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George Floyd protests: Decisive time to end racism

Daily Mirror The slogan ‘Black lives matter’ is a damning indictment of the United States’ failure to rise as a full-fledged democracy. Some 244 years after US founding fathers in their Declaration of Independence affirmed that “All men are created equal”, the protests against racial discrimination make a powerful statement that the American democracy is … Continue reading

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Mother Lanka on saline

Daily FT (It’s long read of 4,900+words) As a country, we have been moving backwards politically, economically, socially and technically without any proper direction compared to similar Asian and African nations due to very short-sighted strategies and petty political gains  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   Sri Lanka has been facing many constraints, experienced crucial … Continue reading

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Pandemic and Prelates

Daily FT Life in Lockdown Land – 8   President Gotabaya Rajapaksa meeting the Maha Sangha on 24 Friday President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has met the Maha Sangha on 24 April and explained measures taken by the Government to control the spread of COVID-19.  The official communique issued by the Presidential Secretariat is reproduced in the … Continue reading

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An attorney’s arrest as democracy sleeps amidst a pandemic

Sunday Times It is no coincidence that the increasingly not-so-insidious growth of Sri Lanka’s anti-democracy virus, first reflected on in these column spaces last month, has kept apace with the exponential rise of coronavirus infected individuals in the last ten days. As transparency diminishes, so does accountability. This is so in relation to pandemic controls … Continue reading

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