Sri Lanka we all know will not be alone in tackling injustice and the demands of its common citizens. Everything does take time to make an effective impact on the perceptions of the “samaniya janathawa” by Victor Cherubim ( December 10, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) A person who dreams big...
Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal. One who is inheriting a country laid almost as bare as the country Mandela inherited in 1994. by David Everatt ( February 16, 2018, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) Matamela...
Exclusive The cost of a ship intended to be bought from Russia > three ships in an open market by Nilantha Ilangamuwa ( September 3, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) A rancid and whiffy deal after deal; nothing small but all of them are multi million worth commission which are directly filling...
The idea of human rights has been around for millennia. The Declaration broke new ground by proclaiming a set of ‘universal human rights’, rights which all of us are entitled to as human beings. by Nelum Deepika Udagama ( December 10, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) “All human beings are born...
With sound policymaking, effective leadership, and enough foresight, however can meet and defeat the challenges as well as the many more to come in the New Year 2018. by Anwar A. Khan ( December 31, 2017, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) If we are human beings, we probably use the beginning of...
The question is, will a speech or expression made referring to the inaction of the Police in arresting perpetrators of crimes be a violation of this restriction?  Surely not.  Read previous parts of the series: Part One and Part Two  by Mass L. Usuf  Recommendations (1) Classification of emergency situations for stratified proclamation. (...
This is not an overtly anti-imperialist history.  Nor is it the opposite of one.  It is a comprehensive look at the methods used by the Hanoi government to keep forging ahead in its goal of reunifying Vietnam.  by Ron Jacobs ( January 14, 2018, Vermont, Sri Lanka Guardian)  Fifty years ago...
US troops have now stepped into the boots of ‘La Legion.’  Almost unnoticed, US Special Forces – our version of the Legion – have been slipping into Africa, the newest and most exciting market for the Pentagon. by Eric S. Margolis   `Take up the white man’s burden’ ~  Rudyard Kipling, poet laureate...
There is no question that the president, whatever the legal position, is morally bound to serve for five years and no longer. If the judges rule that his term is six years, there is nothing to stop him from vacating office at the conclusion of the fifth year and...
  Although we left Kandalama at 8.30 am it still took us till 4pm to get to the Mount Lavinia Hotel in Colombo. The distances do not look huge on the map but roadworks, traffic and the usual dogs,cows, buses etc make the journey longer. Our driver has been fantastic...
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