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The inherent danger in the Doctrine of Necessity

Sunday Times Editorial The legality or the lack thereof of the ongoing curfew was briefly taken to a Court of Law this week during a bail application on behalf of an actor turned politician turned attention- grabber. The Police was not ready to challenge the defence counsel’s argument that the curfew was illegal and while … Continue reading

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Virus, heat and dosh

Island Editorial Covid-19, so far, has snuffed out about 90,000 lives and landed more than 1.53 million people in hospital, around the world. Scientists have not yet been able to figure out exactly how the virus spreads. It was thought, at the beginning of the pandemic, that coronavirus transmission occurred through respiratory droplets from coughing … Continue reading

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Small is useful

Island Editorial  Time was when there were retail shops, or sillara kades, at every nook and cranny of the country, selling various commodities, including grocery items, at reasonable prices. Catering as they did mostly to low income groups, they could keep prices low as they had no overheads as such. They were open, from morn … Continue reading

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Colvin’s warning and the course of history

Daily Mirror Editorial Racial tensions have devastated Sri Lanka, but some parties still continue to play that populism card to win elections. After the Official Languages Act widely known as the ‘Sinhala Only’ Act was enacted by Prime Minister S.W. R. D. Bandaranaike’s Mahajana Eksath Peramuna government in 1956, the Federal Party held peaceful protests, … Continue reading

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Smart crooks and failed Sherlocks

Island Editorial  The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has made a strong case for being disbanded. It cannot even catch a bunch of suspects, wanted in connection with the Treasury bond scams. We thought it would get cracking after the change of government. The Sherlocks of the Sri Lanka Police had all the time in the … Continue reading

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