Last Updated : 21-08-2014 03:27

 
 

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Cameron seeking to ease domestic political pressure

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While the decibel level of the lobby against Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) rose appreciably this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron waded into the controversy, even though he has chosen not to heed the ‘boycott CHOGM’ call.

The shocking truth about the economy - Editorial

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As the people of Sri Lanka are brought into a revival of patriotism and pride in preparation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, a widely respected economist in a centre page interview in the Daily Mirror yesterday warned that the country was precariously on a....

Editorial - Corruption and Vulgar Luxuries

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Like a political cancer, corruption and hypocrisy appear to be afflicting many areas of society ranging from party politics to business and sport, the latest scandal in the widely popular field of cricket is the huge debt of some 3.2 billion rupees

‘Same old ways will be disastrous for govt.’

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The Commonwealth Summit is the biggest gamble of the President and his government, locally and internationally.  By pleading with the Royal Palace and the Commonwealth Secretariat, the government has managed to make sure that the Colombo Summit goes ahead as planned. 

‘Lanka facing disaster on mountain of debts’

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UNP Parliamentarian and economist Harsha de Silva in a hard hitting interview with the Daily Mirror warned that Sri Lanka was heading for a disaster because the government was borrowing and borrowing at high interest rates, not for development , but to repay earlier debts.

DEMONISING the enemy to seem self-righteous

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The Committee for the Protection of Journalists – CPJ has released a list of 19 ‘journalists’ it claims to have been killed since 1992 in Sri Lanka. CPJ says that 1008 journalists were killed since 1992.

Lessons not taught in our school curricula

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With no thought for differences in race or religion a group of children from Vakarai spent three happy days as guests of a Colombo school.  How did this all happen?
It was a project of the Familian Outreach - the social service arm of Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya.

Judges’ Use of Online Social Networking; Lesson for Sri Lanka

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The increasing use of Internet-based social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook by members of the judiciary raises multiple ethical issues.  For example, may judges and lawyers be connected as “friends” or otherwise through these sites, or.....

Avant-garde Reconciliation A Victory for Common Sense

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Whoever said that demand must drive supply was certainly not talking about reconciliation. However, the relevance and applicability of the philosophy and its wisdom in a post-war reconciliation setting cannot be overstated.

Who requires more ministers? But who cares? - Editorial

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Barely three weeks after the appointment of nine Deputy Ministers, again there are reports that the government is making arrangements to appoint another set of Deputy Ministers, this time mostly from the.....

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