TNA Spokesperson MA Sumanthiran MP Says Party Will Go To Courts Against the Presidential Task Force on Archaeology in the Eastern Province

TNA Spokesperson MA Sumanthiran MP Says Party Will Go To Courts Against the Presidential Task Force on Archaeology in the Eastern Province if it acts contrary to the provisions of the Antiquities Act and usurps the powers of the Director General of Archaeology (DGA). Posted by Administrator on 27 August 2020, 2:22 am By P. K. Balachandran The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has threatened to go to court if the Presidential Task Force on Archaeology in the Eastern Province acts contrary to the provisions of the Antiquities Act and usurps the powers of…

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Tamil Nationalism Has Not Failed; It Is In Hibernation!

By C.V. Wigneswaran – Justice C.V. Wigneswaran Someone asked me: What is your take on the results of the Election in the North and East? Have the Tamil Nationalists failed? My response was: Certainly not. Tamil people have reacted to the selfish policy-less behaviour of the TNA. The erstwhile TNA votes have got divided mostly among the three parties – TNA, Cycle party and us. Some have shown their disapproval of the TNA by voting to the State favoured parties. Many who so voted felt obliged to repay those who helped them…

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One country, one law as eyes set on 13th A

Minister Weerasekara is someone ideologically opposed to power devolution or power sharing. He is a strong believer of the unitary character of the Constitution with central control. He is also someone with a hardline approach in this respect.  The handpicking of him to handle the Provincial Council system speaks for itself as a result. Undoubtedly, the government is bracing for a fresh look at the Provincial Councils which has remained defunct since 2017 due to the  inability to conduct elections over a technical issue in the law.  The Government’s intention…

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Need For Inclusive Nationalism Plus

There were also references to the need to do away with the 13th Amendment that devolved power to the provinces, or at least abolish the devolved powers over police and land. In contrast, inclusive nationalism is consistent with the politics of compromise. Therefore, it is important that nationalism should be balanced by an emphasis on equality-based pluralism for citizens. Where people of different identities share a common space, the state needs to ensure there is equal rights, equal treatment and equal protection to all its citizens. This would mean, for…

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Answering Wiggy’s Racism with Sinhala Racism not the Solution

By Dr. Nilanga Samarasinghe The speech of the former Supreme Court Judge, former Chief Minister of the Northern Provincial Council, and the new Jaffna District Parliamentarian, CV. Wigneswaran in his first address to the new Parliament has caused more controversy in the country and internationally than the President’s speech at the opening of the Ninth Parliament. His speech aroused suspicion and fear about creating a new round of ethnic conflict amongst Sinhalese, Tamils , and or Muslims, regardless of race. History is the study of the past.  It’s the exaggerated…

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Moragoda tipped to be next SL envoy to India

By Gagani Weerakoon Former Minister MilindaMoragoda is tipped to be the next Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, government sources claimed. Meanwhile, sources close to Moragoda confirmed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a bid to have close relations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will appoint Moragoda with powers of a Cabinet Minister. This will be the first such instance where Sri Lanka is appointing a head of a diplomatic mission with similar powers to that of a Cabinet Minister. Moragoda was a Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2010…

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