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Good thought but bad acts!

By S.H.Moulana I had the opportunity of watching a recent interview of the US president in the CNN, where he condemned the invasion of Iraq and Libya and the ousting of Saddam Hussein and Ghaddafi. He went on to say that it is true they were both dictators but both never tolerated terrorists in their … 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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Bangladesh’s Authoritarian Turn

Salil Tripathi (A compelling 1700+word long read from New York Review of Books) Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images: Photojournalist Shahidul Alam arriving for a court appearance following his arrest after a student protest, Dhaka, August 6, 2018 The renowned photojournalist Shahidul Alam is supposed to be in New York on October 28 to receive a humanitarian award … Continue reading

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Deradicalizing White People

Wajahat Ali (An interesting 3000+word Long Read from New York Review) Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesWhite supremacist groups rallying in Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right Rally, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017 Imagine hordes of young men descending on city streets waving flags with mystical symbols, chanting angry slogans, and spouting vicious … Continue reading

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Discipline these errant bus operators!

Daily Mirror Editorial Sri Lankans in general wish the law to have loopholes. In places where the law is effective they’ll try to bribe government officials and in some instances even the law enforcement officers. When they can’t have their way they’ll stage protests. This is what some private bus operators (Drivers) are doing at … Continue reading

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