Sunday, December 17, 2017

Op-Ed

Op-Ed

The Diplomat’s Taylor Dibbert speaks with Sri Lankan civil society leader Jehan Perera about constitutional reform. Perera is the Executive Director of the National...

The circumstances were right in 1933 for James Hilton to craft the image of Shangri-La in his novel Lost Horizon. It appeared as food...

The government is taking steps to create a mechanism to overcome the impacts on the national economy form unfavorable climatic changes, Prime Minister Ranil...

More than eight years after government forces crushed the northern Tamil Tiger separatists in the bloody final battle of Sri Lanka’s 25-year civil war,...

Sri Lanka has a particularly strong customary law regime that is often in tension with civil law. The law can be divided into two...

A small school event held in the northern town of Vavuniya made national headlines in Sri Lanka this week, after a provincial Education Minister...

Indian CEO forum flags opportunities in island nation; backs visa-free entry for Sri Lankans There has never been a better time for Indians to invest...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe came out in support of Net neutrality, saying that unthrottled access to the Internet is key to level playing field...

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his team’s attempts to change the Constitution have been facing a series of obstacles. President Maithripala Sirisena...

Slow growth, declining export earnings and FDI inflows, and inadequate foreign exchange reserve cover characterize Sri Lanka’s current macroeconomic climate. The heavy dependency on...

But overall standards should not be compromised The seemingly irresolvable SAITM issue has shown some signs of being resolved in the near future. The government’s...

ECONOMYNEXT, Sri Lanka’s government Tuesday slapped severe restrictions on the country’s first on-line workers -- the toddy tappers -- saying that the move was...

From the IPS flagship publication ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2017’ As Sri Lanka enters an increasingly competitive international environment with a renewed emphasis...

- Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, Dr. Harsha de Silva said that the Sri Lankan Government...

SRI LANKA’s government since 2015 was elected on a promise of a new constitution that would find a solution to the country’s national problems....

As we celebrate the seventieth anniversary of our Parliament it is more than a coincidence that a new set of proposals forming the basis...

MGR or M.G. Ramachandran, founder of AIADMK enjoyed a unique following and was a symbol that captured the imagination of the poor and marginalized Chennai:...

Life is not easy on the tea estates BOTH Sri Lanka’s ethnic Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority think of themselves as original, indigenous inhabitants...

It is not my intention at present to comment on the matters contained in the Interim Report submitted by the Hon Prime Minister or...

ECONOMYNEXT - “Our vision is to make Sri Lanka a rich country by 2025. We will do so by transforming Sri Lanka into the...

While praising Sri Lanka’s progress in human rights, and labour and environmental standards, the European Union (EU) warned that more action was needed to...

Almost 900,000 people in North Central and Eastern parts of Sri Lanka faced serious food insecurity issues in 2016 due to the country’s worst...

National governments are a rarity. The concept originated in the UK around the time of the Second World War as there was a great...

Much anticipated resignation of foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake took place on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation. Irrespective of whether it was forced or voluntary,...

The idea reportedly mooted by the government recently to make it compulsory by law to have all provincial council elections on the same day,...

Emmanuel Macron has announced he still hopes to convince an isolated Donald Trump to change his mind on the Paris Climate Agreement. The US President...

People who have been sick of student protests and GMOA strikes over SAITM issue were forced to witness another series of trade union excesses...

Ward system based on the first-past-the-post (FPP) voting will certainly do some good towards cleansing Sri Lankan politics as it is now the time...

Along with constitutional and social reforms promised by the national unity government are all important economic reforms. They are necessary for the country to...

A group of 396 women whose family members have disappeared have requested the government to criminalise enforced disappearances. In a letter on Friday (14), the...

Adoption of a new Constitution acceptable to all communities which will also resolve the northern issue, one of the main electoral promises of the...

G20 attempted to address a growing list of critical problems, namely a faltering global economy, terrorist threats in a majority of G20 member states,...

The SAITM issue has come to the forefront of the political debate again, pushing many other issues to a side. While the student groups...

Collapse of Meethotamulla garbage mount two months ago was not only a disaster by itself, but also a harbinger of many more misfortunes to...

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran who has caught the attention of the Sinhalese society by way of his various debatable statements, recently took...

The Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR), in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, will...

Two years on, a constitutional solution to the minority issue, one of the electoral promises of the yahapalana government is far from being a...

Tamil Nadu has more than 100,000 Sri Lankans who have been living in camps maintained by the State Government. Many of these refugees have been...

Liberal civilization is the end of human civilization, says Francis Fukuyama, who is a political student of American theoretician Samuel Huntinton but Professor Huntinton...

With hundreds dead and thousands stranded and an unprecedented disaster due to floods enveloping the nation, the question as to how prepared we are...

The week began with the long awaited and much speculated Cabinet reshuffle becoming a political reality. Though there were changes in practically nine Ministries,...

President Maithripala Sirisena on May 23 issued a directive to Minister of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayake to probe into recent incidents related to...

The meeting between General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera and the Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue...

IT is amazing how flippant some people are with money when they know it isn’t coming from their wallet. Our nation’s parliamentarians have never...

The visit of Indian Premier, Narendra Modi to the Central Province of Sri Lanka gained widespread publicity owing to presence of Tamils of Indian...

Sri Lanka is riding the crest of an unprecedented crime wave that is threatening to sweep the nation precipitously into the rocky reefs of...

The Sri Lankan government has made arrangements to hold the United Nation’s 14th International Vesak celebrations on May 12th, 13th and 14th. Indian Prime...

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) was once a respectable and esteemed organisation whose reasonable demands met with the backing and sympathy of both...

The week began with an unannounced sudden strike by petroleum workers resulting in long queues and traffic congestion around fuel stations. The rush was...

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! It is the word used around the world to make a distress call via radio communications. Mayday signals a life-threatening emergency,...

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