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War Heroes And Bhikkus Are NOT Above The Law

A Buddhist monk, who was observing proceedings of a case last week at the Homagama Magistrate’s court, in a spontaneous outburst not only challenged the decisions made by the magistrate but also shouted out condemning the law of the land and said it will not be tolerated. Reports quoted Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero saying: “Cruel [...]

Patriotism Vs Racism

From Hitler’s Swastika To Sinhale’s Distorted Lion Flag by Wimalanath Weeraratne Someone said that patriotism in Sri Lanka is sacrificing one’s neighbour to salvage your motherland! Sri Lanka has seen the ugly head of racism and Sinhalese chauvinism trying to make a comeback during the recent past. One would ask whether Sri Lanka would head [...]

AG Blocks Legal Action Against Army Chief In Eknaligoda Case

By Shalika Wimalasena The Attorney General’s office has instructed the CID to refrain from taking legal action against the Army Commander Lieutenant General A. W. J. C. De Silva on allegations of failing to assist in the investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The CID had recently sought the advice of the AG [...]

Is There True Independence?

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Today, we are looking at the independence of human beings in society. At present when we walk along roads, abandoned helpless and weary elders is not uncommon. However, these elderly people, who have become homeless and have been compelled to beg for their meals out on the streets, are like our own [...]

Zeid To Seek Clarity On Role Of Foreign Judges

By Easwaran Rutnam To have or not to have foreign judges? That seems to be the question these days. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is expected to seek an answer to that question when he visits Sri Lanka this week. Zeid is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka [...]

Game Set For MR To Bat On RW’s Pitch

Gota proposed Leader of new political party, Basil to become national organizer of new party? CBK holds urgent discussion with Maithri about SLFP MR’s Libyan money to be exposed soon Objections against SF’s move to enter parliament The current political scenario in the country, albeit being chaotic to say the least, is in fact a [...]


The office of the once powerful official who defends Paradise Isle is no longer what it used to be. During the period of the former Kingdom, the one defended Paradise Isle with secretarial work wielded much power and found abode at an extensive official residence down Stanmore Way. However, those who had succeeded the former [...]

Government Has An Obligation To Protect Buddhism Gayantha Karunathilaka

by Camelia Nathaniel Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said that the government will ensure that the process of drafting a new constitution will be done in a transparent manner and will not deprive any community or religion in any way. In an interview with The Sunday Leader he said that there [...]

Integrating Students To Help Reconciliation

by Easwaran Rutnam As efforts are taken at various levels to bridge the differences between the communities in the country, one proposal which has now been made is to build mutual understanding among students. Former President Chandrika Banadaranaike Kumaratunga has proposed integrating students from different backgrounds in each school in the country. She has proposed [...]

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