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Concluding Chapter On Thomas More’s Utopia: Was It Really Ceylon?

Concluding Chapter On Thomas More’s Utopia: Was It Really Ceylon?

By Laksiri Fernando – This is the final chapter of ‘Thomas More’s Socialist Utopia and Ceylon (Sri Lanka)’ where two major conclusions are made. First is the possibility that Thomas More drew his inspirations largely from pre-colonial Ceylon, through a Portuguese travel manuscript, where the social system was akin to what Karl Marx later identified […]

RTI Comes Back To Bite Transparency International Sri Lanka Chapter

In an ironic twist, the very organization that promotes transparency has been hit with the Right To Information (RTI) Act, with trade unions using the RTI to obtain information on alleged corruption activities at the Transparency International Sri Lanka Chapter (TISL). Sources said that the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) has exercised the RTI powers to […]

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Capitalism & The War On Renewable Energy

By Kumar David – Let’s approach ecological morality rationally: Capitalism and the war on renewable energy “Man has lost the capacity to foresee or to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.” ~ Albert Schweitzer It seems that every generation has to learn the same lessons anew. Fifty-five years ago with the publication of Silent Spring […]

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Meddlers Galore & Sampanthan’s Selective Memory Loss

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – The lull following Brexit and US Presidential elections in the regular arrival of international meddlers would appear to be over. During the last two weeks, a galaxy of parliamentarians and officials were in Colombo. A bipartisan delegation from the United States House of Representatives, Indian Foreign Secretary Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, a group […]

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On The Verdict Of The Case Against Jayalalithaa

By Veluppillai Thangavelu – “Jayalaithaa’s Poes Garden Home Was Hub Of Conspiracy” ~ Supreme Court Justices The unexpected demise of AIADMK supremo Jayaram Jayalalithaa has changed the political landscape of Tamil Nadu politics and has brought instability. Jayalalithaa, affectionately called Amma by her admirers, ruled TN with an iron hand being both the Chief Minister as well as the […]

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SriLankan Airlines: Arrogant Chairman Dias Made To Eat Humble Pie

The Airline Pilots Guild of Sri Lanka has won a ruling in their favour when the Labour Department endorsed that access to the Colombo Airport Business Class Lounge be provided to the Pilots of SriLankan Airlines when using staff rebated tickets and travelling as passengers. This was after the management of the airline headed by […]

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SLMC Is Falling Down

By Razi Muhammadh – The clock has already started ticking for Sri Lanka Muslim Congrass. The lava has bursted from the already burning mountain. SLMC is breaking apart. Two significant persons have already waged a war against SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem. Basheer Cegu Dawood, then chairman of the party has appeared in an interview on […]

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