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Botswana’s Patriots and Sri Lanka’s Plunderers

Botswana’s Example (Island People’s Opinion Page) When Botswana, a landlocked country in Africa, gained independence in 1966, more than half the population lived in poverty. Much of the country is covered in desert. The current population is 2.3 million. Since the 1970s, diamonds have been mined in Botswana and the government charges very high taxes … Continue reading

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Public sector lets down the people of Sri Lanka?

Daily FT  The cycle of corruption continues in the public sector Last week shocked every Sri Lankan when the global media revealed the Rs. 17 billion scandal at SriLankan airlines on the purchase of aircraft from Airbus. Given that the investigation was done at a global level, the credibility of the facts are strong on … Continue reading

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Soaring corruption and Need for Resurrection of DSC

Island Editorial/ Opinion Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called upon the government to demand compensation from Airbus for having bribed a SriLankan Airlines executive and his wife to clinch aircraft sales. One cannot but agree with him. Sri Lanka must sue Airbus. Now that the aircraft manufacturing giant has paid USD 4 billion in … Continue reading

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US ‘deal of the century’ may be a mere real estate arrangement

Ranjan Solomon (Tlaxcala, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity) Though the Deal of the Century will try to eliminate the Palestinian issue for good, what the architects of the “Deal” in their arrogance fail to see is that this so-called “Deal” is nothing more than an irresponsible, impractical and precarious plan that will … Continue reading

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Muslim voice

Dawn (Pakistan) Editorial WHEN Prime Minister Imran Khan laments the absence of a ‘Muslim voice’ in the world, he raises an issue that demands profound analysis. Speaking to a Malaysian think tank in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, Mr Khan referred to disasters that had struck some key Middle Eastern states and regretted the Muslim countries’ … Continue reading

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