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Cabinet crash

Island Editorial The Cabinet has apparently crashed owing to a clash between the executive and the legislature. President Maithripala Sirisena refuses to chair Cabinet meetings in protest against the ongoing Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probe into the Easter Sunday bombings. He says the PSC has put national security in jeopardy by interrogating high ranking intelligence … Continue reading

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A melancholy week of many wrongs and no rights

Sunday Times This was a week of many wrongs and virtually no rights. The optics of the image released to the public when the Bodu Bala Sena’s Galagoda atte Gnanasara and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena following his pardoning while serving a prison sentence for contempt of court said it best, smiles and merry … Continue reading

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Are we paying for treachery?

Daily Mirror PM’s interviews with  foreign correspondents cringeworthy      Yahapalana   grandees have done so much to discredit armed forces          Mangala the only Foreign Minister to have co-sponsored a resolution against               own country  Admittedly, there is a huge amount of work to be done, but the … Continue reading

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President’s Laments on Monks

A timely observation President Maithripala Sirisena has bemoaned the conduct of certain members of the Bhikku community, whom he says has brought dishonour to the Sangha and the country at large. Speaking at a temple event, the President said, while the majority of the country’s 33,000 strong Bhikku community conducted themselves with honour and dignity, … Continue reading

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