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Kashmir crisis explosive: Peace talks urgent

Daily Mirror The February 14 attack on an Indian military convoy in the disputed Kashmir region once again underlines the importance of a concerted international effort to find a solution to the seven-decade-old crisis. If the international community is unwilling to say the K-word in deference to India, at least it should not fight shy … Continue reading

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A short life on the ‘cocaine throne’

Daily Mirror The arrest of Makandure Madush and the revelation of several politicians consuming narcotics underscores the fact that the drug trade in Sri Lanka has deep roots and can’t be eradicated that easily. No doubt a big fish in the drug industry was caught in Dubai and this news would be music to the … Continue reading

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So much of narcotics seized: Where do they end up?

Daily Mirror Editorial ‘‘Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan” (English Proverb)     Saturday’s Daily Mirror carried an expose headlined, ‘Who was behind the arrest of Makandure Madush’. The article gives a new take on the story that is continuing to create headlines and take centre-stage with startling new revelations on a … Continue reading

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JVP deserves a chance

Daily FT The JVP is an untried horse with able leaders and it has immense potential to take the country in a new direction – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara However much and in whichever manner one shuffles the pack of cards in Sri Lankan politics, five jokers constantly appear right at the front: an incompetent … Continue reading

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