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Good Governance Also Means Effective Governance

The writ of any government – good or bad – has to be effectively carried out. If these writs issued in the name of our sovereign power – the people – are not implemented, governing a country will not be possible. In this country today we have had a Good Governance government – a Yahapalanaya [...]

Finance Ministry Cracks The Whip

The Finance Ministry has launched a full scale investigation into an Extraordinary Gazette Notification authorizing the issuing of treasury bonds in the past. The Finance Ministry said last night that the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake is in receipt of Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 1895/19 dated 01 January 2015 issued by Mahinda Rajapaksaa, who was [...]

NGOs Put Pressure But Lanka Likely To Win UNHRC Support

by  Easwaran Rutnam  NPC submits written statement calling for international mechanism  Mangala to brief UNHRC chief Several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) including some leading human rights groups have called for tough action on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) but Sri Lanka is expected to win wide support at the 34th session of [...]

Attempt To Topple Govt. This Year – Vasudeva Nanayakkara

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Joint Opposition will face the next election under a new policy, Joint Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. Discussions are being held these days to draft a proper policy framework for the Joint Opposition, said Nanayakkara and added that attempts are being made to topple the government this year. Following are excerpts [...]

SLFP Invites Rebels For Key Meeting

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has invited SLFP rebels for a key meeting on March 2 but the rebels are to issue an ultimatum to attend the meeting, sources told The Sunday Leader. Sources said that the SLFP will look to unite the party ahead of the next election and prevent the party from a [...]

UNHRC Urged To Push For Timetable

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been urged to push Sri Lanka for a timetable for implementing the recommendations in resolution 30/1 when a new resolution is submitted at the 34th session which begins in Geneva next week. In a letter to the Permanent Missions in Geneva, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sought support [...]

Buddhism Is Not For Banning

Many other schools have their own Big Matches which are played with the gusto and rivalry peculiar to their own traditions Misguided youth could be corrected by persuasive teaching of monks than through banning matches History will tell you how most private profitable ventures, which made up the backbone of the economy, were nationalised and [...]

Separating Fact From Fiction

by Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa criticises the appointment of R. Kannan as a High Court judge The TNA is not at all pleased with the appointment of Kannan The appointment of Mohan Peiris as the Chief Justice was highly irregular Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa issued a press release earlier last week criticising [...]

Devolution With De-merger?

by N. Sathiya Moorthy De-merger of the merged North-East Province, too, has come and gone, after the Supreme Court ruled thus in 2006 The Tamils, be it the TULF, the LTTE or the TNA, now, has not bothered about the Muslims, especially of the East, who are also Tamil-speaking If a referendum has to take [...]

Thurstan’s Bold Victory Bid Thwarted By Bad Light

54th Battle of the Brothers The 2017 ‘Big Match’ season began today at SSC grounds with the 54th edition of the Thurstan-Isipathana cricket encounter taking place for the Blackham Wijewardena Memorial Trophy. At stumps on day one, Isipathana College were 78 for 3 in reply to Thurstan College’s first innings score of 228. Isipathana won [...]

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