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Traffic cop stomping on a suspect: The unanswered question

Traffic cop stomping on a suspect: The unanswered question

The incident of the behaviour of the Maharagama traffic cop on March 29 has riveted public attention severely. Judging from media reports including videos, this is an abominable attack on a hapless person who was not aggressive or resisting arrest. The incident went viral and it traumatised those who witnessed it. In addition, it attracted [...]

When Sri Lankan envoys walk slippery tightropes

When Sri Lankan envoys walk slippery tightropes

UNITED NATIONS, (IPS) — Sri Lanka’s diplomatic debacle at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva— best reflected in a blow-by-blow account in the Sunday Times political columns – harks back to a bygone era when a senior career diplomat was offered a new posting as our Ambassador to the United States. But he [...]

The heat is very hot, no?

The sun will be directly overhead Colombo and many other regions, for many days, the Meteorological Department said a few days ago. It’s sweltering with the temperature at around 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity 80 per cent (approx). You can’t blame Gota, Mahinda and the rest of the gang for it is so in April [...]

Archiving architecture: Presentation on maestro Bawa’s Bentota hotel masterpiece

Sri Lankan architects who are members of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) together with JAT Holdings Limited will host a presentation titled “Archiving Architecture” by Architect Channa Daswatte, on the ‘Reconstruction of Maestro Geoffrey Bawa’s Legendary Bentota Beach Hotel’. It will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 5:30 pm at the Shangri-La [...]

Modi’s war on the press

NEW DELHI – A flurry of assaults on freedom of the press in recent months has raised troubling questions about the state of India’s democracy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has long had a free and often raucous press. But the situation has changed dramatically since Modi’s government came to power in 2014. In [...]

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