Sri Lanka constitution should ‘integrate’ not ‘assimilate’

srilankaBy M.A.M.H. Barry

COMMENT: The Constitution of any State is the organic and the supreme law of that State. It explicates, regulates and articulates relationship and cohesiveness between the State and its people, people and people, State and institutions, institutions and people and also it directs and governs the State’s relationship with the rest of the world.  Continue reading

Bangladesh transforms despite its vicious politics

BangladeshpoliticsBy Tom Felix Joehnk and Forrest Cookson

COMMENT: Bangladesh’s social, economic and political development is one of the great success stories of the past 25 years. But today it is Bangladesh’s politically dysfunctional ‘battling begums’ — Sheikh Hasina of the ruling Awami League (AL) and Khaleda Zia of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) — that hold the country back. Continue reading