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Do presidential aspirants know what POVERTY is?

Daily Mirror Presidential aspirants from all shades and shapes on political and apolitical platforms promise a ‘Prosperous, corruption-free Sri Lanka’ when elected.  That is the most common single slogan, all have accepted without contradictions and deviations. The other common factor among them all is, none has any serious programme to provide answers to major issues … Continue reading

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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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CONGRUENCE (OR) INCONGRUENCE??

Daily Mirror The very large billboard that does not fail to attract attention says “I LOVE MY COUNTRY, BUT I AM ASHAMED OF THE GOVERNMENT!” The saying is so true!!! To make a good impression, we, meaning all of us from the President down, must live according to what we speak and speak according to … Continue reading

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Disaster militarism and proposed US deals with Lanka

Daily Mirror File Photo: Aircraft carrier in waters off Okinawa, alongside a refuelling ship. Reuters We hear these days much about the competition for military dominance in the Indian Ocean region, where Sri Lanka has emerged strategically the most important location — with military analysts describing it as a potential permanent aircraft carrier.  Against the … Continue reading

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Empowering citizens to fight corruption

Daily Mirror January 8, 2015 marked a turning point in the course of the Sri Lanka’s political history. A powerful President who was held in high regard for defeating the LTTE was rejected by the public at large. They instead placed their faith in the hands of the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena.    The catchy … Continue reading

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