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Napoleon of crime meets his Waterloo

Island Editorial The police used to blame most of the unsolved crimes on notorious criminal Makandure Madush so much so that we recently asked, in this space, whether he had become Sri Lanka’s Napoleon of Crime like Moriarty, the evil genius, troubling Sherlock Holmes. We argued that if Madush, living overseas, could be nabbed, the … Continue reading

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Hell dust in paradise

Island Editorial Several successful drug busting operations have been reported, during the last few months, the latest being Monday’s one in Dehiwala, where 278 kilos of hell dust were detected and two foreigners taken into custody. On Dec. 06, two suspects were arrested in Beruwala with 230 kilos of heroin. The Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) … Continue reading

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Curse of racism in SL: This time Gintota

Sinhalese and Muslims wanted to live in peace. However racist mercenaries think otherwise. By Latheef Farook It appears that racism and racist politics which brought endless misery to people have started rising its ugly heads again. This time it is at Gintota, a town close to Galle in the South of the island. It was … Continue reading

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The Gentleman Son of JR

A marksman slips away (Island Editorial) Ravi Jayewardene has passed away at the age of 80. He needs no introduction. He was known to everyone as a gentleman to his fingertips. Intelligent, capable and born into a famous aristocratic family with an astute political heavyweight and eminent lawyer as his father, he could have reached … Continue reading

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