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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

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

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

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
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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
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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

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
August 8, 2020 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
August 2, 2020 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
July 25, 2020 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
July 24, 2020 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
July 15, 2020 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
July 14, 2020 6 min read