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Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Daily FT Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes.  The hype is loud and we can see and hear. The haunt, less … Continue reading

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Udaya G forged Signature; Dayasiri in “Bond”

Brian Shaddick’s wife gives evidence against Gammanpila Alleged misappropriation of Rs. 21 million Lakmal Sooriyagoda (Daily News) The wife of Australian businessman Brian Shaddick, the third witness in the alleged financial fraud case filed against the two accused, including Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday informed the Colombo High Court that she … Continue reading

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Merger of UNP and JVP with NGOs

Colloquial Sinhala is an exotic dialect when phrases are enunciated in the vernacular with the input of a smattering Anglo-Saxon linguistics that, leads to-‘Broken English’. Sounds more the railcar ‘burgher-ism’ than an outpouring of intones from the Dutch Burgher Union.   Parts of the 19th Amendment are on the verge of being dumped (by none other … Continue reading

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Bandaranaike’s 1960

 Daily News Playwright, dramatist, actor, lyricist and radio artist, Dayananda Gunawardena’s first outstanding play was ‘Nari Bena’ (1960). Based on a folk-tale it was full of songs. Lionel Algama’s music added extra elegance to this play – two songs, ‘Kumatada Sobaniye Kandulu Salanne’ (do not sob beloved) and ‘Ehela Malin Gas Pirila Balanna Hari Lassanai’ … Continue reading

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SRI LANKA THEN AND NOW!!!

Daily Mirror We wonder if even God can help our country now!!! Our island home was a beautiful paradise and its inhabitants were good God-fearing people!!! That was in the time of the benevolent respected leaders, who truly loved this country and its people. They fought long and hard to gain independence and they maintained … Continue reading

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