Reconciliation - essential requirements
Reconciliation should have a favourable
environment internally and externally. If the situation is not
conducive, the situation should be changed. The holding of elections
for local governments in March and July 2011 has strengthened the
democratic participation at the grass roots level. The lifting of
the emergency also has gone a long way in creating an enabling
environment. A major challenge nevertheless would be to maintain the
Reflections on legal murder: the eye-for-an-eye argument
Troy Davis, a US citizen and a black man,
wrongfully sentenced over the killing of a Police officer in 1989,
was executed by way of a lethal injection yesterday. ‘Wrongfully’,
because the entire case against Troy was based on eyewitness
accounts that were horrendously compromised.
Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara - Father of Free
Patriot worthy of emulation
On September 23, every year we commemorate Dr.
C. W. W. Kannangara, the Father of Free Education in Sri Lanka. He
was also one of the galaxy of patriots who led the national movement
of first half of the 20th Century and laid the foundation for the
Independence we enjoy today.