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Reform By Consensus

Reform By Consensus

By Somapala Gunadheera – Our Cabinet has been built up from the wrong end. Its carder has not been fixed on the workload available but on the number required for the government to remain in power. That has resulted in producing what is called in indigenous rustic parlance ‘a pissige palaamalla’ – a grab bag […]

Thajudeen Murder: Ex-Crimes OIC Released On Bail Despite Concealing Evidence

Former Narahenpita Crimes OIC Sumith Perera was released on bail today by the Colombo High Court despite covering up the murder of ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen. The court which released the suspect on a cash bail of Rs. 100,000 and three personal sureties of Rs. 1 million each, ordered that the ex-Crimes OIC hand over his […]

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Women: Careers In Local Government

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – When my mother asked me to marry my wife, I had not seen her; not even a photo of hers. She was then B.Sc., M.Sc. I said to myself, “She is obviously serious about things. She will help bring up good children.” We both said yes. We met first […]

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Deliver Promises First, And Then Welcome Refugees Back!

By Lionel Bopage – Regarding Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s recent statement on refugees: Deliver promises first, and then welcome refugees back! The current Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremsinghe’s comments on refugees reported in the news media fly in the face of facts. Despite the relaxation of the social and political environment under the […]

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සයිටම් විරෝධය නිවැරදි ද?

ටී. එම්. පේ‍්‍රමවර්ධන – මෙම ලිපියේ අරමුණ වන්නේ සයිටම් වෛද්‍ය උපාධියට පක්ෂව කතා කරන බොහෝ දෙනෙක් අසන ප‍්‍රධාන ප‍්‍රශ්න කීපය විමසා බැලීමයි. ගාස්තු අයකරන කොතලාවල ආරක්ෂක වෛද්‍ය පීඨයට විරුද්ධ නො වන්නේ ඇයි? වෛද්‍ය ආඥා පනත අනුව මෙරට වෛද්‍ය පීඨවල සහ වෛද්‍ය වෘත්තියේ ප‍්‍රමිති පාලනය කිරීමේ බලය පැවරී තිබෙන එක ම ආයතනය ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා වෛද්‍ය සභාවයි. […]

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The Space Between The Laws: Insights Into Sri Lankans’ Irregular Migration Into Australian Waters

By Kirsty Anantharajah – When liberties are taken away and when democratic institutions die, is it even worse than human beings dying?  … when institutions die, people end up living as if they were dead. In 2014, a boat carrying 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers was intercepted at sea near the coast of Christmas Island, […]

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RTI Commission ‘Committed To Building A Strong And Independent RTI Operation’ 

Sri Lanka’s Right to Information Commission has stated that it is committed to building a strong and independent operation with the expertise and capacity to support all seekers and providers of public information. Issuing a Media Statement, it has further stated that the five-member body, though still operating in an interim capacity with a skeletal […]

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Dissecting The Reasons For Low International Ranking Of Sri Lankan State Universities – A Student’s Perspective

By Natasha Fernando – Sri Lankan Universities according to the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka is ranked as illustrated in the table below. It is an extremely pathetic situation particularly since Sri Lanka is now a middle income country. Lets face it! Our universities suck! Private universities with lower quality and tuition culture purport […]

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