Filed under Corruption and Cheat

Progress not possible till we crack down on corruption

Daily Mirror President Sirisena attending the 2016 anti-corruption summit in London Many of us have heard the story about a Sri Lankan minister meeting his counterpart from a developed nation. For the benefit of first time voters, the story is retold here.  Once, a Sri Lankan minister visited a developed country. During a conversation, his … Continue reading

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The darker side of specialists | Are you game Presidential Candidates?

Island Opinion Page  There are well qualified specialists in this country for eye care, heart ailments, obstetrics and many other specialised fields of medicine. Their knowledge and ability could match their counterparts in other countries. Alas, many and not all, are money conscious and are ripping off patients every day. Their greed for money is … Continue reading

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Pension+++and Paget Road Residence for Prez Sirisena

Pension bonanza for Prez  Island Editorial The government is playing Santa. It has fattened President Maithripala Sirisena’s retirement package, which is very attractive; he will be able to occupy his official residence at Paget Road (now known as Mahagama Sekera Mawatha). About five years ago, when President Sirisena declared, after his inauguration, that he would … Continue reading

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Corruption of power

Savitri Goonesekere (Former Professor of Law of the Open University and Vice Chancellor of the Colombo University) Island  In October 2018 President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mr Mahinda Rajapakse, purporting to exercise his Presidential powers. He later dissolved Parliament. Political party leaders and citizens challenged these Presidential decisions in the courts … Continue reading

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