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Senadhipathy Threatens To Sue RALL For Billions

A new twist in Avant Garde drama by Camelia Nathaniel Courtesy: The Sunday Leader ( June 26, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Chairman, Avant Garde Maritime Services, Nissanka Senadhipathy has informed the Chairman of Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Limited (RALL) in writing on Friday (24) that RAAL had failed to clarify the ownership of the weapons

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Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?

Working people and small business owners are certainly qualified to decide if a national minimum wage should be guaranteed; if public education should be privatized; if the right to education should be extended through college; if all existing student loans should be forgiven; and if military spending should be reduced. by William John Cox (

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Sri Lanka: Arjuna says not seeking re-appointment as Central Bank Governor

( June 24, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran informed the Monetary Board on Friday that he was not seeking re-appointment as Governor when his term ends on Thursday, June 30 “until the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises makes its findings known on issues related to the issuance of Treasury

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Is Everything Permitted?

by Rob Jacobs ( June 25, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) There’s a scene in Elio Petri’s 1970 film Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion where the newly appointed Chief of the Political Police (played by the Italian actor Gian Maria Volontè) makes a speech to his fellow officers upon assuming the position.  In his rant,

Education

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Was NASA Technology Predicted by King Ravana of Lanka

Is it possible that ancient cultures 7000 years ago knew how to create flying machines to traverse the sky and beyond using a technology that NASA engineers are still trying to harness today? by Martina Redpath ( June 13, 2016, Boston, Sri Lanka Guardian) The first artificial satellite launched famously into orbit was the Russian

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Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Sri Lanka

Statement on Accountability and the timing of Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Sri Lanka (June 22, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) We, the undersigned Sri Lankan civil society activists and organisations, note with deep concern the lack of tangible progress in ending impunity in Sri Lanka, more than seventeen months since the change of government in

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