JR Jr. steps in to protect ‘grandfather’s Constitution’

Daily FT   Claims there is no need for constitutional reforms Says he wants to contest local government elections from Colombo despite being Gampaha SLFP organiser Says he doesn’t understand the UNP anymore In a bid to protect his grandfather’s legacy, Pradeep Jayewardene, the grandson of Sri Lanka’s first executive President J.R. Jayewardene, yesterday claimed that there was … Continue reading

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Chauvinism against new Constitution

The new Constitution has not yet seen the light of the day. Only an interim report of the Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly has been presented to Parliament. An interim report is obviously not a final document. It contains only draft proposals. They include ones that has consensus as well as independent individual proposals. … Continue reading

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Elephants and chameleons

Island Editorial The JVP has fired the opening salvo in what seems to be a well organised campaign to prevent President Maithripala Sirisena from seeking a second term. Its Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath, MP, has vowed to defeat Sirisena if he contests again. SLFPers loyal to Sirisena want him to seek another term as their … Continue reading

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Worker rights vs people’s rights

A strike is considered successful if maximum number of patients suffered… Commuters took engine drivers to task not because they were against the strikers’ demands, but they were high and dry due to the strike at an hour when the bus services were also fast sagging. Who can contest these demands? At the same time … Continue reading

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