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NO ELECTION PROMISES ABOUT ETHNIC RECONCILIATION

Island By Jehan Perera This has been among the most promising elections if the number of election promises that have been made are counted. The presidential candidates seem to be determined to outdo the other when it comes to the promises they make in their election manifestos. If one promises free fertiliser for paddy production … Continue reading

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A delicate issue called ‘Presidential Pardon’

Royal Park murder …… If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. -Friedrich Nietzsche (Quote added by TW) With less than a month left to remain in office, President Maithripala Sirisena is reportedly pondering a presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict Shramantha Jude Anthony Jayamaha. If he actually signs … Continue reading

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A special hell for principled pundits

BY SARATH DE ALWIS (Sunday Observer)   In his classic narrative poem ‘Divine Comedy’, Dante Alighieri chronicles his journey from the depths of hell to the splendors of heaven. The medieval poet describes punishments suffered by sinners with piercing precision. With his guide Virgil, the Poet discovers a group of dead souls outside the entrance … Continue reading

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(GR) Asking The Future by Tissaranee

By Tisaranee Gunasekara  “You are talking all the time on the past, no. Ask the future (laughs) I’m trying to become the president of the future Sri Lanka. If you concentrate on the future, I think it is better (laughs).” ~ Gotabaya Rajapaksa (at his inaugural media conference) The past is what Gotabaya Rajapaksa invokes when he tells us … Continue reading

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The Pre Election Flurry

Island PLATO: One really must accept Plato’s remark that the penalty for not actively participating in politics is that we wind up being governed by our inferiors. By Goolbai Gunasekara In every house, in every village, in every town, at every gathering, meeting (public or otherwise) one topic dominates the conversation. Who will win the … Continue reading

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