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I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results - Alfred Nobel

 

Lalith Athulathmudali:

Great son of Sri Lanka

Emotional intelligence of a true people’s representative:

Late Lalith Athulathmudali was mostly known among the public as a great politician, a skilful orator and a pragmatic leader. One thing known only to those who had close interactions with him is the unique ability he had in dealing with people. The skill and competency he had to work with people, is what is now called ‘emotional intelligence’ by the human resource experts.

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Umpire needs ‘protection’, oh dear!

WTF? That’s ‘what’s the fuss’ in case you thought I was being cute about an expletive. I say ‘WTF’ because I can’t believe what I just heard. The Empire, i.e. the coalition of chip-on-shoulder nations with barbaric histories led by you-know-who with sidekick and recent colony, that country on which the sun never rises, has been so pants-down caught that it has simply gone overboard with the idea of ‘protection’. Did I say ‘Empire’? Should I have said ‘ex-Empire’ given that China virtually owns Barack Obama? Should I say ‘Umpire’ or ‘Hora Umpire’ given propensity to jump to conclusion and cheat? Let’s go with ‘umpire’ (lower-case as befits reduced circumstances).

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When terror struck home of Free Speech

The savage arm of terror of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that has with its bloody trail of assassinations and other killings, especially of all persons who opposed its violence and silenced the voices of dissent among the Tamil community, in Sri Lanka and abroad, last week struck at the home of free speech - the Oxford Union, the home of Free Speech.

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