Archive for August 27th, 2015

Good Governance Starts Only If Transparency Is Established–

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Dr. Chandana Jayalath A high priority has been given to ensure that development efforts across all sectors are evenly balanced and distributed to all cross sectors of the society. In order to meet the overall national development and enhance the quality of life of its citizens, it is imperative to ensure speed, transparency and integrity […]

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Ranil’s Lichchavi administration in disarray, Cabinet swearing-in further delayed?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Hot News The Lichchavi administration which Ranil Wickremasinghe proposed when he addressed the media for a special statement at the Temple Trees recently, gone into a terrible disarray due infighting between SLFP and UNP over the allocation of Ministries.  SLFP acting General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake today  (27/08/2005) said the swearing-in of the Cabinet would not […]

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THE REJECT SHOPS BRAIN DRAIN AND THE NATIONAL LISTS

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

By M.L.Wickramasinghe The current arguments that are doing the rounds in high society in Colombo and among simple folks in rural villages as well as in the mass media on the propriety of nominating losing candidates into the National List reminded me of the Reject Shops in England. According to the Cambridge Dictionary- a Reject […]

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Court lifts travel ban on Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana The Galle Magistrate on Thursday (27) lifted the foreign travel ban imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa over allegations he used a commercial floating armoury. Police this year seized more than 3,000 weapons in 20 containers from the armoury, run by private security firm Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd and docked […]

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Don’t worry about NL MPs: Ranjan

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Courtesy The Daily Mirror People should not take the appointment of defeated MPs to Parliament through the National List seriously as many of them were slated to end up in prisons before long, United National Party (UNP) MP elect Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday. Mr. Ramanayake told the Daily Mirror that people should not care much […]

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No MP elected from one party should be allowed to join another.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Dr Sudath Gunasekara 25.8.2015. No MP elected from one party should be allowed to join another after an election. Because it is unethical, immoral, undemocratic and uncivilized to do so. It not only betrays both the voters and the Party that sponsored him and  who voted him on some policy, conviction or faith but also […]

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Violation of people’s franchise

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy Island August 26, 2015, 7:27 pm Since none of the political parties that contested the recently concluded Parliamentary Elections of August 17th received a sufficient majority of votes to form a government, attempts are being made by the UNP and the SLFP to form a National Government. Since such attempts need to conform […]

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Of that shotgun marriage

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Island Editorial Courtesy Island August 26, 2015, 8:03 pm The proposed national government project is likely to get off to a delayed start. The MoU signed by the UNP and the SLFP the other day to pave the way for their coming together has some loose ends to tie up and the issue of sharing ministerial […]

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Kartel: an evolving mixed Muslim heritage in Slave Island-A story of saints, slaves, moneylenders and mercenaries at the heart of Colombo.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

By: Ramla Wahab-Salman Branching from a walking tour of Slave Island conducted at Colomboscope 2015, the following article is a collection of ideas and stories shared over the festival backed by a personal interest and research in mosque spaces in the South West of Sri Lanka. Once an island within a port city, the Slave […]

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Sri Lanka: A Lesson for U.S. Strategy

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

By Kadira Pethiyagoda Courtesy The Diplomat Sri Lanka provides a glimpse of small power-great power relations in a future multipolar world order. http://thediplomat.com/2015/08/sri-lanka-a-lesson-for-u-s-strategy/ For much of the period since its independence, Sri Lanka attracted scant regard throughout the West. At the culmination of its civil war, some attention did begin to be paid to human rights […]

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