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Obama in Asia to rivet the pivot

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Economic warfare can be as deadly as nuclear warfare. It can kill thousands if not millions. A decade of economic sanctions imposed on Iraq prior to the United States’ invasion of that country in 2003 caused the deaths of some one million Iraqi people, half of them children. In Iran, Western sanctions kill thousands of.......

Are we really literate?

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The late Mr. Athulathmudali was one leader who truly believed in holistic education. To him investing in children’s education was paramount in developing the country. His vision for Sri Lankan children was to become independent individuals with the ability to be literate in its real sense.

Are we turning Lanka into a Macau? - Editorial

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Despite strong and widespread protest by Mahanayaka Theras, hundreds of Buddhist monks, leaders of other religions and civic action groups, the Rajapaksa regime made a second attempt in Parliament yesterday and succeeded in pushing through colour-washed regulations for the setting up of two huge casinos.

H’tota attack flashes international spotlight on SL

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The journalists, assigned for the coverage of United National Party (UNP) MPs’ visit to Mattala International Airport last Thursday, sensed the impending danger as they noticed a gang assembled near the entrance.

Foolish bravado:Nobody becomes a somebody

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A week ago, he was virtually a political non-entity, a man who was one of many in a long list of ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) politicians who held sway in their regional strongholds. A few minutes of foolish bravado have now changed the life of Eraj Ravindra Fernando.

Editorial - EPF money is sacred: Stop this gambling

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One of the most progressive laws introduced since independence was the Employees' Provident Fund Act of 1958.
It was introduced and implemented by the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government as the biggest ever social security scheme that today has ......

EPF dwindles away in bad investments

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The following observations were made in connection with the overall investment of Rs. 73,948,947,927 made by the Employees’ Provident Fund as at 31 December...

MEDIA FREEDOM IS NOT A LICENCE TO ABUSE

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Conventional media — radio, television, the newspapers and now the new social or web-based media should play a positive and informative role in society.  Media freedom is in fact the

Will Lady Luck accompany a common candidate?

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There is a search for a common oppositional candidate as the possibility of a presidential election has been announced by pro-government media. With the miserable election results it may be wise for the president to...........

We must not drown in a water crisis

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Amid warnings that the world is running short of fresh drinking water and that the super-powers or others may go to war to grab control of fresh water resources just as they did to grab fuel supply sources, recommendations have been made for the Sri Lankan Government to introduce tough regulations to....

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