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Red Lights Start Blinking At Rajapaksa Govt

Pillay issues deadline and hints of international probe Warning signal for governing party at PC polls “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther [...]

Hurdles Lined Up For Rajapaksa Govt Following Polls

SAARC and Commonwealth monitors’ report to the international community Military under scrutiny in the North “Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the [...]

Rajapaksa Govt Begins To Feel The Heat

Top US diplomat for South Asia puts Sri Lanka on notice Sri Lanka slammed at UNHRC sessions in Geneva “It’s better to die for an idea that will live than to live for an idea that will die.”  – Steve Biko It is an age old adage that goes on to say that you reap what [...]

Rajapaksa Govt Gearing To Face War In The Intl Arena

Calls to probe allegations levelled by Pillay Internal dissention growing within the govt “It is important everyone realizes that, although the fighting is over, the suffering is not… Wounds will not heal and reconciliation will not happen, without respect for those who grieve, and remembrance for the tens of thousands of Tamils, Sinhalese, Muslims and [...]

Pillay’s Report: A Crucial Factor For Govt

Pillay receives reports from groups from every sector in the country Diplomatic community raises concern over Lanka with Pillay The response received by the head of the UN Human Rights Commission Navanethem (Navi) Pillay during her visit to Sri Lanka last week indicate the importance of the outcome of her tour to the country. As [...]

Pillay To Checkmate The Rajapaksa Juggernaut?

Opposition forms broad platform through SAMAGI Agreement Pillay’s report will decide the country’s fate “First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist; Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist; Then they came for the [...]

Rajapaksa Govt Concerned Over Growing Public Dissent

New alliance to sign MoU on the 22nd Public meeting and protest in Weliweriya on the 27th “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”  – Martin Luther King Jr. The Mahinda Rajapaksa government is yet to recover from the double whammy faced [...]

Govt’s Arrogance Places A Nation Under Threat

Parallels drawn between Mavil Aru 2006 and Weliweriya 2013 Force for Unity to take to the streets on Wednesday “In the aftermath of war, much is being said about ‘uniting’ the country. We are also keen that this country be united, and that all its peoples live in harmony. As President Obama often says ‘E pluribus [...]

MR Attempts To Checkmate The Nation Through PC Polls

Govt’s lack of progress under scrutiny Weliweriya incident a setback in Rajapaksas’ plan “…we cannot address terrorism of the weak against the powerful without also confronting the unmentionable but far more extreme terrorism of the powerful against the weak” – Noam Chomsky President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s latest tactic of trying to checkmate the public suffered a [...]

Rajapaksa Govt Trying To Win Battles While War Looms

Pillay’s impending visit pushes MR govt into action SLFP seniors displeased with Jayasekara’s defection – Wendell L. Willkie President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week was back at his usual game in the local political arena – that is to create instability within the opposition ranks. These antics the Rajapaksa administration believes would help sustain its power in [...]

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