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New constitution and communal politics

The proposed new constitution is presently being used by interested parties to whip up communalism once again, what with major elections only months away. The pohottuwites are going full throttle these days in raising fears among the southern electorate of a looming threat of a division of the country and the preeminent status granted to … Continue reading

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Unless the global is sensitive to the local …..

Running on borrowed time, all pain no gain (Island Opinion Page) It will be hard to find any other country among modern nations where the politicians treat citizens with condescension. Partly they deserve such treatment for they elect them time after time knowing very well their DNA makeup and then cry foul when they do … Continue reading

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Death of a Lab Assistant

Death of a loyal colleague (Original Title) I feel the compulsive need of a shoulder to cry on and find myself turning instinctively to you. At about 11 am, on the 11th of January 2019, word came that 90-year old retired laboratory attendant of the Department of Physiology of the Colombo Medical School, I W … Continue reading

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Chinnadori, Pince C and Dharma H, SLAS

Departure of a Great Educationist cum Magnanimous Politician. Prince Casinader It was a shock for me when I heard of the sad news of the demise of Mr. Prince Casinader although I had met him only on a few occasions. First I saw him when he entered my office in the Pensions Dept. I was the … Continue reading

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Lankan Autumn: Range Yanawada?

Island By Capt Elmo Jayawardena Elmojay1@gmail.com The Arab Spring of 2010 was an unimaginable game-changer in the Eastern Mediterranean rim. Everything that was volatile erupted with such violence which resulted in a rolling of heads that the world had seldom seen. Those who were pasted to power and who ruled as if they were to … Continue reading

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