Credibility And Freedom Of Speech

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) have been crossing swords in recent times over many issues which have also resulted in the question of the right of free speech. Wickremesinghe points out that his government has received a mandate from the people to implement various pledges such as the creation [...]

Twists And Turns In Elephant Tale

Insufficient evidence to take legal action against Dhammaloka Thero under the Wildlife Ordinance by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Illegal sourcing of elephants from Sri Lankan forests and the illegal possession of such animals has been a hot topic in recent times. Possession of unregistered elephants is a punishable offence in Sri Lanka. Since January 2015, spontaneous raids [...]

JOC Got Tip Minutes Before Lasantha Was Killed

By Shalika Wimalasena The Joint Operations Command (JOC) received a tip-off an hour before the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge was killed, sources said. According to the sources, the tip-off had been received by a military official who was in charge of the Western Province.A former top official of the JOC had [...]

Discrimination Of Handicapped Persons

by Shalika Wimalasena This is a story about children. It had to be mentioned first since you should have a humane feeling when going through this story. It is only by mentioning our human nature that we can invoke such feelings inside others. This story would have less value for  people who are living a [...]

Sri Lanka’s Victims Demand And Deserve Credible Justice

by Nikhil Narayan The regime has changed, but the system remains the same; how can we expect justice from them?,” asked a Tamil nun who survived the brutal conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers in Vavuniya district in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Her sentiments echo a growing sense of skepticism shared [...]

Reforming A Shylockian Economy

By Wimalanath Weerarathne Sri Lanka’s economy is more or less a Shylockian economy. Shylock, probably the third most famous character (after Romeo and Juliet) in Shakespearean literature, is a much disliked Jewish moneylender of Venice and the principal antagonist of Shakespeare’s celebrated comedy – Merchant of Venice. With Antonio being unable to repay a loan [...]

The Country Is Practicing True Democracy – S. M. Marikkar

By Camelia Nathaniel UNP Colombo District MP S. M. Marikkar claims that while the government is on a positive drive to revive the country from the depths of ruin, there are still some elements who are attempting to bring down the government through their negative actions. He said that unlike in the past where the [...]

No Party Has A Mandate For A New Constitution – W.D.J Seneviratne

By Camelia Nathaniel Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations W.D.J Seneviratne says that the proposal for the appointment of the Constitutional Assembly was taken up for debate for a second day in Parliament on Wednesday, February 24.  He also stated that electoral reforms should be taken up first at the constitutional council meeting and [...]

The Winner

The battle for supremacy between My-three and Ma-hinder has even reached the social media platform. It was some time back that the media teams of both My-three and Ma-hinder engaged in a battle to record the highest number of Likes in their respective pages in the most famous book in cyber space. While Ma-hinder’s team [...]

Beware Of The Lion’s Den

By The Third Eye Lion Sight Treasury Ltd which is said to be a fund management company based in Sri Lanka, is alleged to have approached high net-worth individuals in Japan with the expectation of soliciting funds, offering them a guaranteed return of 20% after the second year of investment. Lion Sight Treasury, Lion Sight [...]

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