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TNA should learn from history - Editorial

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The manifesto that the Tamil National Alliance has presented ahead of the Provincial Council elections is an admirable improvement on previous such documents produced by that party.

The rape of social media

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‘Kellanwa rape karanna kamathi kollo’ (Boys who like to rape girls) - This was the name of a ‘closed’ Facebook group that was administered by a local user of the popular social networking site

At the mercy of the hands that rock the UN

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The UN Human Rights Commissioner came and went. Those who expected a dramatic exposure from her were disappointed

Editorial-The milk of human co-operation

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After weeks of controversy, confusion and contradictory statements over the use of the chemical DCD

Big Casinos to control Politics in tiny Island?

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Gambling sparks controversy wherever it plants its seed, particularly in conservative societies such as ours where it is stigmatized as being ‘immoral’. It comes as no surprise then that the breeding grounds and....

Man makes mistakes; a noble man admits them

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The President says “I am not a dictator.” From this statement we presume that he has no intention whatsoever of becoming one either. This comforting news is for the people who have in recent months questioned as to why the 18th Amendment was introduced if it was not to arrogate power to

Rituals of the legendary Kandy Perahera The fast dying out ancient rituals should be preserved

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It would be a  fast dying out ancient ritual, " Walli Yak  Mangallaya " if  the  authorities do not take necessary action, as it also signifies the finale of the Kandy Esala Perahera. Its origin is entwined in myth, folklore and legend.  The Kandy Esala Perahera ends with this once "Secret"  ritual.

Would the world be a just place without Theologians?

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I had personally known Fr. Tissa Balasuriya, OMI since 1988 and for me it had been a friendship as well as an apprenticeship  for 25 years. We had been involved in numerous conversations about diverse topics such  as

“Thatha, we will remember you”

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I re­ceived a call a few weeks ago in­form­ing me of the pass­ing away of Rev­er­end Al­bert Ed­ir­i­singhe, who I’ve  af­fec­tion­ate­ly known as “Tha­tha”a man of hon­es­ty, in­teg­ri­ty, and a giv­ing heart.

Time to do away with misgivings - Editorial

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In a country where multiple races and religions exist it is natural to have misgivings, tensions and even the eruption of violence. It is here that the prudent leadership and intervention of community leaders is essential to minimise harm, rather than that of politicians mostly hell-bent on exploiting situations.

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