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‘Who is Lasantha?’

Sunday Observer Editorial  Two BBC interviews (4+ and 9+ minutes) one of which on Hard Talk have been embedded into this article. -TW The words are still chilling, a decade later. “Who is Lasantha?” retorted a once all-powerful Defence Secretary angrily, when a BBC journalist dared to question him incessantly on the brutal murder of … Continue reading

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“Everybody in the country knows I am not a lawyer” – Maithripala

Impeachment or censure; a moral imperative (Original Title, Daily FT) President Maithripala Sirisena delivered a belligerent broadside to the UNF hierarchy after the unenthusiastic reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” – Bill Clinton “Everybody in the country knows I am not a lawyer” – Maithripala … Continue reading

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Sajith’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Sajith, Sannasgala and large trees (Original Title) Sannasgala has predicted in his book ‘Gemba’ that Premadasa would not grow to become an accomplished politician Much is said about Sajith Premadasa that he should be UNP Leader, but questions are raised whether the UNP Deputy Leader is hungry enough to lead the ‘Green Party’.  Some time … Continue reading

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With hope in our hearts, we will walk on

Daily FT When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm There’s a golden sky And the sweet silver song of a lark Walk on through the wind Walk on through the rain Though your dreams be tossed and blown … Continue reading

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Executive Presidency: Blessing or curse?

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana (Island) When JRJ, utilising the massive mandate the voters gave him in 1977, created the executive presidency, not everyone was happy but there seemed some sense to his arguments. He wanted to be a powerful president who could use the executive powers to develop the country fast: he wanted the country … Continue reading

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