Archive for January 26th, 2019

JAFFNA UNDER FOREIGN RULE

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Jaffna was a part of the Sinhala kingdom up to the 12th century .  Around    1247 or so, a Malay (Javaka) ruler, called Chandrabanu from the Buddhist kingdom of Ligor (now Nakon Sri Thammarat in Thailand)  invaded the Dambadeniya kingdom. He was defeated by Parakrama Bahu II (1236-70). There is reason to believe […]

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NEOLIBERALISM VERSUS SOVEREIGNTY: THE CASE OF SRI LANKA Part 1

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Tamara Kunanayakam Economist and International Relations Expert, Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva, Former Senior International Civil Servant at the United Nations, and Ex-Chairperson/Rapporteur of  Intergovernmental Working Group on the Right to Development INTRODUCTION A fundamental principle of international law, incorporated in a wide range of international and regional instruments, is permanent sovereignty […]

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New Constitution should convert Provincial Councils to Multi-District Councils within a Centre strong Unitary Set-Up

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Mahinda Gunasekera Federal vs Unitary: Broadly speaking, most are fully in favour of retaining a Unitary Structure of governance as opposed to a Federal, Quasi-Federal based on the Indian model, or other multi-level structure where powers need to be devolved to the semi-autonomous units that are to be set-up for various regions within the tiny […]

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UNSAFE IN EXILE

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

ALI SUKHANVER The Washington Post recently published an article titled, ‘I am a journalist who fled Pakistan, but I no longer feel safe in exile’ written by Mr. Taha Siddiqui, a journalist from Pakistan. Mr. Siddiqui claims that last year in January he survived an abduction and possible assassination attempt by armed men when he was […]

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Is SL going the way of Greece as MR predicted?

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

by C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island That Sri Lanka was unable to persuade the international credit markets to roll over the USD one billion sovereign bond that matured earlier this month was an ominous sign that no one should ignore. The last resort of the government was to order the three largest state owned banks […]

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Boycott UK Defense Advisor

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

by Rajeewa Jayaweera Courtesy The Island According to a recent media report, UK government (GoUK) has recently appointed a Resident Defense Advisor in Sri Lanka after an absence of ten years. The story was accompanied by a photograph of the newly appointed Colonel David Ashman with Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne taken during a […]

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විජේවීර ඝාතනයෙන් පස්සෙ පළමු දේශපාලන සාකච්ඡාවට සෝමවංශ නාවෙ ඇයි?

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

 ධර්මන් වික්‍රමරත්න උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ (ජවිපෙ) නායක රෝහණ විජේවීර 1989 නොවැම්බර් 12 උලපනේදී ආරක්ෂක හමුදා අත්අඩංගුවට පත්ව පසුදින අලුයම කොළඹදී ඝාතනයට පත්විය. විජේවීර අත්අඩංගුවට පත්වන විටද ජවිපෙ අභියෝග ගණනාවකට මුහුණ දී තිබිණි. උතුරේ බෙදුම්වාදී කැරලිකරුවන්ට පවා ඉතිහාසයේ කිසිම දිනක නොතිබුණු මර්දනයක් ආරක්ෂක අංශ විසින් ජවිපෙ කැරලිකරුවන්ට එරෙහිව මුදාහැර තිබිණි. ආණ්ඩුවේ පොලිසිය සහ ආරක්ෂක අංශ […]

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