AUSTRALIA’S constitution has plenty of unfortunate clauses: the one allowing states to bar particular races from voting is especially distasteful, even though none does. But until last month few would have pointed to Section 44 as the cause of a political furore. It states that members of the federal...
Politicians have different views, muffled by their personal agendas, and exploited for their personal gain. But, an elite organization such as the GMOA should be above this level of mediocre thinking. Unfortunately, despite your daily media justifications, current politicisation of the GMOA as an organisation is too obvious. This...
by N.S.Venkataraman ( August 15, 2017, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) In the last three years after Mr. Narendra Modi took charge as India’s Prime Minister, the mood and confidence level in India has certainly undergone sea change for the better. The discerning observers feel that he has brought vibrancy in...
by Rajan Philips ( August 13, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Ravi Karunanayake was defiantly proud of his decision to resign from his portfolio, asserting in in parliament that he was doing it for the sake of the government and good governance. No sooner, the Prime Minister was on his...
Turn island into a playground for global forces from RAW, CIA, Mossad, MI5, KGB and others. by Latheef Farook China needs Hambantota port to protect its  Indian Ocean sea route to ensure its growing trade with Africa and uninterrupted supply of oil. However, to Sri Lanka it is a national disaster...
 by Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. (U.S. Army, Ret.), Dr. David Leffler, Duncan Brown, Dr. Carla Brown and Arlene Schar Leffler  Abstract  The current perception of U.S. military leaders is that we live in a dangerous world, one filled with enemies that require the next level of disruptive technologies to...
“The challenge for every advocate of democracy and human rights lies in restoring a sense of inclusion, dignity and self-respect to the millions of people who are considered ‘useless’ today.” by Chris Stone ( August 1, 2017, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) The most significant contributions of great scholars are often made...
One of the pioneers and Elders of the torture rehabilitation movement, Professor Bent Sørensen MD, DMSc, passed away on 30 July 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following statement issued by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims ( IRCT) ( August 2, 2017, Copenhagen, Sri Lanka Guardian) Professor Sørensen, a world renowned...
I had asked many other tourists about Colombo and it seemed like nobody had anything nice to say about the capital of Sri Lanka. Everything we had heard was negative. People had told us that traffic was insane, that the city was noisy and polluted. We had also heard...
Attention tea-enthusiasts! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of commercial tea plants being introduced to Sri Lanka by James Taylor. Having planted Ceylon tea throughout the island's hill country, Sri Lanka is now one of the largest exporters in the world - quite the transformation considering prior to 1867 coffee was in fact the primary...
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