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Letter from a Teacher to the Parents ………

of His Students in ‘New India’ (Wire) TW’s NOTE:  The facts the writer has provided in the following article are quite fitting to the prevailing state of affairs in Sri Lanka, too. The time will come when our children will no longer be children. My question to you is – what kind of adults do … Continue reading

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Singapore: The world’s most successful society

Singapore owes its success as a highly developed free-market economy in large part to its remarkably open and corruption-free business environment, prudent monetary and fiscal policies, and a transparent legal framework  By Anwar A. Khan (Daily FT) National Day in Singapore is celebrated annually on 9 August. It commemorates the founding of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia … Continue reading

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Censorship is the enemy……….

……….not Shakthika BY YASASMIN KAVIRATNE   After visiting Shakthika Sathkumara in prison, I sat down to write about this writer who should never have spent a single day behind bars, let alone four months, for a short story he wrote. Then I reconsidered. Self-censorship — that is the real enemy of freedom of expression and … Continue reading

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Lessons for Lankan Muslims in India’s criminalisation of triple talaq

Daily Mirror Muslim women gesture victory sign as they celebrate the passage of a law to outlaw triple talaq, or “instant divorce,” at an event organised by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in New Delhi on Wednesday. AFP India’s Hindu nationalist government on Tuesday criminalised the Muslim ‘triple-talaq’ divorce, by adopting a landmark law. The … Continue reading

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Conversations with Denmark’s New Muslim Women

More than Arab-Wannabes: Conversations with Denmark’s New Muslim Women on the Development of a Danish Muslim Identity by Sarah Bagge, Mette Jensen (Humanity in Action) A tall Danish woman dressed in white pants and a short flowered dress walks confidently into the school courtyard pushing her son’s stroller.  She pauses at the bathroom to wash her hands … Continue reading

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