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The snowballing cocaine drama

The cocaine drama has taken an interesting turn with the UNP appointing a committee to probe who among the UNP MPs were cocaine users. Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake last week stirred a hornet’s nest by claiming that a sizable number of MPs from both sides of the political divide took cocaine and among them there … Continue reading

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I Come from Jaffna

Being Trampled by a Cow after Falling Off the Palmyrah Tree  The Cast with a Ramanathan Portrait from well after 1908   The Older version of He Comes from Jaffna    It was in the 1960s that my parents took me to see the play at the then-new Veerasingham Hall in Jaffna. A key attraction was … Continue reading

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Kashmir crisis explosive: Peace talks urgent

Daily Mirror The February 14 attack on an Indian military convoy in the disputed Kashmir region once again underlines the importance of a concerted international effort to find a solution to the seven-decade-old crisis. If the international community is unwilling to say the K-word in deference to India, at least it should not fight shy … Continue reading

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Let’s be vigilant when we eat out!

Daily Mirror Editorial he Colombo municipal Council (CMC) inspecting eateries in Borella just few days ago, closing down one and filling cases against three leaves room for us to check what we purchase when dining out. As many as seven eateries were scrutinised during these inspections and some were severely warned because their kitchens were … Continue reading

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