C. J. Amarathunga Whether a dual citizen should be allowed to be a country’s legislature is a debatable question. While some countries are not particular on the point, others point against such an allowance as there is a potential conflict of interest that arises from the duality in question.
SARATH MANULAWICKRAMA How carpentry brings a community together A set of chairs make a panel for discussion. Any furniture or woodwork including cartwheels, roof or wardrobe unites a people. Carpentry workshops fit not only wood but also people together. Moratuwa is a town full of carpentry workshops which have been supplying furniture both to poor […]
KALAVARSHNY KANAGARATNAM In conversation with Karate instructor Shihan Anto Dinesh on sports and creativity as forms of national reconciliation. “In our country reconciliation is considered a primary issue. It is necessary to cultivate reconciliation from school days and this could be achieved specifically through the arts”, says Shihan Anto Dinesh, a Karate Teacher.
A.M.FAIS In conversation with retired public official, A.L.M. Saleem, Founding President of the Center for Social Change and Development. A.L.M. Saleem, Senior Administrative Service Officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service served as Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Controller, Assistant Secretary, Deputy Director, Government Information Department and Additional
BHARATI RAJANAYAGAM Reflections on President Gotabaya Rajapakse’s swearing in ceremony at Ruwanweliseya With the election of Gotabhaya Rajapakse as the 7th president of Sri Lanka, questions about reconciliation and political settlement are being raised. Will the new president act in a manner that serves the aspirations of the majority or will he consider himself president
GAYAN YADDEHIGE Prof. Amarasekara says the new president faces the challenge of winning back the trust of minority communities. It has been pointed out by political analysts that there are clear ethnic and religious divisions within the country. These divisions were brought to light as a result of the presidential elections held to elect the […]
THARMINI PATHMANATHAN “We will adopt the new constitution and implement it to solve all the problems of all people. We will implement it with the support of the TNA,” former PM “We will adopt the new constitution and implement it to solve all the problems of all people. We will implement it with the support […]
KALAVARSHNY KANAGARATNAM “I believe there is no conflict among ethnicities in Sri Lanka” saud Thushara Kamalaratne, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Peradeniya “I believe there is no conflict among ethnicities in Sri Lanka. If that were the case, then today a person would not talk face to face with another; they would turn […]
UPEKSHA UDUWARALLA Chairman of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress, Narah T. Arulkanth on the need for national development with the entire country on board. The result of the presidential indicated ethnic polarization of the Sri Lankan polity. The new president has the challenge of uniting an ideologically scattered people. The Chairman of the All Ceylon […]
MELANI MANEL PERERA “Being a woman alone is not important. Every woman has a duty in the country and they must perform it,” After 20 years, a woman contested the presidential elections in Sri Lanka. She was also the only woman to contest the 2019 election. Environmentalist Dr. Ajantha Perera says she came forward to […]