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“A man who loves his country”

In August 2008, after spending a week in Colombo, I stuck my neck out to suggest in a long article for the Straits Times that Sri Lanka’s long drawn civil war may finally be heading for a close.
At the time some thought I was too optimistic. The Tigers were considered invincible.

But the Tamil Tiger “headquarters” of Killinochchi fell in late December and suddenly the world sat up and took notice of an entirely new scenario developing on the island.
In May last year, I was in Colombo again when Sri Lankan troops fished out Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran’s body from a lagoon.  Full Story

 

Milinda Moragoda

Election is not a tamasha

“I present some ideas, the voter decides”

By Tharindu Prematillake
The Colombo District will be one of the most hotly contested districts in the upcoming election. The competitiveness within the district has made candidates from both the government and the opposition put up posters and cut-outs around the city, while disregarding countless objections from the Elections Commissioner.
However, amidst all the chaos spreading across the city walls, one face that is missing in the action is that of the Minister of Justice & Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda.
The Nation caught up with Moragoda to find out how he is preparing for the election.  Full Story

 

The opposition has already conceded defeat - GL

They only talk about preventing two thirds majority

By Tharindu Prematillake
The Minister of Export Development and International Trade, Professor G. L. Peiris has been a seasoned politician for several decades. In addition, he is an authority on constitutional affairs, the legal system, and international relations.
The Nation sought Professor Peiris’ views on several hot button topics ranging from, regaining GSP+, actions of UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon, General Fonseka’s court martial and the general election.  Full Story