Why history says Notre Dame will rise again

Kristin Romey (National Geographic/ Daily News) Notre Dame Cathedral on the bank of the River Seine in the heart of Paris. Picture by Samangie Wettimuny On a spring day in 1163, the first foundation stone for the building that would become the cathedral of Notre Dame was set into the soil of Paris’ IIe de … Continue reading

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A dead man walking

Island Editorial The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a dead man walking. It has lost what remained of its credibility by refusing to probe alleged war crimes, in Afghanistan. It has turned down a request by one of its own prosecutors for probing war crimes allegations against the US military. The reason the ICC judges … Continue reading

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Do not steal our birthright

Island Coal burning by Ranil Senanayake The totally incredulous decision announced by the Prime Minister and by the Minister for Power and Energy that Sri Lanka should rely even more on fossil fuels, specifically on more coal powered-power plants, cannot go unanswered. The callous disregard of the health of the next generations or even the … Continue reading

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Anatomy of two lawsuits: How bad will they be for Gota’s presidential ambitions?

Daily Mirror Perhaps, the most important event that would define Sri Lanka’s presidential race, and possibly also the future of Sri Lankan politics, happened at a parking lot of an American grocery chain, Trader Joe’s in Pasadena, California last week.  Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the presidential hopeful of the joint opposition and onetime strong man defence secretary … Continue reading

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