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D R Wijewardene the Founder of Lake House

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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
                                - Thomas Jefferson


D R Wijewardene - A true patriot

Today is the 114th birth anniversary of the Founder Chairman of The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd, D R Wijewardene who was not merely a newspaper magnate but also a patriot who used the newspapers to instill the importance of regaining independence in the minds and to agitate for it strongly

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Observations on the ‘labyrinthing’ of Sarath Fonseka

Leaders sometimes suffer a lot on account of being lied to by their most trusted loyalists. Loyalists are given to painting rosy pictures about things. They are deft and slashing ‘i’ and ‘m’ from impossible and then replacing ‘possible’ with ‘probable’. Naive leaders with little experience and unable to lay a finger on the political pulse of a nation broaden grin, swell chest and strut around; they start flapping non-existent wings and believe that they are about to fly. They can only jump. And then they fall. Hard.

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Legality of Fonseka’s arrest

The UNP, JVP and other combined Opposition parties that contested the 2010 Presidential Election under the swan symbol of the common candidate General Sarath Fonseka whose theme was “Change” ‘Save democracy’ were soundly defeated by the incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa by a majority of 1.8 million votes.

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