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René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service

On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly held a one-day Summit on «Addressing Large Movements o Refugees and Migrants» – a complex of issues which have become important and emotional issues in many countries. Restrictive migration policies deny many migrants the possibility of acquiring a regular migrant status, and as a result, the migrants end up being in an irregular or undocumented situation in the receiving country and can be exposed to exploitation and serious violations of human rights.

Three years ago a watchdog published a series of reports on tax havens based on leaks of confidential documents. Some nervous clients of Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama that specialises in setting up offshore companies, asked if their secrets were safe. The law firm told them not to fret; its data centre was “state of the art” and its encryption algorithm was “world class”. Whoops. This week the same watchdog, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), published the first stories based on a trove of leaked data on Mossack Fonseca’s clients (see article).

Today is the International Women’s Day. It is 41 years since this day came out as a result of an event the Socialist Party of America organized. The Feminists have been mostly focused on balancing the gender numbers, getting women to important positions in the political and bureaucratic hierarchy. There has been some success.

The 20th century essayist and philosopher George Santayana’s caustic observation that ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ may well have been specifically tailored for Sri Lanka. This is true not only for politicians who are generally characterised by a singularly bovine stupidity but also for many others whose capitulation to political agendas is deplorable.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken defiant stand to ‘not issue’ security clearance to Kalanithin Maran-owned Sun Television Network and Kal Cables, even after a fervent appeal from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting including the legal opinion of the Attorney General of India. GoaChronicle.com exposes the truth behind ‘The Maran Conundrum’

It is an unusual that a people of Sri Lanka had to chase an authoritarian ruler who was oppressing the country and its people twice. It was a rare incident in the world to defeat the once defeated authoritarian ruler twice within six months time. It was due to the short sighted activities of Maithripala Sirisena. However due to the civilized and courageous commitment of the people the despotic and bestial Rajapaksa politics was once again defeated and able to lead the country towards a correct path.

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