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(Media must) Give priority to truth

Give priority to truth (Original Title) Daily News Editorial Fake news is a term that we hear often these days, especially in the context of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. But sometimes even mainstream news outlets can get the facts wrong, either deliberately or inadvertently. This has the effect of misleading the public … Continue reading

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President’s wish and ours

Island Editorial The yahapalana leaders specialise in tilting at windmills, nay, media outfits. Everything they touch turns into an unholy mess instantly. The whole government is in a shambles with its big guns chasing their own tails and making colossal blunders, which are legion. But, never do they own up to their mistakes. It is … Continue reading

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Bondage of the people by the crooked

Island Bond, Bond – the Treasury Bond tragedy will not easily go away. We’ve heard so much about the dirty dealings involved in this highly manipulated Bond transaction, giving rise to major doubts about the entire financial management and related systems of government in the country. We will await the report of the Presidential Commission … Continue reading

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Colour Of Despotism: Saffron?

By Sarath de Alwis (Colombo Telegraph) Several broadsheets, Sinhala and English announced in banner headlines that the two Mahanayakes of Asgiriya and Malwatte had torpedoed the Constitutional reform process. For those of us, concerned with the impact, the many scandals will have on the meandering constitutional reform process, it was worrying news. The new Mahanayake … Continue reading

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Eyes wide shut: Fate of our times

Daily FT “The impulse to acquisition, pursuit of gain, of money, of the greatest possible amount of money, has nothing to do with capitalism. This impulse exists and has existed among waiters, physicians, coachmen, artists, prostitutes, dishonest officials, soldiers, nobles, crusaders, gamblers, and beggars” – Max Weber ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ was the title of a … Continue reading

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