Release of the BBS chief is a thundering slap on the face of the judiciary

Filicide, extremism and duplicity (Original Title) Island Editorial We reported, yesterday, that a father had clubbed his son to death over a family dispute. We have witnessed an instance of filicide on the political front as well. President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have strangled the poor yahapalana baby, whom they jointly fathered, … Continue reading

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Blood-soaked wool Vs Ethical Wool

Blood-soaked wool (Island) Island Many people think that the wool industry is made of sheep gamboling in pastures. That no animal are abused or killed. That placid sheep stand in line quietly and men with large electric scissors shear their hair off. Not true! Before you buy wool see the PETA video, released in 2017, … Continue reading

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Minorities may be treated as pets at home

What people say and what they really mean (Original Title)  By Prof. A.N.I. Ekanayaka There is something intrinsically meaningless in the bare assertion “Sri Lanka is a Sinhala Buddhist country” where the denial that it is a “Buddhist country” is obviously the most contentious part provoking bitter controversy. However, on any detached analysis the debate … Continue reading

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Can Muslims integrate with others without their support?

Daily Mirror Another ingredient the society lacks is honesty, when it comes to ethnic harmony National parties are naturally more concerned about Sinhala votes than minority votes It is exhibitionism, not necessarily extremism or terrorism, despite hindering social integration The initial reaction by Sri Lankan Muslims to the Easter Sunday terrorist suicide attacks on churches … Continue reading

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Global Islamophobia and its Lankan agents

Daily Mirror JVP supporters and civil society activists hold a protest in Colombo against the anti-Muslim mob attacks. AFP Islamophobia is an industry. It is US$ 500 million strong in the United States alone, according to research carried out by the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the University of California, and a Carter Centre … Continue reading

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