Friday, November 27, 2020

Rajpal Abeynayake

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Donald Trump – undertaker for 250,000 deaths

Donald Trump continues to keep America and the world guessing as to his next move which should be to concede victory to...

Over a decade after the war ended: The threat persists

The Tamil community never explained why the predominately Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern districts voted overwhelmingly for war-winning Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka...

Why it’s best to ignore the doomsayers

A recent jeremiad about having to tighten our belts in part prompts this article about next year, and the more than sanguine...

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Science and science only should decide Covid burial controversy

There is a line between baiting a community, and being politely concerned about extremism. This tension between keeping extremism at bay and...

State sector enriches oligarchs, or thrives in greatness?

The new Pfizer vaccine for Coronavirus will probably take time to become commercially available and safe in a country such as ours,...

Was it assault and death and an infringement of rights, or a simple case of epilepsy?

In a case of possible police brutality, where a man had been arrested and had died in the police station the next...

Judge Barrett’s appointment shows, 20th Amendment was democratic

When Judge Amy Coney Barrett placed her hand on the Bible and was sworn in as a Supreme Court Judge of the...

Reality is, Sri Lanka has got talent

The New Delhi Metro was designed and built by Indians with an Indian engineer E. Sreedharan in charge. The Sri Lankan Government...

Mapping the size and shape of post Covid economic recovery

It was Amarthya Sen the Nobel prize winning economist who revealed after extensive research that famine is avoidable if there is good...

Learning from the ‘annus horribilis’ 2020

The people are ready for change that the Government must be contemplating after the passage of the 20th Amendment in Parliament.

What’s behind a legal-eagle’s lament against 20 A?

But where does consensus come from? Is it from Parliament, or from the ‘professionals’ she goes on about, or from the people? Vox populi should be the measure of consensus especially under a constitutional regime that vests sovereignty in the people.

Hallucinations for those who see demons in the 20th Amendment

Until a new Constitution is promulgated, Sri Lanka has a distinctly presidential system of government. This fact among other things has been given the Supreme Court imprimatur in the court’s decision on the 19th Amendment.

THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN:

Dissecting malicious prosecutions against the Rajapaksa regime,and others

Mapping end of history in Northern theatre

It’s the end of history for Tamil politics, they say — or the Tamil politics as we knew existed. Mapping out the...

Those who rail against the 20th Amendment, should realise they invited it

This is being written even as there are aggrieved noises being made by those who profess great love for liberal democratic ideals....

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Sri Lanka to Britain – You are no longer the British Empire. Atone for your Colonial Crimes before holding HR score cards!

UK that occupied & ruled Sri Lanka from 1803 to 1972 (169 years) and unabashedly committed scores of human rights abuses, crimes...

Donald Trump – undertaker for 250,000 deaths

Donald Trump continues to keep America and the world guessing as to his next move which should be to concede victory to...

Over a decade after the war ended: The threat persists

The Tamil community never explained why the predominately Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern districts voted overwhelmingly for war-winning Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka...

Why it’s best to ignore the doomsayers

A recent jeremiad about having to tighten our belts in part prompts this article about next year, and the more than sanguine...