Yearly Archive: 2017


Time to identify our enemies

By S. Akurugoda As correctly stated in The Island editorial of Wednesday (11),’Crooks and fleas’, our country today has earned notoriety as a rogues’ paradise. The editorial further says “Nobody has been arrested over the Treasury bond scams which have caused colossal losses to some state banks and the Employees’...


Care needed to fool proof devolution

By Dr Kamal Wickremasinghe Since breaking the yoke of colonialism, Sri Lanka has shown an undue interest in ‘playing around’ with constitutions. With the exception of the 16 May 1972 constitution that officially proclaimed independence as a republic, such manoeuvres have been motivated by cynical political objectives portrayed as burning...


The Devolution Debate: Facts that should not be forgotten

By G. H. Peiris   Several articles by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke published in The Island during the past few days indicate that he is very definitely the most articulate and, arguably, the most “intermestic” exponent of the notion of the ’13th Amendment’ (implemented more comprehensively than at present with all...