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18 Jun 2022
Let me rewind back to my boyhood when I first read the fable about the scorpion and frog which I believe is of Russian origin.
11 Jun 2022
The armed struggle launched by Tamil militant groups to achieve the objective of a separate Tamil state caused massive loss of life and bloodshed.
04 Jun 2022
The first part of my article on Ranil’s return was published in the “Daily Mirror”of May 21st 2022. In that I made a brief reference to the song “Que Sera Sera” sung by the American singer com actress Doris Day. This was in the context of speculation about Ranil Wickremesinghe’s political future. This is what I wrote then – “However as Doris Day sang in ‘The man who knew too much’ movie- “Que Sera, Sera, Whatever will be, will be.”
28 May 2022
The first part of the article titled “Ranil Returns: Remarkable Resilience of Premier Wickremesinghe”
21 May 2022
Ranil Sriyan Wickremesinghe known as Ranil is in the seat of power again as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for the sixth time.
07 May 2022
Actress turned politician Geetha Kumarasinghe grabbed media attention a few weeks ago when she spoke out strongly in support of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
23 Apr 2022
When Basil Rohana Rajapaksa was sworn in as Finance Minister by his brother President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in July 2021, the appointment captured the attention of the world’s influential media.
14 Apr 2022
“Go Home Gota” and/or “Gota Go Home” is the resounding clarion call that is currently motivating and mobilizing a number of protest demonstrations throughout Sri Lanka.
02 Apr 2022
Devoting the first article in each month to a film, film personality or film related topic was a practice followed by this column for several months last year.
26 Mar 2022
The total population of Tamils - both Sri Lankan and Indian -is 3,113, 247. Of these 1,611,036 Tamils are living in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. Another 1,502,211 Tamils live outside the Northern and Eastern Provinces
05 Mar 2022
This weekly column returns with the second part of the article titled “Sinhala Buddhist Strategist
N. Q. Dias was Feared as the “Tsar” that was published in the “Daily Mirror” of February 19, 2022.
26 Feb 2022
I begin this column this week with an apology to readers. I had written a two part article titled “Sinhala Buddhist Strategist N. Q. Dias was feared as the “Tsar” in the “Daily Mirror” last week (Feb 19). Unfortunately I am unable to write the second part this week as planned because I am yet in the process of gathering some vital information necessary for writing.
19 Feb 2022
In the article titled “1962 Coup:Takeover of Govt. Through Operation Holdfast” that was published in the “Daily Mirror”of January 29th 2022,
05 Feb 2022
This column has for the past three weeks been focusing on the abortive Coup d’état conspiracy of 1962. There has been much reader interest in the articles. I have been pleasantly surprised to receive a lot of responses ranging from persons related or connected to some of the coup suspects to people from different walks of life evincing much interest in an important event in Sri Lanka’s history.
29 Jan 2022
The 1962 Coup d’etat conspiracy had three noteworthy aspects.Firstly the architects of the conspiracy wanted a bloodless coup.
22 Jan 2022
In order to understand the 1962 Coup d’état conspiracy phenomenon, it is essential to delve deep into some events that happened between Independence in February 1948 and the envisaged D-day for executing the coup on January 27-28th 1962.
15 Jan 2022
This January is the 60th anniversary of what has come to be known as the 1962 Coup or Coup d’état of Sri Lanka known formerly as Ceylon.
08 Jan 2022
In a significant political move, seven political parties mainly representing the Sri Lankan Tamils of the Northern and Eastern provinces have written a joint letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
18 Dec 2021
Much concern is now being shown by political parties representing the minority (numerical) ethnicities of Sri Lanka over the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
27 Nov 2021
Last Saturday (Nov. 20) saw a group of self-styled political activists create a ruckus and disrupt a public meeting in the Scarborough area of Toronto City in Canada.
13 Nov 2021
Popular Tamil cinema actor Gemini Ganesan whose 101st birth anniversary falls on November 17th is regarded widely as the greatest romantic lover in Tamil cinema .
23 Oct 2021
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier political configuration of the Tamil people in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka came into being on October 22, 2001, a few weeks ahead of the 2001 December Parliamentary Election. Much water has flown down on either side of the Elephant Pass Isthmus since then.
09 Oct 2021
02 Oct 2021
Gamini Fonseka was the uncrowned king of Sinhala cinema for nearly three decades.He was the first and arguably the sole super star of Sinhala cinema.
11 Sep 2021
The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) is currently in a state of great turmoil. The current TNA crisis is linked up with the United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) in Geneva. The issue is that of writing letters to the UN Human Rights Commissioner Ms.Michele Bachelet.
04 Sep 2021
Sri Lanka’s Jacqueline Fernandez who has made a name for herself in India as a successful film actress was very much in the news last week for reasons unconnected to her cinematic career.
07 Aug 2021
Shelton Ranaraja known to many as “Shelly Aiya” passed away on August 11, 2011. Shelton or Shelly Aiya was a politician for whom I have the greatest respect.
31 Jul 2021
Sivaji Ganesan, M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) and Gemini Ganesan comprised the triumvirate that dominated Tamil cinema in India from the fifties to the seventies of the 20th century.
24 Jul 2021
July 24, 1983 was the day on which a destructive spree of anti-Tamil violence commenced in Jaffna in the early hours of the morning and began spreading to Colombo in the later hours of the evening on the same day.
02 Jul 2022