Sri Lanka Brief


  • My Challenge to Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa -Sajith Premadasa Read more >

    My Challenge to Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa -Sajith Premadasa

    I condemn in the strongest possible terms your desperate attempt to drag the Venerable Mahanayake Theras of the Three Nikayas into your fearmongering election campaign. On Wednesday, you publicly appealed to these Venerable Prelates to inject themselves into a political debate on your behalf by manipulating and misrepresenting the letter and spirit of my election […]

  • Ranil and the UNP are Risking the Present Unanimity in the Current Parliament

    by Rajan Philips- “We have failed in the essential task of nation building,” said President Chandrika Kumaratunga in her speech to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence. That was in 1998. Seventeen years later, on Independence Day last week, President Maithripala Sirisena soul searchingly spoke of our “great responsibility and duty … today […]

  • GTF Urges Every Tamil To Vote Read more >

    GTF Urges Every Tamil To Vote

    Tamils should freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Sri Lanka Presidential Election. Global Tamil Forum (GTF) strongly urges the Tamil people in Sri Lanka to use every vote carefully during the January 8 Presidential Election. Tamil people have a long history of voting based on principled considerations. The upcoming Presidential election is no different. […]

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