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The Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration is another novel concept of the Freedom Alliance government and the first Minister is Vasudeva Nanayakkara; one of the veteran and well known politicians in Sri Lanka. Establishing the new ministry, Minister Nanayakkara said that the Ministry will work to enhance the freedom of communities, communal harmony,
Full Article Sunday, 06 April 2014 00:00
Once again, it seems that Russia and the United States are finding it difficult to agree on how to deal with their respective ambitions. This clash of interests is highlighted by the Ukrainian crisis. The provocation in this particular instance, as the leaked recording of a US diplomat, Victoria Nuland, saying “F*ck the EU” suggests, came from Washington.
Full Article Sunday, 06 April 2014 00:00
“We are conducting our election campaign as collective effort and the United People’s Freedom Alliance is confident an easy victory at the election. We do not see a strong opponent and traditional UNPers have been forced by UNP itself to look for alternatives. I do not even worry about other parties as they are not matured enough to fight with…
Full Article Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:00
Southern Province is an important battleground in Sri Lankan politics. It consists of three districts, Galle, Matara and Hambatota and has a population of nearly 2.5 million. While Hambantota District is the smallest in population, it is a significant district in politics. It is the stronghold of President Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as the United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Sajith…
Full Article Sunday, 23 March 2014 00:00
The elections for the Western and Southern Provincial Councils will be held on March 29, 2014. This will be the sixth Provincial Council (PC) election in the Western Provincial Council (WPC). The largest PC in the country, WPC has 104 seats including the two bonus seats.
Full Article Sunday, 16 March 2014 00:00
The origins of democracy in its Athenian context always maintained and sustained the philosophical moorings of a proposition and an opposition perspectives and views. As the human mind and thought evolved, they managed to expand these notions and practicalities in structural forms within various governing bodies through history of ideas.
Full Article Sunday, 09 March 2014 00:00
“Who owns history? Not even the ones who made it.”Kumasi, Black August Organizing Committee Black History Month must be updated for the 21st century. February should be the month that we re-double our struggle against imperialism and white supremacy, and for reparations for slavery, the slave trade and colonialism.
Full Article Sunday, 09 March 2014 00:00
The United States and other members of the United Nations are being unduly harsh in seeking to support yet a third censure resolution against Sri Lanka charging that country with human rights violations. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, may have a prestigious record, but the question has to be raised as to her partiality regarding Sri Lanka.
Full Article Sunday, 02 March 2014 00:00
Though Republicans tied themselves in knots and exposed their party’s extensive internal rifts by offering four separate rebuttals to President Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday, a development that received less attention was the short response to the speech offered by recently-elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant.
Full Article Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:00
The fourth day of February is a mis-named or mis-interpreted day of independence.  When we got the independence which we commemorate we remained subjects of a lady called Elizabeth who lives somewhere in England.  It was on the 22nd day of May in the year 1972 that we truly recovered political independence.  Anyway, for reasons best known to day-designators, February…
Full Article Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:00
After all, the fishermen in both Sri Lankan and Indian custody have been swapped, 87 Indian fishermen and 19 vessels are in Sri Lankan custody, for violating the fishermen level agreements made in January. A total of 129 Sri Lankan fishermen and 34 fishing craft have been released. The total number of Indian fishermen set free by Sri Lankan authorities…
Full Article Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:00
Norway may be attempting to make up for its dwindling population by separating children of migrant families under false and ridiculous allegations and placing them in the care of foster parents. International Political Lobbyist and Strategist, Muheed Jeeran claims that 17,200 children have been under Childcare custody since 2006 and a great majority of them are from migrant families. Allegation
Full Article Sunday, 09 February 2014 00:00
‘Passive smoke’, ‘Secondhand smoke’,‘involuntary smoke’, are some of the terms used to describe the smoke generated by the burning end of tobacco products and the smoke puffed out by a smoker and inhaled by a non-smoker. Puffed out smoke contains many toxins and is a threat, especially where ventilation is poor. 
Full Article Sunday, 02 February 2014 00:00
There’s a lot of talk of Karl Marx in the air these days – from Rush Limbaugh accusing Pope Francis of promoting “pure Marxism” to a Washington Times writer claiming that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is an “unrepentant Marxist.” But few people actually understand Marx’s trenchant critique of capitalism. Most people are vaguely aware of the radical…
Full Article Sunday, 02 February 2014 00:00
Pre and post CHOGM is a unique period during which key international players starting from the UNHRC head Navi Pillay in September 2013, CHOGM leaders with particular ‘quick fix attitude’ of the British premier,  the sensational channel 4Macrae fiasco, the flamboyant Canadian MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan and the US ambassador for criminal Justice (a strange appointment though, to monitor whom?) Stephen…
Full Article Sunday, 19 January 2014 00:00
The members of the International War Crimes Tribunal, meeting in New York, have carefully considered the Initial Complaint of the Commission of Inquiry dated May 6, 1991 against President George H. W. Bush, Vice President J. Danforth Quayle, Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Commander of the Allied Forces in the Persian Gulf,
Full Article Sunday, 19 January 2014 00:00
Regardless of what sort of essay the teacher tells the class to write, this brat very quickly ties the assigned topic through some marginal link to the flea and then proceeds to blast out his spiel on that species and its importance to every single reason behind every single reason why Johnny and the planet he inhabits should or shouldn’t
Full Article Sunday, 25 August 2013 00:00
Some people say stupid things. Others with a measure of public prominence believe their position gives them the right to say incredibly stupid things and get away with it. Welcome to the Hall of Shame, peopled largely by a number of our nit-wit legislators. The fact that a bunch of them spew out such inconsequential idiocy should not be a…
Full Article Sunday, 25 August 2013 00:00
The Weliweria incident tells us several of our weaknesses. As an administrator, having adorned the Sri Lanka Administrative Service for eighteen long years, I can figure out that our administration is now weak at the village level and the incidents that happen frequently today could have been nipped in the bud if only we had a vibrant administrative set up…
Full Article Sunday, 25 August 2013 00:00
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene at a public function said that her behavior cannot be accepted and unbecoming of a teacher. Minister further had stressed that her transfer to Isipathana Vidyalaya remained valid and a departmental disciplinary inquiry would continue.“It was a fair transfer. It is the duty of the Education Ministry to transfer a teacher who had served for
Full Article Sunday, 18 August 2013 00:00

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