10 December 2018
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We are going after Rajapaksa’s stolen assets

mangalaSL FM Samaraweera: It is a ceremonial visit, but it has a greater significance because it is a unique visit. This is the first time an Indian PM is making a state visit to India in 27 years, when we are only 26 miles apart. So it shows a great strengthening of ties, and this will be a first step. Read more...

MR says India’s RAW rallied opposition to his presidency

mr thinkingClaiming that the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of India conspired with “Western agencies” CIA and MI-6 to rally the opposition led by President Maithripala Sirisena against his presidency, Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he does not, however, believe Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the government was responsible. Read more...

PM Modi's visit will be the first bilateral visit of an Indian leader to Sri Lanka in 27 years, and the first ever to Jaffna. How do you perceive this visit?

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Full transcript of interview with C.V. Wigneswaran, Chief Minister, Northern Province by Meera Srinivasan

PM Modi's visit will be the first bilateral visit of an Indian leader to Sri Lanka in 27 years, and the first ever to Jaffna. How do you perceive this visit? Read more...

Noam Chomsky: To Deal with ISIS, U.S. Should Own Up to Chaos of Iraq War & Other Radicalizing Acts

chomsckyWe air the second part of our two-day interview with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author. Chomsky is institute professor emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has taught for more than 50 years. As Iraq launches an offensive to retake Tikrit and Congress prepares to debate an expansive war powers resolution for U.S. strikes, Chomsky discusses how he thinks the U.S. should respond to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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We may not censor – Saman Athaudahetti, chairman of the Public Performance Board.

saman athaudaRecently a renowned film director from India Adur Gopalakrishnan wrote that the Indian Censor Board should be abolished. Even in SriLanka Scholars, renowned artists and the aesthetes consider the censor board should obsolete. During such a period you have become the chairman of the censor board. As a person who has enterprise thinking of publishing freedom of arts what do you think being a chairman of the censor board? Read more...

“Elections Must Be Held Under New Laws” – - Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero

sobitha theroThe Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society and Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Sri Nagaviharaya Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero is known for his straightforwardness and courage in the country’s political arena since the 1980’s. He has been a much talked about figure in recent politics as being one of the most prominent figures who helped the new government to come into power. Read more...

Interview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry for 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza

shobaInterview with William Schabas, Former Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry for 2014 Israeli Attack on Gaza

I am posting an interview conducted by email in recent days with Professor William Schabas in the immediate aftermath of his resignation as Chair and Member of the three person Commission of Inquiry appointed by the UN Human Rights Council last August to investigate allegations of violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law, as well as state crimes associated with Israel’s military attack on Gaza (code named by Israel as Operation Protective Edge) of July-August 2014.

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Malith who scientifically proved that Mahinda would lose

MalikThis is how he achieved what the astrologers could not do.

Malith Jayathilake was graduated from Sri Jayawardanapura University and obtained his post graduate degree from the University of Delhi. Being a political science scholar he made an active role conducting the back office operation needed for the election campaign of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance. He wrote a book by the name “Elephant Pass defeat” describing the war. However the prediction of the astrologer may be, it was he who statistically proved that Mahinda Rajapaksa would lose in the presidential election.

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"No Change In Sri Lanka After Polls” — V. Rudrakumar

rudrakumarThe recent decision taken by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to defer a report based on investigations conducted on the war in Sri Lanka has drawn opposition from the Tamil Diaspora. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is of the opinion that some countries erroneously believe that the recent election in Sri Lanka has ushered a change. TGTE leader V. Rudrakumaran told The Sunday Leader that there is genuine fear that once the report on Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to be submitted to the UNHRC next month is deferred, it will drag on without any progress. Read more...

We use various types of modern mobile devices, but check auspicious times before boarding a modern aircraft - Prof. Carlo

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 How much impact astrology has in this 2015 also in regard of the social economic and political affairs? We had a discussion about this with Prof. Carlo Fonseka.

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The World of Our Grandchildren

Noam Chomsky e1423839652368Noam Chomsky discusses ISIS, Israel, climate change, and the kind of world future generations may inherit.

Jacobin is proud to feature an interview with journalist David Barsamian and Professor Noam Chomsky. Read more...

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