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The Gota Project: A Modernizing National Revolution; A Strong, Stable, Sri Lanka 

The Gota Project: A Modernizing National Revolution; A Strong, Stable, Sri Lanka 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Hafeel Farisz has written a double-barreled critique of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and me, though as he says, I am the primary target because of the intellectual dimension or pretensions that I bring to bear. It is quite tempting for me to respond at the level of theory, but that would be a […]

Waiting For The Government To Collapse; A Pipe Dream Of Political Scavengers

By Lankamithra – “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. Not for kudos and not for cash: your picture in the paper nor money in […]

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ශිෂ්‍ය විඩාවට පත් දරුවන්, දෙමාපියන්ගේ අසාර්ථකත්වයන්ට වන්දි ගෙවිය යුතු නැත

ගාමිණී අක්මීමන – ඔහු (අපි හෙෂාන් යැයි හඳුන්වමු) දීප්තිමත් ශිෂ්‍යයෙකි. වයස 18 ට ආසන්න වන ඔහු, ඊළඟ වසරේ දී අපොස උසස් පෙළ විභාගයට පෙනී සිටිනු ඇත. ඔහු වෛද්‍යවරයෙකු වෙනවා දැකීම දෙමාපියන්ගේ ආශාවයි. ඔහු මහ රවිකිඤ්ඤය වයයි. ටෙනිස් පුහුණුවට යයි. අවදියෙන් සිටින කාලය, කොළඹින් වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාලයට ඇතුලු වනු වස්, වෙහෙස මහන්සියෙන් වැඩ කිරීම සඳහා ගත කරයි. […]

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On Dayan’s “Project Gotabaya” & Of Moral Hypocrisy

By Hafeel Farisz – Ali Shariati was the ideologue of the Iranian Revolution. It was Shariati’s liberation theology- a rationalization of Marxism through the lenses of Islam that propelled Ayathollah Ruholla Khomeni’s take-over of power in 1979 overthrowing the Pahlavi dynasty. Shariati’s politics were anti-imperial and Marxist with a firm base in Islamic liberation theology, […]

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ටෙලිකොම් මෑන්පවර් අරගලය: මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක් කරා…?

උපුල් කුමාර වික්‍රමසිංහ – දින 80 කට අධික කාලයක් පුරාවට කොළඹ කොටුව, ලෝටස් පාරේ ටෙලිකොම් මුලස්ථානය ඉදිරිපිට ශ්‍රී ලංකා ටෙලිකොම් මෑන්පවර් සේවකයින් විසින් තමන්ව ස්ථිර සේවයට අන්තර්ග්‍රහණය කර ගන්නා ලෙස ඉල්ලා අඛණ්ඩ වැඩ වර්ජනයක නිරත වන බව බොහෝ දෙනෙකු විසින් දන්නා කරුණකි. මෙතෙක් මෙම ගැටළුව විසඳීමට ටෙලිකොම් පාලනාධිකාරිය සහ රජය විසින් විවිධ අවස්තාවලදී විවිධාකාරයෙන් පොරොන්දු […]

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Public Intellectuals – Some Private Thoughts

By Sarath de Alwis – The term ‘Public intellectual’ is a title, a designation, a label and an honorific, given to men and women battling with ideas in the public domain writing, speaking and by just plain thinking aloud. In essence the expression ‘public intellectual ‘is an opinion arrived at by the general public. In […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Pulashi Rodrigo – I’m not one to share my personal stories, but it’s time to break the silence and clear up the misconceptions about SAITM where I’ve been studying for the past four years. My family moved to Seychelles when I was 6, so I had my primary education at The International School Seychelles. […]

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13 Amendment: A Vista Of Opportunity For Development

By S. Krishnananthan – The 13 Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka was introduced in 1987, may be to resolve ethnic problem that had reached gigantic proportion at that time, but have progressive provisions also inbuilt to address socio economic issues at the periphery. Apart from the objective of balanced regional development there are […]

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MP Car Permits Abuse: Right Activist Rejects AG’s Undertaking To Inquire Into The Fraud

When the MP tax-free car permit abuse case taken up for support yesterday the Senior Deputy Solicitor General Viraj Dayarathne, informed the bench comprising of the judges Sisira de Abrew, Priyantha Jayawardena and presided over by the Chief Justice Priyasath Dep that the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has already decided […]

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