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Thought for the Day

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

 

An image makeover: New face of India Inc.

The Left parties changed their position on private investment under Basus chief ministership in West Bengal. In a recent interview, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee expressed a view which can only be regarded as heresy by a genuine Marxist. ‘Private capital is the only way forward,’ he said.

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The origin of life in the universe

The sudden emergence of matter, space, time and energy, pointed to the need for some kind of transcendence. He said “It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science. It is only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence.”

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Edward Henry Pedris: his untimely death forged the way to freedom

To safeguard the rights privileges and practices of Buddhists, the Convention of 1815 had been signed between the British and the Chief of the Kandyan Kingdom. The policy of the local authorities had been not to obstruct religious processions or Peraheras but to regulate them so as not to interfere with the worship of other religions.

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Colonial mentality lingers on

Royal College, Majestic City, Regal Cinema, Empire Bakery, the Monarch, Prince Charles Court the list of Sri Lankan institutions and buildings suggesting titillating regal connections is truly impressive.

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The clumsy coach

Building bridges across cultural barriers

Over to you Chairman Panadura UC

 

 

 

Minister dispenses poetic justice

 

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