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Nuclear Chicken with the Kremlin

Nuclear Chicken with the Kremlin

The US and Russia are playing a dangerous game; Washington should swerve By Ted Galen Carpenter There was a phenomenon especially prominent during the 1950s in which teenage males with a surplus of testosterone would play a game called “automobile chicken.” Two drivers on a deserted road, with friends and classmates watching and cheering, would [...]

Can Lanka produce a charismatic leader now?

Can Lanka produce a charismatic leader now?

Abraham Lincoln’s conclusion about fooling people ‘You can’t fool all the people all the time’ needs to be changed when Sri Lankan politics of the present day are looked at: A few people have fooled all the people and may go on for an indefinite period of time. The people, in whom the sovereignty of [...]

Xi’s ‘final purge’ ahead of Communist Party congress

By Poornima Weerasekera BEIJING (AFP) – President Xi Jinping has embarked on a “final round of purges” ahead of a major Chinese Communist Party congress, wielding his long-running anti-corruption campaign to cement his grasp on power, analysts say. When he became leader a decade ago, Xi vowed to root out dishonest officials, both senior “tigers” [...]

Energy crisis: Talk to Iran

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the global economy, especially the economies of developing countries experienced a recession.  Apart from the high death rate, unemployment crisis, inflation, and growing poverty, most developing nations also faced a foreign exchange crisis with their foreign reserves declining. Since the pandemic’s outbreak, the global market has been in turmoil while [...]

Unrestricted access to fuel for tourists

Unrestricted access to fuel for tourists

Dialog Axiata PLC, on the invitation of Ministry of Power and Energy and Ministry of Tourism, partnered with Sampath Bank PLC, to launch the Tourist Fuel Pass (TFP) that would enable tourists visiting Sri Lanka to obtain fuel without the standard quota restrictions. The TFP is a NFC-based stored value card that can be purchased [...]

An accomplished violinist

  Mithini Navindya Dissanayake of Katukenda, Dankotuwa is an exception in playing the violin. She is well known as ‘the violin girl’ among music fans in Sri Lanka. After completing Gr 5 at ABRSM (Associat-ed Board of Royal Schools of Music) she was allowed to do Gr 8 exam right away, recognised as a qualifying [...]

Book on non-alignment gifted to UoC Library

Dr W M Karunadasa, former Senior Professor of International Relations, University of Colombo, Former Diplomat and Counsel of Supreme Court gifted his most recent academic publication entitled ‘Non-Alignment, Neutrality and Non-Aligned Movement’ to the Librarian of the University of Colombo, at her office on Tuesday, October 4.  

‘Pursuing a Vision of Justice’ book launch

Governor of New South Wales, Australia, Margaret Beazley AC KC, was the keynote speaker at the launch of lawyer Maithri Panagoda’s book “Pursuing a Vision of Justice”, edited by lawyer Senaka Weeraratne, at Parliament House in Canberra recently. The Governor referred to the book as “historical: a personal history; a history of two countries; a [...]

Women, life, freedom and the Left

LJUBLJANA – Four events centering around women have made headlines over the past month: Giorgia Meloni’s electoral victory in Italy, Queen Elizabeth II’s death and funeral, the release of the film The Woman King, and the widespread protests in Iran following the killing of Mahsa Amini by the country’s morality police. Taken together, these four [...]

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