MS outfoxes RW?

President Maithripala Sirisena it seems has managed to outfox United National Party (UNP) Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at his own game. Read More »

A race wide open

The race to become the next president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is now well underway. The two main parties and others are overtly and covertly carrying out their own surveys. Read More »

The heat is on

Exactly a week ago in these very columns we predicted that a big fat can of worms was about to be opened. Well that prospect has now come to pass and its stench has reached all corners of the country, Read More »

Muslims lead the way

Who would have thought that the people of Madatugama, a sleepy village on the A9 between Dambulla and Anuradhapura, would make history in our continuing, agonising struggle for ethnic co-existence? Read More »

Time to decide who we are

Ven. Gnanasara Thera has been pardoned and released. It is dangerous and a disgrace. Civil society organisations have voiced their concerns; political parties have not, especially the UNP. Read More »

Time for media to step-up

The media in Sri Lanka has had a long and colourful history dating back to the period before Independence. From the hostile takeovers by the State to censorship to intimidation and murder Read More »