JVP’s 20th Amendment; a test for major parties

Daily Mirror Editorial In significant move, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, in parliament yesterday handed over a private members bill or the 20th Amendment calling for the complete abolition of the 40 year executive presidential system. This system has been widely criticised by almost all parties but no one really got … Continue reading

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Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Daily FT Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes.  The hype is loud and we can see and hear. The haunt, less … Continue reading

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It is possible to amend Muslim Marriage Law: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi) 

Daily FT I have written two articles heavily criticising the parties supposedly spearheaded the attacks against Muslims at Kandy recently to Daily FT (http://www.ft.lk/columns/The-world-moves-forward-and-we-move-backwards/4-651588) and another Sinhala publication. I was eager to write about the other side of this issue. In the meantime Ash Sheikh S.H.M. Faleel (Naleemi) has written a book in Sinhala, ‘The … Continue reading

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Sangakkara, you can be the Macron of Sri Lanka!

By R. Jayaratne (Daily FT) Dear Kumar Sangakkara, Thank you very much for directing public attention, once again, to the subject of maladministration of Sri Lanka Cricket at the recent Colombo Club meeting despite being an unpleasant task to take upon at an otherwise pleasing event.  As is evident, the problem continues with impunity despite … Continue reading

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