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Presidency and Sangha: virtuous or villainous duo?

Daily FT The task of Buddhist monks is to uplift the minds of their followers and not to change governments (Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thera)   President GR should be ever indebted to the Sangha, because without its tireless canvassing he would not have achieved what he did on 16 November. Given the volatile ethno-religious cleavages and … 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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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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Two worst Govts and Sajith Vs Ranil

Sajith versus Ranil (Sunday Island) Older readers will no doubt remember Mr. Pieter Keuneman, one of the most able parliamentarians in our contemporary political history and longtime Communist MP for Colombo Central who sadly lost his seat in the J.R. Jayewardene landslide of 1977. Many left leaders believed invincible in their day were also victims … Continue reading

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Real risks of a special presidential commission of inquiry

Sunday Times The presenting of a Cabinet Paper by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this week, proposing the establishment of a Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry (SPCOI), under the SPCOI Law (1978) to investigate government officials who had conducted ‘witch hunts’ of other public officials during the time of the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe coalition Government as well as … Continue reading

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