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Reflections On Governance, Politics Of The Bourgeoisie & The Role Of Progressives In 2007

Reflections On Governance, Politics Of The Bourgeoisie & The Role Of Progressives In 2007

By Siri Gamage – Kumar David’s article (Colombo Telegraph, 01.01.2017) reflecting on events in 2016 points to some of the global challenges facing us in 2017 and the need for the left to unite if we are to avoid returning to the ghosts of the past. This is a message – though not unfamiliar in […]

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Racism Still Haunts Humanity Despite International & Constitutional Guarantees

By Lukman Harees – “Racism is a scourge affecting every element of conflict with dramatic, often uncontrollable consequences. Only together and fighting relentlessly on all fronts can we destroy these seeds of hatred sown in the minds of men, seeds which flourish in times of economic unease, social exclusion and psychological despair.”- Koïchiro Matsuura(former Director-General of […]

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Wimal Supporters In Britain Threaten To Beat Up Tamils

By TU Senan – On 18 March, to mark the UN international anti-racism day, trade unions in Britain supported a demonstration held in London. Tamil-speaking people also took part in this demonstration with a sizable contingent. In addition to putting forward slogans against racism, they also demanded rights for refugees such as an end to deportations, […]

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Which Choice, Which Future For Sri Lanka? 

By Dayan Jayatilleka – There are times in history when one can remain above the fray and there are other times when one has to pick a side, make a choice. There are times when one can content oneself by diagnosing the problem and there are other times when one has also to indicate a […]

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The Opportunity In Geneva For A Fresh Start

By Jehan Perera – The draft resolution on Sri Lanka that is currently before the UN Human Rights Council gives Sri Lanka the additional two years that the government sought to deliver on commitments made 18 months ago. The extended time frame to be granted to Sri Lanka reflects the confidence that the international community […]

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What Is Going Wrong In The Economic Policy? 

By Laksiri Fernando – “Neoliberalism is the defining political economic paradigm of our time – it refers to the policies and processes whereby a relative handful of private interests are permitted to control as much as possible of social life in order to maximise their personal profit.”  – Robert McChesney If we draw an overall […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa, A Dangerous Man?

By Uditha Devapriya – The problem with political nationalists is that they are qualitatively and temperamentally inferior to other nationalists. I neither subscribe to nor do I oppose elevating a nationalist campaign through the Parliament, but I am wary of career politicos who seem to use rhetoric to get power and then belittle those who […]

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On Dayan’s “Project Gotabaya”, Gunaratnam & Moral Hypocrisy

By Hafeel Farisz – “This is a debate about the future of Sri Lanka; our future; our fate. Which side are you on? Pick one”, Dr. Jayatilleka’s Facebook page screams right above his response to my critique. I agree. In his response he calls for non-digression, although such diversion is what his response is all […]

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Dr. Devanesan Nesiah, CCS: Things Work For The Good Of The Faithful

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – On 20 March, 2017 Dr. Devanesan Nesiah (DN) will be honoured by the President on the National Honours list. By tradition, he only knows he is on the list but not exactly for what award. Nonetheless, I think it is useful to say something about him, his attitudes, and […]

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US Interest Rate Hike: Sri Lanka Has No Alternative But To Follow The Suit

By W. A Wijewardena – US interest rate hike is linked to all other interest rates  The Federal Reserve Bank – the central bank of the United States of America – announced last week that its benchmark interest rate would be increased from 0.75% per annum to 1.0% per annum. The increase is, according to […]

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