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Who is afraid of Gotabaya Rajapaksa?

Tyrants rule through fraud and force. When fraud is exposed, the tyrant relies exclusively on force. At a press briefing on Thursday, Basil Rajapaksa has confidently claimed that there is no need to be afraid of Gotabaya.


Universalism versus tribalism

The most venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana thero Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter has announced that his recent remarks, have been misconstrued and distorted.


A Sermon on Stoning

In Sri Lanka, we are trapped in a new Stone-age. An age of stoning. Or to be precise, we are now in an age fascinated with the idea of stoning people to death.


A pardon unpardonable

We are back in primitive tribal times.


UNP silent on Gnanasara Thero’s pardon

It is mystifying that the United National Party is yet to articulate its position on the release of the Sinhala Right-Wing demagogue Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero from jail, through a Presidential pardon.


Mangala, Monks, Mangala Sutta, and Marx

In the Buddhist belief system, “Mangala” means a ‘blessing’. In the abstract ‘Mangala’ denotes an “auspicious sign".


Arm-Twisting the Black Media

Is Arm-twisting the media with advertising bans the way to control abuse?


A word to the majority: recognise your privilege

On the importance of introspection and recognising privilege


“I stand by Mangala”

The script of ‘Mangala’s Mistake “is simple and straightforward. It begins with a pervasive silence of our collective complicity with an untruth.


Beware of what lies beneath

Christians turned the other cheek but some Sinhala Buddhist hardliners step up anti Muslim rhetoric


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