Curse of chameleon politics

For a country that has endured many a curse over its 2,500-year history, beginning with the mother of all curses, the curse of Kuveni, we now have a new curse; the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Read More »

Broken shield and weapon of choice

Democracies face the perennial challenge of combating harmful speech. In Sri Lanka, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act of 2007 remains at the centre of this challenge Read More »

A week of political posturing

The ongoing tug-o-war between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week saw the President scoring one over Wickremesinghe by convening Cabinet, discussing the is Read More »

Parasite’s paradise

President Maithripala Sirisena has finally publicly uttered what the average Sri Lankan has known for many years now; that the great majority of politicians and their henchmen employed in the public s Read More »

Clash of governance

The tense situation in the country, which occurred due to the Easter Sunday terrorist attack, seems to be moving towards an inter-governmental crisis between coalition partners of the Yahapalana Govt. Read More »