Author Archive for Editorial

Incorporation of the Sinhala term ‘Ekeeya’ in the English version of the proposed constitution without using the English word ‘unitary’

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

LANKAWEB WEEKLY EDITORIAL True to form as an apparent sympathiser for many wrong entities for the sake of mistaken personal popularity perhaps, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appears to have capitulated to Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan’s demand that the Sinhala term for ‘Ekeeya’ (unitary) should be incorporated into the English version […]

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Admission Of Large Scale Corruption By Minister Speaks For Itself. .

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Weekly Editorial Feb.13th 2017 Not surprising are all that United National Party (UNP) Chairman and Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema  has conceded recently that there was large scale corruption in the government of which he is a frontline minister. No admission of shame or guilt here but a simple admission of […]

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Land policy of the govt will be its undoing

Monday, December 12th, 2016

By Rathindra Kuruwita and Umesh Moramudali Courtesy Ceylon Today SandunThudugala of the Law and Society Trust has been a vocal critic of land and agricultural policies of both Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena- Ranil Wickremesinghe administrations. Speaking to Ceylon Today he expressed deep concerns over the 2017 budget and the future of Sri Lankan farmers, fishers […]

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Lord Naseby accuses UK, US of double standards over Sri Lanka

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Editorial The ever outspoken House of Lords peer Lord Naseby who always maintains his sense of  fair judgement and perception has spoken out on behalf of Sri Lankaa as the Island Nation continues to maintain her right to handle her own affairs without interference from foreign powers seemingly with their own agendas. In his recent […]

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Minister Harin Fernando for his un-parliamentary behaviour

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial May 21st, 2016 Perhaps it should not only be the joint opposition that needs slamming Minister Harin Fernando for his un-parliamentary behaviour over some of the words he used in Parliament this week and it needs to be said sadly that the quality of Parliamentary debates of late leaves much to be desired […]

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the official opposition in Parliament

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial September 12th 2015 The dust has hardly settled but the The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  once an open arm of the LTTE says” they will be sending a lawyers’ team to the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva” at which the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s report […]

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Easy For The US to “Negate” The Previous Government’s Counter Terrorism Failures But The Realities Are Etched In Stone And Far From Being Failures!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial June 29th 2015 With the passage of time there will be various theories about the pros and cons of the defeat of terorism in Sri Lanka where many attempts will be made mostly by enemies of the previous Regime to down play the role in negative perspective but nothing stands firmer than […]

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The Sirisena / Wickremasinghe Manoeuvres Are Undoing The Good Done By The Rajapaksa Regime And Could Prove Hazardous For Sri Lanka !

Monday, March 16th, 2015

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial March 18th 2015 There are many astute observers within  Sri Lanka today who have expressed their rather dismayed opinion ( veritably true if one looks at the core issues pointed out in many features and editorials  where the Sirisena /Wickremasinghe  alliance and their collective manoeuvring in what seems to be a desperate bid […]

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In Retrospect,The Rajapaksa Defeat Is A Reminder That Democracy And Autocracy Never Mix!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial Jan.21st 2015 “ You Can Fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time but never  all the people all the time” Abraham Lincoln….. ..Perhaps is an apt summation of what happened  to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential election concluded recently. He is undoubtedly […]

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Endorsing What’s Best For Sri Lanka On Jan.8th.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial Jan.6th 2015 President Mahinda Rajapaksa has done a great service to all the people of Sri Lanka.  Irrespective of ethnicity,  all the communities within this country as well as many other sources particularly in the field of investment, tourism and those who believe in the freedoms that need to be enjoyed by all with no […]

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Why Replacing The Present Presidency With The Power Hungry Opposition Is Not A Viable Alternative.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial December 12th. 2014  They have gathered in droves like hungry vultures waiting to swoop in on what they believe will be the spoils of an election defeat for the President but they are surely and sadly mistaken despite the rhetoric that goes on, on a daily basis in all the anti -Government […]

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A Coalition With No Clear Vision And Motivated By  The Greed For Power Is No Replacement For President Rajapaksa and the UPFA.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial December 13th. 2014   It seems somewhat of an aberration of the norm of good governance that the present President has provided  the Nation that those who are attempting to replace him have no clear vision that could supecede or circumvent what has already been set in place by him and are being […]

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Opposition Ploys To Win Presidency Appears To Be Directionless Towards Success Although A Dangerous One!

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial November 27th. 2014 Despite all the portrayals of common candidate  Maithripala Sirisena as a prudent choice ( somewhat contentious portrayals heavily biased in favour of the UNP which seem plainly visible to the more discerning), it may not be that prudent nor will it augur well for the country where a ship jumper Like Maitripala […]

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UNP Leader’s Aspirations To Win Presidency Appears To be A Pipe Dream!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial October 29th. 2014  While most contestants of such competition dream of winning a Presidency during their lifetime they do so with an unblemished track record and the backing of the majority vote!! This seems hardly likely in the case of the UNP’s Ranil Wickremasinghe as he has disentitled himself to the privilege on […]

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The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial September 29th. 2014   It seems like a time for reckoning and aligning with salient realities that Sri Lanka has been backed by 22 nations against the UN rights probe threatening to malign her credibilities as the breaking news emerges. This coincides fortuitously with Sri Lanka President’s visit to the UN where […]

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Will The US and UK Ever Give Up Their Biased Attempts To Coerce Sri Lanka Over The Rights Issue? 

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial 8th September 2014 In the seemingly never ending coercion of Sri Lanka by the United States and Britain over UN instigated calls for human rights violations during the three decade long internal armed insurrection by Tamil Tigers, only one thing seems to  stand out as logical. It is reminiscent of flogging a dead […]

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Why President’s Decision To Bar Entry To UN Investigators Appears Justifiable.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial August 20th 2014 Although there is every likelihood that it will cause an international furore, the choice of the President to deny entry to the team of UN investigators seems justifiable on the simplest rationale that it has been instigated by biased former UN representatives such as Navi Pillai and others who […]

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New Indian PM Responds To Sri Lanka With Understanding And Pragmatism Showing His Class And Perception.

Monday, July 14th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial July15th 2014   Inasmuch as Sri Lanka’s head of State is a very pragmatic and perceptive leader, new Indian Prime Minister the Hon. Narendra Modi too has shown his class and ability to be much the same through his recent response to the issues raised against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC  where a […]

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The Information The TNA Is Purported To Have Shared With The UN Put Into Perspective.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, June 23rd.2014    The only information The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) could realistically have shared with the UN would be no more than cooked up anti Government propaganda and the usual innuendo laced exaggerations about Tamil distress steeped in bias as they profess to have shared information with the UN. It is very unlikely their […]

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The Fear Mongering Over Modi’s Anticipated Attitude Towards Sri Lanka Seems Premature.

Monday, May 19th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, May 17th.2014 The Indian Prime Ministerial victory of Indian Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi has hardly settled in its global impact but already alarm bells seem to be ringing in the minds of some about a likely scenario comparable to Russia and Crimea as well as the ongoing tirade of actress turned […]

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Canada’s Response To Banned Sri Lankan Terror Fronts Overseas Dismays Many Discerning Sri Lankans Aware Of Related Realities.

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, May 1st.2014 Only a feeble minded simpleton without the capacity to comprehend the direction Canada  is taking with respect to Sri Lanka in recent times would have thought contrary to the breaking news that Canada will not enforce the Sri  Lankan ban on named groups who have the notoriety of being supporters and […]

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Canada’s Response To Banned Sri Lankan Terror Fronts Overseas Dismays Many Discerning Sri Lankans Aware Of Related Realities.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, May 1st.2014 Only a feeble minded simpleton without the capacity to comprehend the direction Canada  is taking with respect to Sri Lanka in recent times would have thought contrary to the breaking news that Canada will not enforce the Sri  Lankan ban on named groups who have the notoriety of being supporters and […]

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Appreciate And Applaud The President Who Transformed A Terrorist Beseiged Nation Rather Than Bark Accusations From A Foreign Domain!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, April 26th.2014 There are certain ungrateful Sri Lankan types domiciled in Foreign places perhaps egged on by all the wrong sources for all the wrong reasons who continue to bark at the President of Sri Lanka  saying “Give Us Back Our Country!” This is a response to such types! and a posting that […]

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The UNHRC Intimidations Of Sri Lanka Based On Navi Pillai’s Recommendations As Well As Channel 4 Orchestrated Presentations Et Al, Invalid As They Portray Bias.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, March 21st.  2014 Despite the  harsh accusations against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC Summit there remains a very salient reality that the accusers seem to have it all wrong.  They appear to be playing to the sensitivities of a world that knows  little or nothing about the realities of what transpired in Sri […]

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The TNA, An Apparent Tamil Tiger Proxy Needs To be Dealt With Before Responding To Their Apathetic Clarion Calls!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, February 24th  2014 TheTamil National Alliance (TNA)  clarion calls demanding that” war criminals must be punished for there to be real reconciliation in Sri Lanka following the end of the war.” seems  apathetic as well as never ending laced in bias as well as an emboldened audacity given the role they played towards […]

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2014 Surely Has A New Dawn For Sri Lanka The Replendent Isle ~ Our Beautiful Homeland, Thanks To The Vision Of Our Pragmatic President.

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, January 4th  2014 Hopefully the troubles of the recent past are over permanently and Sri Lanka has a new dawn for progress and prosperity thanks mainly to the vision of our pragmatic President and his team of administrators who have done the once embattled nation proud. Much to the chagrin and envy of […]

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Why The TNA Is Classified As Manipulative Albeit Blinkered Towards Realities That Stare Them In The Face !

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

 LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, December 9th, 2013 This surely is  proof that The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) classified in the eyes of many discerning analysts as none but a group of pseudo politicians whose modus operandi  today includes innuendo, denial of harsh realities based purely upon their action as supporters of the Tamil tigers openly supporting their actions during the insurgency […]

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They Came, Saw And Conquered Nothing, Returning To Their Respective Domains Empty Handed Yet Mr.David Cameron Wants To Get Tough On The Same Issues Too.

Friday, October 25th, 2013

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial When British Prime Minister David Cameron seeks to have “very tough conversations” with the Sri Lankan Government on human rights issues‚ during next month’s Commonwealth Summit‚ in Colombo is seems a‚ curiosity to say the least! ‚  And when‚  he says he will‚  also visit the Tamil- dominated war-torn north towards fact finding beyond being […]

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An Acclamation Of The Real Story Behind Sri Lanka’s Unprecedented Victory Over Internal Armed Insurrection Based On Which UN’s Navi Pillai Should Stop Hounding Sri Lanka?

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, October 5th.2013 ‚ The UN Human Rights Chief Navinethem Pillay-â„¢s assertion that “if certain concerns are not comprehensively addressed, she believes the international community will have a duty to establish its own inquiry mechanisms”is now being made to look insipid and mostly Tamil Diaspora instigated as accurate and unbiased observations are beginning to […]

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Why Navi Pillai Has Truly Overstepped Her Metes And Bounds To Become An Abomination In Sri Lankan Matters.

Friday, September 27th, 2013

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial, September 28th.2013 The UN Human Rights Chief Navinethem Pillay-â„¢s assertion that “if certain concerns are not comprehensively addressed, she believes the international community will have a duty to establish its own inquiry mechanisms” has come under fire from Sri Lanka-â„¢s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha‚  who has strongly […]

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