Filed under Ethics | Morals

Language and culture; the beauty is in the variety

Daily Mirror Editorial After more than ten days of panic, tension and ill-educated guesswork, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared in Parliament yesterday that the National Government would continue despite the huge protest vote against it at the Local Council elections on February 10. On Wednesday, following demands by the Opposition, Prime Minister and United National Party … Continue reading

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Talking alternatives outside the circus and clowns

By Kusal Perera (Daily Mirror) A few days ago I was asked: “What are the biggest takeaways from Sri Lanka’s recent Local Government Elections?” Answering Writer-Consultant Taylor Dibbet from Washington DC for the professional website Medium.com, I had two things as takeaway I said. One, the MPs have been exposed persons as who did not … Continue reading

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Lotus Bud will bloom into Eelam

Speech made by Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in Parliament on Feb. 19 R. Sampanthan, MP I thought I would say a few words on this debate. The people have delivered a verdict and, in a democracy, the people’s verdict must be respected. The Hon. Member who moved the Motion and the Hon. Member who seconded … Continue reading

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LG Elections: Why all is not lost

Daily Mirror With the Local Government elections done and dusted, many still continue to give their own interpretation of the result, most, based on their political affiliations and in extension of their own agendas, a few in terms of a dispassionate evaluation. For the silent revolutionaries who took part in the January 8 rainbow revolution, … Continue reading

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Political impasse needs to be resolved soon

Daily Mirror Editorial Today’s political crisis in the country is unprecedented. Never in Sri Lanka’s political history has a government in power plunged into crisis just because it was defeated at a local election. The crisis has stemmed from the notion that the joint government formed by the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri … Continue reading

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