Tuesday, 7th July 2015

Features

Parliament consists of elected representatives who have been given a mandate by the people to perform certain important functions. These functions can be broadly classified as representation, lawmaking and oversight in a democracy. The question that arises is how did those MPs in the last Parliament perform? The citizens, no doubt, would agree that our Parliamentarians failed to meet the desired standards as expected by the voters. The concerns raised by the public had not been adequately represented or addressed by them in Parliament for the benefit of the constituents and constituencies....
  • The war against drugs
The Government and the people of this country need to gear up to wage yet another war; the war against the drug kingpins, which is much more dangerous than the long- drawn war against the LTTE. Today this deadly hidden enemy has succeeded in spreading its tentacles to every nook and corner of the country having been given a virtual free run to do so for over two decades. Even though the officials of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB), the Sri Lanka Anti -Narcotics Association (SLANA), law enforcement officers and all otherlocal and international anti- drug related bodies have...
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