Pre-requisite for peace, stability and prosperity is a democratic and pluralist state-by Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
July 27, 2011, From http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbs...
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES AND PEACE
BY CHANDRIKA BANDARANAIKE KUMARATUNGA
We are all aware of what is meant by development and peace, and somewhat familiar with the term inclusive societies.
While development implies many aspects, it involves mainly the action of building physical or economic and social infrastructure, as well as developing human resources – highways; transport; electricity; and water supply, communications, housing, providing incentives for the development of agriculture, industries and commerce as well as health service, education and skills development and indeed employment.
People revolting and chasing away a King who destroys people’s welfare is an ancient custom of ours
July 19, 2011, From http://www.lankanewspaper...
Even prior to the supremacy of the people as understood in the current context , during the period of the Sri Lankan Kings too the supremacy of the people was held in high esteem and given the due place. When a King acted in breach of the laws, people have revolted against him and chased him out from the throne. Read more>>
Winning polls won t lead to just and fair society
, From http://www.lankanewspaper...
The crucial issue of national reconciliation is again in the spotlight with President Mahinda Rajapaksa deciding that a Parliamentary Select Committee would be appointed to find a just and fair solution to the grievances and aspirations of the Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka. Read more>>
July 18, 2011, From http://www.lankabusinesso...
- Sri Lanka’s lawlessness and injustice was systematically engineered by the best legal minds in the country over a long period and the island’s minority are not the only victims, a lawyer who has also spoken out against judicial autocracy has said.
Kishali Pinto- Jayawardena, lawyer and author, addressing a meeting of the Citizens Movement of Good Governance (CIMOGG), a civil society organization, said the framers of the island’s post independent constitutions have systematically undermined rule of law.
Sangakkara slams ‘corrupt’ administration
July 5, 2011, From http://www.espncricinfo.c...
Kumar Sangakkara is set to lead Sri Lanka in the final Test, Rose Bowl, June 14, 2011
Kumar Sangakkara has made an extraordinary, scathing attack on the “partisan cronies” at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) who have blighted the sport in his country and who led him to resign the captaincy after only two years in charge, following the World Cup final in April. Sangakkara was delivering the MCC Spirit of Cricket Lecture at Lord’s on Monday.