Friday, November 24, 2017
Authors Posts by Malinda Seneviratne

Malinda Seneviratne

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A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.  The flip is also true.  A single word can a thousand images conjure.  That’s what...

The majority of those who cast valid votes on January 8, 2015 wanted ‘change’.  The ‘change’ candidate and his supporters outlined in manifesto what...

He was known for two things. Mathematics and cricket.  In the latter, he graduated from being Master-in-Charge of the Under 13 teams to the...

The blame, if one is tuned into social media punditry, is on two entities: the police and the media (mainstream, of course).  The police...

President Maithripala Sirisena is no saint. He has not attained arahathood. He’s new to the job. He is, however, a seasoned politician. He has...

Each time there’s a gruesome crime, especially if the victim is a child who is both raped and murdered, the natural public outrage is...

The Sinhala translation by Udayasiri Wickramaratne of The story of Irangani Serasinghe as told to Kumar De Silva was launched a few days ago.  ...

Much has been said of the jumbo cabinet of the Maithripala-Ranil Government and the choices made by the decision-makers. There’s been hardly any cheering...

Objection to Rajavarothiam Sampanthan being made Opposition Leader has ranged from rank communalism, justifiable fears given his and his party’s unabashed endorsement of a...

More than a week has passed since results were released. Parliament has not been convened.  There’s no Speaker.  No leader of the Opposition.  No...

When living legends decide to call it a day, there are predictable responses. Here are some: There’s still something more you can give. You...

In December 1982 the workers of banana plantations in Columbia went on strike.  They demanded written contracts, 8-hour working days, 6-day work weeks and...

Everyone knows the story of the Pied Piper. The one who came to the town of Hamlin, that is.  He came to get rid...

Elections in Sri Lanka are often about default options.  This is why we hear people talk about ‘the known devil’ and ‘lesser evils’.  Spoilt...

Who do we quarrel with most if not those who are closest to us?  It’s true isn’t it?  We are respectful of strangers, we...

So, finally the President has spoken.  That’s good.  He was correct when he said that he had been vilified no end during the past...

Dissolved: The Parliament. No tears over a bunch of people who didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory having to come begging to us for...

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