Tagged with corruption

Soaring corruption and Need for Resurrection of DSC

Island Editorial/ Opinion Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called upon the government to demand compensation from Airbus for having bribed a SriLankan Airlines executive and his wife to clinch aircraft sales. One cannot but agree with him. Sri Lanka must sue Airbus. Now that the aircraft manufacturing giant has paid USD 4 billion in … Continue reading

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Empowering citizens to fight corruption

Daily Mirror January 8, 2015 marked a turning point in the course of the Sri Lanka’s political history. A powerful President who was held in high regard for defeating the LTTE was rejected by the public at large. They instead placed their faith in the hands of the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena.    The catchy … Continue reading

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Who guards the yahapalana guards?

A wild goose chase (Original Title – Island Editorial) Sri Lanka must be the country with the highest number of anti-corruption campaigners in the world. If one kicks a wayside bush, at least a dozen anti-corruption activists will be thrown out, as they say. These knights in shining armour sitting astride swift, white steeds, embark … Continue reading

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Floods, Landslides, Disasters and Corruption

Daily Mirror Editorial Pre-monsoonal rains by May 26 have resulted in 16 deaths and 138,292 persons from 35,129 families being displaced. The monsoon proper has not even commenced, but the number of deaths and displaced continue to rise   According to the Disaster Management Centre, in May 2016, 301,602 people were affected by the floods and … Continue reading

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