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Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka

The arrest of President Sirisena's Chief of Staff, Dr I.H.K. Mahanama and Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake while taking a bribe from an Indian investor made headlines last week. As often the case in Sri Lanka different segments interpret this incident based on their political biases.

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon - File Photo
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
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To Regain Rightful Place In Indian Ocean Reawaken Nations Entrepreneurial Spirit - Mangala

Finance and Media Minster Mangala Samaraweera, addressing the Asian Development Bank 51st Annual Meeting in Manila on 5th May said Sri Lanka wished to “reawaken our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit and to regain its rightful place as a vibrant trading hub in the Indian Ocean.”

To Regain Rightful Place In Indian Ocean Reawaken Nations Entrepreneurial Spirit - Mangala
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Lalins Column: The Incomparable First Intake of Officer Cadets trained in SL

Intake One consisting of 13 Officer Cadets selected from 12,000 applicants with 22 in the finals, began training at the Officer Cadets’ School (OCS) Army Training Centre Diyatalawa (ATC), now the SL Military Academy(SLMA) on 27 April 1968. The OCS was situated at Ella, a former Royal Navy camp together with the Tactics Wing.

Lalins Column:  The Incomparable First Intake of Officer Cadets trained in SL
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Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government

The Rohingyas are victims of a ‘slow-burning genocide’ that is perpetrated as a national project in Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma). Some 700,000 Rohingyas have been forced out of their ancestral homes in western Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state since September 2017 to seek refuge inside Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh.

Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government
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Trump finds joy in undoing things what others have done!

President Donald Trump has become allergic to the name Obama. From day one he was all out to replace the ‘Obamacare’ with his own ‘Trumpcare’, seeing lesser benefits in the Trump initiated healthcare his opponents named it ‘Trumpdon’tcare’.

Trump finds joy in undoing things what others have done!
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Is it perfidious Britain or Russia, Mr. Burns?

Mr. Tom Burns of the British High Commission has taken time off from his Imperial duties to entice SL’s servile government to join Europeans and the Americans in registering a protest about alleged Russian chemical agent activities at Salisbury in Britain.

Tom Burn became Deputy British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in July 2017.
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Dr Lester James Peries, Father of Sri Lankan Cinema

Lester James Peries, the pioneer who dedicated his wide knowledge of cinematography for amelioration of cinema industry is no more with us. The cinema fans of the entire international community are profoundly grieved by the unbearable loss of the Giant of Sri Lankan cinema. He passed away at the age of 99 years on 29th April 2018.

Dr Lester James Peries, Father of Sri Lankan Cinema
Dr Lester James Peries, Father of Sri Lankan Cinema
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Another Unmanned Crossing Tragedy

It is tempting to suggest that discourse by public figures in India is beginning to be vastly influenced by the daily soap of shouting and slanging matches on the so-called news channels. Just as the self-opinionated and screaming TV anchors have no qualms in peddling fiction laced with defamatory statements and even straight abuses, the public figures in India do not think twice in using inelegant, false and libellous language for rivals and critics.

Onlookers gather around the mangled remains of a school bus after it was hit by a train in Kushinagar district in India's Uttar Pradesh state on April 26, 2018. At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured April 26 after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said. / AFP PHOTO / -
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Fadl Shaker's fans are waiting for his return!

Fadl Shaker is an outstanding singer in the Arab world. This prominent Lebanese singer, during his musical career from 2003, was signed with many leading recording companies. This well-loved artiste was nicknamed as ‘King of Romance’ (Malikul Romancia) in the Arab music world.

Fadl Shaker's fans are waiting for his return!
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Friendly Media, Yet India Slipping in Freedom Index

Even in the years just after Independence, the media in India was never such an ardent supporter of the ruling party and its leader as it is now. A handful of exceptions do not prove the rule. Criticism is rare and, in any case, it is more than ‘balanced’ with undiluted praise for the top leadership of the ruling party.

Friendly Media, Yet India Slipping in Freedom Index
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