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. (...
Tourism, to be sustainable and be a tool for development, should not only flourish in the present but also contribute to the welfare of the future of the planet.  by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne So called sustainable development…is meaningless drivel ~ James Lovelock ( November 3, 2017, Montreal, Sri Lanka Guardian) Over the years there...
Public security is a mechanism devised to protect the nation and its people at a time of emergency.  It can be a threat to the life of the nation by external aggression or internal disturbance or even a natural disaster. – Part I  by Mass L. Usuf ( October 29, 2017, Colombo,...
 Generally, devolution of power from the center to the periphery, in simple terms, takes place to facilitate the implementation of the national policies of a government and the administration of its affairs in the far regions and rural areas. by Mass L. Usuf ( October 25, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)...
Given this backdrop of the use of constitutional amendments to illegally prolong power, it is clear that if a new constitution is passed in 2017, the government could claim another five years by Chandre Dharmawardana ( October 23, 2017, Ontario, Sri Lanka Guardian) When a pot of water heats up, small...
Suu Kyi herself had said that the issue has to be handled more delicately, lately as it has received extra attention from the international community. It is more difficult to resolve any problem when all are watching it. This is true! by Dr. S. Chandrasekahran ( October 22, 2017, New Delhi,...
All academics and analysts have agreed that the formation of the SLFP in 1951 was a significant landmark in the democratic development in the country as it supplied an alternative to the UNP. It contributed to the evolution of a two-main-party system. by Laksiri Fernando ( October 18, 2017, Sydney, Sri...
What is this ‘invisible’ and ‘utterly invisible’ violence that is inflicted on us mercilessly, and has a profoundly damaging impact, from the day we are born? by Robert J. Burrowes ( October 11, 2017, Victoria, Sri Lanka Guardian) In Las Vegas on 1 October 2017, it appears that one man (although...
It was certainly an attack, and there were definitely explosions, but they were in cyberspace. Desensitized by Hollywood violence, we are not paying attention to the attack on our minds. by Dr. Mike Sosteric ( October 7, 2017, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) My introduction to advanced communication technology (i.e. the Internet...
The village of San Juan Chamula is set in the mountains of Chiapas in Southern Mexico. Living here are the Tzotzil Maya people - a fiercely independent and self-ruling community. The village may only be based six miles from the popular San Cristobal de las Casas but their culture,...
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