editorial

editorial

Quite a few things happened during the past week. What started with a Cabinet reshuffle, ended with a few lives lost due to landslides...

May 18 is a special day for Sri Lanka because that was the day that the guns were silenced eight years ago. Many things have...

The beauty of democracy is that the people have the power to elect who they want. They decide on who is sent to Parliament...

There is information everywhere. We live in a world where information is at our fingertips, and all it takes is to press a few...

In this day and age where life is a race, everyone has been compelled to work hard to survive. Almost everyone labours and hence...

The Meetotamulla tragedy has left us with many unanswered questions. What happened? Why hadn’t the authorities acted on the requests by residents? Although the incident...

Medical doctors have a special place in society. They belong to a profession which is revered, and at times worshipped. Yes, they are next to...

Families of the disappeared have gathered in at least two locations along the A9 Highway and have been protesting for over a month demanding...

Even though the big match season is in its latter stages, the hype and celebration is yet to die down. While the season has...

Changes are inevitable. But, many fear change. They mainly fear change because they fear how ‘change’ will affect them personally. Whether the change is...

On March 8, women around the world were flooded with wishes and complementary messages. Facebook walls were filled with messages, poems and images dedicated...

Sri Lanka lost seven lives in a matter of minutes on February 27 when a prison bus was attacked in a typical gangland style...

It is the season of big matches once again. It’s a season of celebrating the history, tradition, and rivalry between schools that have been...

Sri Lankans have become so used to be waiting, waiting for things to happen, and waiting on the roads wondering who is protesting and...

Colombo is never short of open public spaces for people to come, chill, catch up with friends, speak their hearts out to their lovers,...

Sixty-nine years have lapsed since our country got its independence from Britain. Every year we have been celebrating it. Each time as the day...

There has been much brouhaha over an attempt to give legal recognition to those with different sexual orientations. Critics have accused some sections of...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos has disclosed the government’s plans for playing a significant role...

The story of a severe drought in the year is much in news these days. Ours is a country too dependent on hydropower and...

The Parliamentary debate of the proposed constitution scheduled for this month has been postponed while more time is to be allocated for public consultations....

It has been already announced that there will be radical political and economic changes in the New Year. Underlying all this will be the...

The government’s   effort  to introduce a special piece of legislation—Development (Special Provisions) Act has been heavily criticized by Joint Opposition MPs as well as...

Having seen the dark side of the preferential voting system across the political spectrum, there seem to be general consensus that what is ideal...

The need for a new constitution has already been accepted by almost all political parties in the country. Following the end of thirty years...

Reforms are vital to any country or society. It’s because everything has to change with times. As a country grows and population multiplies priorities...

As the debate over a new constitution for the country progresses through the Constitutional Council and its Steering Committee, the idea of having a...

As exclusively reported by the Nation last week, a proposal has been made by the health ministry to start paid channelling of doctors in...

The private bus owners have warned the government that if arrangements are not made to ease traffic congestion in Colombo and suburbs they would...

The Joint Opposition (JO) has taken up the cudgels against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe calling for his resignation on the grounds he appointed Arjun...

The recent statements made by northern province chief minister Vigneswaran, Pongu Thamil rally, the sword attack on two state intelligence officers for which the...

The two major political parties of the country getting together to grapple with issues that no single party could resolve in the past is...

Constitutional expert and parliamentarian Dr. Jayampathy Wickremeratne has requested all the political parties to be flexible and support the government’s efforts to draft a...

There is a general belief that when people are educated they tend to rise above race and religion. They link up in many ways...

Much has been said in the electronic media in particular over the past few days concerning the slandering, criticizing and threatening of judges in...

Every parent has the desire to give his or her child the best possible education. The platform to give such primary and secondary education...

The residents of Ja-Ela and Ekala have launched a massive protest campaign against the government’s move to relocate the Meethotamulla garbage dump to Ja-Ela...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently told Parliament that unless there was a partnership between the private and public sectors, SriLankan Airlines, the Mattala Airport...

Hardly a day goes by without some major protest somewhere over something or the other. Wednesday was exceptional – there were two protests both...

Around 85 treasury officials are supposed to have decided to leave the boards of state enterprises to which they have been nominated, to represent...

In one of the deadliest accidents involving elephants in the recent times, a grown up elephant and three calves were instantly killed when they...

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Vigneswaran has renewed the call for amalgamation of the northern and Eastern Provinces, a move that has been vehemently...

It has been decided that the current consensus government will run for its full term of five years until it fulfills its pledges given...

President Maithripala Sirisena recently vowed to have the next local government elections only on ward system based on the first-past-the-post (FPP) voting. His bold...

Following several failed discussions, dissention and disagreement government and the bus operators have finally agreed to revise the bus fares with a 6 percent...

Apart from its wrongfulness Thevapperuma drama brings to light another important aspect of our society’s ills – the issue of school admissions that needs...

Thinking of antics of Lankan politicians one would wonder whether Palitha Thevarapperuma has started from where Mervyn Silva stopped.  Mervyn was famous for his...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has proposed in parliament to include in the constitution, a clause which will empower the legislature to control campaign expenditure...

It is perfectly normal for ordinary people to defend their friends irrespective of whether they are right or wrong. But can the leaders of...

Supplementary estimates presented in parliament to buy expensive duty free vehicles for ministers and state ministers amidst hardships caused to people by floods and...

The government last Tuesday has taken a vital decision towards resolving the long standing issue of human-elephant conflict. The cabinet has decided to leave...

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