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Airborne corruption!

Island Editorial Airbus has had to pay 3.6 billion euros as fines for having bribed intermediaries in various countries, including Sri Lanka, to seal aircraft sales. It is reported to have used the wife of a SriLankan airline executive to influence the purchase of aircraft, offered her hurriedly formed company as much as USD 17 … Continue reading

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Facts And Fallacies Of Muslim Population In Sri Lanka

By Nimal Siripala (Colombo Telegraph) It’s a long read of 6000+ words Anti-Muslim campaigns have been on the rise in the recent past across Sri Lanka – raising the spectre of Muslims being an existential threat to Buddhism and the Sinhala race due to their increase in numbers and growing economic domination. The perceived demographic … Continue reading

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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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