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Regaining Paradise with Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Tissaranee Gunasekara (Groundviews) “If they harm me, it is the country they harm.”Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (Hard Talk – Daily Mirror – October 2011)[i] The beautification of Gotabaya Rajapaksa is on full throttle. The names of his front organisations are indicative of the guise he intends to adopt as a presidential contender: The Light (Eliya) and The … Continue reading

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Perfidious politics of Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC

BY SARATH DE ALWIS (Sunday Observer) Inject truth to politics. Then you will not have any politics. The Nazi legal theorist Carl Schmitt stressed the importance of rhetorical language to create fear of imminent danger threatening the state. The first step in the process was to create open hostility to verifiable reality. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe in … Continue reading

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Belated Lament of President about SL Cricket

A bailout for Lankan cricket (Original Title) World Cup Winning Captain and Government Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has expressed optimism that President Maithripala Sirisena will act to clean up the mess in the country’s cricket administration and the team as a whole. The minister’s optimism, no doubt, had sprung from a recent statement made by President … Continue reading

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Who will win the Next Presidential Election?

Next Presidential Election: Who will win in a three-cornered fight? (Original Title) “Privacy is dead, and social media hold the smoking gun.” ~Pete Cashmore, Mashable CEO  The social media is quite busy. One of its main political thrusts has been towards promoting one single individual of the United National Party (UNP). And that is Sajith Premadasa, the … Continue reading

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Breast milk for ‘suckling’ MPs ?

They don’t deserve what ‘CP de Silva drank’ Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed parliament that pure and pasteurized milk was provided to MPs Our Speaker is alert to grievances by his kindred, especially whenever his men rise in one voice Kiriella said that steps would be taken to call for a report from the CAA Readers … Continue reading

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