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It’s a family issue

Sunday Times Satire My dear Mahinda maama, I thought of writing to you after seeing and hearing you at the big tamasha last week to introduce your malli, Gota, as the candidate of the ‘pohottuwa’ party at the next big election for the top job. It was impressive as an evening of entertainment rather than a political … Continue reading

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Rise of virulent nationalism

Zahid Hussain (Dawn, Pakistan) MUSCULAR nationalism, majoritarianism and populism are the most definite manifestations of the fascist ideology that now seems to be on the rise in various parts of the world. Ascendency of authoritarian strongmen is causing the rollback of liberal democratic values. The most dangerous fascist trait is the new virulent nationalism that … Continue reading

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India’s road to fascism

Saudi Gazette Tariq A. Al-Maeena What so-called democracy in the world invades a disputed territory that has enjoyed autonomy for decades with tens of thousands of heavily armed troops, arrests local leaders, enforces a complete communication blackout and begins the process of heinously dismantling decades-old international resolutions? It is India today under the BJP government … Continue reading

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MR in a Fix – SLFPers are in the Firing Line

In typical MR style (Original Title) In his haste and eagerness to anoint his brother as the Presidential candidate, Mahinda Rajapaksa now appears to have got himself into a fix and faces the prospect of losing his Parliamentary Seat. Not just Rajapaksa, a host of other SLFPers are in the firing line for defying the … Continue reading

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Brutally gunned down by unidentified goons on August 9, 1983

Daily Mirror Nihal Siri Amarasekara   Mr. Gunaratnam had produced over 25 films developing the Sinhala film industry, some of them having been Sujatha, Warada Kageda, Radala Piliruwa, Duppathage Duka, Wana Mohini, Sooraya, Weera Vijaya, Devarayo, Allapu Gedera, Chandiya, Oba Dutu Da, Ataweni Pudumaya, Lakseta Kodiya I walked with Mr. Gunaratnam’s two sons behind the corpse … Continue reading

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