Op-Ed

Op-Ed

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,...

President Maithripala Sirisena during a recent interaction with the editors and heads of media institutions said that a special programme would be implemented to...

Doctors’ strikes of late have become a part of normal existence in Sri Lanka. Indeed industrial action by the powerful Government Medical Officers Association,...

With the onset of the new government, Megapolis has been a much used term, almost like a panacea for all economic ills of our...

Muslims form a crucial part of the Sri Lankan minority segment, and often, their demands or aspirations are buried in the demands of the...

Over the years, Sri Lanka has been continuing to pursue its retrogressive course towards becoming a political giant at the expense of being sidelined...

In the last few decades, as Sri Lanka was reeling under the dark clouds of a civil war, there was one unifying factor that...

Many Sri Lankans attribute the vagaries of the climate to the caprices of the weather gods.  It seems that the time has come again...

Parliamentary Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, in similarity to his recent predecessors, is having a heck of time controlling the increasingly crude, juvenile, disrespectful and overly...

Peaceful protests are an accepted way of bringing wrong doings or injustices to public notice with the idea of getting the authorities to remedy...

The nation celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday with special events that paid deserving tribute to its mothers and daughters. Yet, for a country...

While much speculation was in the air over a possible cabinet reshuffle involving several key ministries President Maithripala Sirisena was out in Indonesia on...

Outrage over inhumane offences in Sri Lanka’s universities swept the nation as details of recent appalling atrocities brought more pressure on the authorities to...

A survey by JETRO, the Japanese Trade Promotion Organization, has revealed that Sri Lanka is a ‘bargain’ when it comes to labour considering the...

Some people say stupid things. Others with a measure of public prominence   believe their position gives them the right to say incredibly stupid things...

Factionalism within the multi-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has been at the root of the on-going agitations in Kepapilavu and  Puthukudiyiruppu in Mullaitivu district...

Once upon a time in Sri Lanka youngsters aspired to become doctors because they wanted to help people. But today all this appears to...

The Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundera  wants us to be the arbiters of  fashion when considering a change of his force’s uniforms. The...

The Sirisena-Wickremesinge government will give priority to drafting a new constitution for the country over setting up war crimes accountability mechanisms like the Judicial...

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