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THOUGHT for the Day

‘The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.’
- Daniel J. Boorstin

 

‘Foot in the mouth’ - Disease of politicians

Once again we have a General Election coming and as the trite expression goes some politicos are putting their foot in the mouth during each of these elections. The UNP has a particularly rich history of political pronouncement.

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The Morning Inspection

Winning over the 4.17 million

There are some nice words in the English language, good to say but hard to obtain. I am thinking of words such as consensus, agreement and unanimity. We hear them a lot in political circles.

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History-making tobacco treaty now five years old

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into effect, marking an important milestone in public health history on 26th February in 2005. Already 168 out of 195 eligible parties have joined the treaty through ratification or accession, and more are set to join.

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London lawyer Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the UAE

Several years ago - in the Vesak month of May, 1999 to be exact - I carried a logo on the front page of Newslanka, placed in a box with a line drawing of Sri Lanka in the back ground.

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