Thursday, June 24, 2021

Commentary

What is the Left’s defense of the 19th Amendment?

The Left has always been in the business of institution building. But the difference between the Old Left and New Left’s approach to “independence” and “depoliticization” is stark.

Way forward with Sri Lankan-American Moragoda in India

The President could have Moragoda engage in Cabinet meetings periodically so Sri Lanka’s top legislators know how the nation’s point man in India is putting Sri Lankan interest first.

Over 60 obligations & responsibilities GoSL has to comply to obtain $480m MCC Funding

The MCC agreements binds Sri Lanka to make legislative changes before, during & after signing of its Compact. For a paltry $480m...

Ms Bachelet’s troubles

It’s a case of keeping quiet when ‘our guys err’ and screaming and whining when it’s ‘those other guys in power’ whether or not they err.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Son of Mervyn

Oh, once-Comrade Dayan. Even a bodhiliya arrays less spectra than you. Even better, here is a chameleon who makes the entire environment appear to change color, which yet remains the same shades of a lustrous green one minute, and a superficial veneer of red the next.

US sanctions China – Sri Lanka & MCC

The arm-twisting now taking place is pretty obvious. The sanctions on Chinese companies working in Sri Lanka also gives a clear message. It should also showcase the dangers of what Sri Lanka can expect, handing over all of Sri Lanka’s basket of eggs to US. China can well maneuver itself inspite of sanctions. Will Sri Lanka be able to do same if MCC signed and US decides to further throttle Sri Lanka with sanctions if Sri Lanka does not follow US orders!

THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN:

Dissecting malicious prosecutions against the Rajapaksa regime,and others

Pro-LTTE whiners trying a ‘Thileepan’ on Brigadier Bothota?

The long-winded whine of these pro-terrorist outfits is that Bothota is an Army Officer. There’s not a single mention of any act which implicates the man in any crime.

The hydra against the behemoth

In the ninth parliament of Sri Lanka, the Opposition has become a many-headed hydra fighting a formidable behemoth.

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...

Eelam War IV and Issue of Collateral Damage & Civilian Deaths in International Law: Laduwahetty summarizes Desmond De Silva’s ‘Treatise’

Neville Laduwahetty In The Island, 19 April 2015, where the title is War crimes: A comment on what experts say” … with...

Come talk to us (too) Mister McKinnon

Canada, like the USA, is a child of divide-n-rule Britain and indeed is still loath to have the umbilical cord severed

Michelle Bachelet’s comments ‘pre-judgmental and based on presumption’ – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has taken issue over statements made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 45th Session of...

Ludicrous Verdicts in Powerful Quarters Still Asserted TODAY: Death Toll in Eelam War IV Magnified Manifold

Michael Roberts, Courtesy of Colombo Telegraph, 2 December 2019,  where the title is “Excess! Tamil Death Toll Magnified In The Course Of British Interventions In 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....

The Insidious and False Dimensions of the “Traditional Homeland” Thesis

According to the latest population estimates (2012), slightly less than 50% of the total Tamil population of Sri Lanka inhabit the Northern and Eastern Provinces which constitute about 29% of the total area of Sri Lanka.

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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...