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Op-ed/Special Reports

Sri Lanka economic recovery, a common minimum program

A series of detailed proposals

July 1, 2022 15 min read

Bangladesh a surprising economic success

Led by garment exports Bangladesh graduating from Least Developed status

April 23, 2022 5 min read

Sri Lanka on the brink of political revolution

The latest viral video is a Sinhala version of the anti-Fascist Anthem known by its original Italian title BellaCia

April 16, 2022 9 min read

Proposed Sri Lanka National Policy for Industrial Development: A commentary

Trade and industrial policies complement each other

December 6, 2021 24 min read
Easter Sunday blasts; an issue that the government wants to wish away

Pressure from various groups primarily the Catholic Church for answers rattles the government

Sri Lanka government heading into a perfect storm: Opinion

Protests over several issues including the Easter Sunday probe magnify economic troubles

Military training: Misguided, Counterproductive, and Against Buddhist Values.

Skills cultivated through mindfulness include awareness, scientific observation, empathy, equanimity, and compassion.

Nipuna Kumbalathara.
July 31, 2021 7 min read

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

Debate on the bill is scheduled for this week

May 18, 2021 12 min read

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

Outright chemical fertilizer ban may have negative consequences

May 8, 2021 11 min read

Sri Lanka's Drug menace needs a new approach

Crime surrounding the increased use of hard drugs in Sri Lanka is a major societal and law and order concern, but are we...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 17, 2021 8 min read

Sri Lanka import controls and their impact

Sri Lanka's import controls have created shortages and inflated prices giving profits to some domestic producers from fa...

March 17, 2021 3 min read

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
March 3, 2021 9 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
February 23, 2021 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
February 22, 2021 6 min read

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
February 18, 2021 5 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
February 10, 2021 6 min read
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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
January 27, 2021 7 min read
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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
January 19, 2021 6 min read

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
January 14, 2021 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
January 11, 2021 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...

January 10, 2021 15 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
January 6, 2021 7 min read

Opinion: Government needs to look at issues rationally

Sri Lanka needs to look at issues in a rational manner if it is to build a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation and e...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
December 24, 2020 7 min read

Ahab’s Nemesis: Sri Lanka may be the best place in the world to see sperm whales

Is Sri Lanka the world capital for sperm whales in terms of super-pod frequency, density and viewability?

Mark Hager
December 19, 2020 7 min read

Showing no compassion towards Muslim sentiments is shameful and dangerous

Sri Lanka’s continuing anti-Muslim policies are shameful as we as heirs to a civilization that goes back millennia are...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 18, 2020 8 min read
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Opinion: Unlocking the Potential of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Essential to Sri Lanka’s P...

Any hope of inclusive economic growth for Sri Lanka’s post covid recovery can only then be achieved if we utilize Mic...

K.D.D.B.Vimanga
December 6, 2020 6 min read
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