Beware of wolves in genetically modified clothing

With powerful transnational corporations working undercover in collaboration with some fifth column groups here to import fortified rice, India’s organic rice revolution has proved that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unnecessary. According to the website TrueActivist.com, in India’s poorest regions, farmers are harvesting record rice yields by growing organically, debunking the myth that GMOs are … Continue reading

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GL, the political weathercock

Former Minister Prof. G.L Peiris has taken up cudgels on behalf of our security forces these days. Peiris claims that our war heroes are going to be compromised through an alleged reversal of the Sinnarasa verdict. He also seems to say that they (war heroes) would be an endangered species once foreign judges are brought … Continue reading

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Some priority concerns for constitutional reform

As the Constitutional Reform process nears conclusion the Friday Forum draws the attention of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly to the following areas of concern that must be addressed in the new Constitution: 1. Repeal of Article 16 in the 1978 Constitution Article 16 of the present Constitution states that all existing law … Continue reading

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Sinners stoning one another

Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has apparently got setting the cat among the pigeons down to a fine art. This time around, he has drawn heavy flak for some incendiary remarks he made at a recent agitation campaign in the North. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which is at loggerheads with Wigneswaran and … Continue reading

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