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Sunday, 22 March 2015





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Reconciliation or co-existence:

Do we really need a ‘Truth Commission'?

A delegation from South Africa was in town recently for talks with certain parties, may be, to resume the stalled efforts for possible reconciliation in Sri Lanka. This team has been visiting for some time since the previous regime.

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19th Amendment: a tilt towards Parliament:

Danger of Constitutional deadlock

That there was no political consensus to reintroduce parliamentary democracy, in spite of the appalling consequences of uncontrolled presidentialism in the recent past, is noteworthy and deeply disappointing. A substantial proportion of those who voted for Maithripala Sirisena in January 2015 did so in the belief that presidentialism would be abolished.

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Namo, Namo...:

A matter of language

In what is being described as a radical reconciliatory move by most media, President Mathripala Sirisena on Wednesday announced his decision to remove the unofficial ban on signing the national anthem in Tamil. The decision is to be publicised through a circular sent to all government institutions.

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