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Ashchariya: A true pride for Sri Lankan women

SUNIL THENABADU, Brisbane (Island) A must read heart-melting Account of 850+words In March 2000 when the civil war was at its peak, tragedy struck Nayana Ashchariya Peiris Jayakody, a product of Devi Balika Vidyalaya, a diploma holder in English from the Warwick University, a teller in an international bank in Sri Lanka, when a claymore … Continue reading

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Pathetic plight of Muslim politics

Daily FT Muslim political parties have not only disunited the community, but also, at least in the eyes of the Buddhist majority, act as a fifth column to Arab regimes. Some thoughtless and stupid actions of one or two leaders have thrown doubts in the public mind whether the Muslims are actually a community in … Continue reading

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The Pre Election Flurry

Island PLATO: One really must accept Plato’s remark that the penalty for not actively participating in politics is that we wind up being governed by our inferiors. By Goolbai Gunasekara In every house, in every village, in every town, at every gathering, meeting (public or otherwise) one topic dominates the conversation. Who will win the … Continue reading

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The future of Sri Lanka is on trial

Daily FT    The Rajapaksa regime was run by a family clique whose corrupt nepotism had few parallels anywhere else in the world, outside perhaps the monarchies of Saudi Arabia or Ethiopia. Maithripala Sirisena, despite stating vehemently that one of the reasons for him contesting for the presidency was to put an end to nepotism … Continue reading

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