Sri Lanka: Future of Divided COPE

Anti-Corruption Watchdog request President to Appoint a Presidential Commission on Treasury bond scam ( October 25, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) calls for an independent presidential commission to investigate the two controversial treasury bond scams following reports that there is a possibility of two separate reports by the Committee on Public Enterprises



The Elite “Have No Idea” – Society is Near the Breaking Point

Societies are not, on average, stable and safe. Thomas Hobbes knew that quite well, as evidenced in his most famous quote. Humanity is likely on the verge of returning to the mean, and the mean is exactly that: mean. In case some have forgotten their Hobbes: solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. by Chindit13 Courtesy:



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


Issues of New Constitution Making in Sri Lanka: Towards Ethnic Reconciliation

There are three major areas where constitutional consensus or equilibrium is necessary. First or most popular is the question of ‘presidential versus a cabinet system.’ There has been a long debate on that theme beginning from the initial works of N. M. Perera and A. Jeyaratnam Wilson. Their relevant publications are given in the Bibliography.



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