The Rajapaksa family has drastically weakened democracy in Sri Lanka, but now faces a stirring civilian resistance that is picking up momentum.
Even if the government withdrew their spurious constitution-making programme, we must not tone down our voice to win a people's constitution.
Recent reports from CSW and USCIRF highlight the pressures put on Sri Lanka’s religious minorities.
All major democratic concepts relevant to the Modern State (individual freedom, social contract theory, limited government, sovereignty, constitutionalism, secularism, equality before the law, separation of powers, etc.) can be considered as a legacy of liberalism.
It is a fact that there are several harmful effects on inorganic fertilizers and use of chemicals. Briefly analyzing, it would cause waterway pollution, increasing air pollution, acidification of the soil and mineral depilation of soil and numerous other adverse impacts.
The present annual demand for energy in Sri Lanka is 15,000 GWh and is expected to grow at a rate of 5.5% in the coming years. The country's energy demand is projected to reach 22,501 GWh by the year 2025.
By Swasthika Arulingam and Lalitha Dedduwakumara
The Free Trade Zones (FTZ) were established in Sri Lanka in 1978 with the hope of bringing Foreign Direct Investments, employment to people and developing the economy under an export focused model.
Mangala, during the final phase of his life, had an intensive dialogue with me on the need for formulating a basic document containing fundamental principles that should be incorporated in a program of transformation for Sri Lanka, and the significance of having such a document.