« Sri Lanka at a critical crossroad: JHU and the 13th Amendment » by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

« If the bad guys win, the centre of gravity of Sri Lankan politics and society will shift still further to the right. It may even impact upon the choice of candidacy. If the neo-con project with its totalitarian notion of national security succeeds, the present dispensation will appear in a roseate afterglow as an era of tolerance and democracy. »

Read full article here.
source: Groundviews

« Radical UNP and its New Constitutional Proposals: A Radical Farce? » by Kalana Senaratne

« In short, the UNP claims that it’s promising a radical future. What it seems to be promising rather is a radical farce. The UNP shows no meaningful hope in terms of radically changing the current political and constitutional framework governing the country. In fact, it seems to be mimicking the Rajapaksa-regime. What is necessary, it seems, is not a new leader for the UNP. What is required is an entirely different political formation; one which treats the UNP, not as an alternative force but as part of the current regime – for that’s what the UNP actually is. »

Read more here.
source: Groundviews

« Sri Lanka at a critical crossroad: JHU and the 13th Amendment » by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

If the bad guys win, the centre of gravity of Sri Lankan politics and society will shift still further to the right. It may even impact upon the choice of candidacy. If the neo-con project with its totalitarian notion of national security succeeds, the present dispensation will appear in a roseate afterglow as an era of tolerance and democracy.

Via http://groundviews.org/2013/05/30/sri-lanka-at-a-critical-crossroad-jhu-and-the-13th-amendment/ »

source: Groundviews

« Full Text : Proposals For Constitutional Reform » (Colombo Telegraph)

Colombo Telegraph has published the full text prepared by the drafting committee of the National Movement for Social Justice.

To read it click on this link: http://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/full-text-proposals-for-constitutional-reform/

source: Colombo Telegraph