Tagged with Yahapalanaya

Tsar and Commissars

Tsar and commissars (Island Editorial) The polyandrous yahapalana marriage produced several children and one of them became President Maithripala Sirisena’s favourite. He lamented, the other day, that the precious child had been abused. He flew into a fury and vented his spleen on the child abusers. President Sirisena went ballistic, in Parliament, on Thursday, tearing … Continue reading

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Representative democracy, at last!

DR UPUL WIJAYAWARDHANA (Island) Mercifully, it is over: the charade that hoodwinked the voters of Sri Lanka in the guise of ‘good governance’, Yahapalanaya is dead as a dodo! The architects of the project are at loggerheads whilst the midwives are silent and the voters are left with ‘nostalgia’ for a period of extreme political … Continue reading

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Road to Eldorado

Island Editorial The Rajapaksa government earned notoriety for bribery, corruption and the abuse of power. One of the main allegations against it was that its leaders thrived on fraudulent cost overruns as regards mega development projects. Those who raked them over the coals for such corrupt practices and claimed that the Southern and Airport expressways … Continue reading

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MR in Cuckoo land

Daily News Editorial Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who addressed the Kandy District convention of the Pohottuwa party over the weekend was an angry man indeed. He took strong exception to the so-called acts of corruption allegedly involving top politicos of the Yahapalanaya Government. The former President claimed that millions of rupees were deposited into the … 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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