Filed under Injustice

Admiral flies amidst barks

Island Editorial The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), on Sunday, had the media believe that Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne would be questioned and arrested, the following day, for having allegedly helped a suspect evade arrest. But the Admiral went overseas, yesterday morning, and no legal action had been taken to prevent him from … Continue reading

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A woman and a leopard

Daily Mirror EDITORIAL Some days ago, journalist Uditha Devapriya posted on Facebook a thought-provoking post. It highlighted a disturbing realty in modern-day South Asia. His post highlighted the killing of a leopard by irate villagers in Killinochchi on 21 June, the rape of an 38-year-old woman also in Killinochchi earlier this year and the reaction … Continue reading

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Trump’s Palestinian policy: setting fire to the ground

The Guardian Editorial The Trump administration is the first in history to uncritically back the government of Israel while waging diplomatic war on the Palestinians. This is a recipe for chaos ‘The Trump administration has cut aid funding to the Palestinians and slashed its contributions to the UN agency that supports more than 5 million … Continue reading

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Dictatorship in UN and politicisation of genocide

Ameen Izzadeen (Daily Mirror) On Monday, the United Nations behaving like Popeye the Sailor after a spinach drink, fired from all cylinders at Myanmar. A damning report by a UN probe team recommended that Myanmar’s military chief Min Aung Hlaing and several other military leaders should be investigated for genocide, and that the case be … Continue reading

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Israel keeps going the wrong way

Daily Mirror Recall Shakespeare’s great work of dramatic art, the Merchant of Venice, where Shylock was treated as an unpleasant Jew (with a lovely, self-effacing daughter) who dealt mainly in shady usury. His speech to the court is one of Shakespeare’s most remembered: “Hath not a Jew eyes? / Hath not a Jew hands, organs, … Continue reading

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