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An environment of statistics over opinions

An environment of statistics over opinions

Wildlife Protection, Adoption of Safety Measures including the Construction of Electrical Fences and Trenches, and Reforestation and Forest Resource Development State Minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake recently claimed that not a single...

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Absurd claims

Absurd claims

Wednesday 9th February, 2022Those who can, do; those who cannot, blame others, one may say with apologies to Bernard Shaw, on hearing some ministers make absurd claims in a bid...

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EDITORIALHeads China wins, tails Lanka loses

EDITORIALHeads China wins, tails Lanka loses

Thursday 16th December, 2021 The government has got telling lies down to a fine art. A few weeks ago, it declared that it would not pay for a consignment of...

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Democracy and ‘Hellfire’

Democracy and ‘Hellfire’

Wednesday 15th December, 2021A few days after the conclusion of US President Joe Biden’s virtual ‘Summit for Democracy’, where many leaders waxed eloquent on the need to preserve global democracy,...

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From gas explosions to ‘fertiliser blasts’

From gas explosions to ‘fertiliser blasts’

Friday 10th December, 2021 It looks as if some fireworks factory owners had taken over the local gas companies. Gas explosions continue, but the government is said to be still...

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Gentle giants and cultural cruelties

Gentle giants and cultural cruelties

The Morning Editorial 24.08.2021 The videos of elephants in the Kandy Perahera going berserk during the procession, which were widely circulated on social media platforms, have resulted in animal rights...

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Are we right royally screwed up?

Are we right royally screwed up?

Hilmy Cader, an international consultant, says a country, like an individual or a household, should live within its means i.e. matching income to expenditure. Of course, he goes on to...

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Getting what we ask for

Getting what we ask for

Saturday 21st August, 2021The government has bowed to the inevitable after weeks of dillydallying. We are now facing another lockdown, which is a necessary evil. The rulers made mistakes, the...

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Checks and Balances of Quarantine Law

Checks and Balances of Quarantine Law

insight – dailymirror.lk – By Piyumi Fonseka and Bingun Menaka Gamage Can freedom of expression or peaceful assembly be restricted by COVID-related health guidelines? Checks and balances that are the...

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Before the commencement of the vaccination drive, Sri Lanka saw vaccination as the optimal solution to curb the pandemic, as almost every country did, and it was also seen as...

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