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NO ELECTION PROMISES ABOUT ETHNIC RECONCILIATION

Island By Jehan Perera This has been among the most promising elections if the number of election promises that have been made are counted. The presidential candidates seem to be determined to outdo the other when it comes to the promises they make in their election manifestos. If one promises free fertiliser for paddy production … Continue reading

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A delicate issue called ‘Presidential Pardon’

Royal Park murder …… If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn. -Friedrich Nietzsche (Quote added by TW) With less than a month left to remain in office, President Maithripala Sirisena is reportedly pondering a presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict Shramantha Jude Anthony Jayamaha. If he actually signs … Continue reading

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A real “Parippu”

Daily Mirror Editorial The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.” Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and … Continue reading

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A special hell for principled pundits

BY SARATH DE ALWIS (Sunday Observer)   In his classic narrative poem ‘Divine Comedy’, Dante Alighieri chronicles his journey from the depths of hell to the splendors of heaven. The medieval poet describes punishments suffered by sinners with piercing precision. With his guide Virgil, the Poet discovers a group of dead souls outside the entrance … 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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