End of yahapalanaya?

Island Editorial The yahapalana administration has unwittingly admitted that there is only one person with a backbone within its ranks. Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne told the media on Wednesday that the government had decided to prove that it had a backbone vis-a-vis what he called politically motivated protests. President Maithripala Sirisena would, he said, put … Continue reading

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Pointless, aimless May Day

M S M Ayub (Daily Mirror) How the International Workers’ Day fizzled into squabbles over petty issues ignoring the real issues The May Day rallies in Sri Lanka had been shrouded with such trivial rivalries Political parties distanced from real issues of the working masses Parties have a history of suppression of workers’ rights, whenever … Continue reading

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The bourgeoisie that never was

Daily Mirror It’s difficult to imagine why our country’s polity is so accursed. One reason is how much we’ve erased the individual constituent from national tragedy. Another is how fragmented our politics are. Simplistic though these are, they point at another more pertinent problem: the bifurcation of our polity into two broad streams: a Left … Continue reading

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Federalism: Why only for Tamils?

“We must ask, why Federalism to Tamils? Why not to the Sinhalese in the South? We need Federalism for South because centralised power from 1947 Parliament to 2017, for 70 years, have failed to develop the rural Sinhala society” said Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine of this “Unity Government” delivering … Continue reading

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MR and Bandaranayake Policies

Daily News Editorial Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa laments that SLFPers in the Unity Government had ditched the policies of SWRD Bandaranaike and that it was only those in the Joint Opposition that follow the policies of the late leader and who were in fact are the true blue SLFPers. Speaking at an event in Matale he … Continue reading

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