Editorial/Opinion

Political bunkum and UNHRC bogey

The 40th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions concluded on Friday, 22 March with Sri Lanka being given two more years to honour its original commitments to the Council as per Resolutio Read More »

A week of political potpourri

Politics is always unpredictable but never has Sri Lankan politics felt so wild and erratic.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who was elected under the mandate of restoring good governance, though dev Read More »

Education reforms: Get it right

While the world recovers from the shock of the senseless slaying of 49 people at two mosques in New Zealand, a very different kind of fear seems to be haunting Sri Lanka – a fear psychosis that contin Read More »

MS stirs simmering Geneva pot?

Some call it the storm before the calm, whilst a majority of pragmatic citizens see it as the calm before the storm. This, many believe, is Sri Lanka’s predicament just before the United Nations Human Read More »

PC polls and 20A take centre stage

Former First Lady Senator Hillary Clinton (wife of United States President Bill Clinton) was famously quoted in an interview held 11 October, 2007 with Boston Globe that in order to ensure the checks Read More »

The art of survival

Two senior politicians achieved personal milestones last week completing 40 and 30 years respectively, as elected representatives of the people. Both held elaborate commemorative events on consecutive Read More »

The ‘high’ and mighty

We now know why many of the honorable members of Parliament behave the way they do in Parliament. A few weeks back, in these very columns, we speculated that it might have something to do with their Read More »
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