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Finance Minister and the education orthodoxy

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The teachers are on strike. They have raised some issues about didacticism — are the elders...

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 38 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

For thirty eight years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese...

Non-LTTE Tamils/Diaspora vs LTTE-Tamils/Diaspora

While all LTTE were Tamils but all Tamils are not LTTE, it is important to also differentiate who are the non-LTTE Tamils...

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Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry- Wakey Wakey, ghost of Prabakaran arisen in UK

When the heroic armed forces of Sri Lanka eliminated the ground force of the LTTE including its top brass, they succeeded in...

Pompeo will not have his way in Sri Lanka

Officials say President, PM will politely reject his gratuitous advice; tell him government decisions guided by electoral mandates, law and the...

Your Majesty – Declare Eelam in UK

There are some ground realities all of us need to come to terms with. While in Sri Lanka, only the TNA chants...

US illegally “annexed” Hawaii: Will Sri Lanka’s fate be same with MCC?

https://youtu.be/R9c3jEQEFN4 Hawaii was annexed by US in 1898. The reason for Hawaii to be annexed was the...

MCC LIES: Sri Lanka is not getting $480m signing MCC

There is a major misconception that Sri Lanka in its cash-strapped status should ignore all questionable aspects of the MCC and just...

Moody’s fails to put investors in a bad mood

On 28 September, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Sri Lanka’s sovereign rating by two notches to Caal1 from B2. Among the key reasons...

China is a True Friend, not a gift horse

Epithets like “Trojan Horse” and “Greeks bearing gifts” have been used to refer to offers of assistance by foreign countries to Sri...

Drafting of new constitution begins

The drafting of the new constitution to replace the 1978 constitution has begun even before the 20th Amendment has been through the...

Suffered from Rajapaksa Derangement Syndrome: UNP–SJB, a damp squib

The Light Rail project which was criticised by the former Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation Lalithasiri Gunaruwan in the presence of...

A Red Carpet for Mike Pompeo

Leftish lecturer at Colombo University, Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri, argues that “Western imperialism” is better than so-called “Chinese imperialism”. Meanwhile,...

The 20th, the temple and the church

The 20th (Amendment) has made for lots of stories. And most of the stories are created by people behind the screen, on...

Pompeo tipped to win Nobel Prize for October Soup

My Matara mother always insisted if she fed everyone there would be peace. Same for the home. Same for the world. Makes...

Can Sri Lanka be a player in COVID-19 diplomacy?

Sri Lanka has the potential to become a key player in pandemic diplomacy. What’s needed is a government push to support research that can make it a power worth listening to.

The 19th, 20th and sanctimonious humbuggery

There were voices. Loud voices. The end of democracy is at hand, we heard them say. Sovereignty is at stake, they said....

How about decolonizing the colonizer?

Raja Raja Chola I build temples using wealth plundered from various lands conquered. The Dutch, British, Belgians, Danes, French, Germans, Italians, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedes, Russians and Japanese were all looters. They all ‘house’ artifacts. The looters built cities and financed development.

The USA, Brandix, biological warfare and other noxious things

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Let us welcome Mike Pompeo

This is a first-note. Pompeo can look forward to a lot of missives from us. There’s so much to tell him. It’s unbelievable, really.

Princess Dayan’s Despond in the Non-Diplomatic Dry Zone

Dayan Jayatilleka has become a broken-winged messenger for imperialism and its subpostmasters, threatening dire ramifications if Sri Lanka insists on its attempt to rise from 500 years to shake off the shackles of subjugation.

Closer scrutiny of criticisms against 20A

Over the past several days, we have been hearing various criticisms of the 20A by members of the opposition as well as...

Foreign policy can’t survive on myths and fiction

The Indian Government has repeatedly intervened in the domestic affairs of Sri Lanka based on the assumption that the policies of the...

Warlike and like-war nations

Wars. Nations. War-like nations. Like-war nations. Raja Raja Chola, a name almost coterminous with the Golden Age of the Cholas, was war-like....

Teplitz and diplomatic ‘tutoring’

US Ambassador Alaina B Teplitz speaks as though Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans cannot think for themselves. Just check the headline quote...

UNPROFESSIONALISM REVISITED Channel 4 News, Sri Lanka and “Fernando”

View Full Report Here (PDF File) On 27 July 2011, Channel 4 News screened a programme in which...

#SolidarityNotStigma

The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn’t exactly covered itself in glory vis-à-vis COVID19. Excusable because it was unanticipated and moreover is one...

India has no moral right to ask for implementation of 13A: Weerasekera

India has no moral right to ask for the fully implementation of the 13th amendment to the Constitution, Local Government and Provincial...

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Finance Minister and the education orthodoxy

BY RAJPAL ABEYNAYAKE The teachers are on strike. They have raised some issues about didacticism — are the elders...

July 1983 Riots : Sinhalese still waiting 38 years to be thanked for saving Tamils

For thirty eight years there has been little or no mention and complete silence in acknowledging the fact that scores of Sinhalese...

Non-LTTE Tamils/Diaspora vs LTTE-Tamils/Diaspora

While all LTTE were Tamils but all Tamils are not LTTE, it is important to also differentiate who are the non-LTTE Tamils...