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Ambitious Sons of “RW” and MR

Sons of political stalwarts face challenges ( Original Title – Daily Mirror)   The political scene in Sri Lanka is filled with stories of dynastic politics and we are witnessing the trend continuing, but with a small twist.  We saw the baton changing hands from SWRD Bandaranaike to Sirimavo and then to Chandrika and in … Continue reading

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Faith healing or Fake healing?

Daya Dissanayake – Daily News Recently there were news reports of several deaths at a “faith healing” session in Horowpothana. There were several versions of the incident, comments and criticism, blaming the integrity of the organisers and the ignorance and gullibility of the attendees. First, let us examine what faith healing means. Faith is the … Continue reading

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Masterpiece of nonsense

Daily News Almost a decade ago, soon after his brother won a second term, Gotabaya Rajapaksa spoke to the press, detailing his future plans for Sri Lanka. Foremost was bringing the judiciary in line with the regime. Two years later, his brother’s government realized that dream by illegally impeaching Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. At the … Continue reading

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Gecko (OOna/Palli) Politics

What’s in a name? For Sri Lanka’s newest geckos, a political firestorm by Dilrukshi Handunnetti (Mongabay) Researchers recently described six new species of geckos, but the discovery has been overshadowed by controversy over their naming. Nationalist figures accuse the researchers of dishonoring historical heroes by naming the geckos after them, with one group even filing a complaint … Continue reading

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Hisbulla’s nonsensical justifications

Sunday Times The ugly use of extremism and terrorism for political gain (Original Title) The recent statement by former Eastern Province Governor M.L.M. Hizbullah that Muslims are a majority in the world and that Sri Lankan Muslims should not fear even if they are a minority is dangerously inflammatory. It also amounts to an encouragement of … Continue reading

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