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Sri Lankan Tamil parties pull in different directions Posted on July 19th, 2018
Published Date: 21/07/2018 (Saturday)
Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders are pulling in different directions on crucial issues of common concern to the Tamils of the island. The Chief Minister of the Tamil majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, is stubbornly adhering to his position that a political solution of the Tamil question should precede economic development.
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Number of modern slaves estimated 'hidden' in UK rises tenfold to 136,000
Published Date: 20/07/2018 (Friday)
Britain is home to about 136,000 modern slaves, a global survey found on Thursday - a figure 10 times higher than government estimates that points to emerging forms of slavery, police and campaigners said. About one in 500 people in Britain were trapped in modern-day slavery in Britain on any given day in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index (GSI) by rights group Walk Free Foundation, which says the crime affects 40 million globally.
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Push No One Behind
Published Date: 20/07/2018 (Friday)
Development is a disruptive process. It changes people’s lives, often for the better, though it sometimes bypasses them, leaving them behind. But for too many, the kind of development that prevails today pushes them behind, making them worse off in absolute terms, reducing their standard of living, depriving them of their livelihoods, and in the worst cases, depriving them of their lives. Schumpeter recognised the ‘creative destruction’ of innovation, driving some businesses out of the market and ushering in new, more productive, ones. In Silicon Valley they say, ‘Move fast and break things’. But all too often, if development is driven by the interests of powerful and wealthy owners of economic, social and political resources, what gets destroyed and broken is not just businesses and things, but people.
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