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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...

January 27, 2021 7 min read

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...

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?

January 14, 2021 8 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...

January 11, 2021 8 min read
Sri Lanka fertilizer ban haphazard, modern tech, risk management the answer: researcher

Outright chemical fertilizer ban may have negative consequences

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...

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

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
June 15, 2020 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
June 2, 2020 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
May 24, 2020 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
May 19, 2020 6 min read
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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
May 14, 2020 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...

April 19, 2020 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...

April 16, 2020 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...

April 14, 2020 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
March 30, 2020 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...

March 30, 2020 4 min read

COVID19: A highly restrictive curfew may be counterproductive

A lockdown may certainly be warranted,  yet a highly restrictive and prolonged curfew may prove to be counterproductive...

Aneetha Warusavitarana - Advocata
March 27, 2020 4 min read

The cost of being a Sri Lankan woman: Menstrual hygiene is very expensive

Sri Lanka's women’s economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment and political empowerment are major...

March 10, 2020 7 min read
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Women in Night and Shift Work in Sri Lanka: Policies to Facilitate More Participation

Labour markets are undergoing rapid changes, while technological advances, income growth, and urbanisation are transfor...

March 5, 2020 6 min read

Business Impact on Sri Lanka from COVID-19

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having its toll on the global economy with many economists now expec...

Economic Intelligence Unit of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
February 21, 2020 3 min read
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