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Opinion

Economic neo-colonialists plundering Sri Lanka - Editorial

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Millions of people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere are not well-informed or do not want to be fully informed about the realities behind the reports of what is happening, especially in high political circles and....

Pakistan is fighting for its very existence

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There is an “in” political word - “blowback”. Pakistan certainly has it. We can also call it “the chickens...

Editorial : The shame, the sham and the scandal of Deraniyagala

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The vision of professional, independent journalism is to be the voice of the voiceless, weak and defenceless...

Hi-tech tyranny and oppression of the people

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Do citizens exist for the State or is the reverse true? This question has assumed much significance...

Taxing the evil: Why selective treatment? - Editorial

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The government yet again has increased the prices of cigarettes to boost its tax revenue. The lower end fag prices were jacked up by Rs.2 and the high end by Rs.3. Interestingly Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundara had told media a few days back that the tax revenue of the government was on the rise.

Plague of the Silvas

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Minister Mervyn Silva and his son Malaka have always courted controversy. Never out of the limelight, they again attracted attention for the wrong reasons this week; Malaka was assaulted at a clothing store in the heart of the city; Mervyn ordered the closure of a controversial factory in Gampaha.

Noori under ‘reign of terror’ A deaf and blind Police force

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The recent allegations of crimes committed in Noori, Deraniyagala has revealed Police inaction and encouragement given to the crimes allegedly committed by the former Chairman of the Deraniyagala Pradeshiya Sabha (UPFA) Anil Champika alias ‘Athakota’.

The political power of an event Opening of Mariinsky Theatre and Nelumpokuna

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British liberal columnist Jonathan Power has written about the opening of the new extension of St. Petersberg's Mariinsky Theatre. This is what he has to say:
"Observers say that what drives President Vladimir Putin is to make Russia respected. But perhaps Putin over-estimates how much power Russia already has.

Bruce Lee – the unsurpassable martial artiste

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It comes as a shock that forty years have passed since I first saw ‘Enter the Dragon.’ Time flies.
Then came a pleasant surprise. A hasty viewing a week ago on DVD revealed that Lee remains unsurpassable as a martial artist. Fourteen years older than Jackie Chan, I suppose he could still be turning out films if he hadn’t died so tragically the same year that Enter the Dragon was released. But I prefer to remember him as I see him in the film – young, vital, and so graceful even when unleashing lightning strikes on his clueless opponents.

Kumarathunga Munidasa

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During a time when rice, clothes, vehicles were all being imported to Sri Lanka, Kumarathunga Munidasa, a Sri Lankan writer fought endlessly to free the people of this  nation  from the  western influences.  
He wrote in the editorial of the Lakmini Pahana newspaper: "Dangerous are the times for Sri Lanka. If the importing of rice stopped, we would have nothing to eat. If importing of materials stopped, we would have nothing to wear.

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