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Between the devil and the deep blue sea

As reported by veteran International journalist Taylor Dibbert in “Huffington post” in February this year, Mahinda Rajapaksa is a savvy, charismatic political operator and the Rajapaksa brand isn’t toxic. Quote; “He lost a close election and his name will always be linked to the defeat of the Tamil Tigers. The political space for Rajapaksa to return to power cannot be ruled out.” (Courtesy: huffingtonpost.com) For the past decade, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family dominated Sri Lanka’s political scene.

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Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma

Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma paid a farewell call on Ambassador Helena Sångeland, the Director-General of the Asia Pacific Division of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on conclusion of his tour of duty as Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Sweden.

Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Farewell for Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma
Meeting with Ambassador Helena Sångeland
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Israeli poll 2015: Zionist Netanyahu way behind his opponents in opinion polls

Israelis are going to decide the fate of hawkish Netanyahu’s political future in Israel on 17th March when the Jewish nation goes to poll. The Israeli opposition's call for change after nearly six years of rule by the divisive Netanyahu appears to have been heard by many voters. Several polls released on March 13 -- the last day opinion surveys can be released before the vote on 17th March -- showed the Zionist Union pulling further ahead of Likud after an intense campaign.

Netanyahu
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The art of the impossible

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe (RW) has got his pecker up again. His timing has been painful. This was about one week before the fashion conscious Indian PM Modi’s intended visit to SL on 13 March 15.

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ICC World Cup: Sri Lankan Cricketers can unify the Nation by singing the National Anthem in Sinhala and Tamil

The game of cricket has been the greatest unifying symbol for Sri Lankans of all ethnicities, before, during and after the armed conflict with the LTTE. It is played in every nook and corner of the country and there are no barriers as to who plays with whom in whatever nook it is played.

ICC World Cup: Sri Lankan Cricketers can unify the Nation by singing the National Anthem in Sinhala and Tamil
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