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A real “Parippu”

Daily Mirror Editorial The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.” Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and … Continue reading

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Democracy in Sri Lanka is an auction -Lee Kuan Yew, Late Singapore PM

Doing the needful (Original Title Island Editorial) Late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, a great admirer of Ceylon (as we were then) during our early post-Independence years, later described democracy in Sri Lanka as an auction of non-existent resources. With a presidential election November now before us, the big auction is about to start … Continue reading

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Time to review election laws to save people from being cheated: In 2015 Presidential Election – “Sirisena” came 3rd; Namal R came 4th

Time to review election laws (Original Title – Sunday Observer Editorial) The tussle for the country’s top job, the Executive Presidency began in earnest on Monday, with the acceptance of nomination papers. A record number of thirty-five candidates are in the fray. Democracy being defined as government of the people by the people for the … Continue reading

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Election slogans and honouring War Heroes

With the Presidential Election campaign hitting the streets in earnest and the political temperature rising by the hour, no doubt, there is bound to be a lot of hot air being released by all the candidates in their bid to attract voters. However caution is in order lest things get out of hand and the … Continue reading

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Death threats and Justice

The death threats made against two well-known pro-democracy activists who challenged the Sri Lankan citizenship of Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, if true, should be deplored by all right thinking citizens of this country. According to news reports, soon after the Appeal Court verdict that dismissed their petition against Rajapaksa, petitioners Gamini Viyangoda and Prof. Chandragupta … Continue reading

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