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Modi’s landslide: bad for India’s soul

The Guardian Editorial  The world does not need another national populist leader who pursues a pro-business agenda while trading in fake news and treating minorities as second-class citizens The biggest election in history has just been won by one man: Narendra Modi. Mr Modi has become the first Indian prime minister since 1971 to secure … Continue reading

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Release of the BBS chief is a thundering slap on the face of the judiciary

Filicide, extremism and duplicity (Original Title) Island Editorial We reported, yesterday, that a father had clubbed his son to death over a family dispute. We have witnessed an instance of filicide on the political front as well. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have strangled the poor yahapalana baby, whom they jointly fathered, … Continue reading

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Voices of dissent against Rishad –

Daily Mirror EDITORIAL The opposition against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and the support to keep him in power underscore the fact that Sri Lanka is a nation which is confused about what’s right and wrong.  The allegations that Bathiudeen offered political patronage to those involved in the Easter Sunday bombings is yet to be proven. But … Continue reading

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Incumbency fatigue

Daily FT After public outcry President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered that road closures be stopped for VIP traffic. The move comes after a video of angry drivers honking loudly in protest of a road in central Colombo being closed for a VIP convoy, went viral. The move is an interesting one, especially in the context … Continue reading

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(Maithri) Curiouser and curiouser!

Island Editorial President Maithripala Sirisena’s predilection for making a public display of his ‘compassion’ is only too well known. Having released 762 prisoners, on May 18, on account of Vesak, he waxed eloquent on the virtues of forgiveness and compassion, recalling that he had even pardoned an LTTE cadre convicted of conspiring to kill him … Continue reading

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