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    Govt-civil society collaboration needed

    | Updated at 09:45pm on October 11, 2016

    There is an untapped reservoir of liberalism within the Sri Lankan society, especially at its higher levels. At higher levels of society, educational opportunities are greater and so are the possibilities for mixing...

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    Rampal and Khadiza are becoming political issues but where are the politicians?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 09:39pm on October 11, 2016

    WITH party-based politics in steep decline, Rampal and Khadiza are becoming bigger issues though both have political connections...

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    Afghanistan: fool’s war

    by Eric Margolis | Updated at 11:08pm on October 10, 2016

    FIFTEEN years ago this week, the US launched the longest war in its history: the invasion and occupation of remote Afghanistan. Neighboring Pakistan was forced to facilitate...

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    Aquinas and the rise of the Trojan horse laws

    by Saira Rahman Khan | Updated at 11:06pm on October 10, 2016

    LAWS are vital tools to keep society together. They provide security, set examples, enforce rights and solve conflicts. They strive to prevent acts that harm people and property...

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    Unfortunate apathy to Tampaco fire victims

    | Updated at 11:06pm on October 10, 2016

    IT IS unfortunate that families of the victims of the Tampaco Foils fire of September 10 — in which 39 people died, nine went missing and dozens were wounded — are yet to get any damages...

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    Dhaka-Delhi reciprocity caught in India’s unfriendliness

    | Updated at 11:05pm on October 10, 2016

    DHAKA’S agreement, and readiness, to provide New Delhi with energy corridor for the transmission of electricity and natural gas from one region to another in India through Bangladesh...

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    Refugees, EU and Syrian energy wars

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 11:02pm on October 10, 2016

    ONE of the most bizarre phenomena in a very bizarre situation over the past year or longer is the refusal of any leading European Union political figure to openly discuss the reality behind...

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    Governors’ collapse

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 10:35pm on October 09, 2016

    IN INDIA’S states, the office of the governor as constitutional head of state has been reduced to an utter wreck. India’s constitution is partly responsible for it, but greater blame lies on politicians in power at the centre...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 10:34pm on October 09, 2016

    WHEN I came to know of the threat of losing the university job that confronted me, I was naturally sad and depressed...

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    On role of water in India- Pakistan conflict

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 10:29pm on October 09, 2016

    THE armed conflict that has recently broken out between India and Pakistan (the most serious one after the Kargil crisis of 1999) has attracted attention to a relatively new element whose definition...