Democracy and politics – A review

Daily News Part I The Oxford dictionary defines democracy as a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. American political scientist Larry Diamond says democracy consists of four elements – a political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair … Continue reading

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New constitution and communal politics

The proposed new constitution is presently being used by interested parties to whip up communalism once again, what with major elections only months away. The pohottuwites are going full throttle these days in raising fears among the southern electorate of a looming threat of a division of the country and the preeminent status granted to … Continue reading

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An Oak of the East(ern Province)

……… falls to the ground A heart felt tribute to the late Fr. Harry Miller (Island Appreciation By Ashley Somanader) The entire Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, especially the District of Batticaloa, and in particular, the past students of St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa, wherever they are, very much moan the passing away of a great Icon, … Continue reading

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Unless the global is sensitive to the local …..

Running on borrowed time, all pain no gain (Island Opinion Page) It will be hard to find any other country among modern nations where the politicians treat citizens with condescension. Partly they deserve such treatment for they elect them time after time knowing very well their DNA makeup and then cry foul when they do … Continue reading

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