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Opinion

Benevolent dictatorship and limited democracy are keys to a developed nation - Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe

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A strongman in the modern nationalist movement in Sri Lanka and JHU National organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe has been behind the scene campaigner for the cause for nearly two decades. He makes his electoral debut from the Colombo district under the UPFA banner this time.

Medium of Instruction, Quality of Education and National Integration

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Even since the two native languages were made the medium of instruction in schools and universities, successive generations of Sri Lankans have had the choice of either remaining almost totally monolingual for the rest of their lives or making a gradual transition to bilingualism over an extended period of time.

It’s do or die for our harassed heroes - Editorial

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The Sri Lanka cricket team left for Bangladesh in the early hours of yesterday to play in the ICC World T20 where they will be one of the favourites to lift the title.
The team had a dream preparation and was on top of the world as they left for the tournament.

TNA’s Call For An International Probe Into abuses by “Both Sides”

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) regarded as the premier political configuration of the Sri Lankan Tamils issued a public statement last week after “careful consideration of the draft resolution........

Has democracy gone missing in Sri Lanka?

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A front page news item by Sandun Jayasekera in today’s Daily Mirror states that the UPFA wants to change election laws but on reading the report it turns out that the intention of the petitioners.......

Editorial - The death of a drug mafia?

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After many years of delays, dillydallying and mysterious disappearances of draft legislation or gazette notifications, the government now appears to have launched an all-out war on.....

Indian polls: Congress outlives its use

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India’s Congress Party appears to have outlived its use as Mahatma Gandhi once said. It was formed largely to end the British colonialism and for swaraj or self-government. Established in 1885, it was the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement before it became the premier political party that has...........

The immigration debate can be extremely misleading 

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The big immigration debate is often the big obscurantism debate. The wool is pulled over our eyes and even for the best informed obtaining clarity is not so easily done. The vested interests in continued immigration are enormous - first and foremost for the migrants themselves who are seeking an......

Kidneys: Our farmers on their knees - Editorial

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As we marked World Kidney Day yesterday, it was of special if not deadly interest to Sri Lanka because of the kidney disease epidemic in the North Central Province mainly and now spreading to other areas. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a practical and effective move, coinciding with the event ordered that the ...........

US intensifies lobbying in Geneva

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As the vote on the resolution on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is nearing, the concerned parties have intensified   their lobbying sprees. The draft resolution, calling for an international inquiry into allegations of human rights violations and accountability issues during the ......

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