Greed and Disparity

December 27, 2014 at 12:43 am

December 26, 2014, 6:20 pm
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by Ranil Senanayake

Our fundamental rights, a right to food, water and shelter,  recognized universally, has now to be modified. In the environment that the  current ‘development paradigm’ has provided for us today, the erosion of the  planetary life support system has become so bad that we have to struggle to  achieve a right to clean food, clean water and sustainable shelter. In addition,  a resource that was taken for granted with our first breath, the air that we  breathe has become so befouled that we now need to talk about the right to  breathe ‘clean air’.

On Corruption: A Response

December 27, 2014 at 12:40 am

December 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
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This is a response to Prof. Carlo Fonseka’s letter titled, ‘On  Corruption’ published last week. I only saw it two days ago because I was  traveling. Hence, the delay in my response.

Death of a Son – A Tsunami story

December 27, 2014 at 12:07 am

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(Peraliya,Hikkaduwa, Train Tragedy-26.12. 2004).

December 26, 2014, 5:17 pm
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Pakistan PM Sharif greets India’s Vajpayee on birthday, sends flowers

December 27, 2014 at 12:02 am

December 27, 2014, 8:20 am
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BY S VENKAT NARAYAN

Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, December 25: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif  today sent a bouquet of flowers to former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari  Vajpayee on the occasion of his 90th birthday on Thursday.

Attack on protesters opposite Sirikotha

December 26, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Wimal points finger at ‘Kurundu polu’ brigade

 

December 27, 2014, 8:18 am
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by Dasun Edirisinghe

Members of the Federation of National Organisations who staged a  protest on Wednesday opposite the UNP headquarters Sirikotha against the alleged  secret pact between party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and opposition  presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena had been attacked by the ‘Kurundu  Polu’ brigade of the UNP which attacked the UNP reformists in Matara allegedly  led by Matara District UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera, Minister Wimal Weerawansa  said yesterday.

Many are deaf and blind to opposition misdeeds

December 26, 2014 at 11:54 pm

December 27, 2014, 8:13 am

By Dasun Edirisinghe

Those who talked about good governance and criticised the  government at every turn were blind to violence and irregularities committed by  their own camp, the UPFA charged yesterday.

Addressing a media conference at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party  head office, Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma  said that a gang from UNP headquarters Sirikotha attacked protesters who held a  peaceful protest opposite the organisation on Wednesday, but a section of the  media and other organisations who always shouted against the government were  silent on the incident.

GL at briefing for Tamil media

December 26, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Opportunistic nature of opposition campaign shown by unworkable  proposals

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December 27, 2014, 8:14 am
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Professor G.L. Peries, who met with several editors and chief  executives of the Tamil language media, briefed them in detail about the  dominant issues in the Presidential Election campaign.

Alleged secret pact: Statements of Ranil and Maithripala recorded

December 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Attanayake’s statement to be recorded yesterday evening

December 26, 2014, 6:35 pm

By Madura Ranwala

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) investigating the  purported document produced by former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake on  the alleged secret agreement signed between Common Opposition Presidential  Candidate (COPC) Maithipala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe  have recorded the statements of the latter two on Thursday, police spokesman  said yesterday.

No more ethnic or religious conflicts

December 26, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Maithripala pledges a united Sri Lanka

December 26, 2014, 6:35 pm
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President Rajapaksa ran a government bullying his ministers and  party leaders in the cabinet. No one dared to cross him fearing the files. Even  institutions of good governance and legal bodies were brought under his spell,  common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena declared on  Christmas day.

BR cites killing of US Amb. to highlight regime change project going awry

December 26, 2014 at 11:41 pm

December 26, 2014, 6:33 pm
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By Shamindra Ferdinando

Claiming that a section of the international community had been  pursuing a destabilization project here, SLFP National Organiser and Economic  Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said the horrific assassination of US  Ambassador Chris Stevens (52) in Sept 2012 was a glaring example of a Western  operation aimed at regime change gone awry.


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