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Two months ago Ranil Wickremesinghe had to decide whether or not to contest the presidential election. In 2010 he had a similar problem. Back then few would have bet on Mahinda Rajapaksa losing. Ranil let the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka take the fall. Wisely...
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Philippines Pope Francis has celebrated an outdoor Mass in front of unprecedented crowds in the Philippine capital Manila...
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Fragile efforts to bring stability to one of the poorest and most unstable countries in the Arab world appeared to be nearing collapse in Yemen on Tuesday as rebels attacked the embattled president’s residence and swept into the presidential palace...
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GreeceGreece’s anti-austerity SYRIZA party is leading in opinion polls days ahead of a general election held today. The country’s massive €317 billion debt remains a key point of disaccord among experts and politicians...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
A Phenomenon in the Midst of a Resurgent Movement Selma was distributed to a mainstream audience on January 9. The film has already been viewed by millions across the United States and the world...
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Jean-Marie Le Pen and the West’s Predicament The conspiracy theorist functions as both magnet and vessel. Conspiracy theorists, in the absence of appropriate evidence, substitute and improve upon. But the conspiracy theory is also a product of passion, anger and irrational temper...
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I am reminded of a Buddhist story about Arhat Sariputta who was once asked about the outcome of a war that had broken out between two states. He, who had developed his mind to such an extent that he was named the most intelligent of all disciples of Buddha, gave a prediction on what he could see. The prediction turned…
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 Impeachment Saga 1991  When Ranasinghe Premadasa became Executive President, some seniors in the UNP, especially the old elite who earlier looked down on him for caste and social reasons viewed it as an unbearable insult. They surreptitiously attacked his character. Premadasa was in a mighty hurry, wanted to do everything at the same time— why he was so strict with…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
It has been a pleasure to read the 100 days implementation program by the new regime, 2015, in a country that practices, bribery, corruption, thuggery, gang warfare, religious conflicts, racial and regional ethnicity conflicts...
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For as long as one can remember Sri Lanka has been a nation of shifting political alliances. Hardly surprising, because that has widely been considered a national characteristic that has become more pronounced in the wake of the socio-economic and political upheavals that have been an integral part of its problems as a result of a secessionist war that had…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Some of the pre-election predictions were proved while others were disproved. The last governing party was proved to have lived in a bubble and was burst by the ‘will of the people’. Some call it, ‘Peoples’ real vote’, ‘revenge vote’, ‘true democratic vote’ ‘Anti Rajapaksa vote’ and many other versions...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
It is a good start for the new government. Number of Cabinet ministers being reduced to 27 was a significant victory. It promotes cost effective solution and thereby leads to good governance. But the government should also focus on other important issues...
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A panel discussion will be held on the topic “Electrified Transportation. The step towards future” at Water’s Edge, Battaramulla on February 12 The fuel of choice for efficient future transportation is yet to be unraveled. Fossil fuels are dying off and it is time to find answers. Numerous new inventions and research is going on in leading institutes of the world...
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As urban air quality over India is seen to be deteriorating rapidly environment experts are demanding tighter measures to protect the health of citizens, such as by reining in the number of vehicles on the roads... 
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Even though gas is cheaper (AFP) Cheap fuel prices are not deterring some automakers from building up their offerings of alternative fuel vehicles.But the 50 percent fall in the gasoline price in the United States is making electrics and hybrids less competitive with gas-fueled cars, and making it harder for companies to boost investment in alternatives in a market that…
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1. President Sirisena has issued a presidential fatwa to halt all paper recycling in Sri Lanka and the Maldives till all real and imaginary missing government files since 2005 have been traced. When told that the Maldives was not a colony of Sri Lanka, the President has thrown a temper tantrum and summoned the commanders of the armed forces for…
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
What has Maithri achieved? One can say that Maithri has done nothing more than living up to his name. This, however, is really the need of the hour...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
MEANWHILE IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSEParliament is made of members representing various parties elected by the people. People come and people go. Some stay for years like the present Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Others are here today gone tomorrow or else one this side now and later on that, courtesy one Chief Justice called Sarath N Silva.  
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Notes of an unrepentant Kolombian Just over ten days in power and the whole of Sri Lanka can see what happens when Kolombians take charge. I speak for all my fellow Kolombians. I am sure when I say ‘we are thrilled to bits!’ ...
Full Article Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Any Catholic who knows the tragedy of contemporary Cuba well has mixed feelings about the Vatican’s role in the stunning announcement of diplomatic rapprochement between the United States and Cuba. Some Cuban-Americans, especially those persecuted by the Castro Regime and forcibly displaced, are understandably loath to legitimize the Castros, as are politicians representing the exile community.
Full Article Sunday, 18 January 2015 00:00

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