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Rarely do politicians apologise to the Judiciary

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It is not often that Sri Lankan politicians apologise to the Judiciary. That however happened last week and the man who did so was Industry and Commerce Minister Rishard Bathiudeen, who apologised to the Court of Appeal and the former Mannar Magistrate.

Dangers of “The stolen harvest” - Editorial

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Largely because of changes in diet and lifestyle, the highly-developed super-power the United States has plunged into a deadly crisis where 30% of the natural deaths are instances of children dying before their parents.

Corruption weaves its way into moral fibre

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The saying “When in Rome you must do as the Romans do” is the most famous exponent of conformity...

Buddhist world needs dynamic centre

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Although Buddhism is a major religion in the world there is no proper centre which can monitor and co-ordinate Buddhist religious activities in different parts of the world. We simply do not have a place similar to Holy Mecca or the Holy Vatican.

MH370 and maritime security Fresh start for cooperation?

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Since the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 on 8 March 2014, several countries have been participating in extensive Search and Rescue (SAR) and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in the South China Sea and beyond.

“will you cry in the event I die?”

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The untimely death of the OIC of Borella police Prasad Siriwardene had brought much shock and grief to his closest family members.
One of his sisters  Nirosha Siriwardene was in tears when she described to the media the affection and love  her brother had for her. In a pitiful coincidence the.....

What’s in a name? It’s ‘touting’ season

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One of the ethical standards expected of all Attorneys-at-Law is that they refrain from “touting” work, which means canvassing people to retain them to render their professional services for fee or reward. This is an integral part of the code of ethics of Attorneys-at-Law.

An environmental time bomb waiting to happen

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Sri Lanka is going through a harsh spell of dry weather. Rains are scanty. Rivers, lakes and water bodies are running dry. The ferocity of raging wild fires are devouring large expanses of rich foliage. An aerial view would clearly show large brown patches of cleared areas dotting forest lands caused by illegal & chena.....

we don't expect free and fair elections - Harshana Rajakaruna

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Former UNP Provincial Councillor Harshana Rajakaruna spoke to the Daily Mirror on the reasons behind the UNP’s drawback in the Gampaha district, expectations at the upcoming elections and why he believed the UNP would perform better at the upcoming elections, in comparison to previous polls. . .

‘I will remain a Cobbler’ despite son winning Rs. 58 mn in lottery

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Lottery luck had brought windfalls to many. The son of a cobbler from Rakwana who was habitually purchasing lottery tickets never believed that fortune was around the corner, when he was tempted to buy a lottery ticket from a sweep seller who showed him the last five unsold tickets he had with him.

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