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Coming to terms with M.A.Sumanthiran's Recent Controversial Interview

It is only a 'storm in the tea cup’ - the literal attack on Mr. Sumanthiran PC and former Parliamentarian, over his TV interview by some Tamil politicos.

 Coming to terms with M.A.Sumanthiran's Recent  Controversial Interview
 Coming to terms with M.A.Sumanthiran's Recent  Controversial Interview
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COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka

President Donald Trump was elected on a platform challenging long-standing American foreign policy premises with a particular criticism of US - China relations. Tensions in the US - China relationship exacerbated due to Trump’s continuous rhetoric and action during his Presidency reminding the American polity that China’s rise as a global power was not beneficial to the US on economic and security domains.

COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka
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I do not expect State bodies to do politics instead of developing themselves – President

“I do not expect the state entities to engage in politics; what they need to do is to develop themselves; they should generate incomes; increase efficiency and productivity; minimize unnecessary expenditures and wastage.

I do not expect State bodies to do politics instead of developing themselves – President
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Foreign Secretary appeals to OSLs to rethink plans to be repatriated unless in compelling circumstances

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on migrant workers as well as students and parents, to carefully calibrate the effect repatriation at this time could have on their jobs and education, before making decisions to seek to return to Sri Lanka, availing of the limited flights being operated by the Government for those facing compelling circumstances.

Foreign Secretary appeals to OSLs to rethink plans to be repatriated unless in compelling circumstances
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Have you heard of e-con e-news?

Last week I wrote about the etymology of the word ‘economics,’ and argued how that discipline and those it disciplined had not just fled definition (‘household management’) but made an art of undermining the vast majority of households for the sustainable development of a handful of mansions. Economics, or rather what goes as ‘mainstream economics’ which, by the way, is pretty narrow and works for a few, has wrecked households, communities, nations and in fact the entire world.

Have you heard of e-con e-news?
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Attaining Piety during Ramadan

This is the last week of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Through fasting from dawn to dusk a Muslim experiences hunger and thirst, which allows him or her to empathize with those in the world who have little to eat or drink every day, thus, teaching and encouraging him/her to be charitable. Through increased charity, Muslims develop feelings of generosity and good-will toward fellow human beings.

Attaining Piety during Ramadan
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70th Naga National Plebiscite Day - May 16, 2020

Today, 16 of May, is the 70th Naga national Plebiscite Day. Seventy years ago, on this day, the Naga people wholeheartedly gave their thumb impression in support to remain independent as in ancient time. This was conducted by the Naga National Council (NNC) in 1951 with the conception of building the Naga nation through peaceful means in a democratic way.

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CSR activities of TI especially during COVID 19 can't be trusted

Expose Tobacco STOP explains why the tobacco industry's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, especially during COVID 19 can't be trusted. "The strategy is to use the pandemic to try and shift their image from vilified industry to trusted health partner."

CSR activities of TI especially during COVID 19 can't be trusted
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We cannot allow irrational laws to impede our economy – Sri Lanka President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that irrational laws should not obstruct the policies formulated to achieve the economic objectives of the people.

We cannot allow irrational laws to impede our economy –  Sri Lanka President
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What is the Mentality of the Myanmar Tatmadaw?

Covid 19, originating from the home of Tatmadaw’s stepfather has been ravaging the world, is now making its presence felt in Burma with 178 cases, of six deaths and 68 recoveries,(according to the health ministry data), compelling the patriotic freedom fighters of Arakan, and Tang for a truce with the marauding Tatmadaw, but the latter categorically refused to do so and instead declared its own unilateral ceasefire over the whole country except where the fighting is the thickest in Arakan, and Tang areas, depicting to the whole world the insincerity of its moves.

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