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“Diplomatic Murder” (1967 in SL)

Sunday Times Revisiting the Boonwaat case, 50 years on (Original Title) By Kumudini Hettiarachchi, Kaveesha Fernando and Oshani Alwis The blogger had followed the news items and articles about this sensational murder in the newspapers (Tamil and English) as a 17 years old school boy.  It cannot be referred to as murder case because no … Continue reading

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‘Balu Theendu’ Fame Sarath as complainant

Sunday Times Satire Citizenry watch (Original Title) My dear Citizen Silva, I thought I must write to you when I heard that you are initiating action in the courts of law against the postponement of provincial council elections. Now, anybody going to courts against postponing elections should be applauded, but in your case I am … Continue reading

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(Media must) Give priority to truth

Give priority to truth (Original Title) Daily News Editorial Fake news is a term that we hear often these days, especially in the context of social media such as Facebook and Twitter. But sometimes even mainstream news outlets can get the facts wrong, either deliberately or inadvertently. This has the effect of misleading the public … Continue reading

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President’s wish and ours

Island Editorial The yahapalana leaders specialise in tilting at windmills, nay, media outfits. Everything they touch turns into an unholy mess instantly. The whole government is in a shambles with its big guns chasing their own tails and making colossal blunders, which are legion. But, never do they own up to their mistakes. It is … Continue reading

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Bondage of the people by the crooked

Island Bond, Bond – the Treasury Bond tragedy will not easily go away. We’ve heard so much about the dirty dealings involved in this highly manipulated Bond transaction, giving rise to major doubts about the entire financial management and related systems of government in the country. We will await the report of the Presidential Commission … Continue reading

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