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Post-4/21 PSC: Past imperfect, future tense

Daily FT The truth outs – Pic by Chamila Karunaratne  What is past is past … except when it makes the present – and future – tense. The findings of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday attacks of April 2019 has set several cats among the pigeons. On one hand, it feels … Continue reading

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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 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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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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An Election Dilemma in Sri Lanka

Meera Seenivasan (Hinu) Progressives are united against having a Rajapaksa as President but divided over Premadasa’s abilities In less than a month, over 15 million voters in Sri Lanka will have a say in the country’s presidential election. A total of 35 candidates are in the fray, but the principal contest is between Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the … Continue reading

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