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Sri Lankan politics: Erosion of dignity

Daily FT   Political lies create new realities, just as print capitalism fostered a new form of nationalism in the early 20th century, so too have social and online media generated new forms of political community in the early 21st century, such as the uncivil society incited via outrageous rhetoric – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara … Continue reading

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Taxes, budgets and greasy fingers

Daily FT If we are to overcome, we need our technocrats/managerial class in the forefront. By reducing taxation where it affects them directly, the Government has given this segment an opportunity for a better life, the ability to do some serious saving, and to feel that working for their country can be both fulfilling, as … Continue reading

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Srilanka’s kidney crsis hits emergency levels

 By Kanya D’Almeida (Daily Mirror)   A week before the 2019 presidential polls, a 55-page report on Sri Lanka’s kidney disease epidemic was distributed to all 35 candidates. None responded to the hard-hitting findings. With a new government now in power, the jury is still out on who will take action—and when—on this critical issue.  … Continue reading

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The Presidential Poll was on the Day of Tolerance

By Mass L. Usuf Alarmed by the current rise in acts of intolerance, violence, terrorism, aggressive nationalism, racism, and discrimination directed against national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, as well as acts of violence and intimidation committed against individuals exercising their freedom of opinion and expression – all of which threaten the consolidation of peace … Continue reading

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Hisbullah Besmirched the good name of Kathankudy

By Binoculars (Born in Kathankudi and Domiciled Abroad) Kathankudi’s prestige and the pride of place it commanded throughout the island since the existence of this town centuries ago began to be besmirched with the rise of Hisbulla. It was since the day he and his gang of youths he had radicalized on the instruction from his … Continue reading

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