Archive for January 10th, 2012

The Legacy of Hon Philip Gunawardena

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

By Garvin Karunaratne, former SLAS   It was a very sad day in 1959 when the phones buzzed with the news that our Leader Hon Philip Gunawardena had left the Cabinet.   We  officers were all lost. We all had high hopes of creating a revolution in agricultural production. All hopes were dashed. But gradually […]

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An Outsider’s View—14-A government of wealthy by wealthy for wealthy is ‘hypocrisy,’ not democracy in Lincoln sense

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

By Shelton A. Gunaratne Professor of mass communications emeritus, Minnesota State University Moorhead  Despite the impressive facade of grassroots democracy conveyed to the world at large by the system of caucuses and primaries in the United States, I see the operational dynamics of American representative democracy as a vitiation of how President Abraham Lincoln defined […]

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Remembering Hon. Philip Gunawardena

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

By Garvin Karunaratne, former SLAS,.  The year 1956 marks a watershed  in Sri Lankan politics. That was the year when the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, the coalition of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by Hon SWRD Bandaranayake and the Viplavakari Lanka Samasamaja Party of Hon. Philip Gunawardena scored a massive victory, ushering the day of […]

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