Tag Archives: global justice

MPs’ defections a betrayal of the voters

By Ameen Izzadeen An elderly gentleman, a United National Party supporter, cast his preference vote for a teledrama actress who contested the 2010 parliamentary elections from the UNP, for he felt she was being unfairly vilified by the then government … Continue reading

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Geopolitical implications of Lanka’s political crisis

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s democratic process, which suffered a devastating blow last Friday, is likely to be on the reverse gear in the coming months and years. The pre-2015 regime seems to be moving hell and earth to re-establish … Continue reading

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May God save Islam from anti-democracy rulers!

In the Middle East, democracy should be what an oasis is to a desert. But the irony is while Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, who is turning out to be the chief suspect in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, holds … Continue reading

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Khashoggi killing: We can’t worship God and money

The United States and Britain killed tens of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq and faced no punishment. China has sent one million of its Uyghur population to forced ‘brainwashing’ camps and dismisses with contempt worldwide criticism. Saudi Arabia massacres … Continue reading

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Media freedom: The good, the bad and the ugly

By Ameen Izzadeen How free are Sri Lanka’s media and how responsible are they socially? Experts, media activists and senior journalists expressed their views within the scope of this question at a landmark symposium to mark the 20th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Maldives: Democracy restored, but more to be done

By Ameen Izzadeen The Maldivian people have spoken loud and clear. There is no place in democracy for an autocrat. The humiliating defeat was overwhelming, for he lost in the first round of the presidential poll. The problem with democracy … Continue reading

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Threat to world court: Trump provokes emergence of dangerous world order

By Ameen Izzadeen Months after United States troops invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, Mazar-i-Sharif earned the notoriety as the city of torture and extrajudicial killings, quite at variance with its worldwide fame as the city of Islamic and Hellenic architectural … Continue reading

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