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Opposing Sampanthan, is this the time?

Daily Mirror TNA and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has been in the forefront of Tamil politics All this hullabaloo in Parliament by the joint opposition demanding the appointment of Dinesh Gunawardene as Opposition Leader leaves a window open for the island’s citizens to think deeply about the national question. When the current Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan … Continue reading

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The deadly contrast: Mahinda vs Gota

Daily Mirror   Sri Lanka would go to a presidential election sometime during the next year as the presidency enters the final year of its five year term in January 2019. The prospect of a new Constitution, which may also require the approval in a referendum is diminishing. And even the constituent partners of the … Continue reading

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ACJU, Rizvie Mufti, MMDA & Child Marriage

MUSLIM MARRIAGE LAW REFORM: ACTIVISTS BRACE FOR MORE ROADBLOCKS (Original Title) Sunday Observer Women’s organisations in Batticaloa held a solidarity demonstration calling for reform of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act After spending nine years waiting for the Marsoof Committee to complete deliberations on reforming the regressive laws, Muslim women and activists brace for more … Continue reading

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Military and Politics: A Scene worth watching

by Jayadeva Uyangoda – Sunday Observer The relationship between Sri Lanka’s military politics is a topic that gets occasional media attention. However, there is hardly any serious scholarly work on the subject, despite the fact that maintaining a framework of balance in civil-military relations during and after the civil war has surely been a major … Continue reading

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Indo-Lanka Accord DEAD LETTER

Daily Mirror Thirty-one years ago, the first week of August 1987 saw a huge commotion especially in and around Colombo and also in some other parts of the country, with so many people being shot dead by the Police and the Armed forces.   It was a public agitation instigated by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party … Continue reading

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