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The power and the glory of Mahavamsa

Part 1 “And the soothsayers, when they saw the seats prepared, foretold: ‘The earth is occupied by these (bhikkus); they will be lords upon the island.’ – Mahavamsa–IV:53. . In the opening paragraph Bhikku...

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The ONLY way out

Leaving aside the legalities, politicalities, Constitutionalities and the complexities of the current imbroglio in which the nation is grounded (temporarily), the underlying issues in the Constitutional crisis can be reduced to one single question:...

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Ranil = Run Nil

Right now Ranil Wickremesinghe, the ex-Prime Minister holding the exceptional record of being sacked twice by the presidency, is in a dilemma: he does not know whether to leave or not to leave “Temple...

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Save history from political evils

One of the imperatives that drives the Tamil separatist lobby is the yearning to be on the side of history that makes them look and sound great. They need this appearance of greatness most...