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The parable of Lute and devolution

By Upali Cooray A very thought provoking pragmatic debate ended today(11th Sept.) between Dr. Dayan Jayatillake(DJ) and Emeritus Professor Dr. G.H.Peiris (GP)  in the Colombo Telegraph and in The Island newspaper, concerning the devolution of political power in Sri Lanka. There appears to be two contrasting views between the two who...


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...