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Ukrainian President’s Plea: Expel Russia or be ready to close down the UN

Ukrainian President’s Plea: Expel Russia or be ready to close down the UN

UNITED NATIONS, (IPS) – A legendary quote attributed to Joseph Stalin perhaps applies to the United Nations. “How many divisions does the Pope have?” asked the Soviet leader, interrupting a speech by Winston Churchill in a bygone era. If you don’t have an army of your own, or a military force behind your edicts or [...]

If Gota Goes Home…

If Gota Goes Home…

The events of these last few days have had me contemplating and cogitating about the unprecedented situation which we Sri Lankans now face. The people have had enough. We have had enough of suffering like serfs in a feudal society, enough of crony capitalism, enough of incompetent and dishonest folk occupying positions of authority and [...]

How to send ‘Gota Home’

The cry, ‘Gota Go Home’ has been reverberating ‘Lanka-wide’ for over a week, but it does appear that Gota is thinking nothing of the kind but staying put with his kith and kin. When such demonstrations keep breaking out day and night in any part of the world — even Gota’s former countrymen, the Yanks [...]

What is India doing in Ukraine?

NEW DELHI – Toward the end of March, an unusual sequence of diplomatic visitors passed through India’s capital. First came Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, and US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland. They were followed by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr [...]

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