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  • Rajapaksa’s party wins local bodies polls

    Rajapaksa’s party wins local bodies polls

    Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), have won a local government election in the island nation after the party won 239 local bodies out of 340, the Elections Commission announced on Monday. The ruling United National Party (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe won 41 …

    February 12, 2018
  • Denial for no cause

    Denial for no cause

    In the controversy over 33 per cent reservation for women in Nagaland’s urban local bodies, the most pertinent aspect — the economic connotations inherent in politically-empowering women through reservations— is yet to be discussed. To suggest that such reservations violate Article 371 (A) of the Constitution and will adversely affect Naga culture and customs would …

    January 23, 2017