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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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Covid and the folly of throwing science at everything

Industrialized developed societies rely on science and technology and follow a predictive model in running their nations. In this country, some experts...

Selling death online

Last week Sri Lankan health experts defeated something that should be defeated on behalf of all women, children, elderly and the sick in Sri Lanka. That is stopping the efforts made to sell liquor online. What health experts defeated was a type of ‘tsunami’ which was about to destroy the lives of these social categories imprisoned inside their houses. There is no escape for them because of travel restrictions.

What has happened to our resplendent island Sri Lanka?

From being proudly called the Granary of the East, from manufacturing massive ships to kings round the world, from commanding respect even...

EU Parliament and threats to withdraw GSP+ concessions

Similar warnings to Philippines and Pakistan yet to be implemented By Sugeeswara Senadhira Sri Lanka is...

The many failures of the G7

Anti-poverty groups, climate campaigners, and public health experts reacted with outrage and howls of disappointment on Sunday after the G7 leaders who...

Forced sterilizations of Indigenous women: One more act of genocide

Last fall, a group of Indigenous women in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan brought a class-action suit against the Saskatoon Health Authority....

Canada’s Blind Spot on Recognizing Genocide

The recent discovery of hundreds of Indigenous child remains puts a focus on whether the government should acknowledge its past.

Canada slips and slides on genocide

By Malinda Seneviratne In an ideal world, or a flat world if you will (where liberty, equality and fraternity...

Will large, liberal Canada oblige?

The issue regarding a separate homeland for the Tamils of the world has evoked considerable interest over the past 70 years or...

Canada excoriated as racist failure during farewell speeches by departing MPs

Canada was excoriated as a racist, hypocritical failure Tuesday as MPs who don’t intend to seek re-election said their official farewells to...

The Tamil homeland theory

Tamil Eelam in Tamil Nadu or every ethnic group around the world will demand homelands too BY SHENALI. D....

Poverty Reduction: Lessons from China

Earlier this year, China declared the eradication of extreme poverty. For anyone trying to assess what it means to the country and...

Indonesia’s Climate Villages – a success story

Residents of the Ngadirejo village in Sukaharjo regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia, had often found themselves helpless...

A recipe for sustainable farming

The island of Sulawesi, part of Indonesia, is home to a wealth of species found nowhere else. Among the branches of trees, otherworldly-looking...

History and Historiography 101 for US lawmakers

Tulsa. Remember the name. May 31 and June 1. Remember the dates. There’s a year to remember: 1921. And there’s a thing...

Questions for US Congressmen writing to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Sri Lanka

On 18 March 2021, nine US Members of Congress co-signed a letter addressed to the US Secretary of State Mr. Anthony Blinken....

Fertilizer issue grabs wide attention

While farmers sweat and toil to cultivate food crops to feed the nation, the Government’s new policy decision to opt for organic...

Response to the US Congressmen & Resolution 413 against Sri Lanka

Resolution 413 was presented to the US Congress on 18 May 2021 by Deborah K Ross and 4 co-sponsors though 9 US...

Tamil Eelam in Tamil Nadu or every ethnic group around the world will demand Homelands too

Countries & governments of the world must begin to worry about a future scenario of Chinese in US seeking homeland in USA,...

Say no to ‘experts’ playing doomsday cultists

By Rajpal Abeynayake The country in the last week has been pushed surreally almost...

President tells Sri Lanka Investment Forum: Sri Lanka on the cusp of a transformational journey

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday invited investors across the world to join a transformational journey by investing in Sri Lanka.

Genocide of Children: Hide your head in shame Canada

They say people living in glass houses should not throw stones. Canada has been one of the staunchest proponents of unsubstantiated allegations...

Explains why it is biased – Lanka’s envoy calls upon US not to proceed with Resolution

Sri Lanka, through its Ambassador in Washington, Ravinatha Aryasinha has called upon the US House Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) not to proceed...

A new foreign policy in the making?

BY SARATH WIJESINGHE The Buddha professed, “He who lives by ‘Dhamma’ is protected by the ‘Dhamma’ signifies that the...

Neoliberalism Has Always Been a Threat to Democracy

BY ALDO MADARIAGA More than just a set of free-market policies, neoliberalism has always sought to alter society's balance...

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Tamil violence boomeranged on Tamils – Part II

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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...