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ළමුන්ට ආගම පැටවීම

සුසන්ත හේවා – ආචාර්ය පෙතියාගොඩ සහ ආචාර්ය වීරසේකර පසුගිය 2 වැනි දා සහ 7 වැනි දා ‘ද අයිලන්ඞ්’ පුවත්පතේ ‘අදහස්’ තීරුවට සපයා ඇති ලිපි කියැවූ විට, ආගම විසින් අපව මොන තරම් භේදභින්න කොට ඇත්ද සහ සමාජය මොන තරම් ව්‍යාකූල කොට සහ ගැටුම්කාරී කොට ඇත්ද යන්න පෙනී යයි. කණගාටුව වන්නේ, මෙය මුළු ලෝකයේම අද පවතින තත්වය […]

Lasantha Lives…In Our Hearts

By Lal Wickrematunge – Many people are remembered long after they have passed away. Some for the enduring legacy they leave behind and others for the infamous reputations. Lasantha, even after eight long years is remembered for championing the rights of the voiceless and for showing up those in authority who stooped to pilfer from […]

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ව්‍යාජ විරුවෝ සහ සැබෑ විරුවෝ

අනුෂ්කා කහඳගමගේ – විරුවෝ යන සංකල්පය මෑතකාලීන ශ්‍රී ලාංකේය ජනවිඥානයේ නිධන්ගතව ඇත්තේ ‘යුධවිරුවා/ රණවිරුවා’ යන අරුතිනි. ‘රට දැය රුදුරු ත්‍රස්තවාදයෙන් මුදා ගැනීම’ හේතුවෙන් රණවිරුවා දේවත්වයෙහි ලා සැළකෙන අතර ‘ජාතියේ මුර දේවතාවුන්’ ලෙස ඔවුන්ව හඳුන්වා දීමෙන් එය මනාව පැහැදිළිවෙයි. ‘විරුවා’ පිළිබඳ මෙම ආඛ්‍යාන, ශ්‍රී ලංකා දේශපාලනයේ ‘බලය’ සම්බන්ධ තීරක සාධකයක් බවට පත්ව ඇත. පෙරදී ‘රට ත්‍රස්තවාදයෙන් […]

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The Regressive Second Year

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “…to yourself a thing shameful but bringing joy to the enemy.” (The Iliad)  On January 8th 2015, Lankans voted not only to elect a new president but also to transform governance. The mandate Maithripala Sirisena received two years ago was not a personal one; he was the symbol of the political […]

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Folk Tales & Fairy Tales

By Sarath de Alwis – Anniversaries are important. They help us recall events of history associated with experiences that hold some resonance and meaning for us. Anniversaries subject us to merciless, unforgiving scrutiny of hindsight. Hindsight is good at pointing to where we erred. It helps us to learn the truth about what we thought […]

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January 8th, I Remember That Day Very Well Well

By Krishantha Prasad Cooray – Maithripala Sirisena, elected the 6th executive President of Sri Lanka on January 8, 2015, was the victor over a highly popular and seemingly invincible opponent. Nevertheless, it was a victory of the people of Sri Lanka, as President Sirisena himself has often said. It became a people’s victory because the […]

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SriLanakn Airlines: Full Time CEO To Part Time CEO/Pilot?

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – The new year 2017 has been heralded in at the national carrier SriLanakn Airlines with the President of the Airline Pilots’ Guild of Sri Lanka firing off its latest salvo by way of a letter addressed to the Chairman. The Pilot community have taken umbrage over the national carrier’s CEO making known […]

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Groundwork For An Interventionist Economic Policy

By Kumar David – The proof of the pudding will be in the eating: Groundwork for an interventionist economic policy Prime Minister Ranil seems to be edging to a Deng Xio Ping – Lee Kwan Yue interventionist state overview of the economy if one takes the Development (Special Provisions) Bill gazetted on 26 November 2016 at face […]

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Part IV: Thomas More & His Critique Of Emerging Capitalism

By Laksiri Fernando – If Thomas More was writing his Utopia today, he would have talked about not an Island but a Planet. Raphael (the angel) or Hithloday (the speaker of nonsense) would have come not after travelling in Asia, but outer space. More would have prefaced the description of that socialist or egalitarian Planet, […]

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