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DateLine Sunday, 19 August 2007





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Whither UNP?

Mediocrity seems to be the hall mark of our times:

Take the political stage, for instance. Without being nostalgic or sentimental it can be asserted that both sides of the divide were dominated by giants. Towering political figures from the Left and the Right occupied the centre stage. Their political pyrotechnics were dazzling, even mesmerising. What happened to their biological and political progeny? The outstanding examples are Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chandrika Kumaratunga. They are children of the founding fathers of the two great political traditions - the UNP and the SLFP.

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State-owned firm provides security cover for vital centres

The security firm, a brainchild of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and was established to streamline the security of vital government installations as security personnel attached to private security firms were not appropriately trained and were totally lacking surveillance capabilities to react an emergency situation.

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