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THOUGHT for the Day

Victory belongs to the most persevering
- Napoleon Bonaparte


Reconciliation - essential requirements

Reconciliation should have a favourable environment internally and externally. If the situation is not conducive, the situation should be changed. The holding of elections for local governments in March and July 2011 has strengthened the democratic participation at the grass roots level. The lifting of the emergency also has gone a long way in creating an enabling environment. A major challenge nevertheless would be to maintain the atmosphere continuously,

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Reflections on legal murder: the eye-for-an-eye argument

Troy Davis, a US citizen and a black man, wrongfully sentenced over the killing of a Police officer in 1989, was executed by way of a lethal injection yesterday. ‘Wrongfully’, because the entire case against Troy was based on eyewitness accounts that were horrendously compromised.

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Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara - Father of Free Education:

Patriot worthy of emulation

On September 23, every year we commemorate Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara, the Father of Free Education in Sri Lanka. He was also one of the galaxy of patriots who led the national movement of first half of the 20th Century and laid the foundation for the Independence we enjoy today.

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