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An Election Dilemma in Sri Lanka

Meera Seenivasan (Hinu) Progressives are united against having a Rajapaksa as President but divided over Premadasa’s abilities In less than a month, over 15 million voters in Sri Lanka will have a say in the country’s presidential election. A total of 35 candidates are in the fray, but the principal contest is between Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the … Continue reading

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(GR) Asking The Future by Tissaranee

By Tisaranee Gunasekara  “You are talking all the time on the past, no. Ask the future (laughs) I’m trying to become the president of the future Sri Lanka. If you concentrate on the future, I think it is better (laughs).” ~ Gotabaya Rajapaksa (at his inaugural media conference) The past is what Gotabaya Rajapaksa invokes when he tells us … Continue reading

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Rulers, be mindful

Participatory democracy: People’s power vital for Sri Lanka (Original Title) Daily Mirror In November last year, tens of thousands of people gathered in Colombo to safeguard democracy and denounce the president’s unconstitutional removal of the prime minister.  Pic Reuters In recent days and months, Hong Kong, Iraq, Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, Lebanon and several other countries have … Continue reading

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The Pre Election Flurry

Island PLATO: One really must accept Plato’s remark that the penalty for not actively participating in politics is that we wind up being governed by our inferiors. By Goolbai Gunasekara In every house, in every village, in every town, at every gathering, meeting (public or otherwise) one topic dominates the conversation. Who will win the … Continue reading

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Will Tamils boycott the election?

Daily Mirror One of the 35 presidential candidates – the highest ever number to contest so far – is former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah who was branded by many politicians, especially those aligned to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), as a Muslim fundamentalist. He was also accused, by the same politicos, of constructing … Continue reading

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