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Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera

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” Usaviya Nihandayi ” – Or the Cancer Within

A landmark documentary, possibly the first of its kind with its meticulous adherence to the truth, an unspeakably aberrant aspect of the judiciary. It was finally screened , notwithstanding the vigorous attempts to prevent it, by Lenin Ratnayake - alias... Continue Reading →

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The Unmasking of Yahapalanaya

A mere five weeks after it was installed, the much publicized sanctity of the Yahapalanaya government was sullied by the Central Bank Bond scandal. Accusations of complicity have been leveled against the then Governor of the CB, Arjuna Mahendran and,... Continue Reading →

Resurrecting a Supremacist

If there is a man in this country, apart from Mahinda Rajapaksa, with a conscience more impervious to ethical and moral  considerations, a conscience so thickly armour plated that it can blithely adopt the most unprincipled position, then that must... Continue Reading →

Deconstructing Independence Day Discourse 2015: A Response to Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

The 2015 Independence Day celebration was invested with the dignity of understatement – a complete departure from the showmanship and bravura performances which characterized the previous events under the patronage of Mahinda Rajapaksa. In total contrast to the former President’s... Continue Reading →

Challenging a Supremacist

Months of speculation, political manoeuvring and gamesmanship have ended with Maithripala Sirisena emerging as the common presidential candidate. An implosion at the very centre of the UPFA has produced an unlikely challenge, to the incumbent’s self-assumed ownership of the most... Continue Reading →

Jaffna “Exorcising the Past and Holding the Vision”

An autobiographical reflection by Neville Jayaweera Reviewed by Anura Gunasekera To an older generation of Sri Lankans the name Neville Jayaweera would need no introduction. Most of those who will ultimately read this book, would do so, not so much... Continue Reading →

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