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Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Reform: New Wine In Old Wineskin?

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Reform: New Wine In Old Wineskin?

By Annahl Anbini Hoole – The Managers’ Forum in Nallur, Jaffna had Lal Wijenayake, Winston Pathiraja, and Yuresha Fernando speaking on Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Reform Process on 23.04.2017.  Considering the deficient and unfair system in place underscored by human-rights violations for decades, constitutional reform is necessary to safeguard the rights of all citizens. The current […]

Sri Lanka’s Muddled Politicos Can Learn From Andhra

By Kumar David – Andhra Pradesh’s Chandrababu Naidu leads the pack: Lanka’s muddled politicos can learn from Andhra The economies of some big states in India are growing above the national average, among them Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana; small ones like Pondicherry, Goa, Meghalaya and Sikkim are doing even better and so are Jharkhand and […]

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The “Garbage Slide” In Colombo, Sri Lanka

By Emil van der Poorten – As I write this the “Woe is me” brigade is in full cry with the “Woulda, shoulda, coulda” one not far behind, following the single worst disaster of its kind in the entire history of Sri Lanka. To say that it was only a matter of time before what […]

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No Equality Without Secularism

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – On 22 May I was privileged to chair a Jaffna Managers’ Forum meeting where Lal Wijenayake, Chairman of the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms, came to consult the public. It was an immense success. Assisted by Yuresha Fernando and Winston Pathirajah, he won applause. Charged words should be avoided […]

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ත්‍රිකුණාමල තෙල් ගබඩා සංකීර්ණයේ නිදාන කථාව

චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර – ඉඳහිට කථාබහට ලක් වන ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ තෙල්ටැංකි පිළිබඳ කතිකාවක් ගෙවුණු සතියේ රටේ ඇතිවුණේ, ඛනිජ තෙල් සංස්ථා සේවකයන් දියත් කළ එක්දින වැඩ වැරුමත් සමඟය. වර්ජනයට විෂය වූ කරුණු කාරණා අතර ත්‍රිකුණාමලයේ තෙල් ටැංකි පිළිබඳ කාරණයක් ද විය. නැ‍ඟෙනහිර පළ‍ාතේ පිහිටි ත්‍රිකුණාමලය අතිශය වැදගත් මර්මස්ථානයක් වී ඇත්තේ මූලිකවම එහි භූදේශපාලනික වැදගත්කම නිසා ය. මේ […]

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ෆොන්සේකාගේ ‘සන්නද්ධ කල්ලිය’ යහපාලනයේ රාජපක්ෂකරණය(ද?)

අශාන් වීරසිංහ – සාමාන්‍යයෙන් ‘ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය’ ගරු කරන ආණ්ඩු, තමන්ව බලයට ගෙන ආ පුරවැසියන් අතරින් මතු වන විරෝධය පෑම්, උද්ඝෝෂණ ආදිය මර්ධනය කරන්නේ නැත. ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය පවතින රටක නම් මහජනතාවට ප්‍රකාශනයේ මෙන්ම සාධාරණ විරෝධය පෑමේ නිදහසද හිමි ය. මෙනයින් ගත් කල ආණ්ඩුවේ වත්මන් ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වය ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍ර විරෝධී මර්ධනීය ස්වරූපයක් ගන්නා එකක්ද? යන ප්‍රශ්නය අපට අසන්නට සිදු වන්නේ ආණ්ඩුවට […]

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Sri Lanka’s Crumbling Credibility

By Kumarathasan Rasingam – The credibility of Sri Lanka in relation to the settlement of the 60 year old ethnic problem of Tamils can be judged from the fate of several pacts, agreements and undertakings which were made from 1956 to 2009 and the Sri Lankan Governments unwillingness to comply with the implementation of its […]

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A May Day Pledge: Towards A New Economic Revolution

By Arun Kumaresan – Year after year we have witnessed the working masses are congregated by our political masters and trade union pundits carrying slogans of promises giving hope of better quality of life of the working class. Unfortunately, it has done nothing but only ensured the numbers to remain intact to enable them to […]

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The Story Of Doing It In Our Own Language

By Mahesan Niranjan – Yesterday, in the pub, my partner – the Sri Lankan Tamil fellow Sivapuranam Thevaram – and I discussed education. It is topical in Sri Lanka, because we hear a lot about senior appointments, killing dogs, private medical education, admissions and the cruel treatment of freshers. My friend has observed some of […]

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Part 2: Indian Plantation Workers Overseas – Ceylon

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan – The descendants of Indians brought to Ceylon (since 1972, Sri Lanka) are particularly unfortunate because the attainment of independence has worsened their plight, bringing disenfranchisement, “race” riots (and the accompanying humiliation and terror; assault, rape and murder) and expatriation. Though these “wretched of the earth” have left little literary testimony […]

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