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Regime-changing the Regime change in Sri Lanka

By shenali Waduge Governments come & governments go – that is clear evidence of a vibrant democracy. People go for elections – they bring governments to power & they can bring down governments too. We have seen that happening too. But all this becomes a little complicated when groups of...

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SPUR condemns international interference in SL

November 15, 2018, 9:27 pm The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR), encourages all parties embroiled in the struggle for political supremacy in Sri Lanka to respect the authority of the Executive President, Maithripala Sirisena and abide by the rulings given by Sri Lanka’s Supreme...

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Sinhala Only In Retrospect

By Rohana R. Wasala The ‘Sinhala Only’ legislation of 1956 was immediately turned into a bogey by anti-majority propagandists to frighten off progressive political reforms aimed at redressing the historical injustices perpetrated against the nation by European occupations of the previous 450 years. But the dethronement of English by making...

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Flawed debate; sidetracked issues

By G. H. Peiris    It is with a sense of gratitude that I read the ‘Opinion’ titled ‘A Flawed Argument’ by Savitri Goonesekere in last Friday’s issue of The Island, in which she has explained that it is not the discrepancy between the Sinhala and the English versions of...