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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

December 4, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka government heading into a perfect storm: Opinion

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

November 11, 2021 5 min read

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

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

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 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

Proposed Sri Lanka National Policy for Industrial Development: A commentary

Trade and industrial policies complement each other

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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Media-persons must be critical thinkers – Media panel

In an era when almost everyone attempts to disseminate information through a plethora of platforms available, the role o...

Kshama Ranawana
November 29, 2020 8 min read

The Importance of being Mahinda

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's charisma and political capital needs to be used wisely by the government to deal with...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 24, 2020 6 min read
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Opinion: Government Alone Cannot Win War Against Covid-19

A fatal trend of non-transparent decision making was set early on in the Covid crisis. At the root of the problem was th...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
November 17, 2020 6 min read

Opinion: It is time to rethink how we are dealing with Covid

As the second wave of the Covid 19 pandemic continues to engulf the country, and the public is increasingly showing its ...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 16, 2020 8 min read

Opinion: Failed Government - A Year in Review

A year into President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's presidency, we are in the midst of a raging pandemic, with an ailing economy ...

By Rasika Jayakody – Samagi Jana Balavegaya
November 16, 2020 4 min read
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Sri Lanka women workers challenged by family attitude, transport, harassment

Though increasing numbers of women wanted and were working in super markets and nursing homes they faced many challenges...

November 14, 2020 6 min read
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Sri Lanka's Kegalle district bodies appeal for Coronavirus curfew: report

Local authorities in the Kegalle district which are seeing spikes in Coronavirus cases are appealing for curfew, border ...

November 2, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka should build pandemic prevention in to urban plans: IPS

Sri Lanka should build pandemic prevention and recovery initiatives in future urban planning, a Colombo-based think tank...

November 1, 2020 4 min read

Opinion: Political pressure to revise 20th amendment remains alive

With some government Parliamentarians finding the courage to oppose the 20th Amendment to the Constitution alongside opp...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
October 13, 2020 6 min read

The 20A: A Very Wrong Approach to Constitution-Making - Uyangoda

Eminent Emeritus Professor of Political Science Jayadeva Uyangoda writes that the proposed 20th Amendment has several ma...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda
September 28, 2020 6 min read