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Bravo Mangala

Island Editorial Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera is a far too senior and experienced a politician to have made the gaffe he made a few days ago in saying that members of the Rotary and Lion’s movements are among drug dealers who are well accepted members of society. The drug barons were very much … Continue reading

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Diplomacy, bribery, cover-ups

Sunday Observer Editorial Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa regime is not the only regime worldwide to be accused of bribing foreign politicians. Many other repressive regimes have done so in the hope that the bribed politician would help save their credibility with the government of that politician’s country. Often, such bribed politicians have had to whitewash … Continue reading

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Are teachers a committed lot?

Daily Mirror Editorial Sri Lanka’s teacher trade unions through their strike actions have time and again negatively impacted the studies of children. Yesterday (Thursday) they were set to launch strike action against the questionable appointments of many teachers to the education sector.    The appointment of unqualified individuals to the education sector must be checked … Continue reading

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Mandela and Obama

Daily Mirror Editorial  What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead– Nelson Mandela The above quote was on the invitation that the South African mission here sent to … Continue reading

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