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MPLRAG Issues Four Guiding Principles For MMDA Reforms; Demands A Place For Muslim Women In The Process

MPLRAG Issues Four Guiding Principles For MMDA Reforms; Demands A Place For Muslim Women In The Process

The Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group (MPLRAG) has spelt out four guiding principles for the state to ensure when carrying out the reforms for the Sri Lankan Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) of 1951, while reiterating the State’s responsibility to ensure ‘equality, justice and non-discrimination.’ The guiding principles for the reforms covered; the […]

කම්බ හොරුන් වියතුන් වීමයි යහපාලන ටොයියන් කබ්බන් වීමයි

තුෂාර වන්නිආරච්චි – පසුගියදා බොරලැස්ගමුව ප්‍රදේශයේ වියත් මග සමළුව නමින් රැස්වීමක් පවත්වනු ලැබුවා. එම රැස්වීමේ මුඛ්‍ය අරමුණ ලෙස එහි සංවිධායකයින් විසින්ම ප්‍රකාශ කරන ලද්දේ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ජාතික නායකයෙකු ලෙස කරළියට ගෙන ඒමයි. එහිදී එම රැස්වීම ඇමතූ කථිකයින් විසින් මේ මොහොතේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුහුණ දෙමින් සිටින හා යහපාලන ආණ්ඩුව විසින් නිවැරදි කිරීමට විශාල උත්සාහයක් දරණ ප්‍රධාන […]

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For An Island, Internationalism Is A Strategic Imperative 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Will a JO government be primitive nationalist or Smart Patriotic? What foreign policy direction will it take? Prof Nalin de Silva, co-ideologue together with Dr. Gunadasa Amarasekara of the Sinhala ultra-nationalist and borderline racist “Jathika Chinthana”, has devoted a long blog post on his site ‘Kalaya’, just reproduced in Janabala.com, to […]

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Trevor Grant Stood With The Tamil People Until The End

By Usha S Sri-Skanda Rajah – A tribute to Trevor Grant: “the fine ethical journo” and “a true friend of Eelam Tamils”.    Trevor Grant stood with the Tamil people until the end. He stood with them in their hour of need when their governments failed them and world governments had forsaken them. Sadly, Trevor Grant succumbed […]

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Realistic Assessment Needed Of International Intervention As An Option In Sri Lanka 

By Jehan Perera – In a change from the past the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is no longer generating political passion at it did in the past. There is a sense amongst most people that the present government is on good terms with the international community unlike the previous […]

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Fate Of Higher Education When The Rule Of Law Ceases

By Rajan Hoole – For many decades now, the expression rule of law has tended to be associated with pathological extremes involving murder and torture. We have tended to blindly accept repressive laws as a guarantee of our security and complained little when their use was extended to become part of our daily life, like […]

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The Inconclusive IMF Review & Challenges Ahead For Sri Lanka

By W. A Wijewardena – The Central Bank’s funding of the Government budget is highly undesirable since such funding would be in the form of creating seed money – known as base money or reserve money – that would generate money supply increases in multiple terms. The resultant inflation would then put pressure for the […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Bushra Bashith – Back then at family gatherings people were confused when I told them I was studying at SAITM; they didn’t know such a thing existed. Now the conversations goes like “ohh thaaat private medical campus. Is it true there are underqualified students? Aren’t they the ones going on protests?” Well, firstly it […]

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