Tag Archives: Sri Lanka

Elections and media: Hi-tech hijacking of the people’s sovereignty

By Ameen Izzadeen If any election does not reflect the will of the people, it is a sham. Whoever tries to distort the will of sovereign people is committing an act of treason. Identifying the rogues before they commit the … Continue reading

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Presidential poll: A holistic view of security

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election is likely to be decided on one key issue – security. The candidate who the voters will perceive to be the most suitable to ensure their security and that of the country … Continue reading

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Disaster militarism and proposed US deals with Lanka

By Ameen Izzadeen We hear these days much about the competition for military dominance in the Indian Ocean region, where Sri Lanka has emerged strategically the most important location — with military analysts describing it as a potential permanent aircraft … Continue reading

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Let’s unite to rebuild this nation!

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s nation-building process is being dealt blow after blow in the wake of the April 21 Easter Sunday attacks. The horrendous crime that took the lives of more than 250 people is an irrefutable statement that … Continue reading

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Who is behind the global agenda of ISIS?

By Ameen Izzadeen Quashing rumours about his death, terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared in a video clip released by the ISIS – the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The terror incorporate is also known as IS or Islamic … Continue reading

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Ranil and Rajapaksa: The difference is how they play the power game

By Ameen Izzadeen The just ended local council elections remind students of politics of an age-old adage: Politics is a continuous and ruthless struggle for power. Those who understand this often grab political power and stay on in power. Even … Continue reading

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Whither independence without its spirit?

By Ameen Izzadeen Freedom: What a great idea it is! As we celebrated this Sunday Sri Lanka’s 70th freedom day, it is relevant to ask how free we are and what freedom meant to us then and today. Seventy years … Continue reading

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Listen to the Indian Ocean, undercurrents of a submarine war

By Ameen Izzadeen On October 31, 2014, a Chinese submarine and a warship arrived at the Colombo Port. As the calm ocean waters surrounding the port were disturbed by the arrival of the two military vessels, the visits sent shockwaves … Continue reading

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Get on with the job, forget Rajapaksa’s deep state

By Ameen Izzadeen The Deep State is an extremely powerful network that controls nearly everything around you. You won’t read about it in the news because it controls the news. Politicians won’t talk about it publicly. That would be like … Continue reading

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20A: Crack the whip to cleanse the den of criminals

By Ameen Izzadeen As hectic moves are underway to present the 20th Amendment before the impending general election, it does not appear that political parties and stakeholders have paid adequate attention to preventing the criminalisation of politics – one of … Continue reading

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