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138th Battle Of The Blues: Jolly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares His Next Move Is To Stay In Power

138th Battle Of The Blues: Jolly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Declares His Next Move Is To Stay In Power

A jolly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared that his next move is to stay in power. He declared that in an interview on stage at the Stallions Tent on day three of the annual 138th Battle of the Blues at the SSC grounds yesterday. Amidst the jolly banter and usual Royal – Thomian camaraderie displayed […]

BBS Counterpart “Butcher Of Burma” Wirathu Banned From Delivering Sermons

Leader of the Burmese anti-Muslim movement 696 Ashin Wirathu also known as the ‘Butcher of Burma’ was banned from delivering sermons across Myanmar for one year, starting from March 10, due to his religious hate speeches. According to the Myanmar Sun, the decision was made at a special meeting of the country’s 47 senior Buddhist monks who run […]

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The Political Logjam

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “…something begun so well had now gone off the rails…” George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) In a recent New Yorker article on Donald Trump, commentator Adam Gopnik reminds his readers that while crazy lovers are pitiful or pathetic, crazy politicians are not. The shenanigans of Donald J Trump are a […]

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මගේ SAITM කතාව

ප්‍රබෝධා රසන්ති – අපි එක එක අයගෙ කතා වෙනස් වෙන්නේ අපි තෝරාගන්න පාර අනුව. මගේ කතාවේ වර්තමාන නවාතැන සයිටම් වුනේ කොහොමද කියල කෙටියෙන් කියන්න හිතුනේ මේ ඉමක් කොනක් නැතුව රටේ පැතිරෙන බොරු කතා දැන් ඇත්තක් කරගෙන තියෙන නිසා. මගේ කතාව පාසලෙන්ම පටන් ගන්නම්. මගේ මුල්ම පාසල දේවරක්ඛිත ප්‍රාථමික විද්‍යාලය. ඊට පස්සෙ රත්නපුර ෆර්ගසන් විද්‍යාලය. එහෙදි […]

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The UNHRC Process; The Blind Leading The Blinder

By Kumar David – The UNHRC Process; The Blind Leading The Blinder: Backbone needed to defy not capitulate to bigotry His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena is no Lincoln or Lenin; not even an N.M. You need a backbone to stand up and defy racists, not to capitulate to them. Does a Sinhala politician need a […]

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With No Rule Of Law, Return To Fear & Uncertainty

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – When we are ruled by the law, contracts can be freely entered in the confidence of enforceability. We can drive on the streets knowing that the police will not harass us so long as we drive properly. Indeed, we even have some protection from murderers and criminals in the […]

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My SAITM Story

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My SAITM Story

By Chapani Radhika Kandanaarachchi – Living in a society where more and more people are misled everyday by the false information being spread, I wish not to remain silent anymore. I am a third-year medical student following my undergraduate degree at SAITM and a former student of Royal Institute international school, Nugegoda. In the year […]

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Dilemma For The Emerging Leadership: Is The UNP Ready For The Next Haul?

By Lankamithra – “Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre If the United National Party has to be successful on its own at the next Presidential or General Elections, it has to get ready and get ready fast. In an environment that is changing by the day, Sri […]

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Ananda & Nalanda: Contributors To A Cricketing Revolution

By Rajeewa Jayaweera – Reading of the 88th annual cricket encounter between Ananda and Nalanda also known as the ‘Battle of the Maroons’ in the media which ended in a draw last week, it took my mind to the days when such schools were the underdogs in school, club and national cricket. It was also an […]

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Obligations In 2015 Co-Sponsored UNHRC Resolution Must Be Fully Fulfilled: TNA

All Sri Lanka’s obligations in terms of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 of 1st October 2015, co-sponsored by the Sri Lankan Government, must be fully implemented, says the Tamil National Alliance. The decision was arrived at following a meeting of TNA Members of Parliament and Provincial Council Members held in Vavuniya today (11th March […]

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