Category: Press

People’s Supremacy and 19th Amendment

The current instability in the country is due to the creation of two power centres under 19A The supremacy of the people stands as the cornerstone of any democracy and the Constitution of Sri  Lanka states in its 1st Chapter that ‘In the Republic of Sri Lanka sovereignty is in the people’.   In view of…

Amendments to Land Act: Removing regulations on lands, a mistake

Red Indian Chief, Seattle, in his speech known as ‘letter’ made a ‘powerful, bittersweet plea for the respect of Native American rights and environmental values.’ President Maithripala Sirisena quoted Seattle at the inauguration of the Moragahakanda-Kaluganga Multi-purpose project and said that the wars since ancient times were for either land or water which would continue…

Milk for schoolchildren – a future investment

The 31st President of the United States of America, Herbert Hoover  once claimed “if we could  have  but one generation of properly  born, trained, educated, and  healthy children, a thousand other  problems of government would vanish.” The overall health of the future  generation is such a crucial  factor for any country. Especially for a developing…

Height of heritage

Polonnaruwa Modern Museum: Learning centre on ancient inheritance The establishment of archaeological museums in Sri Lanka, which began in the 1940s, has undergone a radical transformation towards high technology, with the opening of the new and modern Ancient Technology Museum in Polonnaruwa on Wednesday (July 3). President Maithripala Sirisena heralded the new milestone in archaeological…

Why capital punishment?

Sri Lanka’s decision to revive capital punishment seems to have ruffled many feathers. Most of the opponents to the death penalty believe no human being has the right to snuff out another’s life. However, they need to understand that the decision to revive the death penalty to execute a few hardened illicit drug traders has…

Capital cure for crime!

The logic behind reviving the death sentence India, the land of the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, Apostles of Nonviolence, took the hard decision in 2012 to hang Ajmal Kasab, the hardcore terrorist of Lakshar-e-Taiba militant organisation responsible for the killing of 72 innocent civilians in the Mumbai terror attack. Furthermore, the most affluent and powerful…

Cancellation of Pompeo visit and SOFA or vfa

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his proposed visit to Sri Lanka during his upcoming visit to the Indo-Pacific region covering three Asian countries. The cancellation came in the midst of media reports about the alleged pressure tactics of US Embassy in Colombo to force Sri Lanka to sign the proposed Status Of…

CICA in Tajikistan boost to Asian security

President calls on Asian countries to resist attempts by outside powers to suppress Power of Asia One of the fundamental principles of Panchasheela adopted by neutral countries during the era of Cold War was based on respect for each other’s sovereignty and noninterference in internal affairs. To ensure this common security is essential for nations,…

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