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Interval in hell

Island Editorial Time was when there were hardly any ordinary MPs within the ranks of governments, which were full of ministers of all sorts. The country had to contend with jumbo Cabinets for years thanks to coalition politics. It was difficult to find a yahapalana MP who was not a minister before the UPFA’s grand … Continue reading

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On Terminators and Others

Sunday Observer BY JAYADEVA UYANGODA With the nomination of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as its presidential candidate, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has officially launched its presidential election campaign. Definition of Terminator: Ter‧min‧a‧tor, The /ˈtɜːməneɪtə $ ˈtɜːrməneɪtər/    (1984) a violent US film, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger appears as an android (=a machine that looks exactly like a person) who is sent back from the future to kill a woman before she can give birth to a child … Continue reading

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Rajapaksa redux and a democracy in peril

Hindu, India The return of an authoritarian oligarchy in Sri Lanka could be stopped by a united stand of democratic forces BY AHILAN KADIRGAMAR     Sri Lanka is again at the crossroads with presidential elections due before December 9, 2019. The political drive since the newly formed Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which swept … Continue reading

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Letter from a Teacher to the Parents ………

of His Students in ‘New India’ (Wire) TW’s NOTE:  The facts the writer has provided in the following article are quite fitting to the prevailing state of affairs in Sri Lanka, too. The time will come when our children will no longer be children. My question to you is – what kind of adults do … Continue reading

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Hope against hope: Justice for Thajudeen

Sunday Observer BY AANYA WIPULASENA Former Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekera A Magistrate has issued notice on professor Ananda Samarasekera, the former Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) for Colombo to appear in court on August 28. The former JMO is facing charges of falsifying the post-mortem report and destroying evidence linked to the Wasim Thajudeen murder … Continue reading

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