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Waiting for Herr Hitler? ( & Kili Maharajah and Arjun Aloysius)

Sunday Observer (2000+word Long Read) Is Sri Lanka ready for an elected dictator? This is the latest question to enter the country’s current political debate. Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s preparations to contest the next presidential election in 2019 have already precipitated a potentially explosive controversy that can last weeks and months. An admirer of Gotabaya Rajapaksa has … Continue reading

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Political and moral cowardice is a hallmark of “Yahapalanaya”

In the Springtime of Tyrants  (Original Title)  By Tisaranee Gunasekara (Colombo Telegraph) “Civic passivity and willed blindness were the preconditions for the triumph of National Socialism….” ~ Fritz Stern Leo Baeck Lecture   This June marks four years of Aluthgama and three months of Kandy. The perpetrators of Aluthgama were never prosecuted. Some perpetrators of Kandy are under … Continue reading

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AG’s bombshell (against Public Servants)

Island Editorial Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe has dropped a bombshell. He has gone on record as saying, at a recent workshop, conducted by the Committee on Public Accounts, that more than one half of the public officials would have faced the same fate as the top bureaucrats, convicted of misusing public funds on sil redi … Continue reading

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US – N.KOREA SUMMIT AND THE US ‘PIVOT TO ASIA’

Daily Mirror Editorial News that US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will hold a summit meeting at a venue in Singapore on June 12 this year were confirmed by the White House spokesperson. The on-again-off again summit was given a new lease of life after Trump hosted Kim’s representative who brought with him a … Continue reading

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