Has President Sirisena become a prisoner of ‘evil forces’ of the past which gripped the MR regime that ruined our country? The time has come to all those who worked hard to make the change possible( not those who joined MS to enjoy power) to come to the streets. Unfortunately the civil society disunity and fragmentation has made us immobile machines. Our theme is like ‘ each according to his project – each according to his politics’ survival theory. It is also disgusting to see all make political shows even under the so called ‘ change’.
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Jaffna erupts after rape and murder of schoolgirl. But there’s more than meets the eye
Claim ‘people’s’ outcry was one of frustration is one thing; allegations it had racist and political undertones are another
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In this day and age where society is expected to thrive with greater inclusion and equality, frequenting incidents of gender discrimination and violence against women have truly proved to be a setback for society’s forward march
Why women are not given leadership positions is another question that should be raised. Other than the two occasions in which Sirimavo Bandaranaike and Chandrika Kumarathunge were appointed to ruling positions, there has been less to none occasions to celebrate women in power. Realizing this as another vital component in women’s participation, the memo requests to : – See more at