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Sandakadapahana in Anuradhapura. Picture by Dr. G. N. L. Galappaththy

Thought for the Day

Allow children to be happy in their own way.
- Samuel Johnson



Limits of the news

A telling episode recalled by harassed journalists is of an American reporter covering the forced withdrawal of Belgium from the then Belgian Congo. Upon landing at Lusaka Airport, he saw a group of white women waiting to be evacuated and rushed over to them with the classic question: “Has anyone here been raped, and speaks English?”

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The great debate on the solution

Since the LTTE has no de-jure political power to Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts the Government of Sri Lanka has the right to over power the LTTE by its forces and regain the de-facto political power too in these two districts. It is not possible for the Government to give a ‘political solution’ to these two districts before it restores its writ, because the Government cannot possibly give what it doesn’t have.

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The irresistible exuberance of Benazir Bhutto

BENAZIR BHUTTO came up to Oxford in October 1973, at the beginning of the Michaelmas term of that academic year. She was initially expected to stay just two years, as she already had a degree from Harvard and was therefore exempt from the first year Preliminary Exam for a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
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