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    Continuing preference for 2015 Lanka reform agenda

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    THE parliamentary committee headed by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that was established to look into the provincial delimitation report has requested that they be given a further two months to submit their recommendations for electoral reform....

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    Iraq’s prime ministers come and go, but the stalemate remains

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    AN IRAQI joke says that their country must have the most environmental government in the world since the same political leaders are always recycled, however dismal their past performance and low expectations that they will do any better in future....

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    Comprehensive cervical cancer programme needed

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    WOMEN’S reproductive and sexual health did not get the attention it needed by successive governments....

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    Glaring failures that made financial sector bleak

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    THE financial sector has continued to be plagued by misgovernance throughout the two consecutive tenures of the Awami League-led government,....

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    American Anomie

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    THE French sociologist Emile Durkheim in his classic book ‘On Suicide’ examined the disintegration of social bonds that drive individuals and societies to personal and collective acts of self-destruction....

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    Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    HE WAS one of the first to take the streets of Basra. Hussam is 23 years old, wears ripped jeans like so many young people in the west, smokes and looks worn out....

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    Sun-powered golden sandwich boosts energy

    Tim Radford | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    JAPANESE scientists have developed a sun-powered golden sandwich: an experimental solar panel that they claim could be up to 11 times more effective than most equipment on the market so far...

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    A legacy of the British colonial policy

    ABM Razaul Karim Faquire | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    THE Rohingya are the inhabitants of Rakhine state (historically known as Arakan) in Myanmar....

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    Conditions to get loan from PKB must be made easier

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    IT IS unacceptable that since the establishment of state-owned Probashi Kalyan Bank in 2011, it has extended rehabilitation loans only to 161 workers on their return while, according to estimates, at least nine lakh workers came back home over the last seven years....

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    Blatant violation of human rights in plain sight

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    THE Awami League led government not only failed to realise its electoral pledge to bridge the gap of income inequality, but also blatantly failed to uphold its commitment to human rights charter....

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