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Unemployment cannot be
cut by only employing people
in the public sector.
-Hartmut Möllring


Discrimination against Non-Western laws

Recent events like Google’s complaint about censorship in China, a British woman’s being prosecuted for having illicit sex in Dubai, and a British man’s being convicted of drug smuggling in China had received swift criticisms against the host countries from both governments and mass media in the West.

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If you can’t add and subtract you must quit politics

Somawansa Amarasinghe, perhaps more than anyone in the badly shaken Fonseka camp, demonstrated best the ridiculous levels to which the Opposition has fallen when he said that the election result was manipulated by a computer ‘gilmart’. It reminded me of something that a pro-Mahinda person is supposed to have told someone who campaigned for Sarath Fonseka: ‘you people will lose the next election and will continue to lose until you learn some basic mathematics’.

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A green Sri Lanka

Yesterday was World Wetlands Day. Tomorrow, we celebrate our independence from colonial rule. Both are significant and I believe are linked symbiotically to our nation’s well-being and future. We got our right to self-rule back from the British 62 years ago but with relative ease, for we were offered it on a platter following the success of the hard-fought Indian independence struggle.

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