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Anarchy, here we come!

Island Editorial People dislike governments and politicians. In advanced democracies the public asks for less government because meddlesome politicians make people’s lives miserable. We, the inhabitants of this land like no other, are apparently without a government at present. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared in Parliament, yesterday, for everyone to hear, that the Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Saudi prosecutor insults Islam’s supreme tenets and the Prophet’s traditions

Jamal Khashoggi Saudi crown prince shielded as death penalty sought over Khashoggi murder Saudi prosecutor recommends death penalty for five suspects over killing of journalist in Istanbul consulate in October Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent  Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on 2 October. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Saudi Arabia says it will pursue … Continue reading

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A fat hope?

DR. UPATISSA PETHIYAGODA (Island Opinion Page) Father J. C. Pieris, writing from Galle, is always a good read. His contribution in “The Island, Opinion” of 6 November, entitled “Crooks must be chased away” is no exception. He raises a common fear that what is written, does not reach to where it should, because of arrogance, … Continue reading

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Unsolved crimes and political dramas (Under Good Governance)

Daily Mirror During his presidential election campaign in 2015, President Maithripala Sirisena used photos of murdered ruggerite Wasim Thajudeen and missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda to criticise the state of affairs under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s rule. At every election rally, Sirisena, ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe along with other politicians of the United National Front … Continue reading

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