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Opinion

Demarcation of the lines of authority essential for peace

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It appears from the various news reports and electronic media news clips that all is not well in our paradise island. The violence in Aluthgama and Beruwela whether they be referred to as communal, religious or pseudo communal, has raised a hornet’s nests.....

Who is pulling the strings of WHO? - EDITORIAL

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The United Nations Organisation was set up after the Second World War with the vision of “turning swords into ploughshares and spheres into pruning hooks.”
While the primary aim was to prevent war, the UN goals also included world poverty alleviation, the battle against environmental pollution and.....

Pakistan’s full-scale war on extremism

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Nearly half a million civilians have been displaced and more than 360 suspected rebels killed in Pakistan’s two-week-old war in North Waziristan. It is the biggest military operation in Pakistan’s history and the Pakistani military appears to be determined to wipe out extremism once and for all and.......

Worse world or better world?

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War is all over the place. It seems. Not just in Syria and Iraq but now inside Pakistan. Not to mention Somalia and Sudan. Yet paradoxically there has never been less war. Sweden’s Uppsala University Conflict Data programme is about to publish its results for 2013.

The Stolen Harvest: Listen to Dr. Vandana at least now - EDITORIAL

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With Sri Lanka facing a crisis where some parties with vested interests, including Trans National Companies (TNCs), are trying to turn our traditional agriculture into an agribusiness largely for their benefit, the visit this week of the well-known Indian activist Dr. Vandana Shiva will hopefully open the eyes of the....

Cinnamon diplomacy and WPC revelry amid ethnic strife

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Sri   Lanka is known for ‘tea diplomacy’ conducted to boost its volume of tea exports. Its renowned brand ‘Ceylon Tea’ is, in fact, Sri Lanka’s gift to the world. Now, the government, in the revision of its foreign policy, is apparently engaged in cinnamon diplomacy in its novel approach.......

Mathews gives England a run for their money

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Sri Lankans, bruised after weeks of battling rampant floods, a raging dengue epidemic and religious tensions will this week unite in celebrating the sport which often brings them together, after the national cricketers won their first ever series victory in England in a nail-biting thriller on Tuesday.

Torture: vilest act of humans - EDITORIAL

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The United Nations has declared today as the International Day Against Torture and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a statement has urged States that have not yet done so to ratify the Convention against Torture, which this year marks 30 years since its adoption.

BRUTALITY

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Last Sunday night, Arunodhaya Mawatha at Obeysekarapura in Rajagiriya looked like a battle ground as a battalion of police attached to the Welikada Police Station

Rise of BBS and the rise of triumphalism

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This has been told, not once, not twice, not thrice but an umpteen number of times. The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization is not a fresh or novel manifestation of a particular sectoral thinking or a by-product of yesterday’s emotions.

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