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Beware of those who come bearing gifts

Views - 3529 Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

‘Beware of those who come bearing gifts’. The origin of this expression was the Trojan War. The Greeks could not break through the fortifications and get into the city of Troy. The Greeks then built a large elegant wooden hors


Economic growth does not come through the Walter Mitty syndrome!

Views - 2734 Friday, 12 June 2015 00:00

  James Thurber the American author is best known for his famous short story published in 1939 called the ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. Thurber’s article created the awareness that most people from time to time


A tale of two nursery rhymes

Views - 3112 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:01

It is an interesting and exciting time; a new President, a new Constitution and tales of corruption that never cease. The question hanging heavy in the air is ‘what next?’ When you sift away all the froth and bubble, a murky picture


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The quality of some justice

Monday, 17 December 2018

We must, if we are rational beings and not mindless beasts, treat the herd instinct with due vigour. In the week before the Incarnation of the Son of God, a Son of the Soil seems fit for Crucifixion. The UNP’s sleek bloodhounds, some crossover SLFP


Reaping relevant results: Reflections on ‘Mind before Action’

Monday, 17 December 2018

The recent political turbulence that shattered the prestige edifices of governance proved several fundamental points. For me, one such is the need to have holistic thinking with emphasis on far reaching implications before taking a crucial decision.


JVP’s task ahead

Monday, 17 December 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe has reclaimed his Prime Ministership, not because he deserved it but because of President Sirisena’s impulsive irrationality driven by hunger for power and because of a determined commitment by JVP, TNA and Muslim parliamentari


If the new regime fails to uphold democratic good governance, society will bark loud and bite

Monday, 17 December 2018

Let the leaders of the new regime clearly realise that the civil society and citizen voters are watching with eyes open, ears attentive, and minds alert, and the body ready to spring into mindful strategic action to establish whether the much hard-fo


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