Tagged with Dr Rajitha

Break this cycle of political fawning

Sunday Observer Editorial Amid a continuing saga of the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings and Parliamentary Select Committee hearings, two stories particularly struck the people’s psyche this week. One was the revelation in Parliament that more than Rs 6.7mn was squandered last year to felicitate Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne on his “unanimous election” as … Continue reading

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Why SF is good enough to confront strikes

Ranja Jayasuriya (Daily Mirror) Cabinet Spokesman and Minister, Rajitha Seneratne earlier confided to the media that President Maithripala Sirisena had asked Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka to take over the army for two years to ‘discipline’ the country. The government ministers are now competing with each other to deny this. Their explanations are contradictory and ridiculous. … Continue reading

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The heartless exploiting the hapless

Island Editorial (Theme cartoons added by TW from internet) The Dalai Lama has succinctly described the crass stupidity of modern-day humans who take their health for granted. Man, he has said, sacrifices his health in order to make money and then sacrifices money to recuperate his health. This explains why man has become a victim … Continue reading

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Kos kola kolam* of thoththa baba govt.

Island Editorial A news story from Daily FT titled “Malik corrects Rajitha and media over Horana tyre plant” appears at the end of this editorial -TW Co-Cabinet Spokesman, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressing the media on Wednesday, tore into a high-up in the Agricultural Department for suggesting that the public eat croton and kos kola (jak … Continue reading

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Dr Rajitha’s Shocking Action & NMRA

Whither NMRA?  Daily Mirror Editorial During the past few decades, after Prof. Senaka Bibile’s essential medicines policy was scrapped under pressure from the United States Government and transnational pharmaceutical corporations, the health sector has become one of the biggest profit-making businesses. In October 2005, the then Government approved comprehensive proposals to revive the Senaka Bibile … Continue reading

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