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A new era in Zimbabwe

Daily News Editorial  Television screens worldwide were filled with scenes of jubilant Zimbabweans celebrating the resignation of 94-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest serving leader, on Tuesday after 37 long years in power. His resignation or more accurately, ouster came after the Zimbabwe Army led by General Constantino Chiwenga intervened with “Operation Restore Legacy” … Continue reading

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Slogans used by rulers to dupe the Buddhists

Daily Mirror Anagreement between the UK and the Kandyan Chiefs of Ceylon titled, Kandyan Convention,was signed in 1815. The terms of the convention stipulated that the Kingdom of Kandy would be annexed to the British Empire, giving Britain total control over the island nation. The king of Kandy was arrested and deposed. The convention upheld … Continue reading

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The three puppeteers (SWRD, JRJ, RW)

SWRD, JRJ and Wijeweera: three leaders who fundamentally changed Sri Lanka “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer The influence of Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike (SWRD), Junius Richard Jayewardene (JR) and Rohana Wijeweera (Wijeweera) on the local political theatre is unmatchable. The great puppeteers of … Continue reading

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National perspective versus political aspirations

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe (Ceylon Today) Ceylon Today This month began with the Parliament convening specially to debate about the Constitution. While one camp demands a new Constitution, another insists on only amendments. Pressures outside the Parliament oppose any tampering to the Constitution. They find the Constitution surgeons not trustworthy. Amidst these sharp divisions, the outcome … Continue reading

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Gintota: firm action

Sunday Observer Editorial Cartoons added from internet What has happened in Gintota last week that has provoked communal clashes? Why are these incidents of social altercations – that cause no human casualties – between a few individuals, escalating into community level violence and enmity?

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