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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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See you in Hell, but let me live first!

We Are Born, We Live, We Die. Then What? (Original Title) By Reggie Ponnampalam (Island) Of late, there have been quite a few articles on the subject of what happens to us after we die. Of course, when we die, depending on our faith, we will be buried (some within 24 hours of death) and … Continue reading

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LIBERAL REFORM PROGRAMME OF 2015: WHERE ARE WE TODAY ?

Daily Mirror All the signs are that the 2015 liberal political program that was spearheaded by a broad coalition of social and political forces cutting across various divisions in society is disintegrating fast and the aspirations of a large majority of people in the country will remain unfulfilled or worse. The newly elected government could … Continue reading

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Democracy or Hypocrisy??

Daily Mirror  Who bears the burden? Since our forefathers, the founding fathers of democracy passed on, the country has been gradually reduced to a state of hypocrisy!!! The system of being a democracy favouring social equality has been systematically eroded!!! With the onset of the Eelam War, the system of democracy that we cherished was torn … Continue reading

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From ‘Good’ to ‘Non’ Governance

Daily Mirror Government of limited power need not be anaemic government. Assurance that rights are secure tends to diminish fear and jealousy of strong government, and by making us feel safe to live under it makes for its better support.– Robert H. Jackson Any government is under the obligation to govern its citizens; in fact … Continue reading

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