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Tryst with death at Angoda

Life in lockdown land -4 Until a vaccine is found, the world can only slow down the spread. That too at considerable cost and with extreme measures – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara We just passed a weekend filled with intoxicating anxiety. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, we learnt of the first death from COVID-19 at the … Continue reading

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Covid pandemic: We work together or sink together

Daily Mirror People maintain safe distance as they queue to buy vegetables at a stadium turned into a makeshift market during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spreading of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Vijayawada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India, yesterday. Reuters In times of crisis, selfishness exacerbates the disaster. A person … Continue reading

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Is Sajith Angling To Be Vice President?

Colombo Telegraph By Kumar David Sri Lanka is one of the very few presidential systems without a Vice President. Why? Because JR and his spittoon-carrying tie-and-lipstick wearing class, including Gamini and Lalith, did not want to elevate socially spurned father-Premadasa to this exalted office. Now the son may be able to cut a deal and push … Continue reading

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Covid 19 and Sri Lanka’s anti-democracy virus

Sunday Times Much like the covid-19 virus which attacks the respiratory systems of victims with lethal force and has brought the global North virtually to its knees, Sri Lanka is being invaded by an ‘anti-democracy’ virus. We are told that, democracy leads to bickering, that a ‘strong man’ is needed to rule with a rod … Continue reading

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Sajith is in Gota’s and Ranil in Mahida’s pocket

The economy is hard pressed; the state is being militarised by Kumar David What will happen up to and on 25 April is all but certain; still unsettled details such as the fracas in the UNP are of limited consequence. Today is the Ides of March so don’t tempt providence. From long before 44 BC, … Continue reading

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