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Fake Prophets And Prophesies

by Gamini Weerakoon

These prophesies are not being made for demonstration of their visionary insight or their godlike propensities – like prophets of yore did. The main objective of today’s fakes is to climb the political ladder A political prophet ruling the media roost keeps predicting almost daily that the best thing that could ever happen to this [...]

Trump Takes Time, It’s Not UNHRC Is Giving Sri Lanka More Time

Minister of Defence and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, General Chang Wanquan with President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo and Donald Trump

by N. Sathiya Moorthy Sampanthan needs to be congratulated and thanked for drawing the Tamils away over that distinction in the post-war, post-LTTE era, and thus proving a point It’s becoming increasingly clear that the entire UNHRC process, or the UNHRC-like institutions are the America-led West’s own way to take issues away from the UN [...]

BORNEO 7s: A Lesson To Learn From The Women


TO compliment the Sri Lankan women’s historic Cup success at the Borneo Rugby Sevens last week, it would’ve been nice had our men too something to show from Borneo. As it transpired however, Danushka Ranjan’s men came back empty handed – banished from the top-tier Cup event at the quarterfinal stage, Sri Lanka conceded the [...]

People Mourn Victims Of London Terror Attack


A police officer stands guard at Scotland Yard, headquarters of London’s Metropolitan Police in London, Britain, on March 23, 2017.     - (Xinhua/Han Yan)     Experts On Terrorism Stress Need for ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ After London Attack LONDON, March 23 (Xinhua) — The re-opening of London’s famous Westminster Bridge less than 24 hours after Britain’s bad [...]

No Rajapaksa Visions For The Future?

by Gamini Weerakoon

Mahinda Rajapaksa should meditate on how the hostility of the powerful Western nations that mattered most to Sri Lanka at Geneva changed almost overnight with a change of regime Never mind the blotched up not so glorious past. What promise do the Rajapaksas and their cohorts hold for the future? While most political parties and [...]

Thirteen-A Is Still A Good Start…

R. Sampanthan

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  The fact remains, the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, facilitated by the larger Indian neighbour, is a good document to begin with It would be a good idea to use 13-A as a base document for taking up fresh negotiations, within and outside Parliament, which is also functioning as the Constituent [...]

Hindutva Takes Modi To Victory


While the RSS purports to be an organisation for uniting Hindus and promoting Hindu culture it is also considered a paramilitary organisation The young cadet continued to climb the rungs of the RSS and was recommended to the BJP by the RSS, became the Chief Minister Of Gujarat, led the BJP to an unprecedented victory [...]

Sevens vs 15s: SLRFU Make First Move To Separate The Players


SIGNING up New Zealander Peter Woods as National Sevens coach for a two-year period and SLRFU’s request to selectors to name a “permanent’’ national Sevens squad suggests that the first move towards segregating specialist Sevens players from the Fifteens lot might have been made. Said Michael Jayasekera, chief of selectors: “Yes, I can confirm that [...]

A School Of Smart Patriotism Or Smart Scoundrels?

by Gamini Weerakoon

Despite the many faults of Yahapalanaya – Sri Lanka’s diplomacy has risen from the depths of being categorised as a ‘pariah nation’ The professor was once sacked from the post of the Ambassador to the UNHRC by his boss, without reasons being given Given the abundance of scoundrels today there would be a rush towards [...]

Talking Ethnic Reconciliation With Tongues Still Tied To The Past

Maithripala Sirisena, Ranil Wickremesinghe and R. Sampanthan

by N. Sathiya Moorthy The problem is that the West does not have the courage to accept that were wrong on and in Sri Lanka If anything, now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of Sri Lanka The more they all think of any possible return of Mahinda R [...]

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