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කීත් නොයාර් පැහැර ගැනීමේ ඇතුළත කථාව

කීත් නොයාර් පැහැර ගැනීමේ ඇතුළත කථාව

චාමර ලක්ෂාන් කුමාර – මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ගේ හිතවතෙකු ලෙස පෙනී සිටියද මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ රටේ ජනාධිපති ධුරය හෙබවූ වසර දහය, “සිවුවැනි ආණ්ඩුව” ලෙස සැලැකෙන ජනමාධ්‍යවේදයට ඒ හැටි සුවදායි කාල පරාසයක් නොවීය. දුසිම් දෙකකට වඩා වැඩි ගණනක් මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ඝාතනය වූ තවත් එවැනිම වූ ගණනක් පැහැර ගැනීම්, ශාරිරික පීඩාවනට ලක්වූ ඒ සමය, මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට “භීම” සමයක්ම විය. රාජපක්ෂ පාලනය යටතේ, මාධ්‍යවේදින් […]

Is China A Threat To Our Island & The Indian Ocean Region? 

By Sanja De Silva Jayatilleka – While two high level delegations from Beijing were visiting Colombo it was strange indeed to see a full page article in the Daily News of 22 Feb 2017 (“Tripartite Agreement with India, Japan Mooted”, p 4), suggesting that China might well be a threat to Sri Lanka, and Sri […]

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13 A, The Indian Model & The Problem Of Interpellation

By Izeth Hussain – Many Sinhalese, possibly even a majority, seem favorable to the idea of solving the Tamil ethnic problem through devolution on the basis of 13th Amendment, though in a truncated form without land and police powers. Many Tamils, possibly even a majority, could be favorable to 13 A with some modifications of […]

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Plight Of The Poorest Of The Poor; Is It Getting Better Or Worse?

“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” – Confucius In a desolate landscape, orphaned by any promise of rain or wind, in a still gloomy surrounding of trees and shrub, a lone farmer is tilling his land until […]

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Jaffna University Unions Voice Indignation Against Bar On Thiagalingam For VC

Colombo Telegraph has published two reports (Report 1 and Report 2) on the developments in the election of the new Vice Chancellor at the University of Jaffna. After many bitter years of stagnation, many people have come to see the University as the obstacle to openness and progressive change. This is evident in the fear […]

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JVP MPs Import Six Duty Free Vehicles

All JVP MPs including its leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and the COPE chairman, Sunil Handunneththi have imported brand new Toyota Hilux 4wd Diesel Double Cabs from Thailand using duty free vehicle permits which resulted in the country losing millions of rupees in revenue. According to the custom’s declaration form, the total tax waived off for […]

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SAITM Issue: A Rational Approach Needed

By R.P. Gunawardane – There have been wide ranging views expressed extensively in all media regarding the degree awarding status of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in respect of their medical degree program. I consider this as an extremely important national issue with regard to the expansion of higher education sector […]

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Sampanthan Says Tamil People Losing Patience With Yahapālanaya

Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R. Sampanthan yesterday declared that the Tamil people were losing their patience with the Yahapalanaya Government. Addressing Parliament on Tuesday, Sampanthan said that the Tamil people were also very disappointed with the present government and claimed that the Tamils were of the view that the […]

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Ineffectual Leadership, Corrupt Politics & Persisting Problems In Muslim Sri Lanka

By Ameer Ali – There is one irrefutable fact about the Sri Lankan Muslim community and that is, this minority which has been living in this island peacefully for over a millennium since its origins in the 8th century and prospered exceptionally well in comparison to similar Muslim minorities in the rest of Asia, has, […]

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In Formulating A New Constitution: A Quick Response To S. Krishnanathan

By Laksiri Fernando – The purpose of my article, “An Appeal To Tamil Political Leaders On ‘The New Constitution” is partly achieved as Mr S. Krishnanathan has constructively responded expressing what he thinks about the main contours of a new constitution that includes some of the questions that I have raised. This is conducive to […]

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