Margaret Thatcher reviewing Bermudian troops

The daughter of a grocer who served Great Britain 11 years as the Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 winning three consecutive general elections is dead.

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A Supreme Court in Nugegoda

The intention of this write is neither political nor criticism. It's just a view of a life member of one of the most prestigious professional organisations in Sri Lanka, the Bar Association. I think we are facing a serious situation in time to come. i.e. where to file a fundamental rights application; where to send matters from the court of appeal; how to avoid appearing before the present Chief Justice etc.

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Thank You Please

I recently met a friend in London living in the UK for the past 35 years. He asked me why I like Sri Lanka that much, referring to my frequent visits to Colombo. Even though I know the answer, it is difficult to reply immediately when the question is being thrown at you at an unexpected time and manner.

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Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga kisses the ball as he starts his bowling during their ICC Cricket World Cup final match against India in Mumbai April 2, 2011

I have no intention of criticising any religion, belief or faith in this world. I have never written in that context and never will. I respect every religion in this world.

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Body art, accent trouble

In Sinhala, people call it Pachcha. The word actually means colour ‘green’ in Tamil. In English, they are called Tattoos or Body art. To get a tattoo on your body you have to have the courage, strength apart from the ability to bare the pain in the process.

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Chris Huhne - Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The name Chris Huhne is no longer a strange one in the British society. He has been in the news since the present Conservative and Liberal Democratic collision came to power in 2010 when he was appointed as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change. A Secretary of Sate in the UK is similar to a minister in Sri Lanka.

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Image copyright

Do you remember the times when we had pictures of Buddha and gods like Saman, Vishnu and Ganesh together in one frame? There were also pictures of Buddha, Jesus and some Hindu gods together in one frame. They were mostly on buses, barber shops, hotels and grocery shops. I have not seen one of these for a long time.

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Sri Express

It is a universal truth that when we travel and go through airport customs and pass customs officers, we don't look at them straight in the eye. We look around the airport but not at customs officers.

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The Crime Star

During last year's London riots, the officers at Scotland Yard received advice from the New York Police Department on how to tackle crime related to riots. The decision to obtain advice from NYPD was taken by Prime Minister David Cameron. He was criticized by the members of the Parliament and the Police community.

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The age of criminal responsibility

There was a recent news that a female university student tried to commit suicide. She had been humiliated by the university authorities, reprimanding her in front of her parents at the campus office. She took an overdose and had to be hospitalised at the Colombo National Hospital.

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