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Democracy in Sri Lanka is an auction -Lee Kuan Yew, Late Singapore PM

Doing the needful (Original Title Island Editorial) Late Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, a great admirer of Ceylon (as we were then) during our early post-Independence years, later described democracy in Sri Lanka as an auction of non-existent resources. With a presidential election November now before us, the big auction is about to start … 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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“How dare you?” – A Sri Lanka edition!

Daily FT THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH… while the likes of Donald Trump have accused Greta Thunberg – a Swedish schoolgirl campaigning her heart out against global warming’s irreversible damage – of fronting a conspiracy, the worse than schoolboyish pranks of grown men have convinced a watching world that even the Mr Cleans … Continue reading

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‘You (MR) lead, we (Sri Lankans) follow blindly’?

Pohottuwa: Where only Rajapaksa flowers bloom (Original Title) Observer Editorial The identity of one contestant for Sri Lanka’s next presidential election, due to be held before the end of the year, was unveiled last Sunday. That it was Gotabaya Rajapaksa who will be running from the newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) does not come … Continue reading

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Presidential poll: A holistic view of security

Ameen Izzadeen (Daily Mirror) Since the April 21 terror attacks, eradication of terrorism has been the focus of the security debate, but security is not one dimensional.  The upcoming presidential election is likely to be decided on one key issue – security. The candidate who the voters will perceive to be the most suitable to … Continue reading

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