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Today is the International Women’s Day. It is 41 years since this day came out as a result of an event the Socialist Party of America organized. The Feminists have been mostly focused on balancing the gender numbers, getting women to important positions in the political and bureaucratic hierarchy. There has been some success.

The 20th century essayist and philosopher George Santayana’s caustic observation that ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ may well have been specifically tailored for Sri Lanka. This is true not only for politicians who are generally characterised by a singularly bovine stupidity but also for many others whose capitulation to political agendas is deplorable.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken defiant stand to ‘not issue’ security clearance to Kalanithin Maran-owned Sun Television Network and Kal Cables, even after a fervent appeal from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting including the legal opinion of the Attorney General of India. GoaChronicle.com exposes the truth behind ‘The Maran Conundrum’

It is an unusual that a people of Sri Lanka had to chase an authoritarian ruler who was oppressing the country and its people twice. It was a rare incident in the world to defeat the once defeated authoritarian ruler twice within six months time. It was due to the short sighted activities of Maithripala Sirisena. However due to the civilized and courageous commitment of the people the despotic and bestial Rajapaksa politics was once again defeated and able to lead the country towards a correct path.

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