Tagged with Sri Lanka

Work for one nation, not one party

Sunday Times Independence Day Editorial: Work for one nation, not one party There’s never a dearth of quibbling over nomenclatures – whether Sri Lanka should be an ‘Ekeeya Raajya” — a ‘Unitary State’, or ‘Orumithta Nadu”, or whether tomorrow (February 4) should be Independence Day, Freedom Day or National Day. Call it what one may, … Continue reading

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Constitutional reforms: Stoking fear?

By Mass L. Usuf Imagine if all human beings are of one race, one colour, one height, and with the same features. Then, obviously, there will not be a race, colour, or ethnic differentiation, as all will look the same. Of course, there will be great difficulty and confusion in recognising each other, and dealing … Continue reading

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Another year ends on chaotic note

Island Editorial An eventful year has drawn to a close. It saw the collapse of two governments, in quick succession, and an unprecedented clash between the executive and the legislature among other things. The country had two Prime Ministers and was, at the same time, without a government for a couple of weeks. It currently … Continue reading

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“Hollow Men” (and the fate of Sri Lanka)

Sunday Island  We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless The Hollow Men, T.S. Eliot  Sanjana Hattotuwa There is a flipside to what has been another extraordinary week. Mahinda Rajapaksa untouchable veneer as saviour has … Continue reading

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A letter to my homeland

By Sabene Gomes (Daily FT) Sri Lanka, I was a mere baby when I left you. Being so young back then has meant that I have no memories of the time where you were a permanent feature of my life.  I moved to another nation only two years into my existence but leaving you has … Continue reading

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