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Rajeev Amarasuriya inducted as a Raisina fellow

Rajeev Amarasuriya inducted as a Raisina fellow

Attorney-at-Law Rajeev Amarasuriya was recently inducted as a Raisina Young Fellow at the Asian Forum on Global Governance held in New Delhi jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Germany. Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, India and Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations Shashi [...]

Shazna Muzammil wins seat in UK Local Council election

Shazna Muzammil wins seat in UK Local Council election

Ms Shazna Muzammil, daughter of Uva Governor A J M Muzammil and social worker Ferouza, has  successfully contested the Local Council elections in the UK by winning the seat this year for the Tattenhoe Ward. Shazna, a nominee of the Conservative Party, represented the Tattenhoe Ward at the May 6 election. Shazna has an MSc [...]

Condolence book for journalist Shireen Abu Aqla

The Palestine Embassy in Colombo will place a condolence book for people to express their grief, and condemn the brutal murder of world renowned journalist Shireen Abu Aqla by an Israeli sniper while she was covering the Israeli troops raid in Jenin in occupied Palestine, for al-Jazeera. People could visit the embassy at No 110/10, [...]

Energy security and the Executive Presidency

There is no shortage of explanations for our economic crisis. However, energy or the lack of it is the main cause of our current crisis. For decades we have spent our hard-earned dollars buying furnace oil, petroleum, diesel, coal, and other fuels. Almost all income from our migrant workers and some of our revenue from [...]

The Billionaire Raj?

DUBAI – Several reports in the last few months have sounded the alarm about growing income and wealth inequality in India. The statistics cited are not wrong, but they are incomplete. And they have produced sensational, but misleading, news stories. For example, an article based on Oxfam’s recent “Inequality Kills” report notes: “India has the [...]

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