Tragi-comedy that’s May Day

This 1350+ word article excellently analyses the sorry state of affairs of the workers in Sri Lanka.  The politicians would be taught a lesson the day they (workers) realised their folly of being bought for a glass of arrack, a cheap packet of rice and the most uncomfortable bus transport at the cost of their voice … Continue reading

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Profit (Safety) First

Protecting worker rights May Day, as everyone knows, is about workers’ rights and, as such, is intricately linked to politics and democracy. But complex economic growth linked to globalisation has put these rights under threat, making their protection a growing challenge. Traditionally, labour unions have used their collective bargaining power to protect democracy and win … Continue reading

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Rights beyond laws

The Government has decided to activate a stable legal mechanism towards the creation of a safe environment, free from violence, for women and girls in Sri Lanka. Over the next six months stakeholders including lawmakers are to sit together to find ways to resolve high levels of abuse in Sri Lanka but they will find … Continue reading

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Keeping perspective

Politicians, as we well know, are not perfect creatures. This is perhaps why the recent incident of Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan visiting land under the control of the military in Kilinochchi has been whipped out of all proportion by self-seeking, agenda-driven politicians to receive an unwarranted amount of attention. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader, … Continue reading

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‘Sinha’ in many facets

Demise of Dr Nihalsingha irreparable damage for media reforms in Sri Lanka It was last week that the nation bid farewell to a legend – Dr. D. B. Nihalsingha, who created a vacuum not only in the film industry, but in academia as well. As it was widely claimed during his funeral days, Dr Nihalsingha … Continue reading

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