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Wednesday June 23rd, 2021
Opinion

Moratuwa vaccine hijack attempt: Sri Lanka police arrest mayor

Footage showed the Moratuwa MOH engaged in a heated argument with Fernando, objecting to his demeanour

4 minutes

Sri Lanka's sovereignty and Port City Commission Bill - an analysis

Debate on the bill is scheduled for this week

14 min read

Sri Lanka state fails in the core business: administration of justice

Sri Lanka presents a façade of a functioning legal system

14 min read

Sri Lanka fertilizer ban haphazard, modern tech, risk management the answer: researcher

Outright chemical fertilizer ban may have negative consequences

12 min read

Sri Lanka's central bank should guard against bankruptcy as Fed lights commodity fires

Sri Lanka's central bank is running out of reserves, a part of the remaining reserves are tied up in swaps, the country already has a 'CCC' rating, mo...

Sarah Kabir
Sri Lanka's misguided state priorities and how to reset them

In the previous Arthashasthra columns, I showed that the Sri Lankan state’s priorities were all wrong; it was not doing well (or at all) what should...

The often futile quest for Justice in Sri Lanka affects all

Justice is central to the Christian faith and I hope that at least now, Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics can support each o...

Ruki Fernando

9 min read

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How to fix Sri Lanka's monetary and debt crisis, avoid sudden stop event: Bellwether

Sri Lanka is facing a monumental state failure after denying economic and civil freedoms for decades, destroying Sri Lan...

Bellwether

5 min read

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Truth, In The Face Of Cremation

Muslims and even Christians wait with bated breath to see if Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit would result in...

By Hilmy Ahamed – Vice President Muslim Council of Sri Lanka

11 min read

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Wake Up! It’s time for Gender Parity not Patriarchy

The resistance from a number of senior police officers to the appointment of Bimshani Jasin Arachchi as the first woman ...

Kshama Ranawana

6 min read

Solving Sri Lanka's debt and monetary crisis sans the IMF, like Japan, Malaysia: Bellwether

The question is often asked whether Sri Lanka do without an International Monetary Fund program. It is certainly possi...

Bellwether

11 min read

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International concern that Sri Lanka continues to cremate Muslim Covid dead

Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan urged to “push Sri Lanka to gazette” the step to end the forced cremati...

Arjuna Ranawana

5 min read

If we Sri Lankans resolve minority issues ourselves the world will support us

If the government and opposition leaderships are united in their resolve to address the grievances of the ethnic and rel...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

6 min read

Attacks on Wimal maybe a sign of a seismic shift in the ruling alliance

There’s bitter invective being directed at a government Cabinet Minister these days by a faction of the ruling allianc...

Arjuna Ranawana

6 min read

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Core elements of a Sri Lanka state; public goods, national defence, justice: Arthashastra

Sri Lanka needs the state to provide public goods, including national defence, law and order and justice; to control mar...

Rohan Samarajiva

9 min read

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Its Independence Day and what have we got

Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict is not a shooting war anymore but long-standing issues remain unresolved

Arjuna Ranawana

7 min read

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Sri Lanka faces the possibility of tough sanctions from UN

Member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council need to be convinced that the government’s actions will ta...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

7 min read

And then she got Covid

The government's "governance by distraction" strategy takes a hit as prominent leaders who took the "Dhammika Paniya" to...

Arjuna Ranawana

7 min read

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Sri Lanka facing 2021 with reckless MMT, stimulus mania: Bellwether

Sri Lanka is heading for one of the biggest economic challenges in its history in 2021, with the central bank printing m...

Bellwether

15 min read

Government’s decision to award the Adani group the ECT terminal is positive

By explaining his decision in a straightforward manner, and carrying it out, President Rajapaksa has shown leadership in...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

6 min read

Ranjan Ramanayake's sentence is making him an unlikely hero

Social Media is hailing Ramanayake for his honesty and courage although the colourful actor faces a long prison term and...

Arjuna Ranawana

4 min read

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Opinion: Building a common Sri Lankan identity a challenge

Are Sri Lankans of all ethnicities equal citizens and can this country build a nation that treats all groups equally?

Kshama Ranawana

8 min read

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Discrimination against minorities what is the endgame?

Obstinacy on the Muslim burial issue and the destruction of a memorial for the Jaffna war dead shows the government want...

Arjuna Ranawana

8 min read

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Sri Lanka Modern Monetary Theory experiment could be an untamed demon: economist

vSri Lanka's unprecedented monetary printing bout in the name of Modern Monetary Theory, a collection of ideas that advo...

14 min read

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Opinion: Moving Towards Necessary Balance

With multiple challenges ahead such as resolving the issue of burial of Muslims who die of Covid 19 and the contentious ...

Dr. Jehan Perera

7 min read

Arthashasthra, for new thinking on Sri Lanka statecraft

Arthashasthra is a treatise on statecraft, supposedly written by Kautilya, also known as Chanakya, in the time of Chandr...

Rohan Samarajiva

10 min read

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