Saturday, 23rd May 2015

Features

The events unfolded in Parliament this week is reminiscent of the fact that the current Parliament does not reflect the political will of the people aptly portrayed at the January 8 Presidential election. The Government that was formed for an interim period and for a limited purpose to deliver the election pledges was repeatedly impeded and taunted in carrying forward the public business, as the head count in the chamber was still in the favour of those ousted from power. What the opposition benches have not realized is that the government which was elected in 2010 lost its effect soon after...
  • The message from Matara
“As the new government we clearly state that our policy is that of development and reconciliation. We cannot fulfill our expectations for development only through development.” These words by President Maithripala Sirisena gave the core message of Remembrance Day. It was a remembrance of both the courage and commitment of the country's armed forces to combat and defeat terrorism, and the commitment of our people to peace and reconciliation, for meaningful development. The words were spoken in Matara and not in Colombo. It was in an address to the nation in the presence of the armed forces who...
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