The President’s strategically aimed barbs against institutions statutorily tasked with protecting citizens’ rights such as the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, portend, the Govt girding its military and law enforcement loins, against public uprisings next year.

By Kishali Pinto – Jayawardene The New Year that beckons in less than a month will not be happy for Sri Lankans. Leaving the land As the unprecedented migration of skilled professionals from medical, legal, information technology and accounting fields gathers strength with financial privations becoming steadily worse for the middle class, a perfect storm of repression also quickens apace. The more naive among us may be inclined to dismiss President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent gun-happy quips on the floor of the House regarding his ‘Hitler image,’ entirely inappropriate verbal onslaughts…

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“If a deal is being made, a contract is given, and percentages are already allocated. 5 % for the minister, so much for the ministry secretary, so much for somebody else, all of that is established, systemised That is why the youth of the country are saying, “System Change”. -MA Sumanthiran MP

(Text of Speech made in Parliament by Jaffna District TNA Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran on 05th December 2022 ) Thank you Hon. Chairman of Committees. Out of those 26 minutes that I have, I will speak for 20 minutes, the balance 6 minutes will be taken by Hon. Govinthan Karunakaram. I am glad that both Ministers whose ministries are being discussed at the committee today are present in the chambers, Ports, Shipping and Aviation; and Justice, Constitutional Affairs and Prison Reforms. I have seen a report that Sri Lankan Airlines in…

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Federalism is Not Separatism: Landmark Ruling by Sri lanka Supreme Court

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj Last week’s article in these columns about Sri Lankan Tamil nationalist parties seeking a power sharing arrangement based on federal principles or the federal idea resulted in my getting quite a lot of responses from readers. Most of the messages as usual were from Sinhala readers while a few were from Tamil readers also. Despite differences in writing styles and usages of words and phrases among the readers who responded,there were two underlying themes in the two different categories of responses. The Sinhala readers expressed doubts and concerns…

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Dullas compares Ranil’s rise to Hitler’s

Cites exploitation of prevailing political instability, economic depression  BY Buwanajee Coralage President Ranil Wickremesinghe used the political instability and economic depression in the country to become President similar to how Adolf Hitler came into power with the aid of the Nazi Party in Germany back in the 1930s, claimed Nidahas Janatha Sabha Leader and “independent” MP Dullas Alahapperuma, while addressing a political gathering in Badulla on Sunday (4). “Wickremesinghe is a President born out of political anarchy and economic depression at the time. Back in the 1930s in Germany, Hitler…

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President is good but on the wrong side – Radhakrishan

Leader of the Up-Country People’s Front, member of the Tamil Progressive Alliance, and MP for Nuwara Eliya District, V. Radhakrishan, compared Karnan to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, saying Karnan was a good man and a great giver, but because he was with Duriyodhanan, he was harassed by Lord Krishna. Similarly, President Wickramasinghe is a fine scholar. But he is on the wrong side, which is why many people, have rejected him for following the Dharma path. He said so while addressing the public meeting on Monday (5) at Watawala Plantation. He…

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