Filed under Ethics | Morals

Poor leopard! (and our parliamentarians)

Island Editorial Parliament was flooded with tears the other day. Having feasted on huge chunks of mutton, chicken and fish, our politicians wept buckets for an unfortunate leopard which had been beaten to death in Kilinochchi. Scandalised, they threw up their arms in despair, condemning the cruel fate that had befallen the poor animal; they … Continue reading

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Lt. Gen. Parami Kulatunga: An Appreciation

Jumo Uduman (Island) “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” — Gen. Douglas … Continue reading

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POLITICAL HENCHMEN RUINING THE GAME:

…….CRICKET, NO MORE THE SPORT WE LOVED Sunday Times  It can be said that it was only a matter of time before this happened: Sri Lankan cricket, already in the doldrums through a series of embarrassing defeats, is now being shamed after a ball-tampering saga involving no less a person than its captain Dinesh Chandimal. … Continue reading

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The man wearing yellow-dyed robe…|

Sunday Times Satire Gnanasara hamuduruwaney, I thought I must write to you because many people are talking about you these days, after you were found guilty by a court and sent to jail last week. I don’t know whether you believe that any publicity is good publicity, but whatever you complain of, you certainly can’t … Continue reading

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Nepotism, cronyism and multimillion-rupee cheques

Sunday Times I was musing this month about this word Nepotism. It comes, I discovered, from the Italian word nepotismo, derived from the Latin word nepos meaning nephew. The term originated from the practice of some of the Catholic popes (who were unable to have legitimate children due to their vows of celibacy) appointing their … Continue reading

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