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Opinion

Challenge of Human Capital Formation

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Modern historians, who explored western colonial expansion and the related development process, recognised the then widening gap between settler and non-settler colonies.

Healing of memories - Editorial

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One of the urgent cures that Sri Lanka needs to bring about reconciliation after a bitterly fought war is the healing of memories. Though the war ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka is still reeling from the long suffering wounds caused by the war as well as the historical factors that led to such a violent outcome.

the Vibrant Wife of Senior Tiger Leader Ezhilan

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Controversial Northern Provincial Councillor Anandhi Sasitharan is once again in the news. Sections of the media reported that the Defence Ministry was pondering on the possibility of making   the 42-year-old......

Editorial - A test for dynastic politics

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India’s ruling Congress Party appears to be in a dilemma. It was announced that though Rahul Gandhi would lead the campaign for Congress in the national elections he would not be the Prime Ministerial candidate.

Who is Ariel Sharon?

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The Middle East has been living a nightmare, partly because of a man of Russian origin who became Israel’s greatest general and, later, Prime Minister of Israel: Ariel Sharon. What were the inner thoughts of this man?.....

Sharon An obituary in blood

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Yet another Israeli leader dies and escapes from being tried for war crimes. Ariel Sharon could escape war crimes charges but in the world court of public opinion, he will remain a war criminal

John Amaratunga A blessed person now

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United National Party (UNP) MP John Amaratunga was at the centre of controversy during the past week, since he joined the Presidential entourage on a state visit to the Middle-East, Jordan, Israel and Palestine.

Agriculture has become agribusiness - Editorial

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As an online controversy or Facebook sarcasm provides palatable food for thought in Malaysia over Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak saying people should eat more of the low-cost and popular water spinach kangkung, Sri Lanka also needs to put jokes apart and reflect deeply on its food and nutrition policy or the lack of a policy.

A boost to diplomatic ties and ‘nude blushes’ to Basil’s cheeks

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Recent years witnessed Sri Lanka attaching greater significance to its diplomatic relations with the countries in Africa and Latin America. Also focused were the countries in other regions little known to Sri Lanka hitherto.

‘Hirunika too knows which side her bread is buttered’

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Many eyebrows were raised this week when Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of slain Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) organiser for Kolonnawa and former parliamentarian Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra accepted a post as the party’s organiser for the Colombo Central electorate.

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