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Sri Lanka is again at crossroads with the presidential election due before December 9. The political drive since the newly-formed Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which swept the local government polls in February 2018
We have read much about what potential election candidates and Pohottuwa party’s Gotabaya Rajapaksa have had to say these days. Now its the turn for these presidential hopefuls to read the minds of voters and check out their needs.
Given that Sri
The upcoming presidential election is likely to be decided on one key issue – security. The candidate who the voters will perceive to be the most suitable to ensure their security and that of the country will win the election and become the preside
On the eve of the 1988 presidential election, it was rumoured that J.R. Jayewardene – who had by then assumed office twice as President – was planning to re-contest despite the Constitution introduced by him in 1978 provided for an individual to
Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist and Olympic athlete Björn Ferry have stopped flying in an attempt to save the environment. This idea around reducing (or not flying at all) has become so well-known in their home country of Sweden tha
Sunday in Colombo was Gotabaya’s day. Monday in Badulla was Sajith’s. Tuesday, it was reported, Ranil had his day with Sajith hurrying to meet his leader. Wednesday it was Poya for all to prove they are pious Sinhala Buddhists. All these days peo
There is a positive vibe generated in the political scene after the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) announced former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the party’s presidential candidate.
Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa took a step further in staking a bid for presidential candidacy- that is by holding a rally in Badulla on August 12, 2019. It is still uncertain whether he will receive nomination
Dear Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, what do you have to say about the murder of Lasantha Wickramatunga (Never mind that Ranil Wickremesinghe said Sarath Fonseka was involved)? What do you have to say about white vans? Ekneligoda? Thajudeen? And how about the m
Thy famous author Ernest Hemmingway in one of his bestselling books titled For whom the bells toll, makes a challenging and prophetic proclamation which we need to deeply reflect on. He says: “I belong to humanity and every person’s death diminis
Sri Lanka is facing a garbage crisis among other crises. It’s clear that we haven’t learned any lesson from the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse which also claimed 32 lives. While the Government proposed the Aruwakkalu sanitary landfill projec
The apparel industry in Sri Lanka is –historically- a recent addition to the economy of the country, first showing significant growth in the 1980s and then grew much more significantly under the Multi Fibre Agreement that brought about quota restri
Three controversial agreements with Sri Lanka – devised by the United States –came under fire from diverse quarters last Friday. If the Acquisition & Cross Service Agreement (ACSA) – inked in August 2017, the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)
“This is no time to talk of hedges and fields, or the beauties of any country. Sadness and fear and hate, how they well up in the heart and mind!!!” Delving into Alan Paton’s ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ we certainly do have to cry for our bel
Social media is going to be one big melee towards the end of this year. With elections closing in, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have become the other frontier in Sri Lankan election campaigning, far more potent, effective and yet more vulnerable t
Another story about ragging in universities had made headlines last week. 19 senior students of Ruhuna University were remanded after being arrested over an incident where a new student from Gampaha had been inhumanly tortured during ragging. They ha
It is essential for the youth to play a key role in major issues such as poverty alleviation through a more equitable distribution of wealth and resources, the battle against global warming or climate change and disarmament especially the dismantling
The Pohottuwa’s inaugural national convention held on Sunday was plain-dealing, so to speak. Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa took over the leadership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and then announced that his younger brother Gotabaya woul
Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr Harsha de Silva, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the current status of the economy and political situation of his United National Party(UNP) as far as the pres
On August 5, the Narendra Modi-government in India took three momentous, unprecedented and simultaneous steps vis-à-vis the Muslim-majority North Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir(J and K) having borders with hostile Pakistan and China.
Jayantha Chandrasiri’s Maharaja Gemunu opens with a shot of the Ruwanwelisaya at dusk and the hero’s famous justification for the campaign he’s embarked on: “I fought a war, not because I loved the shedding of blood, nor because I believed th
Over the past two-and-a-half months Hong Kong, a former British colony and now a part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), has been in a continual state of turmoil.
Demonstrations in Hong Kong....
In the midst of rising public support for former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the SLPP’s Presidential candidate especially from sections of floating voter has attracted a few ‘clandestine’ flirtings by senior members of SLFP and UNP...
Much has been spoken and written, and much has been left unsaid about the late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, a great son of Sri Lanka the country unfortunately lost.
Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake’s recent initiative to promote a cycling culture in Colombo is admirable, but if it’s to bring about any kind of change to Colombo’s notoriously conservative, unimaginative.....
People will always believe what they want to, how they want to and when they want to. The events of Easter Sunday (April 21, 2019) triggered a process in Sri Lanka which has exposed the entire Sri Lankan Muslim....
More than two thousand five hundred years ago, Gautama the Buddha promoted vegetarianism – not only because we need to stop killing animals especially cattle, but also because a plant-based diet is better and more nutritious for people.
Yahapalanaya regime ascended to power on the plank of eradicating corruption. It was widely alleged that a coterie of ruling elites of the last regime became law unto themselves. What happened in the aftermath under MS/RW....
Will former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominate his brother and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday for the candidacy of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for the forthcoming Presidential election?
Lawmaker Sajith Premadasa has decided to break away from the shackles placed on him and think for himself. At present Sajith is much talked about after he showed his intentions of contesting the much-looked-forward-to presidential elections.
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