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Items filtered by date: Monday, 03 September 2018

How the Troy story is getting a female makeover

Booker Prize-winning novelist Pat Barker's new book The Silence of the Girls is set in the mythical world of Achilles and the Greek conquest of Troy. But it's only one of several recent raids on the stories of Ancient Greece in search of modern resonance - especially in their reassessment of the originals' portrayal of women.

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‘Payment of taxes, a social duty’

Payment of taxes is not a burden but a social duty. Sri Lanka too should introduce laws to punish people evading taxes and those aiding and abetting them under criminal law as in developed countries like England, Commissioner General of Inland Revenue Ivan Dissanayake said.

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62,338 Lankans on travel ban list

A total of 62,338 Sri Lankans are currently on the country’s blacklist and are prevented from leaving the country, unless they obtain prior Court approval, senior State intelligence sources revealed yesterday.

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