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‘Arrest culture’ or Arrest Perehara

Island Editorial Arresting ‘arrest culture’ Ancient Roman leaders knew how to pull the wool over the eyes of the frustrated plebeians and prevent popular uprisings. Juvenal, the poet, derisively called their modus operandi ‘bread and circus’. Romans, at least, had panem or paan, but Sri Lankans have had to settle for circus sans any bread. … Continue reading

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Embracing 2020 with MCC (Maliban Cream Cracker for some)

Daily Mirror There were interesting memes on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement making rounds after the election. One said, when a Pohottuwa supporter was asked what MCC was, the answer had been Maliban Cream Crackers.   As it was during the 2015 presidential election campaigns when Colombo Port City was flogged with no end, the 480-million … Continue reading

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