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Unpardonable Pardon and Plane Trips for Loyalty

Cassandra Cry: Snarling View of politicians in this land of ours (Original Title) Island Headline in The Island of Thursday 22 January: “Chartered flights for MR: UL not paid Rs 122.3 mn.” That sort of truancy in meeting one’s obligations and fulfilling them and being decent seems to be the normal behaviour of some politicians; … Continue reading

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Discrimination ‘most foul’

Island Editorial Former Education Minister and UPFA MP Bandula Gunawardena has drawn heavy flak—and rightly so—for opposing the practice of bracketing the students of public and private schools together when the GCE O/L and A/L national rankings are determined. His advocacy of the segregation of the students of private schools from their public school counterparts … Continue reading

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Why I defended Asia Bibi and the price I paid

Hamilton Spectator Asia was sentenced to death in 2010. She had legal representation in name only. At least 70 people, including defendants, lawyers, and judges, have been killed by vigilantes since blasphemy laws were strengthened in the 1980s. by Saif ul Malook  Supporters of Jamaat-i-Islami, a Pakistani Islamist party, chant slogans behind a banner that reads, … Continue reading

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We don’t want an executive presidency

Daily FT The executive presidency was established in 1978. Since then there has never been as much hope for its abolishment as there is right now. It however still requires many actors to come together to work towards its abolishment.  The 20th  as brought to the house by the JVP is agreeable to all stakeholders. … Continue reading

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