dailymirror.lk http://dailymirror.lk/RSS_Feeds/opinion The only Sri Lankan newspaper with round the clock news updates - Dailymirror Online Edition en-us rangazone.r@gmail.com Copyright 2018 sugar puts Tea industry in a dilemma http://www.dailymirror.lk/150251/sugar-puts-Tea-industry-in-a-dilemma http://www.dailymirror.lk/150251/sugar-puts-Tea-industry-in-a-dilemma

It was last February that the story of 53 tea factories, which allegedly adulterate tea with sugar during production, was revealed. The raids on these tea factories had been carried out by the Sri Lanka Tea Board (SLTB). The Minister of Plantation Industries of Sri Lanka Navin Dissanayake said that any 

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:47 +0000
GOTABAYA’S BREAKTHROUGH http://www.dailymirror.lk/150250/GOTABAYA-S-BREAKTHROUGH http://www.dailymirror.lk/150250/GOTABAYA-S-BREAKTHROUGH

When a future historian writes the political history of the most obtuse and inept government in postcolonial Sri Lanka, he or she will doubtless identify its most myopic move as the Constitutional prevention of Mahinda Rajapaksa running for President again, t

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:43 +0000
SRI LANKA THEN AND NOW!!! http://www.dailymirror.lk/150253/SRI-LANKA-THEN-AND-NOW- http://www.dailymirror.lk/150253/SRI-LANKA-THEN-AND-NOW-

We wonder if even God can help our country now!!! Our island home was a beautiful paradise and its inhabitants were good God-fearing people!!! That was in the time of the benevolent respected leaders, who truly loved this country and its people. They fought long and hard to gain independence and they 

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:36 +0000
The two-lane ‘New York’ of Sri Lanka http://www.dailymirror.lk/150249/The-two-lane-New-York-of-Sri-Lanka http://www.dailymirror.lk/150249/The-two-lane-New-York-of-Sri-Lanka

If you could take a subway from the suburbs in Boston, where I live, to downtown in 10 minutes, that improves your life over sitting in a traffic jam 

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:15 +0000
STRIKING DOCTORS: GOODNESS, GRACIOUS ME! http://www.dailymirror.lk/150254/STRIKING-DOCTORS-GOODNESS-GRACIOUS-ME- http://www.dailymirror.lk/150254/STRIKING-DOCTORS-GOODNESS-GRACIOUS-ME-

As the daughter and granddaughter of doctors, who were leading doctors of their time, I am ashamed of the way doctors of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) are behaving and have been for some time.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:07 +0000
War heroes and cheap political mileage http://www.dailymirror.lk/150217/War-heroes-and-cheap-political-mileage http://www.dailymirror.lk/150217/War-heroes-and-cheap-political-mileage Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has called on all concerned not to use war heroes for political propaganda, which of course is a timely advice as almost all parties, especially the two main -- the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) unofficially led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa -- use the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to gain political mileage.   

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Tue, 22 May 2018 01:00:31 +0000
Gota plans to put country on a destructive path http://www.dailymirror.lk/150225/Gota-plans-to-put-country-on-a-destructive-path http://www.dailymirror.lk/150225/Gota-plans-to-put-country-on-a-destructive-path  Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa who is responsible for ruining this country by allowing his family relatives and cronies to plunder the country’s economy and allowed former Defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to unleash terror through the white van culture that isolated the country internationally, now seems to be engaged in an untiring effort to throw the cou

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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:56:49 +0000
Proper policies needed to accelerate future journey http://www.dailymirror.lk/150224/Proper-policies-needed-to-accelerate-future-journey- http://www.dailymirror.lk/150224/Proper-policies-needed-to-accelerate-future-journey- Should we continue to tolerate empty speeches by political leaders who are incapable of delivering and have led this country and the society into chaos and deterioration? In this backdrop ‘The n

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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:53:11 +0000
Remembering the dead: JVP vs LTTE http://www.dailymirror.lk/150218/Remembering-the-dead-JVP-vs-LTTE- http://www.dailymirror.lk/150218/Remembering-the-dead-JVP-vs-LTTE- Recently, there was a rather ridiculous debate after Minister Rajitha Senaratne, who as the Cabinet Spokesman has a knack for putting his foot in the mouth, equated the JVP to the LTTE. JVP MP Vijitha Herath and Minister Champika Ranawaka objected to the comparison. By any definition, both are nihilistic terroristic groups that unleashed unspeakable carnage upon this country. However, the argument goes that the JVP’s gruesome record of 1988-89 is much less egregious than the LTTE. Those]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 00:15:12 +0000 IS THERE A BREAKDOWN IN GOVERNANCE? - EDITORIAL http://www.dailymirror.lk/150173/IS-THERE-A-BREAKDOWN-IN-GOVERNANCE-EDITORIAL http://www.dailymirror.lk/150173/IS-THERE-A-BREAKDOWN-IN-GOVERNANCE-EDITORIAL The coalition government led by the UNP and a faction of the SLFP led by President Sirisena in the so-called ‘National Unity’ government came into power in January 2015....

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Mon, 21 May 2018 00:09:02 +0000
Demilitarisation http://www.dailymirror.lk/150172/Demilitarisation http://www.dailymirror.lk/150172/Demilitarisation The end of the war anniversary this month is once again polarizing the country. The losses are again being counted along ethnic lines, reinforcing notions of “war heroes” and “martyrs”.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 00:04:02 +0000
Good Governance and Role of Religion: Religion, Govt. need to be separated http://www.dailymirror.lk/150171/Good-Governance-and-Role-of-Religion-Religion-Govt-need-to-be-separated http://www.dailymirror.lk/150171/Good-Governance-and-Role-of-Religion-Religion-Govt-need-to-be-separated To change or not to change the constitution does not fall within the ambit of Religion. All Religious dignitaries should be kept away from engaging directly in politics.

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Mon, 21 May 2018 00:02:45 +0000
War crimes charges Sri Lanka Army takes battle to propaganda front http://www.dailymirror.lk/150170/War-crimes-charges-Sri-Lanka-Army-takes-battle-to-propaganda-front http://www.dailymirror.lk/150170/War-crimes-charges-Sri-Lanka-Army-takes-battle-to-propaganda-front Sri Lankan armed forces have not been in the habit of talking about themselves,  even during the 30-year war,  or after, when sinister allegations of misconduct....

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Mon, 21 May 2018 00:01:10 +0000
Time for Europe to use the stick against Trump http://www.dailymirror.lk/150145/Time-for-Europe-to-use-the-stick-against-Trump http://www.dailymirror.lk/150145/Time-for-Europe-to-use-the-stick-against-Trump Don’t cry for me, Europe. The time for diminishing Europe’s self-esteem is over. It’s time for toughness and retaliation. Even a personal intervention by his favourite European head of State, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, failed to move President Donald Trump on the gravest of all policies- his decision that the Iran nuclear deal, meant to reduce its nuclear prowess, will be scrapped by the US in favour of a policy of confrontation.   

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Sat, 19 May 2018 00:23:44 +0000
What it would be without bees http://www.dailymirror.lk/150144/What-it-would-be-without-bees http://www.dailymirror.lk/150144/What-it-would-be-without-bees Many people especially those not too concerned about environmental issues and the vital need to maintain bio-diversity may be surprised that tomorrow is World Bee Day. But the United Nations itself has declared this day on its calendar on the basis that bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from selfish human activities.  

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Sat, 19 May 2018 00:20:25 +0000
Positive use of AI for all - EDITORIAL http://www.dailymirror.lk/150068/Positive-use-of-AI-for-all-EDITORIAL http://www.dailymirror.lk/150068/Positive-use-of-AI-for-all-EDITORIAL In this era when information and communication technology is playing a vital role in shaping a new world, the United Nations yesterday celebrated the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

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Fri, 18 May 2018 02:18:42 +0000
Gaza massacre: Distorted scriptures, Zionist goons and daddy’s little ghoul http://www.dailymirror.lk/150067/Gaza-massacre-Distorted-scriptures-Zionist-goons-and-daddy-s-little-ghoul http://www.dailymirror.lk/150067/Gaza-massacre-Distorted-scriptures-Zionist-goons-and-daddy-s-little-ghoul The Nakba Day massacre and the grotesque ceremony to mark the opening of the United States’ embassy in Jerusalem turned Monday, May 14, into one of the darkest days in recent history. Television footage of the massacre reminded...

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Fri, 18 May 2018 02:10:13 +0000
Democracy development or development democracy? http://www.dailymirror.lk/150062/Democracy-development-or-development-democracy- http://www.dailymirror.lk/150062/Democracy-development-or-development-democracy- Somewhere in the middle of the last century, Marxist scholars, disillusioned by the sanguine hopes they had placed on the public, began writing negatively of the working class. This grim assessment of the proletariat and....

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Fri, 18 May 2018 00:04:36 +0000
The month of Ramadhan: The Benediction of fasting http://www.dailymirror.lk/150061/-The-month-of-Ramadhan-The-Benediction-of-fasting http://www.dailymirror.lk/150061/-The-month-of-Ramadhan-The-Benediction-of-fasting Philosophy of fasting and the command to fast, whatever its details may be, is to be found in all religions in one form or another. Fasting is a colossal spiritual institution that helps people achieve divine as well as non-material....

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Fri, 18 May 2018 00:03:57 +0000
Mullivaikkal The tricky side http://www.dailymirror.lk/150060/Mullivaikkal-The-tricky-side http://www.dailymirror.lk/150060/Mullivaikkal-The-tricky-side The commemoration of those killed in the north during the war has by now been a matter generally accepted, formalized with all northern Tamil political parties except the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the...

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Fri, 18 May 2018 00:02:40 +0000