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Saturday October 23rd, 2021
Op-ed/Special Reports

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?

3 min read

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...

3 min read

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...

3 min read

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 ...

3 min read

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...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

10 min read

Opinion: SLPP mammoth win creates a new paradigm in Sri Lanka's politics

The results of Sri Lanka’s parliamentary election held on Wednesday show a seismic shift in the country’s electoral ...

Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda

10 min read

Opinion: An All Women Party mooted to break into male-dominated politics

Though it is eighty-nine years since the first Sri Lankan woman, Adeline Molamure entered the State Legislature, then kn...

Kshama Ranawana

7 min read

Opinion: Sri Lanka ruling party is ahead with 12 days to go for Parliamentary polls

Sri Lanka is nearing the end of the Parliamentary General Election campaign, and the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ...

Arjuna Ranawana

10 min read

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Contrived legal ‘Authoritarianism’ another new virus with a global reach - Opinion

A two-thirds majority will give the ruling party a monopoly on power. It will serve another more salutary purpose. It wi...

Sarath de Alwis

7 min read

Changing behaviour through awareness, key to recovery from Covid-19

After a long day in Colombo, I take an Uber home at 8.30 in the evening. A policeman stops the car at a checkpoint in fr...

Nipuna Kumbalathara

5 min read

The call to postpone elections is heard again as public concern over COVID 19 rises

A government formed out of a parliament with a fresh mandate from the people will have the legitimacy and be adequately ...

Jehan Perera

6 min read

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Deepak Lal : Departure of a Free Market Champion

While there have been many been appreciations and remembrances of Deepak in India, UK and the United states, one missi...

Sarath Rajapathirana

11 min read

US Riots Show That Double Standards Rankle - Jehan Perera

Unrest and rioting in cities throughout the United States, the world’s largest economy and one of its richest, have be...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

6 min read

Justice for Easter Sunday and Justice for Hejaaz: A Christian perspective

There must be justice for Easter Sunday, but there must also be justice for Hejaaz and others subjected to arbitrary arr...

Ruki Fernando

8 min read

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Dr Jehan Perera - Reject Nationalism for the betterment of the country

"Instead of trying to ride the wave of nationalism to win the next general election in a big way, the government needs t...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

6 min read

Scapegoating the Muslims: From Aluthgama to Post-Easter Sunday to COVID-19

To date in Sri Lanka 9 persons are said to have died of Covid-19 and out of these 4 are Muslims. At least 02 of these vi...

Shreen Abdul Saroor

9 min read

What is contact tracing of Coronavirus

Contact tracing combined with isolation and quick testing has been use to stop the progress of Coronavirus in several co...

5 min read

As Coronavirus tears Sri Lanka's apparel sector apart, an insider calls for help

No event in modern history has caused implications as severe as that of the Covid-19 outbreak, which is in danger of tea...

3 min read

Coronavirus crisis in Sri Lanka, the time to quit smoking: IPS

This provides grants to our poorest and most vulnerable members to cover their IMF debt obligations for an initial phase...

5 min read

‘A Brewing Storm’: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Sri Lanka

Over a quarter of the world’s population is currently under movement restrictions. For the first time in recent human ...

Kithmina Hewage- Institute of Policy Studies

7 min read

A COVID-19 Recession and Debt Shock in Asia and Sri Lanka: scenario analysis

This scenario analysis is by Ganeshan Wignaraja is the Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of Intern...

4 min read