Month: February 2017

Making of a new constitution for Sri Lanka: Let wiser counsel prevail

By Tassie Seneviratne “Constitution making in Sri Lanka has become a highly contentious issue.  The problem lies in the challenge to democracy, arising from the polarization of the two main ethnic groups – the Sinhalese and the Tamils – and the mistrust that has been simmering since Independence culminating in the ‘Vaddukoddai Resolution’ in 1976″.…

Poetry Corner:  ‘Saree’ by Vasantha Surya

Saree It came wrapped in desire’s eager rustling a gift I did not choose. Though warp and weft obeyed an ambiguous design, the shade beguiled. The texture satisfied a hunger, not merely of the eye.   I shook it loose and shaped it to my use. Line and colour clung to breast and thigh. The…

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