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Isn’t It Time For Sri Lankan Muslims To Reassess Their Politics?

Isn’t It Time For Sri Lankan Muslims To Reassess Their Politics?

By Latheef Farook – SLMC abandoned Muslims for positions and perks; Isn’t it time for Muslims to reassess their politics? Spate of latest scandals involving Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) parliamentarians and its leadership demand that the Muslim community should reassess their politics and free itself from this party which, many accuse, betrayed the community for […]

Going Back To An Alliance That Can Win Elections 

By Jehan Perera – The government has been dogged by negative public opinion on its failure to tackle what it promised during its election campaigns of two years ago. In the public perception it has yet to satisfactorily tackled corruption, bring about visible economic development or ensure the correction of war-related injustices. It has been […]

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Central Bank’s Mad Rush To Mandate Credit: Shocking Banks Is Not In Accord With PM’s SME

By W. A Wijewardena – Mandating credit allocation without fanfare The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has, without fanfare or publicised press conferences, issued a one and a half page long circular to commercial banks urging them to maintain a minimum percentage of their total loans for six sectors identified as priorities in the said […]

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Event Invitation: Debate On Constitutional Change

Event invitation: Debate on Constitutional change:

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නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය උරචක්‍රමාලාවක් නොවේ

සෝමපාල ගුණධීර – නිදහස් අධ්‍යාපනය ගැන සිතන විට මගේ සිතට දැනෙන්නේ ඉමහත් සතුටකි – ණයගැති බවකි. මගේ තත්තා සේවය කළේ රජයේ කාර්යාලයක සුළු සේවකයකු වශයෙනි. ඔහුට මුදල් අය කරන, පෞද්ගලික විද්‍යාල දකින්නටවත් ලැබුණේ ඔහුගේ ගමේ ධනවතුන් වෙනුවෙන්, ඔවුන්ගේ පුතුන් ඒවාට ඇතුළු කිරීමට ගෙන ගිය අවස්ථාවල පමණි. එවක ප්‍රාථමික අංගයේ ඉගෙනීම ලැබූ මා ගැන තාත්තා තුළ […]

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VC Election In Jaffna: Will The North’s Wilted Intellectual Life Bloom Once More?

Colombo Telegraph reliably learns of moves to suppress the application of Prof. Sam Thiagalingam, the sole external candidate for the post of Vice Chancellor at the University of Jaffna. Prof. Thiagalingam, whose application was posted in the US on 27th December and received on 17th January, a day after the deadline, is an eminent scholar […]

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When Elections? Whom To Blame?

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Despite the Nineteenth Amendment, most newspapers write of the nonexistent Election Commissioner. An Island editorial (10.02.2017) reports a meeting of the Joint Opposition (JO) with the Election Commission (EC) where all three members were present, as with the Commissioner. It is a natural outcome of government’s undermining the EC […]

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Fire Accident At Kilinochchi Market: The Destruction Of The Economical Hub Of The Tamils In Postwar Sri Lanka

By Parani Krisnarajani – The sight of the smoke that billowed in the sky because of the recent fire mishap destroying the Kilinochchi public market reminded me of the smoke that emanated in the high sky of Mullivaikkal on the fateful day of 18th May, 2009. The debacle we faced in Mullivaikkaal symbolizes our defeat, […]

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