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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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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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