Archive for February 16th, 2018

Sri Lanka Gender Quotas for WOMEN: Reality & Practicality

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Not everyone can or wants to enter politics. Not everyone can or wants to be a politician. There have been plenty of women in politics some making a global name for themselves like Sirimavo Bandaranaike and they did so without a women’s quota even existing nor expecting any special privileges because they were women. In […]

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Flashbcks from run up to February 10th Election – Part II

Friday, February 16th, 2018

By : A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The Sri Lanka Freedom Party which is fielding its own candidates in the North, played a Tamil Eelam song to draw a bigger crowd for a ceremony held in a hotel to release its manifesto. The song referred to the military occupation of lands belonging to the Tamils and the […]

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මගේ සරසවි

Friday, February 16th, 2018

වෛද්‍ය රුවන් එම් ජයතුංග  මා වෛද්‍ය අධ්‍යාපනය ලබන්නේ සෝවියට් දේශයේ උසස් අධ්‍යාපනික ආයතනයකය​. ඉන් පසුව එක්සත් ජනපදයේ හා කැනඩාවේ  විශ්ව විද්‍යාල වල මම මනෝ විද්‍යාව හැදෑරුවෙමි . මේ හැර මම එක්සත් රාජධානියේ බාන්ස්ලි විද්‍යාලයේ ළමා මනෝ විද්‍යාව හදාරා තිබේ. දේශීය ආයතන අතරින් මම කොලඹ වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාලයේ ඔකියුපේෂනල් මෙඩිසින්  පාඨමාලාව හදාරා සහතික ලැබුවෙමි. වර්තමානයේ මම ඔස්ට්‍රියානු විශ්ව […]

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After SLFP and UPFA refusing to support unity government , Ranil’s  Government  on the verge of collapsing.

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Sri Lanka News With his party and alliance, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA), refusing to accept United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister in a coalition government, Ranil’s  Government  is on the verge of collapsing now. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had intended to address editors […]

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The Maithri Sword of Damocles

Friday, February 16th, 2018

By Lucien Rajakarunanayake Courtesy The Island February 16, 2018, 10:06 pm While satirical drawings are the stuff of the Pohottuva success in the recent polls and cartoonists are having a great time laughingly depicting the reality of politics and politicos, one cartoon that stood out this week was in a Sinhala publication that showed President Sirisena […]

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Dauris, Thank You

Friday, February 16th, 2018

A. Patabendige Colombo 05 Courtesy The Island February 16, 2018, 10:04 pm “….Ranil Wickremesinghe showed his inherent hatred towards the Sinhalese and especially Sinhalese Buddhists’. (‘Page 16- Charge of the Lion Brigade’- Patali Champika Ranawaka 2009) Dauris, the British High Commissioner, led the charge of the lost empire on the miniscule SL Foreign Ministry to protest […]

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Yahapalana blitzkrieg?

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Editorial Courtesy The Island We thought coercion was antithetical to good governance or yahapalanaya. But, a prominent advocate of good governance has called upon the government not to baulk at anything in its efforts to overcome challenges to its rule. He has demanded that even measures that may not be in conformity with democratic norms be […]

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Prez tells JO he will consult AG on removing PM

Friday, February 16th, 2018

By Anura Balasuriya Courtesy The Island President Maithripala Sirisena told Joint Opposition (JO) MPs yesterday that he would consult the Attorney General and legal experts on the possibility of removing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as regards the provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The President said so when he met the JO parliament group members […]

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රනිල් පන්නන්න ජනපති ඉල්ලූ නීති උපදෙස් ලැබේ.. රනිල්ගේ අගමැති ධුරය අහෝසියි..

Friday, February 16th, 2018

එක්සත් ජාතික පක්‍ෂය හා ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්‍ෂය අතර ජාතික ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවීමට වසර දෙකක කාලයක් සදහා අත්සන් කරන ලද අවබෝධනා ගිවිසුම කල් ඉකුත් වී අහෝසි වීමත් සමග රනිල් වික‍්‍රමසිංහ මහතාගේ අගමැති ධුරය මෙන්ම කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයට බලශුන්‍ය බල රහිත වන බව නීතීවේදීහු පෙන්වා දෙති. පසුගිය දෙසැම්බර් මාසයෙන් ජාතික ආණ්ඩු ගිවිසුම කල් ඉකුත් වූ නිසා එතැන් සිට […]

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Tsunami alert

Friday, February 16th, 2018

By Kusal Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Local Government elections concluded a week ago may perhaps remain the only one in our history that created a major crisis in the Central Government. In fact as I wrote in my last Friday column that the fate of Sri Lanka has already been decided by other factors […]

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