Filed under Ethics | Morals

New constitution and communal politics

The proposed new constitution is presently being used by interested parties to whip up communalism once again, what with major elections only months away. The pohottuwites are going full throttle these days in raising fears among the southern electorate of a looming threat of a division of the country and the preeminent status granted to … Continue reading

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Unless the global is sensitive to the local …..

Running on borrowed time, all pain no gain (Island Opinion Page) It will be hard to find any other country among modern nations where the politicians treat citizens with condescension. Partly they deserve such treatment for they elect them time after time knowing very well their DNA makeup and then cry foul when they do … Continue reading

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Legal education and crime

Island Editorial The crime rate is increasing alarmingly though attempts are being made, in some quarters, to have the public believe that there has been some improvement in the law and order situation. Hardly a day passes without several incidents of violence being reported. Two men were gunned down in Wattala, in broad daylight, on … Continue reading

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US and SL Govt shutdown; distinction without a difference

Editorial On January 11, 2019, hundreds of US federal government employees who were sent on compulsory leave, and out-of-work US government contractors both of whom were victims of the US Government partial shutdown, protested outside the White House. Greeting each other as ‘hello fellow pawns’, the protesters were calling for an end to the shutdown … Continue reading

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