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CBK Drops Bombshell, Says No Need For War Crimes Probe

CBK Drops Bombshell, Says No Need For War Crimes Probe

Sri Lanka’s reconciliation efforts appeared to face more setbacks, with former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga dropping a bombshell and ruling out the involvement of courts to probe war crimes committing during the final stages of the war in 2009. Kumaratunga, who is also the head of the Office for the National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) […]

සිංහල-බෞද්ධයින්ගේ ට්‍රම්ප් උන්මාදය සහ මහින්දගේ සදා ජනපති පිස්සුව

අශාන් වීරසිංහ – ලෝකය පුරාම ඩොනල්ඩ් ට්‍රම්ප් හඳුන්වනු ලබන්නේ ඇමරිකානු ජනාධිපති ලැයිතුවේ නම සඳහන් වූ අශිෂ්ටම සහ ගෝත්‍රිකම මතධාරියා ලෙසය. මින් පෙර සිටි ඇමරිකානු ජනපතිවරුන් සම්බන්ධයෙන්ද නොයෙකුත් චෝදනා සහ පැමිණිලි එල්ල වුවද ට්‍රම්ප් තරම් දුෂ්ටකම ප්‍රසිද්ධියේම පෙන්නුම් කිරීමට ඔවුන් කලබල වුණේ නැත. ට්‍රම්ප් ඇමරිකානු ජනපති සටනට එක් වූ දා පටන්ම ප්‍රසිද්ධ වේදිකාවල සහ රූපවාහිනී සාකච්ඡාවල […]

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Monks In Politics Should Avoid The Three Poisons

By Shyamon Jayasinghe – Buddhist monks have by, now, been accepted or at least tolerated by our society as simultaneous political players. Soon after the assassination of SWRD Bandaranaike by a Buddhist monk and the revelation that high profile Sangha like Buddharakkita were behind the conspiracy, Sri Lankan society began to openly repudiate the very […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Bahrain Flight Cancelled As Cabin Crew Refuse To Fly

Amidst a news media blackout on the incident, SriLankan Airlines flight UL 215/6 on the 19th January 2017 scheduled to depart from Colombo to Bahrain and back, was cancelled due to the Flight Attendant Union President Sakvithi Senadheera and his crew’s refusal to operate the flight, citing that they would exceed their Flight Duty Time […]

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The Donoughmore Heritage – Roll Back On Equality & The Challenge Of Identity Politics

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – This paper celebrates the 85 years of universal suffrage in Sri Lanka that came with the Donoughmore Constitution in 1931 with its inherent idea of equality of all persons. This constitution in turn led to the Soulbury Constitution of 1946 which entrenched equality of all citizens and through Article […]

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Sri Lanka’s ICT Policy Gone ‘Off Road’

By Kamalika Gunawardena – Catalyzed by the energy generated by working together against an impending ‘Y2K issue’, the Sri Lankan IT industry came to its first stage of maturity at the turn of the millennium in a unique act of collaboration to forge an ICT Roadmap for the new decade. The resulting document was seen […]

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Gift Horses

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Gift Horses

By Ranil Senanayake – In the national tragedy that is the health of our faming families, no one seemed to have asked the question ‘was the health of our faming communities always like this? After all, with a farming history of over two thousand years, such a dire situation within the farming community should have […]

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Trump’s Gift To Anti-Muslim Bigotry & Islamist Extremism

By Ameer Ali – President Donald Trump’s executive order to suspend (temporarily) Muslim migrants from selected Muslim majority countries is manna to the Islamist extremists and to the anti-Muslim bigots. On the one hand the stock of suicide bombers and would be martyrs in the Islamist camp will swell further while on the other the […]

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