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TNA And Its Role

by Ifham Nizam The Tamil National Alliance (TNAs) is seen as the voice of the Tamils, particularly in the North and East. However despite election pledges for the betterment of the Tamil community, some feel they have not done enough for the betterment of the Tamil community. The Sunday Leader spoke to a cross section [...]

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 [...]

Commissions And More Commissions: Will They Work?

by Ifham Nizam The former government was known to appoint commissions but nothing really came out. Now the current government has also begun to appoint commissions. However, the people are of the view that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe led coalition is doing its utmost to bring justice to those affected and [...]

Mixed Signals Over NFF Debacle

by Ifham Nizam Most of the parliamentarians representing both major parties, the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the United National Party (UNP) declined to comment either about the plight of the National Freedom Front parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa or of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya decision’s to reject Weerawansa’s proposal. Earlier this week, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya rejected [...]

Sri Lanka’s Future With A ‘Karuna’ In Politics

by Ifham Nizam Some politicians and intellectuals praise Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman for his latest move in forming a new political party, the Tamil United Independent Front -Thamilar Aikkiya Suthanthira Munnani. According to Karuna Amman, the purpose of forming a new party is to provide livelihood opportunities to former LTTE cadres and to assist [...]

Keeping A Close Eye On Trump

  by Ashanthi Warunasuirya The President of the United States Donald Trump has taken some decisions since assuming office which has seen some Asian countries looking to keep a distance from the powerful Nation. Thousands have been protesting in the US against Trump and what is seen as a move to curb the human rights [...]

Are We Celebrating True Independence?

by Ifham Nizam Sri Lanka celebrated its 69th Independence Day yesterday. A majority of the public, while praising the good governance regime, believe alot needs to be done especially in the Northern, Eastern and Southern part of the country for the public to enjoy the fruits of independence. A section of the Tamil community feel [...]

Protecting The Law…. Or Are They?

by Ifham Nizam It is of utmost importance that the Police act independently without taking orders from politicians The worst part is some police officials openly support anti social elements Law and enforcement was part and parcel of the killings and other allegations during the previous regime The Sri Lanka Police has been accused of [...]

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 [...]

Will ‘Good Governance’ Deliver In 2017?

by Ifham Nizam The public are of the opinion that the government must strongly focus on the ‘good governance policy’ in 2017. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, civil society members noted that road safety, and escalating food prices are also some of the areas the government should strongly look at. They also pointed out that there is [...]

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