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China exposes shameful corruption by drug companies - Editorial

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Transnational medicinal drugs corporations, during the past few decades of the globalised capitalist market economic system, are known to have emerged as one of the world’s biggest businesses, making as much profit if not more than the arms and agro-chemical industries.

AMERICA OVER THE TOP ON THREATS

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Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance...

Editorial : Find the cause, then the cure

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The claim Dayasiri Jayasekara committed political hara-kiri by joining the government appears to stem from most...

OBAMA PLAYING FOR HISTORY BOOKS, BUT WHERE WILL THE PALESTINIANS BE?

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When the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced last Friday that Israel and the Palestinian...

Dayasiri’s ‘pole vault’ forced upon or just ambitious?

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United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekara is making a habit of generating headlines for controversial reasons, announcing yesterday that he would resign from Parliament and contest as chief ministerial candidate of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
The rumour mill first went into overdrive a few weeks ago, when it was reported in the media that President Mahinda Rajapaksa raised this possibility during a meeting with his own Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in the context of the upcoming elections to the North Western Province.

Don’t plunder or blunder with public funds - Editorial

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While government leaders and their so-called economic experts continue to boast if not tell lies about high economic growth rates, per capita income and making Sri Lanka the miracle of Asia, a parliamentary committee on Tuesday issued a shocking report that that was like a thunderbolt to Parliament and the country.

THE CHOGM ‘HORSE’

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Sri Lanka is a Country where everybody (with hardly any exception) loves a Tamasha. This is particularly so among politicians who not only gain from them but are also avid supporters of Tamashas provided they are paid for by somebody else - preferably from the public purse. 

Australia’s war on boats

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By Mahir Ali  
 When the Australian Labour Party (ALP) dumped Kevin Rudd as prime minister in 2010, his parting words included the admonition that the government must avoid “lurching to the right” on its policy towards asylum-seekers. He might as well have added: “Don’t do it without me.”

JVP breakaway group FSP displays true socialist sensibilities

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Here is a definite victory now, for the pro-devolution forces. It is not necessarily achieved,with the intervention of the Indian rulers. There is no doubt that Indian pressure is a significant factor, but a combination of forces within Lanka played a key role in pushing the Sinhala chauvinist lobby to a corner.

Using or losing our heads in sports - Editorial

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A best-selling American author Malcolm Gladwell in his latest sensational and explosive book has called for a ban on the popular American football–similar in nature to the rugby football we play but governed by different rules – because the regular bashing of young men’s heads at matches and practice sessions is known to be causing serious brain damage or a degenerative neurological disease similar to Alzheimer’s.

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