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Jharkhand’s Tryst With Paid Journalism

Not counted among the better off states of India, the mineral rich state of Jharkhand, once part of ‘Bimaru’ Bihar, has unexpectedly beaconed journalists with humble means. They can become richer by at least Rs 15,000 each by simply using their writing abilities to eulogize ‘development’ in the state. If their treatise is considered worth inclusion in a book to be brought out by the BJP-run state government that is going to the polls in a few weeks then they can expect an additional remuneration of Rs 5000.

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TNA Fighting to Stay Relevant

With just a month more for the presidential election, all the political parties fielding a candidate are busy with the campaign. The Tamil National Alliance on the other hand is fighting to stay relevant. They had presented the presidential candidates with 13 points if the candidate is to expect their support. It is obvious to anyone with even a marginal political sense that these demands are just words of bravado. Despite the many candidates in the arena, not a single one can even afford to be seen giving a hearing to these extremely absurd demands.

TNA Fighting to Stay Relevant
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Recep Tayyip Erdo?an – the Turkish leader and his punctured aura of invincibility

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, the Turkish President, was in for a rude awakening this week, when his ambitious military offensive hit a geo-political landmine.

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an – the Turkish leader and his punctured aura of invincibility
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“My father was a CEO”- Sajith Premadasa

The ‘Yahapalana’ had complete command responsibility for the Easter Sunday massacre of 270 people that destroyed 10 years of absolute peace brought in after 26 years of daily terror. It is now once again in a chaotic state and mortally scared as judgment day closes in. In a panic and with ill grace Sajith Premadasa was made its Presidential nominee. Very soon after, (September 2019) he was chief guest at the National Exports Award ceremony.

Sajith with his Father Ranatunga -
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Indian Railways Heading Towards Privatization….?

Much as the government may deny it there are enough reasons to believe that it has marked Indian Railways for privatisation. The process may not be completed in a hurry but once it starts in earnest it may be difficult to stop it.

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Premadasa Shooting Himself on the Foot - Again

There are two ways to win a race. One way would be to practice and prepare for it. The other way would be to try and sabotage the opponent’s chances. For nearly five years, what we have seen is the ‘Yahapalana’ Government opting for the second option. Even as they ascended into power in 2015, the focus was to prevent the Rajapaksa from making a comeback. However, this tactic for survival had costed the country greatly and has weakened national security as never before.

Sajith Premadasa is seen hugging Jalani Premadasa  - publicly expressing their rejoice - Unbecoming of a Sri Lankan Culture
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T/20 Champions whitewashed by our youngsters!

Pakistan's leading daily 'DAWN' had this to say in its lead story: 'The results were only the icing on the cake. The actual cake was the successful hosting of a guest that had literally been hurt under our care a decade ago.

T/20 Champions whitewashed by our youngsters!
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Tamil Tigers Debt to America

A new book titled, Tamil Tigers Debt to America authored by Daya Gamage, has been published by the Library of Congress (under control No. 2016913508) ISBN: 1537053485 and 13:9781537053486 respectively. The author is an old Trinitian who read Economics and European Political history at Peradeniya; subsequently became an academic at a U.S. University, prior to joining the U.S. Federal Service.

Tamil Tigers Debt to America
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Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya

The historic Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya situated in the outskirts of Colombo is a Buddhist shrine of utmost significance. As recorded in the Mahavamsa, Kelaniya is a place visited by the Buddha in the early 5th century BCE.

Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya
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UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa

An eventful week in Sri Lankan politics that saw the naming of Sajith Premadasa as presidential candidate of the ruling UNP (United National Party) illustrates the dictum well.

UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa
UNP battle for nomination ends with Pyrrhic victory for Premadasa
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