Israel keeps going the wrong way

Daily Mirror Recall Shakespeare’s great work of dramatic art, the Merchant of Venice, where Shylock was treated as an unpleasant Jew (with a lovely, self-effacing daughter) who dealt mainly in shady usury. His speech to the court is one of Shakespeare’s most remembered: “Hath not a Jew eyes? / Hath not a Jew hands, organs, … Continue reading

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People fully awake

Island Editorial Burglars in days of yore, used to make a hole in a wall and put a pot through it with the help of a stick before entering a house. If it got smashed, they would run away because they knew the occupants were fully awake. The yahapalana leaders employed the same modus operandi … Continue reading

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Opposing Sampanthan, is this the time?

Daily Mirror TNA and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has been in the forefront of Tamil politics All this hullabaloo in Parliament by the joint opposition demanding the appointment of Dinesh Gunawardene as Opposition Leader leaves a window open for the island’s citizens to think deeply about the national question. When the current Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan … Continue reading

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Impact of Islamic Finance on global financial system

S. A. Azeez -FCAA, CMACPA, Chartered Accountant (Daily News) Islamic finance is a financial system that operates according to Islamic legal principles. Just like conventional financial systems, Islamic finance includes banks, capital markets, fund managers, investment firms and insurance companies. However, these entities are governed both by Islamic principles and the rules and regulations that … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu’s last icon

Daily News Editorial “Someone who never rested, rests here”. So read the Tamil wordings on the casket of Muthuvel “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi (94), popular politician, poet and scriptwriter of Tamil Nadu. The Southern Indian State has lost the last icon who came to the political stage from the silver screen, along with the legendary M G … Continue reading

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