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People must prevent anyone hijacking power

Daily News Fr. Augustine Fernando (Diocese of Badulla) History shows that man and society go through conflict and cooperation, progress and decline. Yet the desire for improvement persists. Man is impelled to overcome problems, live an honouable, free and interdependent human life, mutually collaborating in co-existence and community. Consciousness and community are necessary for the … Continue reading

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A Public Service in Decline

Reviewed by Leelananda De Silva Career Challenges of a Public Servant – an autobiography by Walter E. Fernando. 327 pages. HOMSA Publications 2019. Price Rs. 1,000/- For good governance to be achieved in Sri Lanka, even in the distant future, administrative reform is as important as political and constitutional reform. There was a time, until … Continue reading

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Remebering a Gentle Reader

By Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole SJV Kolam at the opening ceremony- The Thanthai Chelva Memorial Auditorium July 1 saw the grand opening of a 1,100-seat memorial conference hall dedicated to SJV, Samuel James Velupillai Chelvanayagam, whom many Sri Lankan Tamils fondly venerate for his leadership, foresight and honest dedication. The hall exudes never-seen-before practical grandeur in … Continue reading

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Saving Sinhalese-Buddhists From Sinhala-Buddhism: Challenge For Post-Easter Sri Lanka!

By Lakmal Harischandra (Colombo Telegraph) Ven. Galagoda Atte Gnanasara’s BBS is once again rallying in Kandy, transforming an otherwise serene city housing the most sacred Dalada Maligawa, a hotbed of Sinhala Buddhist extremism, on the heels of Athuraliye Ratana Thero’s fasting drama weeks ago. Sri Lanka has been witnessing these types of anti-Muslim upheavals in the Easter Sunday period, with … Continue reading

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