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THOUGHT for the Day

 Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Regime change - the rationale

In the world, family governments change either democratically or violently. In the past, violent changes of governments have taken place more often. Fortunately, the current situation in government changes are comparatively non violent.

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Let us caress ‘Kattankudy’

Ramzeen Azeez is one of the most well-read people I know. He knows a lot about a lot of things and is generous with his time and wisdom. He points out error or misconception gently, as is the way of those who have opened their minds to perceive the eternal verities. He’s not alone of course and one day I will write about all the giants who with affection, giving and wisdom make me less of a dwarf than I am. Ramzeen is a devout Mohammedan and I feel a discerning and humble student of the Holy Quran. He teaches English to Sinhala children in Habarana. I am sure he’s teaching them more than English songs and pronunciation, but it warmed me when he informed me recently, with unmistakable pride, that they can now sing ‘My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean’.

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Elepha Maxima

It appears that the on-again off-again struggle to lead the United National Party is once again heating up to its inevitable, lukewarm anti-climax. But this time, might there be a difference in the outcome of the battle to be declared the Elephas Maximus, the great elephant?

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