Resisting resistance against reconciliation

Resisting-resistance-640x400The recovery of suicide jackets and ammunition in the North last week once again created ripples and concerns over re-emergence of armed groups after almost a seven year hiatus.

The opposition has urged the government to probe the matter seriously and to ensure that this does not pave way to the re-emergence of the LTTE, which would eventually lead the way to the past.

It is important for the defence establishment to probe the matter and find the truth behind the discoveries of the jackets and ammunition. It is also important for them to ensure that security is alert so that no groups could emerge once again to drag the country back towards conflict and uncertainty. Continue reading →

Lost in Transmission

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Sri Lanka’s power and energy sector has been in hot waters ever since the islandwide power outage which lasted for hours on March 13 and announcements of frequent power cuts by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) subsequent to the incident. So far, the people continue to be in the dark with regard to the actual reasons behind the power outage, and the various investigations conducted by the government on the issue.

However, the power outage served as an eye-opener to the authorities and for the people in terms of energy production and conservation. The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) last week commenced discussions on measures that could be taken to control energy usage. Continue reading →