Editorial/Opinion

Take a cue from the President

President Maithripala Sirisena’s return from his five-day state visit to the Philippines will signal the beginning of a more intensely contentious period between him and the governing United National Read More »

MR’s catch-22 with MS

Last week saw the fourth anniversary of President Maithripala Sirisena’s ascendance to power with the promise of introducing good governance principles and upholding democratic values. Last Wednesday Read More »

The question of presidency

In order to swiftly tackle the serious economic issues faced by the country at the time, the newly-elected United National Party (UNP) Government introduced the executive presidency through a new cons Read More »

Beginning of the end?

As we predicted last week, Sri Lanka heads into a new year with more political chaos lined up ahead. It is just a matter of time before the executive and legislature lock horns once more over governan Read More »

Gearing for an election year

The holiday season is almost at an end, but the political turmoil that has been simmering in the country is far from seeing a conclusion. Even during the Christmas period, the political chaos continue Read More »

2019: More of the same

The year 2018 will go down in history as the year in which a president, elected to serve the people, put self-preservation before national interest and in doing so caused irreparable damage to the co Read More »

National govt. in the making?

The end of the 51-day political coup has now brought about a new struggle. The struggle is for the United National Front (UNF) Government to work with President Maithripala Sirisena, who is calling th Read More »
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