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Sri Lanka needs a leader, not a president

Daily Mirror The political scene is hotting up these days with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) expected to name its presidential candidate on August 11. Given that the UNP is not very organised in finding its next leader, the SLPP must be lauded for working under one leader in its attempts to name an … Continue reading

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Disaster militarism and proposed US deals with Lanka

Daily Mirror File Photo: Aircraft carrier in waters off Okinawa, alongside a refuelling ship. Reuters We hear these days much about the competition for military dominance in the Indian Ocean region, where Sri Lanka has emerged strategically the most important location — with military analysts describing it as a potential permanent aircraft carrier.  Against the … Continue reading

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It is Sri Lanka that’s on the “Death Row” now

Daily Mirror The economy is in total disarray despite numbers trotted out to insist there is economic growth. The Prime Minister was reported as having told his ministers to complete all “Development” projects within three months by October. There is a sudden awakening, while 2019 budgetary proposals till now were almost forgotten. There are also … Continue reading

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19A, not totally bad

Daily Mirror Editorial Almost all new Constitutions and Constitutional Amendments that have been brought in by Sri Lankan leaders after Independence – especially after 1978 – have been meant for the fulfilment of their immediate wishes.    They cannot be considered to have been promulgated taking into account the political, economic and social evolution of … Continue reading

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