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A single issue contest and minorities

Daily FT Without a strong and united opposition in the next parliament, minorities, particularly Muslims, will face a dark future – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara Just as the 1956 General Election was contested and won by SWRD and his SLFP-led coalition, solely on the Sinhala Only language issue, the forthcoming one in April is also … Continue reading

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The two thirds majority and two tyrannies of two decades

Island Editorial Nominations for the forthcoming parliamentary election open later this week (March 12) and will continue to be received till March 19. Thereafter the big match will be played on April 25. In recent weeks we have heard President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as lessers say many times that … Continue reading

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Exit Islam; Enter Freedom

Burqa Signifies Freedom To Wear And Not Islam (Original Title) Mass Usuf “Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all”. ~ (Maximilien Robespierre). EXIT ISLAM, ENTER FREEDOM This should be the debate among those with grey matter. Demarcate the areas distinctly and develop the … Continue reading

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Gota and Muslim predicament

Daily FT President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, caught in the grip of the supremacists, is not in a position to deliver justice to Muslims, just as he is not willing to solve the problem with Tamils   Over the past few years, I have contributed several pieces to this and other journals on a number of issues … Continue reading

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Tragedy: New Wives of their own fathers!

Triple win with double misery (Original Title) Prof Srimal Abeyaratne (Sunday Times) File picture of migrant workers at the airport. A few years ago, a University research team was engaged in a research project in a remote village located on the river bank of the “Deduru Oya” in the North Western province. While they were … Continue reading

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