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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...

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...

March 3, 2021 9 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

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

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

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

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
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Opinion: Reform the proposed 20th Amendment to strengthen, not weaken, transparency

Following parliamentary elections, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa wasted no time in obtaining cabinet approval and therea...

Shreen Saroor - Human Rights Activist
September 27, 2020 5 min read

Opinion: Strong Government must be disciplined and deliver development

The extreme nature of the proposed 20th Amendment, tabled in Parliament today, which has been the cause of much disquiet...

Jehan Perera
September 22, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka tea, rubber, palm oil plantation challenges

Sunil Poholiyadde the immediate past president of the Sri Lanka's Planters' Association which represents over 20 large p...

September 21, 2020 11 min read

20th Amendment: End to Sri Lanka’s Democracy: Shouldn’t it be Resisted? - Uyangoda

Renowned Political Scientist Professor Emeritus Jayadeva Uyangoda finds the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution ...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda
September 20, 2020 3 min read

Controversies Highlight Need For Greater Mindfulness About Repercussions

The formulation of the draft 20th Amendment and its unanimous acceptance by the cabinet is indicative of President Gotab...

Dr. Jehan Perera
September 15, 2020 7 min read

Opinion: Onus on University staff to enforce discipline to stop ragging

Pasindu Hirushan Silva, the Sri Jayewardenepura student who was seriously injured when a tyre fell on him, has gone to c...

Kshama Ranawana
September 6, 2020 7 min read

Hope that the country will go towards an inclusive nationalism

There is a concept of inclusive nationalism, in which everyone born within the boundaries of the country (regardless of ...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
August 25, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka's women are deprived of positions in political power yet again

The task of untangling the island from its woes has now been handed over to a male-led Parliament to uphold the true val...

Sathya Karunarathne
August 25, 2020 7 min read

Opinion: Not having a Cabinet level Ministry dealing with Women and Children’s needs is regressive

By relegating the subject of women and children to a State Ministry without even a stand-alone status, it seems that for...

Kshama Ranawana
August 16, 2020 7 min read

Opinion: Leading For a New Safe and Prosperous Normal

The threat of Covid-19 still haunts us even though Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in the world, keeping it at bay...

Nipuna Kumbalathara
August 16, 2020 10 min read