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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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Which Model – Hitler’s, Mynmar’s or Chinese

‘Moulding Muslim Culture’ echoes Chinese Uyghur experiment (Original Title) BY AMEER ALI (Sunday Observer) The hidden agenda of the far-right and extremist groups like Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Mahoson Balakaya, Sinha Le and so on, in respect of the Muslim community needs be understood in light of what was announced in that rally by BBS … Continue reading

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Justice Denied for Trinco 5

Yolanda Foster (Groundviews) The ‘Trinco 5 case’, involving the murder of 5 students on a beach in Trincomalee on 2 January 2006, is an emblematic case of impunity in Sri Lanka. The case became well-known thanks to the courage of Dr Manoharan, the father of one of the students. Dr Manoharan knew the security forces … Continue reading

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