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After War Ends: A Road to national reconciliation

The three decade-long armed conflict in Sri Lanka had ended with the defeat of LTTE in May 2009. Many initiatives taken by the post-war Sri Lankan governments have not yielded any national reconciliation, in fact the divergent interests among various social, economic and political groups and increased social fragmentation have terrified the social cohesion and … Continue reading

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Govt helpless; Gnanasara “ill”

Govt. unable to defuse religious tensions: Anura Kumara 2017-05-24 22:09:00  Daily Mirror       JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today the government had been unable to implement the law against those who incited religious and racial disharmony and urged the government to ensure that such incidents would not happen in the future.   … Continue reading

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MR’s Korean show

One could be forgiven for thinking that Mahinda Rajapaksa and co. had got wind of a government decision to grant voting rights to expatriate Lankans. If not he and his acolytes would not have conducted themselves the way they did in South Korea. True, the political animal that he is, the former President would not … Continue reading

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Get the plundered money back

Amid one of the world’s biggest ever financial scandals revolving round the Panama papers, Briton’s Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday presided at the anit-corruption summit attended by several world leaders including Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena who was specially invited because of the new government’s commitment to the battle against highlevel corruption. Some hours before … Continue reading

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