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“This Speaks A Lot About You” An Open Letter To H.E. The President

At the same time it is pointless and unrealistic to deny that the Tamil people have grievances. (emphasis added) The articulation of grievances by the Tamil people continues to remain at the centre of the Sinhala – Tamil relationship and need to be recognized and addressed directly and fairly as the first step in the [...]

How Much More To Discuss And What For ?

At least 25 years of social debate on PCs and power devolution 25 years of PC rule, the people are familiar with 128 meetings held by the APRC to discuss a “home grown” solution Two comprehensive reports by the Expert Panel appointed by President Rajapaksa to support APRC deliberations Over eight meetings between the GoSL [...]

Now, It Is Very Clear Sir !

The Rajapaksa government seems to be extremely careful, with issues they don’t have adequate answers for. They’ve withdrawn 03 Bills that were designed with much importance, since May last year, despite their two thirds majority. How will the Rajapaksas react ? The answer again is a dead horse, the horse they claimed to have killed [...]

When The Actual Crisis Blows…

Had anyone argued in early 2011 that Libyan “Brother Leader” Muammar Gaddafi would soon be forced out of power, they would have been labeled dreamers at best, insane at worst. But that is exactly what happened. In mid-February,…” said the host in Al Jazeera’s novel programme “The Cafe” aired on Friday,  December 30, 2011, introducing [...]

It Is Not Just This Regime But The Opposition Too In 2012 …

By Kusal Perera “Sometimes, all you have is nonsense to deal with and your anger, with which to do so”. – Anonymous “Happy New Year” said everyone to everyone else, after the year had faded off with bursting fire crackers last night. If all wishes made in good faith for a better New Year in [...]

Tamils, Indians, The LLRC Report And Rajapaksa Politics

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) Report presented in parliament on  December 16, after it was handed over to President Rajapaksa on  December 20, has left a divided international community and a divided local political response, which is nothing unusual, but the larger part is formed by the silent lot, that was expected to [...]

Your “Privacy” Is At Stake !

The right to privacy is our right to keep a domain around us, which includes all those things that are part of us, such as our body, home, thoughts, feelings, secrets and identity. The right to privacy gives us the ability to choose which parts in this domain can be accessed by others, and to [...]

Left, Right And Centre Crisis Without Alternatives

The latest cold and damp cross over to the government, ends up only with a “Monitoring” desk. But feels quite sane in telling the people its a personal sacrifice for the future of all school going children who need a good education. Gossip is nasty though that says the Inland Revenue Department wouldn’t compromise on [...]

With Much Gratitude To Dr. Pbj For A Better Job Than JVP

A few days ago,  “YouTube” had a two and a half minute video clip that spoke volumes about the present mood of the wage earners and their strength, when galvanised. Police sources had told the media, there were well over 25,000 and may have even been 30,000 workers from the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ), [...]

Living In A Solid Waste Dump Called “Lanka”

The university teachers’ salary issue was reduced to a “Kaalakanni” (miserable, stupid) issue by the Minister of Higher Education, when he claimed in an interview aired by a popular TV station that university teachers who want a salary increase are only turning out “Kaalakannies” out of the cream of the Advance Level students who enter [...]

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