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In Politics Stealing and Cheating is Legal

CONTROVERSIES, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES!!! (Original Title)   One of the leading newspapers carries a front-page headline saying “PRESIDENT CALLS FOR ELECTING AN HONEST MAN AS PM;” what exactly is our President trying to infer here??? As opposed to that, we read in yet another newspaper that the Prime Minister has been given the Award for … Continue reading

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‘Iconic Galaxy’: Lies and Violations by Officials

Minister’s site inspection exposes lies and violations (Original Title) Minister de Silva along with other govt officials and residents at the construction site yesterday There is no doubt that Sri Lanka should have more and more investors, paving the way for economic growth, but not at the cost of environment and its people. A country … Continue reading

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Wanted new policies, new politics

Daily News Politics in Sri Lanka has become a degenerated, corrupt and anachronistic affair. Beyond the rhetoric there is no public good derived from it. Politicians are not interested in the existentialist problems of the people. They are embroiled in controversies over trivial matters and are both ignorant and uninterested in grave issues facing the … Continue reading

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Nepotism, cronyism and multimillion-rupee cheques

Sunday Times I was musing this month about this word Nepotism. It comes, I discovered, from the Italian word nepotismo, derived from the Latin word nepos meaning nephew. The term originated from the practice of some of the Catholic popes (who were unable to have legitimate children due to their vows of celibacy) appointing their … Continue reading

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