‘You (MR) lead, we (Sri Lankans) follow blindly’?

Pohottuwa: Where only Rajapaksa flowers bloom (Original Title) Observer Editorial The identity of one contestant for Sri Lanka’s next presidential election, due to be held before the end of the year, was unveiled last Sunday. That it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa who will be running from the newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) does not come … Continue reading

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Rajapaksa redux and a democracy in peril

Hindu, India The return of an authoritarian oligarchy in Sri Lanka could be stopped by a united stand of democratic forces BY AHILAN KADIRGAMAR     Sri Lanka is again at the crossroads with presidential elections due before December 9, 2019. The political drive since the newly formed Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which swept … Continue reading

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Letter from a Teacher to the Parents ………

of His Students in ‘New India’ (Wire) TW’s NOTE:  The facts the writer has provided in the following article are quite fitting to the prevailing state of affairs in Sri Lanka, too. The time will come when our children will no longer be children. My question to you is – what kind of adults do … Continue reading

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Hope against hope: Justice for Thajudeen

Sunday Observer BY AANYA WIPULASENA Former Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekera A Magistrate has issued notice on professor Ananda Samarasekera, the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) for Colombo to appear in court on August 28. The former JMO is facing charges of falsifying the post-mortem report and destroying evidence linked to the Wasim Thajudeen murder … Continue reading

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This is how poor Sri Lankans’ money is wasted by their governments

Billions of rupees down the drain Note: Adding this cartoon from internet in several places into the article is intentional -TW   This newspaper’s page 1 story last week that President Maithripala Sirisena had submitted a Cabinet paper seeking approval for Rs. 4.4 billion to settle unpaid bills of the previous Government seems to have … Continue reading

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