Police compensation

The Sri Lankan Police department is considering compensating the victims of unlawful arrests or those wounded in Police custody. It's good news. But how far can the public afford the mistakes of the Police? There will be a claim every other day.

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The invasion of Indian Taste

"There are more Chinese restaurants around the world than in China," is an old saying. "Chicken tikka masala is a true British national dish," is also more than a decade old. It was first announced in 2001 by then British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to emphasise how Indian food has invaded English diet in modern time.

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Youth frustration

Last week, it was headlined that the President wants the word tharuna asahanaya to be eliminated from our vocabulary forever.

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Sharia Law in London

The union of England and Scotland materialised in 1707 creating the United Kingdom. Islam has been present in the UK since its formation. Although they were a small group by then, the first large group of Muslims arrived in the UK as sailors to work for the British India Company.

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Canadian Mayor

I have no intention of writing about the Canadian involvement in anti-terrorist combat around the world and its side effects. Canadian troops are currently deployed in support of UN missions in Haiti, Sierra Leone, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Cyprus and Kosovo. Canadian forces are also heavily involved in the war in Afghanistan at present.

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Remembering John F. Kennedy

Fifty years ago on November 22, 1963 at 12.30 pm in Dallas, Texas, a lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald fatally shot the 35th President of the United States of America John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The President was 46 years old and three years into his office. JFK was in a presidential motorcade with his wife Jacqueline, the Texas Governor and his wife. He was waving at the crowds from his open roof car at the time of shooting.

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British visa discrimination

A few months ago, the British government decided to impose a £3,000 bond on visitors and tourists from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana and Nigeria which sparked controversy even amongst its own Cabinet. Although it has been withdrawn, the idea of preparing such a rule is racist.

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Why Sri Lanka

Check the world map. Count how many countries are surrounded by the sea with one main land. They are only sixteen. Geographically almost 90 percent of the countries are attached to another country by land or they consist of many tiny islands. Sri Lanka is not. So the speciality, peculiarity of Sri Lanka starts with it.

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United Kingdom has six months

It is not easy to dig the history of a nation going back thousands of years. But it is not that difficult to glance through two three hundred years of that as most of them are recoded and available to research.

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Big Brother's shutdown

It is said that "nothing comes free" in this world. If you get something free there is always a catch. But not in all cases.

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