Punishment is Violent and Counterproductive

Unfortunately, when all humans have been terrorized into behaving dysfunctionally on a routine basis (in the Western context, for example, by engaging in over-consumption) then changing their behaviour, even in the direction of functionality, is now unconsciously associated with the fear of violence (in the form of punishment) and so desirable behavioural change (in the



Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities

by Nick Turse Courtesy: The Intercept ( October 26, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Year is 2030. Forget about the flying cars, robot maids, and moving sidewalks we were promised. They’re not happening. But that doesn’t mean the future is a total unknown. According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of



Sri Lanka: Prime Minister’s Fiction is attempting to conceal bond scam!

( October 24, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) It is reported that the UNP is engaged in concealing the notorious bond scam committed by former Governor of Central Bank Arjun Mahendran. The UNP is making this attempt to conceal the crime after a majority members in the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) passed a report to

Book Reviews


A Theory of Despair?

Jeffries’ history is a combination of the group as an entity, the individual members and the twentieth century. Mostly balanced, his prejudices show through mostly in his discussion of Marcuse’s work on the methodology of modern capitalism titled One Dimensional Man. by Ron Jacobs   ( October 26, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian)  It’s rare that



Education: BCIS pipes a new tune

The face of a resurgent BCIS by Darshanie Ratnawalli Views expressed in this article are author own ( September 26, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) In meeting the present Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) Director Dr. Harinda Vidanage, ostensibly to interview him, I have an ulterior motive. I go to judge him. The BCIS



New UNICEF Representative Assumes Office in Sri Lanka

 ( October 25, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian)  Tim Sutton has assumed office as the new Representative for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sri Lanka. Mr. Sutton presented his credentials to the Foreign Minister, Hon. Mangala Samaraweera at the Ministry of Foreign Affair. “It is an honour and a privilege to serve the



Report: Yahoo worked with US to spy on user email

Media report that Yahoo scanned millions of emails at the behest of US intelligence. The spying occurred in 2015, according to the news agency Reuters. ( October 6, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) In 2015, Yahoo built a program to search customers’ emails for phrases, numbers and characters provided by intelligence officials, according to Reuters. Three former


Enough of CIA’s “Enough Project” in Africa

by Thomas C. Mountain ( October 5, 2016, Eritrea, Sri Lanka Guardian) Enough of the CIA’s “Enough Project” in Africa. With Hollywood superstar George Clooney as it’s talking head, EP, as it is known, was founded by senior US Intel “spook” Gayle Smith, former Senior Director of the National Security Council under President Obama and