Monday, October 23, 2017

editorial

editorial

The debate on the need for a new Constitution has once again cropped up thanks to reports that a section of the Buddhist leaders...

Colombo was at a standstill, stuck on the road twice last week thanks to a protest and a strike. Strikes and protests have been...

Almost all politicians are more or less focused on the Constitutional reforms, with the focus slowly shifting towards the upcoming budget proposals that are...

The Buddhist-Muslim tensions in Sri Lanka took a different turn last week when a group of monks stormed a safe house where some of...

The process of Constitutional reforms reached a crucial juncture last week when the interim report of the Steering Committee was handed over to the...

The bus lanes are already in effect, and the traffic seems to flow fairly smoothly in the peak hours of the morning. This move has...

No one is perfect. Everyone has done some mistake at one point or the other in his or her life. These mistakes are usually...

Cricket is probably the hottest topic these days in Sri Lanka but for the wrong reasons. The team has been continuously facing defeats and...

A transition period requires time. Any living being would need time to adapt and acclimatize to new surroundings and situations. Take for instance a scenario...

Sri Lanka has been going through numerous changes in weather patterns over past couple of years. The worrying factor being that the shifts in...

Former combatants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were linked to recent incidents of unrest in the North, giving rise to fresh...

The biggest challenge the government currently faces is the risk of sustaining the trust of the people. Every government pledges many things to its...

The month of July seems to have a significant place in Sri Lanka’s post independence politics. The July of 1983 was a turning point...

Being in debt in this commercially-driven world is not something that is unusual. We live in a world where we have to depend on...

The government, last week, decided to ban the use of polythene lunch sheets and rigifoam lunch boxes from September. The move comes following weeks of...

It has been a messy few weeks for Sri Lanka. The garbage and the dengue epidemic have triggered health issues among the general public. Thankfully...

A Youtube stunt went awfully wrong last week when a woman shot her husband dead accidentally in the US. The act was videoed as...

Sri Lanka is a country with great potential. This country has gone through many obstacles before everything fell into place eight years ago with...

If there is one factor which is important especially for minorities, it is unity. Unity among the people of the community is of utmost...

Sri Lankans rejoiced last week when the lions beat the Indians, who are ranked No. 2 in the ICC One Day Internationals. The win was...

The devastating landslides and floods in several parts of the country took away lives of over 200 innocent people with dozens still missing. Sri Lanka’s...

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...

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