena government, Sri Lankan Tamils continue to experience. I asked Muttulingam why it is so difficult to get psychiatric and trauma […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Over 300 Flight Attendants To Storm In Flight Services Due To Corruption At Crew Scheduling

A group of 300 plus Flight Attendants of SriLankan Airlines are scheduled to congregate at the premises of their In Flight Services office in Katunayake today, in protest of their flight schedule rosters being manipulated, plus to put an end to the notorious corruption enforced by the airline’s Crew Scheduling Department. Members of the Flight […]

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Is Regime-Change Alone The Answer?

By Chrishmal Warnasuriya – Two Years On Since Our ‘Silent Revolution’ Soon we will celebrate the 2nd anniversary of our Peoples Revolution of 8th January 2015, one which this writer himself described as “our third independence” in its immediate aftermath; having played at least some minor role in overthrowing a manifestly despotic, fearfully oppressive and […]

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