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‘JO’ Must Show The Way Out

There will be much desperate prognostications thundered across Galle Face Green from the stage of the so called Joint Opposition tomorrow about burying the UNP-SLFP government under the garbage of the Meetotamulla dump and their alleged misdemeanours in the past two years. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the ‘Joint Opposition’ (JO) leader, has pledged toppling this government in January [...]

Sri Lanka’s Constitutional Reform: New Wine In Old Wineskin?

by Annahl Anbini Hoole The current 1978 Constitution even after the 19th Amendment, has a powerful president, making degeneration into tyranny all the easier as seen by the last ruler Although Mr. Pathiraja called for transparency, he also disregarded the need for foreign judges saying “we don’t need outsiders to interfere with our matters” Unless [...]

SLFP Keen To Unite Members While Making Changes – Duminda Dissanayake

Pictures and text by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  In the event any SLFP member who fails to join the SLFP May Day rally and instead attends any other party rally, then the Central Working Committee will take a decision with regard to the matter If a party organiser is ineffective, then it is detrimental to the party as [...]

May Day Just Another Day?

by Ifham Nizam A majority of the political parties and trade unions said workers day or May Day which falls tomorrow, is just another day. It is seen as a day for promoting the propaganda of political parties rather than fighting for workers rights. The origin of May Day is indissolubly bound up with the [...]

RTI Request To Police Falls On Deaf Ears

by Nirmala Kannangara The Right to Information (RTI) Act doesn’t seems to be in operation with the Secretary Ministry of Law and Order, and in the offices of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) and Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as they have failed [...]

Geopolitical Reality Of India – 1986 And Today

Joint Opposition propaganda drums are beaten claiming that parts of the country are being sold out to foreigners The key to this revival of the fear of Indian imperialism and hegemony lies in the support that New Delhi gave to groups of Tamil terrorists China has been an all-weather friend and has not interfered in [...]

ICC Approves Revised Financial Model, New Constitution

The International Cricket Council (ICC) concluded five days of Board and Committee meetings in Dubai with a number of decisions passed, including a revised financial model. In addition, agreement on a new constitution to be put before the ICC Full Council was also reached. With a Board meeting, Chief Executives’ Committee, Development Committee, Audit Committee, [...]

CID ‘Looked After’ Suspects In Prageeth Case

These suspects ‘stayed’ at the CID for months as if they were staying at their own homes. The only comfort they did not have while being interrogated at the CID was to roam freely as they wished Meanwhile, CID has come under severe criticism by Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera for the arrest of the six [...]

Sri Lankans Join Call For Intl. Probe On Yameen’s Murder

by Easwaran Rutnam The activists also called on the Maldivian government to ensure the protection of bloggers, journalists and civil society activists Diplomatic missions based in Colombo, including the US and French embassies also condemned the killing The brutal killing of a Maldivian blogger recently has led to calls for an independent, international investigation, a [...]

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