Category Archives: The View

Mangala, The Diaspora & Postwar Peacebuilding

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As usual Sri Lanka’s cosmopolitan liberals have it wrong and that includes their most prominent personality, Minister of External affairs Mangala Samaraweera. His embrace of the Diaspora is wrong, not because the Diaspora is diabolical but because Mr. Samaraweera’s embrace

Threat to National Security – former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa

LTTE+US

Referring to the recent US State department report on LTTE, the former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has raised concerns on Sri Lanka’s national security on his face book. Mr. Rajapaksa points out that some policies and measures taken by the

President mainly dousing political fires

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Maitripala Sirisena has been the President of Sri Lanka now for slightly over 5 months. Sirisena is an experienced politician in terms of being a party man (SLFP), an MP, a Minister and now the President. He has been all

President wrests control of SLFP

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Among the issues facing President Maithripala Sirisena, the most exasperating must be the difficulties he is encountering in reining in members of his own party, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is in crisis mode, triggered by the defeat

“Will not Withdraw the No Confidence Motion”- Manusha (Video)

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UPFA MP Manusha Nanayakkara assured today that the no confidence motion presented to parliament against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will not be withrawn under any circumstance. “It will be entered into the programm order of the parliamnet either today or

UN and NPC

Suby Nandy

It is with some trepidation that I read the news item ‘Sri Lankan Government committed to Resettlement’ in the Daily News of Saturday, 06 June 2015. The news items contained the full text of speech made by Subinay Nandy, Resident

UNP dilly-dallying on 20th Amendment

SLFP+UNP

The passage of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution allowing the re-introduction of the first-past-the-post (FPP) system in combination with the existing proportional representation (PR) system has remained elusive, despite the best efforts of President Maithripala Sirisena. Although all major

Maithripala Sirisena and the ‘Chandrika Option’

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On November 4, 2003, then President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumaratunga took over three key ministries from the ruling United National Party.  The Defence, Interior and Media portfolios were handed over to MPs belonging to her party.  The move effectively

UN-UNP-TNA: THE PENETRATED STATE & THE NORTHERN “GOVERNMENT”

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“Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter;

FCID has been unlawfully established

FCID

The establishment of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) in the Police Department has given rise to many sore issues. The main issue being that it is selective and is politically motivated. The FCID has been challenged in the Supreme

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