Editorial/Opinion

One too many trump cards

The political games witnessed in the paradise isle last week have gone on to show that President Maithripala Sirisena is now a man of little or no choice at all. With all political factions now drawin Read More »

Nation hit by a double whammy

That Sri Lanka is “a land like no other” was once a tourism tagline that drew many foreign travelers to this island nation. It was deemed a beacon of hope to a country that was trying to heal the... Read More »

Playing with fire

In a matter of two weeks, President Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena has broken every promise he gave the electorate, sent home the man who made him President, and held 21 million... Read More »

MS-MR honeymoon nearing an end?

Cracks have started to surface in the political marriage between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa even before celebrating its one week anniversary. For Sirisena.... Read More »

Democracy in disarray

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Lies, damn lies, deception, disloyalty, and corruption are the new “virtues” that a whole new genera Read More »

The games the President plays

Just last Sunday, this column contemplated whether President Maithripala Sirisena, the head of government, was representing the Opposition. On Friday, at around 8 p.m. it came to pass that our....... Read More »