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Duminda Dissanayake Admits To Wasting 21 Million Rupees A Month

Duminda Dissanayake Admits To Wasting 21 Million Rupees A Month

Senior minister of the Yahapalanaya Government, Duminda Dissanayake has admitted that he is wasting a colossal sum of public money on a luxury building in Rajagiriya, for which he has signed an agreement to pay Rs. 21 million a month, even though he is yet to occupy it despite it being nearly a year since […]

Info DG Claims RTI Commission’s Funds Released, But Status Still Unclear 

The Director General of the Information Department, Ranga Kalansooriya announced yesterday that the Treasury had released the Rs 76 million requested by the Right to Information (RTI) Commission but the source to which it had been released remained unclear. Posting a message on his twitter account, he congratulated the media for taking up the matter […]

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“මෑන්පවර්” සහ “සයිටම්” සංකේතයන්ගෙන් ඔබ්බට

සුමනසිරි ලියනගේ – මේ දිනවල කොලඹ නගරයට එන යන ඕනෑම කෙනෙකුට දකින්නට ලැබෙන සිදුවීම් දෙකකි. එකක් කොටුවේ ලෝටස් වටරවුමේ වැඞවරා විරෝධය දක්වන ටෙලිකොම් මෑන්පවර් කම්කරුවන් ය. දෙවැන්න වඞා සටන්කාමි ස්වරූපයක්ගත් සයිටම් විරෝධි සටන ය. මෙහිදී තවත් කැපී පෙනෙන ලක්ෂණයක් වන්නේ මෙම ප්‍රශ්ණ දෙක සම්බන්ධයෙන්ම මුනිවත රකින ආංඞුව ය. බොහෝ ප්‍රශ්න සම්බන්ධයෙන් ආංඞුව අක්‍රීය හෙයින් මෙම […]

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Women, International War Crimes & Impunity: A Feminist Critique Of Traditional Approaches To Justice

By Dinushika Dissanayake – 2017 appears to demonstrate all signs of a year of reckoning yet again for Sri Lanka. The Universal Periodic Review, the performance of Sri Lanka against specific treaty obligations specifically the conventions against all forms of discrimination against women, the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights are some of […]

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The Doomed King: A Requiem For Sri Vikrama Rajasinha

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – Book Review: Gananath Obeyesekere’s The Doomed King: A Requiem for Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, Sailfish, Colombo, 2017. 409 pages. SL Rs. 1500, US$20, £16, €20. This fascinating book opens with the anonymous quotation: “In order to survive as a nation people have to truthfully invent falsehoods.” This reminded me of […]

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A New Sri Lanka For Women

By Mass L. Usuf – International Women’s Day (March 8) according to the IWD website is ‘a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity’. The story of the woman throughout history has been one of gross abuse of […]

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SAITM Crisis: An Ugly Symptom Of A Dreadful Socio-Political Syndrome

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude” ~Alexis de Tocqueville According to Wikipedia, ‘the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was established in 2008 by Dr. Neville Fernando with the aim to provide […]

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