Fair Dinkum in Email Memo
Scott Morrison’s handling of the crisis is causing terrible confusion in Australia. He is telling Australians to stay at home, but people are free to go out, but stay at home. Many of his statements are in that spirit…. The man of democracy making the health crisis a matter of personal choice rather that what is best for the country. This shows alarming signs of an inability to act decisively and so the virus can continue to spread easily causing many more infections.
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Hassina Leelarathna, in Ft.lknews, 17 March 2020, with this title “New Jersey woman in same-sex marriage with Sri Lankan gets stiff prison sentence for cycle of abuse”……………… http://www.ft.lk/news/New-Jersey-woman-in-same-sex-marriage-with-Sri-Lankan-gets-stiff-prison-sentence-for-cycle-of-abuse/56-697349
A Jordanian-born New Jersey woman who entered into a same sex marriage with a Sri Lankan and forced her to work as a housekeeper and nanny for almost a decade without pay has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison (10 March). A federal judge also sentenced Alia Imad Faleh Al Hunaity, aka Alia Al Qaternah, 44, a naturalised US citizen, to three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay restitution of $ 1.2 million.
Earl Barthelot, in Ceylon Digest, https://www.ceylondigest.com/the-portuguese-burghers-of-sri-lanka/
Sri Lanka is well known for its diversity with over 22 numerically small communities and majority communities such as Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. Burgher community is one of the numerically small communities. Large proportions of the Burghers do live in the Batticaloa District and a small proportion live both in Trincomalee and Ampara District. At the same time there are Portuguese Burghers living in all parts of the country in small numbers.
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