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US seen more of a threat to democracy than Russia or China

By Gamini Akmeemana US President Joe Biden may not be colourful like his mercurial, unpredictable predecessor, but he has...

The ‘Third Wave’ of political chicanery

Maybe the government could have clamped things down on Avurudu. Rest assured that many who usually ridicule such festivals (especially those that...

UK could share 20% of its available Covid vaccines with poorer countries and still hit its target of offering a jab to every adult...

The UK has already ordered 517million doses of different coronavirus vaccinesBut it only needs 160million to vaccinate all adults and give them...

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Do Communist-Led States Protect Public Health Better Than Capitalism?

By Stephen Gowans Had all capitalist countries managed the Covid-19 pandemic as effectively as the Communist-led countries of China,...

US seen more of a threat to democracy than Russia or China

By Gamini Akmeemana US President Joe Biden may not be colourful like his mercurial, unpredictable predecessor, but he has...

The ‘Third Wave’ of political chicanery

Maybe the government could have clamped things down on Avurudu. Rest assured that many who usually ridicule such festivals (especially those that...

UK could share 20% of its available Covid vaccines with poorer countries and still hit its target of offering a jab to every adult...

The UK has already ordered 517million doses of different coronavirus vaccinesBut it only needs 160million to vaccinate all adults and give them...

Liberal intellectual assumptions about our China relations are wrong

“The liberal world order established by the United States post the Second World War, still holds a ground in the contemporary world...

Sinophobia and China’s development model: Part 1

By Shiran Illanperuma and Dr. Vagisha Gunasekara While the U.S. and other Western nations are mired in multiple crises...

තුන්වන කොවිඩ් (කැ)රැල්ල ……!

කොවිඩ්, කොවිඩ්, කොවිඩ්, කොවිඩ්, කොවිඩ්….! පළවෙනි කොවිඩ් රැල්ල ආවා – ගියා. අර මත්තේගොඩ tour guide මහත්මයාව දැන් කාටවත් මතක නෑ. දෙවෙනි කොවිඩ්...

Attackers leave a trail of hilarity behind them

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The Myanmarisation cry has now died down somewhat. That’s owing to the fact that suddenly the...

MWL should separate the wheat from the chaff

By Rohana R. Wasala Government MP Dr. Wijedasa Rajapaksa, a former Justice Minister and an ex-president of the Bar Association...

Detox: political economy and practicalities

The final challenge, so it is said, faced by the Ascetic Siddhartha prior to Enlightenment was an encounter with Mara. Mara confronted...

COVID-19: The Geopolitical Dimensions

By Manoj Joshi The intensification of the COVID-19 pandemic in India has caught New Delhi on the back foot...

China now owns £143bn in UK assets, from nuclear power to pubs and schools

Hinkley Point C, Heathrow Airport and Greene King among investments by Chinese firms Chinese investors have amassed nearly £134bn...

How China Eradicated Extreme Poverty

Qi Zhenhong (Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka) (PART I) In February, Chinese President Xi Jinping solemnly...

Pandemic hysteria and India phobia are both equally idiotic

Those who contribute to the economy or seek to contribute to the economy during the pandemic should be celebrated. Those who sow...

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle

Sri Lanka’s relationship with China has been a controversial discussion during the last decade, dominating both domestic and international political conversations. The...

UK armed forces bill would limit war crimes accountability: UN rights chief

Legislation under consideration in the UK regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes if it is passed in its...

India’s torture record is dire – but Britain has little to crow about

On this 70th anniversary of its independence from British rule, India is being subjected to the sort of assessment that all post-colonial...

Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire

The Harvard historian Caroline Elkins stirred controversy with her work on the crushing of the Mau Mau uprising. But it laid the...

Opposition, out of touch with ground realities – Johnston Fernando

Highways Minister Johnston Fernando said the Opposition is entitled to its dream of toppling the Government but they should also remember that...

Covid-19 surge as an opportunity to re-calibrate

By Malinda Seneviratne Lockdown. Isolation. Quarantine. Wave. Social. Spread. Cluster. These are not new words. They are however words...

India is burning, and the West keeps hoarding vaccines

The EU must put people before profits and ensure universal access to lifesaving coronavirus vaccines. Sanka Chandima Abayawardena...

India’s ‘love’

Subramanyam Jaishankar, India’s External Affairs Minister, being a politician has made a political statement. He would know, as any Indian politician would,...

Previous regime mixed up political agendas with national security – Prime Minister

Chief Government Whip Minister Johnston Fernando told Parliament that the Government will never use the Easter Sunday attacks as a means to...

“Get real”, the private sector should be told about tourism

We can call ourselves the country that does not need a slogan or a branding. We can count ourselves as the fortunate...

“No reason to worry about Colombo Port City Bill”: JVP and some others don’t want the country to progress -Justice Minister Ali Sabry

BY UDITHA KUMARASINGHE Minister of Justice Ali Sabry, PC said the Janatha Vimukthi Perumana (JVP) and some others don’t...

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Do Communist-Led States Protect Public Health Better Than Capitalism?

By Stephen Gowans Had all capitalist countries managed the Covid-19 pandemic as effectively as the Communist-led countries of China,...

US seen more of a threat to democracy than Russia or China

By Gamini Akmeemana US President Joe Biden may not be colourful like his mercurial, unpredictable predecessor, but he has...

The ‘Third Wave’ of political chicanery

Maybe the government could have clamped things down on Avurudu. Rest assured that many who usually ridicule such festivals (especially those that...

UK could share 20% of its available Covid vaccines with poorer countries and still hit its target of offering a jab to every adult...

The UK has already ordered 517million doses of different coronavirus vaccinesBut it only needs 160million to vaccinate all adults and give them...