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Finance Minister and the education orthodoxy

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The teachers are on strike. They have raised some issues about didacticism — are the elders...

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 38 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

For thirty eight years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese...

Non-LTTE Tamils/Diaspora vs LTTE-Tamils/Diaspora

While all LTTE were Tamils but all Tamils are not LTTE, it is important to also differentiate who are the non-LTTE Tamils...

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How Covid hogged headlines wasn’t a poor man’s story

The virus came first, and then the vaccinations. The jabs, so-called, have now become more complicated than the issues surrounding the virus...

Let’s define “National Interest” as “A Sustainable Nation”

There’s a descriptive that was liberally used not too long ago to describe Sri Lanka: “failed state”. Those who used that term...

China-Pakistan Partnership Continues to Deepen

The China-Pakistan military and strategic relationship continues to deepen. Recently, the Pakistan Army inducted its first batch of Chinese-made VT-4 battle tanks....

Hasalaka Gamini stood up for me 25 years ago and so I stand up for him today

Had he lived, this man would be approaching his fiftieth birthday. Ordained at an early age, he took the name "Mahiyangane Dhammajothi...

Sputnik V in the International Arena

Over a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, the disease is far...

Another imperial debacle in Afghanistan, but another bloodbath looms

By Ameen Izzadeen In scenes reminiscent of the United States’ humiliating exit from Saigon at the end of...

Island of a thousand hypocrites

By Malinda Seneviratne A very wise man, then an undergraduate at the University of Peradeniya, once said that there...

Party politics re-emerging amidst COVID pandemic

The ripples of political activity refuse to die down as both the Government and the Opposition prepare to do battle in Parliament...

The Assassination of President Jovenel Moise: The U.N. “Peace-Keeping” Mission Has Failed to Implant Political Stability and Security in Haiti

A major crisis is on the rise in Haiti. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere has been going through one of...

Why is EU Funded Foundation for Human Rights South Africa administering Yasmin Sooka’s ITJP against Sri Lanka?

Shenali D Waduge We seek clarification from the EU, South Africa & the Government of Sri Lanka. In 1996,...

If Nicaragua could take US to international court & win – shouldn’t Sri Lanka do same to India?

In April 1984 Nicaragua referred the US Government to the International Court of Justice claiming the US violated international law by supporting...

Chinese Communist Party turns 100: China’s progress from 1921-2021

The Chinese Communist Party may not be on the list of the oldest political parties in the world but with 90million members...

We shall overcome: The migrant’s dream is a nightmare

By Rajpal Abenayake Sri Lankans were told go West, and they went. It was a part of the world...

The evil pact between “Genocide Canada” & Terrorist LTTE-Tamil Eelam danger to Asia

BY SHENALI WADUGE It is often said that a thief shouts ‘thief’ to divert attention from himself the real rogue...

Follow Singapore and avoid an economic hit-job

Singapore’s total relaxation of Covid rules and the country’s bid to consider the disease as nothing more than a flu is an...

Organic path to ‘heal our nation’

BY KATHYA DE SILVA SENARATH Chanaka Kurera’s journey to become the owner of a thriving business has been no...

The West’s failure to understand the CPC

By Martin Jacques The Communist Party of China (CPC) is like no other party in the world. It requires...

Resolution HRM 413 and Congresswoman Deborah Ross – Part 2

Part 1 - Resolution HRM 413 and Congresswoman Deborah Ross (Continued from last week) BY T.R....

At UN, Aaron Maté debunks OPCW’s Syria lies and confronts US, UK on cover-up

In remarks to the UN Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone debunks the OPCW’s lies about its Syria cover-up scandal and...

Resolution HRM 413 and Congresswoman Deborah Ross – Part 1

BY T.R. KELLY Hot on the heels of the Genocide Resolution against Sri Lanka passed by the Ontario Legislative...

Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for the Defense of Organized Crime in Nicaragua

Recent remarks by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, make clear she now openly supports organized crime in Nicaragua financed by the United...

Prez acknowledges difficulties, vows to achieve success

Annual USD 4 bn loan burdenBan on chemical fertiliser imports to remainPromises orderly inoculation driveNew Covid-19 variants pose grave dangerNational security reassuredSome...

Cuba – Survivor of THE blockade

By Thalif Deen When Raul Castro decided to retire, both as leader of Cuba and head of the Communist...

Covid-19 and the ‘science’ of the wizards

By Malinda Seneviratne Dr. Diyanath Samarasinghe, speaking on ‘How the profession can help us balance work and life...

Justice for all under PTA revisions

Minister agrees to speedy action for detainees:National Security won’t be compromised: Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, said that...

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Finance Minister and the education orthodoxy

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The teachers are on strike. They have raised some issues about didacticism — are the elders...

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 38 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

For thirty eight years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese...

Non-LTTE Tamils/Diaspora vs LTTE-Tamils/Diaspora

While all LTTE were Tamils but all Tamils are not LTTE, it is important to also differentiate who are the non-LTTE Tamils...