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The World in 2017

This year was a very challenging one for the entire world, with political, climatic and societal upheavals in many countries. The most transformative event of 2017 was the swearing-in of real estate tycoon Donald Trump as the President of the United States, which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

The status quo will prevail

The SLFP faction of the Unity Government are on overdrive these days attempting to distance themselves from the UNP.

A challenge for 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed separate commissions to probe the massive losses at SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka, which was more or less absorbed into SriLankan after this government came to power. This is a step in the right direction that will help unravel what went wrong with these institutions.

Don’t vote for environmental law violators

The much anticipated Local Government and Provincial Council Elections are to be held shortly. With less than two months for the polls, we have seen controversy and excitement. We have seen blatant election law violations, those accused being nominated to run for the election.

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