Author Archive for EDWARD THEOPHILUS

SRI LANKA NEEDS TO CANCEL THE 19TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND INCLUDE AN ANTI DISCRIMINATION CLAUSE

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Current political crisis in Sri Lanka clearly indicates that 19th amendment to the constitution has led to a political crisis and it is baffled to take decisions. After the approval of the amendment, many issues emerged in relation to all segments of the state. According to the constitutional provisions, it is quite […]

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A REFERANDUM TO CONFIRM THE PRIME MINISTERSHIP

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS There are no legal arguments that the appoint of Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa as the prime minister of the country was a legitimate decision of the president. In fact, Mr Rajapaksa wanted to go to an election, but there is a constitutional restriction for it. Mr Rajapaksa always said that the current government […]

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RENAISSANCE OF THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The change of political administration Sri Lanka has given an opportunity to a renaissance of Sri Lanka in relation to many aspects of the country, which may be different areas.  Terrorist war in the country had caused to backward the unity and the economy of the country, however, the strategies used by […]

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APPEASEMENT OF INDU, LANKA AND CHINESE RELATIONSHIP

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

By EDWARD THEOPHILUS The most difficult and dogmatic issue in Sri Lanka at this moment is appeasement of relationship between India and China.  The history gives clear evidence that different style of relationships was maintained between India and China by Sri Lanka for centuries, before Lanka went under the control of European rule. Sri Lankans […]

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OVERTHROWING THE GOVERNMENT OF SRI LANKA

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS These days the major news item in Sri Lanka is the changing the current yahapalana government.  Are the strategic attempts of the joint opposition to change the government logical effort valuable effort or waste of time gaining unpopularity of voters needed to considered by joint opposition?  The change of government has relegated […]

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COULD SRI LANKA CONTROL THE DEPRECIATING OF RUPEE VALUE (PART 1)

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Many newspapers, electronic websites and TV news in Sri Lanka frequently report that the foreign and domestic value of the national currency unit is being radically and continuously depreciated and the general price level of the country daily increases in response to the depreciation incurring economic predicaments to people. This unfortunate situation […]

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COULD SRI LANKA CONTROL THE DEPRECIATING OF RUPEE VALUE (PART 2)

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Before 1978, Sri Lanka had an economy with inward-looking strategies and this economy radically changed to a reasonably open system with outward-looking strategies in 1978.  It was a positive management strategy; however, it didn’t contain disciplines to control corruptions.  The exchange and import controls, regulations removed in support of the open economy.  […]

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COULD SRI LANKA CONTROL DEPRECIATING RUPEE VALUE (PART 1)

Friday, September 28th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Many newspapers, electronic websites and TV news in Sri Lanka frequently report that the foreign and domestic value of the national currency unit is being radically and continuously depreciated and the general price level of the country daily increases in response to the depreciation incurring economic predicaments to people. This unfortunate situation […]

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COULD SRI LANKA CONTROL DEPRECIATING RUPEE VALUE (PART 2)

Friday, September 28th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Before 1978, Sri Lanka had an economy with inward-looking strategies and this economy radically changed to a reasonably open system with outward-looking strategies in 1978.  It was a positive management strategy; however, it didn’t contain disciplines to control corruptions.  The exchange and import controls, regulations removed in support of the open economy.  […]

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YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT AND UNDERPINNING POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES (PART 2)

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

EDWARD THEOPHILUS The unitary status of the country was a condition that had been existed since the establishment of Sinhala Kingdom. In addition, during the ice era where homo sapiens were occupying the country Sri Lanka was a unitary state. The national integrity of the country without any ethnic differences respected and ethnic issues of […]

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YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT AND UNDERPINNING POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES (PART 1)

Monday, September 10th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Political and economic issues are common facets in any country in the modern world.  It is apparent that people in any democratic country use to cry for quick solutions to political, economic, social and cultural predicaments, but they also know that it is highly unlikely finding active solutions for problems as quick […]

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YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL INCLUSION AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW (PART 1)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Soon after a Yahapalana government elected to the office in 2015, the major promise (under the social inclusion policy) given to the country, was to introduce anti-discrimination law and a drafted bill for the legislation also published, but it was withdrawn and the reason to withdraw the bill was informally publicized that […]

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YAHAPALANA GOVERNMENT, SOCIAL INCLUSION AND ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW (PART 2)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS According to historical evidence, administrators in the history were dictators, who haven’t had mental abilities or lateral thinking power to manipulate effective solutions and approach for problem-solving.  They tried to control the society in iron pits.  Religious leaders and administrators in the history fuelled the issue and ignorance of them without skills […]

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SUSTAINABLE SRI LANKA: VISION AND STRATEGIC PATH

Monday, August 13th, 2018

 BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Since independence from the British rule in Sri Lanka, many development plans have been submitted by different elected governments and the most recent development plan was submitted by president Mr.Sirisena.  The plan was named as Sustainable Sri Lanka, Vision, and Strategic Path.  When I read the information about this sustainable plan, my […]

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MATTALA AIRPORT,ACHELLES HEEL IN PUBLIC INVESTMENTS AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF PRIVATIZING  (PART 1)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It has been reported that Mattala airport would be privatized offering a larger stake (70% of initial capital) to Indian company and many people are of opinion that it would be led to a power play between China and India in Sri Lanka’s land.  When there were negative conjecture of the government […]

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MATTALA AIRPORT, ACHILLES HEEL IN PUBLIC INVESTMENTS AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES IN PRIVATIZING (PART 2)

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The major management strategy proposed in the Treasury Economic Paper in 1990 of Australia was setting targets for public enterprises and monitoring the performance by an effective measurement.  This practice supports to identify the weakness of the management of public investments and rectifying the debility. Many public investments in Sri Lanka haven’t […]

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POLITICAL ACME IN SRI LANKA: WOULD THERE BE AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

Monday, July 30th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The political stability in Sri Lanka appears to be a quite remote endurance. Although it is a great expectation of the ordinary people of Sri Lanka the political stability might not be achieved during the lifetime of the current generation. The historical evidence in relation to the political administration of the country […]

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POLITICS OF GABAGE IN SRI LANKA

Friday, July 27th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Sri Lanka is appeared to be a strange country where we can see that everything in the human life are using as points to debate, comments or argue in political platforms, whether people of the country feel it is right or wrong.  Life issues are used to gain political advantages misleading voters. […]

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THE CONTRADICTING ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIVISTS IN SRI LANKA

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Civil society is generally considered as an instrument that works as unions of civilians, which organized for the benefits of civilians in a country.  The meaning of civil is similar to the definition of the word civil” in law, for example, the law is basically divided into civil law and criminal law. […]

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REASONS FOR THE FAILURE OF THE RECONCILIATION PROCESS IN SRI LANKA

Friday, July 6th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Since the beginning of human settlements in Sri Lanka, there had many conflicts between communities motivated by different elements.  The history of Sri Lanka affirms that Lord Buddha visited the country on one occasion to reconcile a conflict between Naga leader Chulodara and his uncle, Mahodara and the followers of both sides. […]

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ARE RELIGIONS ON THE HANDS OF WRONG PEOPLE? (PART 1)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The verification of religious messages whether they are true or false is an impossible task because philosophical aspects of religions seem to be related to life after death.  This means that nobody can correctly test the accuracy of religious beliefs as the life would be ended at the time of death, which […]

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ARE RELIGIONS ON THE HANDS OF WRONG PEOPLE? (PART 2)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It seems that many religions have done a mistake attempting to interpret beginning and end of the universe as a religious event.  If religions were limited to preach only the social philosophy there wouldn’t be many religions with different philosophies. The social philosophy of all religions seems to be very similar. As […]

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DONATIONS TO POLITICAL PARTIES IN A DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Political parties are an integral part of the democratic system and a symbol of democratic political administration.  Sri Lanka invented party politics during the British rule with the adult franchise and no decree was enacted by colonial rulers that donations to a legally registered political party were a punishable offense or a […]

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THE CHALLENGES TO NEXT PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA

Monday, June 25th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Who will be the candidates of next presidential election in Sri Lanka, which is scheduled to take place in 2019, have not announced by any political party in the country, but there are many speculations and gossips in the country as usual habits.  The executive presidential system brought to the country in […]

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HUMAN DIVERSITY IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Human diversity is an attribute that popularly accepted as an assortment of human, individually or collectively, when compared to each other’s. The dissimilarity might relate to skin colour, language, religion, accent of language used, behaviour, culture and many other factors. Diversity exists not only among human, but also in many others such […]

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CAN SRI LANKA REDUCE ITS TAXES BY 20 PERCENT?

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Recently, Mr Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka made a controversial public statement that when he comes to power again he would reduce taxes of the country by 20% and this statement has become a highly debatable announcement among the government and opposition members. Mr Rajapaksa highlighted a concrete example in […]

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WHITHER EDUCATION REFORMS IN SECONDARY CONTEXT OF SRI LANKA (PART 1)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The free education system in Sri Lanka was successfully initiated by Mr. CWW Kannangara who represented the State Council in the colonial era, animated education of the country with a view to developing as an asset of common people. Currently, education in Sri Lanka has translated to a way, which supports human […]

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WHITHER EDUCATION REFORMS AT SECONDARY CONTEXT IN SRI LANKA (PART 2)

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

 BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS As mentioned in the part one of this article, parents and students have a propensity to blaming teachers and schools when kids achieved failures in competitive exams. How far could the blame be justified if teachers have done the right in a school environment?  The success of examinations is not the one-way […]

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FACTS ABOUT THE HAMBANTOTA PORT AND INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PART 1)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Some analysts have expressed many debatable comments in relation to the agreement of the Hambantota Port Development Project, which was signed by the government of Sri Lanka and the Chinese Merchant Port Holding Company owned by the Chinese government based in Hong Kong.  A major point highlighted by analysts was that the […]

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FACTS ABOUT THE HAMBANTOTA PORT AND INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PART 2)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS If the debt level of Sri Lanka negatively associated with the economic growth, there is no doubt that Sri Lanka will ambush to a debt trap and the country must be able to manage the debt service (interest and instalments) including to the total government spending with a less than 6% of […]

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