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Charlatanism of KNU and Tatmadaw

Contemporary scholars, politicians, statesmen and laymen will be bewildered to find the word Charlatanism between the two antagonistic groups of Burmese army known as Tatmadaw and the current KNU (Karen Nation Union). But their actions and declarations clearly indicate their similarity even though they may be at each other’s throat for more than half a century.

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Shylock’s pound of flesh!

Readers must be familiar with Shakespeare’s famous play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ in which Shylock demands a pound of flesh.

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Sri Lanka: Consensus and not confrontation should be the basis for changes to the Executive Presidency

Since gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1948, the introduction of the Executive Presidency was by far the most far reaching governance change introduced in Sri Lanka. This was done through the 1978 constitution which many say was authored by then Prime Minister J R Jayewardene who went onto become Sri Lanka’s first Executive President in 1978. Many powers enjoyed by a nationally elected Parliament were transferred to the Executive Presidency.

Sri Lanka: Consensus and not confrontation should be the basis for changes to the Executive Presidency
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