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Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...

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The mishandling of a national problem and the predicament of war heroes

By Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne A glance at the last four decades of the military history of Sri...

Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...

President’s top priority: Ensuring long term progressive policies

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The President knows that tax cuts have have led to lost revenue, but he considers that...

The British will not learn English, let’s not kid ourselves

The UK and others hell-bent on censuring Sri Lanka for imagined war crimes frequently refer to documents that are based on a...

Violation of due process in international commitments

By Neville Ladduwahetty Referring to his role in the 2015 UNHRC Resolution 30/1, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera as the Foreign...

Ultra right wing ‘protests’ don’t fool anybody

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE All the environmental crusaders, and the coconut oil crusaders — where were they when there was...

“Wigneswaran was a failure in the North” Public Security Minister slams PC system

BY ANANTH PALAKIDNAR Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral (Retd) Sarath Weerasekera lambasted the Provincial Council system in the...

After Geneva Resolution: What Next?

By Dr Laksiri Fernando The adoption of the UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka is a setback not only to...

UNHRC March 21 sessions -Britain turns a Coveted Eye at its Ex. Colonies

Britain, no longer Great, and75 years after it was forced to renounce its colonies with imperialism identified to be the cause of...

The New Old Left turns 50

By Malinda Seneviratne Revolutionaries, self-styled or otherwise, are hard to imagine as old people, the exception of course being...

UNHRC leaves out Gash dispatches, Swiss embassy abduction drama and India’s accountability

By Shamindra Ferdinando Veteran journalist Tim Sebastian interviewed Foreign Secretary, retired Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage, in the immediate aftermath...

‘Human rights’ and ecological crisis in Sri Lanka

Dr. Asoka Bandarage The recent UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolution A/HRC/46/L.1/Rev.1 of March 16 has brought extensive charges...

Organised forces propagating falsehoods, misconceptions – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday said that the group which spread falsehoods about white vans, crocodiles and sharks are now trying to...

History is ‘news’, did you know?

Six years ago, Sri Lanka was about to elect a new Parliament. The campaign threw up its regular quota of howlers. I...

The government’s foreign affairs

One of my favourite Archie (from the comic strip) stories has Archie Andrews trying to land a...

Serious flaws in Geneva resolution

By Neville Ladduwahetty Resolution A/HRC/46/L.Rev.1 dated 16 March 2021 has been adopted by the UN Human Rights Council based...

GL calls on all Lankans to have united stand on UNHRC resolutions against SL

All Sri Lankans should have a united stand on the UNHRC resolutions against Sri Lanka, Minister of Education Prof. G. L. Peiris...

UNHRC resolution: Subverting truth about Sri Lanka

The UNHRC resolutions on Sri Lanka in the past and present, are characterized by their duplicitous and treacherous attempt to subvert the...

UK schools record more than 60,000 racist incidents in five years

UK schools recorded more than 60,000 racist incidents in the past five years, the Guardian has found, as experts accused the government...

UNHRC’s Sri Lanka Resolution viewed as ‘intrusive intervention’

“The Core Group chaired by the UK tabled a shoddy motion based on a hostile UNHRC Report...

Inquiries, justice and reality

A visitor to Sri Lanka will be struck by the very large number of persons employed in...

UK Government has brought UNHRC into disrepute

It has become apparent that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva did not take into consideration documents and reports...

Indian hypocrisy is Himalayan

BY H.L.D. MAHINDAPALA In a lofty speech delivered via video to the 75th General Assembly of UN (September 2020)...

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The mishandling of a national problem and the predicament of war heroes

By Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne A glance at the last four decades of the military history of Sri...

Provocative abuse of American power

H. L. D. MAHINDAPALA With incontrovertible evidence gleaned from unimpeachable international sources Daya Gamage, by far the most knowledgeable...

UNP: The party that couldn’t build highways or bring justice

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE Roads, and roads to justice are two different things. But, we’ll get to that. The opening...

THE ECONOMY AS A SUBJECT, SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE If there is an economy worth talking about, there is no need to crow about it...