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Surely, this is no big surprise

My dear Satellite, It has been a long time since I wrote to you last but I thought I must write to you after hearing that you have been removed as from the Blue party organiser for Attanagalla, the electorate which the B family dominated for decades. You may be shocked at this turn of … Continue reading

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The JVP & The Sinhala Voter

By Kumar David (Colombo Telegraph) The JVP is a Sinhalese party; that is its composition and the makeup of its leading committees. There is no denying that it is also leftist and strives as best as it dare to take a progressive attitude to minority (Ceylon Tamil and Muslim) issues. Historically though this is not … Continue reading

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Banning Books (A Case of Exploding Mangoes)

Zahid Hussain, Dawn Pakistan BANNING and burning books is a manifestation of a culture that is afraid to face the truth. It is ignorance of the book’s message or the fear of the latter that is often the reason for someone trying to ban a book. We have a long history of suppressing dissenting views … Continue reading

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The Crazed, Rogue Leader is in Washington, Not Teheran!

IRANIANS KNOW AMERICA BETTER THAN AMERICANS DO . . . Sunday Island  by Selvam Canagaratna “We are all born mad. Some remain so.” – Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot, 1952. “History in the Middle East is unkind to us westerners,” wrote Robert Fisk in one of his recent columns in the UK’s Independent. “Just when … Continue reading

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