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Towards A Language Revolution For Reconciliation & Development

Towards A Language Revolution For Reconciliation & Development

By Laksiri Fernando – “A ‘revolution’ is any combination of events which produces a radical shift in consciousness or behaviour over a relatively short period of time.” – David Crystal The matters of ethnic reconciliation and economic development in Sri Lanka are closely intertwined. It is largely accepted today that erroneous language policies in the […]

Oh Dearly Beloved Motherland! Where Victoria’s Faithful Subjects Continue To…RULE!

By Chamindra Weerawardhana – Another year. Another Independence Day. The term ‘Independence’, in this case, is a quintessential euphemism. That ‘Independence’ was ‘negotiated’ under very specific circumstances, in the backdrop of a shift in the Colonial Office’s policies towards neighbouring India. It was a ‘negotiation’ that took place between a political elite, all anglicised wealthy […]

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What Is The Real Problem Of Private Medical School?

By Bruce Tamilson – The court has instructed to Sri Lankan medical council to recognize the private medical school. There is ambiguous opinion among public but all the Sri Lankan doctors vigorously oppose this move. No one has the absolute ability to predict how it will affect and whom it will affect. We need to […]

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Funny Things In Thomas More’s Utopia: Part VIII

By Laksiri Fernando – Thomas More used lot of pun and humor in his ‘Utopia.’ He obviously didn’t derive it from Lanka. It was personal to the writer. We Sri Lankans are mostly dull people without much humor, with very few exceptions. One exception in our legendary history is Andare, the court jester. More’s pun […]

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Xi Positions China For Global Economic Leadership

By Kumar David – President Xi Jinping veritably let the cat out of the bag with his speech at Davos (World Economic Forum) in January. As Trump’s America abandons the international scene and retreats into fortress America, it is clear that the Chinese have decided that it is a golden opportunity to fill the vacuum […]

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