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Event: Black January 2017 – Two Years Of Good Governance – January Is Still Black !

Event: Black January 2017 – Two Years Of Good Governance – January Is Still Black !

Free Media Movement has organized a vigil event to commemorate the comrades who sacrificed their lives in order to safeguard the freedom of expression and to demand justice for them. The theme of the 2017 is “Two Years of Good Governance – January is Still Black..!”. The vigil will be held on 24th January (Tuesday) […]

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Homophobic Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Should Resign: Right Activists

Right activists slammed Justice Minister Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe‘s outrageous comment on homosexuality and urged him to step down. On Friday Wijeyadasa described homosexuality as a mental illness. Speaking at the opening ceremony of new district court complex in Tissamaharama, Wijeyadasa said: “They impose conditions on us when granting the GSP+ concession. When we were exporting fish […]

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The Story Of The Split Self

By Mahesan Niranjan – Over three decades ago, sometime in the late Seventies, a young boy from a town UpNawth in Sri Lanka was preparing to go to university. Having worked very hard on his calculus for two years, he had gained admission to HillTop for four more years of further hard work that was […]

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Impact Of Buddhism, Politics & Corruption On The Rule Of Law –  Part II

By Mass L. Usuf – Gnanasara’s rendezvous with President The grotesque picture of Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thero must have truly embarrassed the decent Buddhists and the respected monks. He is attempting to assault a female police officer unashamedly looked on by the others. Substitute citizen Perera or Subramanian or Abdullah in place of the monk and […]

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Part VI: Socialist Utopia, But Despotism In Politics! Why?

By Laksiri Fernando – Ambiguity between socialist economy and democracy has been a continuous problem in socialist thinking and socialist movements, unfortunately since Thomas More’s time. There are no signs of resolving the contradiction. This was the case in the former Soviet Union and still the case in Cuba. Even many present day socialist or […]

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The Tale Of Many New-Populisms

By Kumar David – New Populism scuttles liberalism but will be wrecked on its own delusions I have frequently used the term New Populism (NP hereafter). It has not caught on yet outside Lanka, but give it time. I can’t think of a better collective noun for the phenomenon. Brexit, Rodrigo Duarte, Donald Trump, Modi’s […]

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Regaining GSP+ Or Squandering Sovereignty?

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Some in the unity government are all gung ho of the recent recommendation by the European Commission for the restoration of GSP+ facility withdrawn in 2010. However, approval by the 751 members in the European Parliament from 28 member states with a majority vote is yet two to four months away. In […]

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Mangala Says Lasantha And Prageeth’s Investigations Moving Forward Despite Delays

In the backdrop of the suspects in the murders of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and Prageeth Ekneligoda been released on bail, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has declared that the investigation into both murders were moving forward as both cases were of very high importance to his government. During a visit to Stockholm on Wednesday, […]

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CID Questions Fonseka Over Lasantha’s Murder Finally; Lasantha’s Brother Dismisses Allegations

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the CID questioned Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka yesterday. Colombo Telegraph recently commented as to why Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and former Secretary of Defence have not been questioned in regard to the above mentioned murder. According to Field Marshal Fonseka, he […]

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Democracy, Secularism & National Reconciliation

By S. Pathmanathan – The fate of the programme of national reconciliation hangs on the capacity of the government to implement the resolution of the U. N. Human Rights Commission, of which Sri Lanka was a sponsor. A Charismatic and strong leadership endowed with maturity of wisdom and enriched with enlightenment is the need of […]

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