The Sunday Leader

Finding The Truth The CTF Way

Amnesty International dismayed by the government’s casual disregard of the CTF. The CTF published a detailed more than 700 page report The CTF report is a landmark undertaking  As long as the Sri Lankan government ignores the findings of a taskforce, which examines crimes under international law and human rights violations and abuses during the [...]

Retaining The Executive Presidency

by Roshani Nathaniel General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Minister Duminda Dissanayake, during a meeting of SLFP ministers recently proposed that the existing provisions in the Constitution with regard to the presidency be retained. However, the Good Governance regime succeeded in defeating the previous regime primarily on the promise of bringing corrupt [...]

How Lanka Stalled Hillary Clinton And Made Donald Trump Win

The latest message from my Colombo station says he is an American citizen The total number of Sri Lankans in America doesn’t number beyond a two thousand or so That is not the end of the story in this island of intrigue. Now New Delhi is developing apoplexy over the port Hambantota On the Instructions [...]

Playing ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ On War Crime Probe – But To What End?

by N. Sathiya Moorthy President Sirisena is very clear on this matter and has more than once said there will be no foreign judges in the local judicial mechanism Sri Lanka’s Constitution or the Criminal Procedure Code do not provide for the establishment of a judicial mechanism with foreign judges Manouri Muttetuwegama, veteran attorney-at-law, endorsed [...]

The Better President: Saint Obama Or Sinner Trump?

Obama was undoubtedly the most outstanding political orator in America Obama bows out as a loser Donald Trump, has been categorised as an undisputed sinner The soaring rhetoric of Barack Obama in his farewell speech in Chicago on Tuesday lifted the spirit of humanity and democratic values of those who watched it as much as he did [...]

Kandy Poised To Hit The Top Today

IT speaks much for Kandy SC’s resolve that they’re in a position to wrest the League leadership today, when they take on Navy at Nitawella. Conceding two of the seven first-round games, no.3 Kandy SC ought to have been at least five points in deficit of leaders Havelock SC and no.2 Navy, both with one [...]

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Volkswagen!

The Catholic Church had initially objected to the construction of the tree saying it was a waste of money which could have been put to better use Weerawansa however said that Ports Authority staff were involved in the construction work and were getting paid from the Ports Authority However in just a matter of a [...]

Rajapaksa’s ‘Topple-Threat’ Unnerves PM Ranil?

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  In Sri Lanka, however, floor-crossing midway through the life of a Parliament is a practice – good, bad or ugly Politicians in this country have never ever talked about an ‘anti-defection law’ Close to two years in office, the Maithri-Ranil duo has done little to discredit the Rajapaksa regime – other [...]

Lanka And The Political Karmic Cycle

Soon Ranil may  be playing pandu with the Chineseat the Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium There are so many American family members of the Maha Raja Plans to give Trinco, Palaly and Mannar to the Yanks while the Chinese have the South   Rajapaksa the China lover is against the Chinese coming to Hambantota and Ranil, the one time China baiter, [...]

Hebron Killing Provides Vision To View Lanka’s Issues

by Gamini Weerakoon Sri Lanka is no exception being accused of ‘war crimes’ The arrest and trial of the Sergeant had deeply divided Israelis This tragic and horrible incident is relevant to countries like Sri Lanka The shooting of a 21-year-old Palestinian, who lay injured on the ground in Hebron in Occupied Palestine, by a [...]

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