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Foreign policy tips from a star in the Yahapalana swamp

MP Harsha De Silva has slammed the government for what he claims is ‘a confused foreign policy’. There’s some truth to it....

COVID-19: THE THURSDAY REPORT (November 27, 2020)

The after-shocks of ‘Peliyagoda’ continue to be felt. As of today, a total 21,468 cases have been reported in Sri Lanka. There...

Will ‘Citizens Vs judiciary’ be given ‘Leave to Proceed’?

It’s a mischievous headline, admittedly. Citizens are not taking the judges to court. And, even if that happened, the simple matter of...

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Some points for Patali

Sudat Pasqual raises some interesting points about the potential of Sajith Premadasa as Opposition Leader (“Sajith Premadasa needs to get his act...

Foreign policy tips from a star in the Yahapalana swamp

MP Harsha De Silva has slammed the government for what he claims is ‘a confused foreign policy’. There’s some truth to it....

COVID-19: THE THURSDAY REPORT (November 27, 2020)

The after-shocks of ‘Peliyagoda’ continue to be felt. As of today, a total 21,468 cases have been reported in Sri Lanka. There...

Will ‘Citizens Vs judiciary’ be given ‘Leave to Proceed’?

It’s a mischievous headline, admittedly. Citizens are not taking the judges to court. And, even if that happened, the simple matter of...

Sri Lanka to Britain – You are no longer the British Empire. Atone for your Colonial Crimes before holding HR score cards!

UK that occupied & ruled Sri Lanka from 1803 to 1972 (169 years) and unabashedly committed scores of human rights abuses, crimes...

Donald Trump – undertaker for 250,000 deaths

Donald Trump continues to keep America and the world guessing as to his next move which should be to concede victory to...

Over a decade after the war ended: The threat persists

The Tamil community never explained why the predominately Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern districts voted overwhelmingly for war-winning Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka...

Why it’s best to ignore the doomsayers

A recent jeremiad about having to tighten our belts in part prompts this article about next year, and the more than sanguine...

UN Resident Coordinator’s missive to PM and what an ordinary Sri Lankan thinks about it

UN Resident Coordinator Ms Hanaa Singer’s outrageously meddlesome missive offering unsolicited advice on governance (November 12, 2020) to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa,...

A budget presented amid celebrations and acquittals

Over the last few weeks there has been a concerted campaign in social media attacking President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The ‘Gota Fail Campaign,’...

SL Army medical mission to South Sudan: Saving lives, wherever they are

The world is engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a crucial chapter in history when airports are closed and people are...

Budget 2021 | Promises challenging but achievable: Ajith Nivard Cabraal

The Government’s 2021 Budget proposals have been presented and the debate over the Second Reading continues. Amidst a pandemic, the targets that...

Western Human Rights Hypocrisy: Only in 1929 that WOMEN in Canada became ‘PERSONS’

The West loves to self-appoint itself as the paragons of virtue, to bear the ‘white-man’s burden’ of ‘civilizing’ the world and point...

…And who looked after Prabakaran’s Parents?

India is getting its media to relay photos of Prabakaran’s dead son and interviewing Callum Macrae producer of the latest documentary tarnishing...

EU mixes up trade and human rights

The Delegation of the European Union and the Embassies of France, Germany, Italy Netherlands, and Romania issued a statement yesterday slamming the...

Sri Lanka, the US, and what the future holds

The US has been grappling with the problem of how to advance its interests in the world, and throughout much of the...

Gota’s no-frills first year, whines and whiners

It was obvious not a year that made for pomp and pageantry, even if that was the desire. All issues have been...

“Gota Fail!” has failed

On Monday morning a flood of posts bemoaning the failure of the Gotabaya Rajapaksa administration swamped Facebook. Conspiracies of these being funded...

What is Mary Robinson Drinking? Ye Olde Empire Ale?

‘The page “Sir Paget John Bourke” does not exist’ – Wikipedia A recent drunken outburst by former Irish president...

Resurgence

By Padraig Colman Schadenfreude For a long time, I have been complaining that the west has...

MR’s b’day, GR’s anniversary, Lalith’s and Anusha’s tomorrow

It’s extra special when special days arrive one after another. Today is special. It’s Mahinda’s 75th birthday. So first of all, let...

Democracy in the Land of the Free

Part 1 I was moved to tears watching John McCain’s concession speech of 2008 when Barack Obama won the...

Imperialism’s Hired Coolie of the Pen: Merv’s Kolla

Can someone please, please, please, teach Mervyn’s kolla some US History 101. Every time we fathom Merv’s kolla has...

Does Sri Lanka have an alternative to neoliberalism?

Last week, State Minister of Money, Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal, declared in Parliament that Sri Lanka would...

Sri Lanka’s “NEUTRAL” Foreign Policy & conflict with Indo-US Pacific Strategy & ACSA

Sri Lanka “to remain neutral in our foreign relations and stay out of any conflicts amongst the...

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Some points for Patali

Sudat Pasqual raises some interesting points about the potential of Sajith Premadasa as Opposition Leader (“Sajith Premadasa needs to get his act...

Foreign policy tips from a star in the Yahapalana swamp

MP Harsha De Silva has slammed the government for what he claims is ‘a confused foreign policy’. There’s some truth to it....

COVID-19: THE THURSDAY REPORT (November 27, 2020)

The after-shocks of ‘Peliyagoda’ continue to be felt. As of today, a total 21,468 cases have been reported in Sri Lanka. There...

Will ‘Citizens Vs judiciary’ be given ‘Leave to Proceed’?

It’s a mischievous headline, admittedly. Citizens are not taking the judges to court. And, even if that happened, the simple matter of...