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Bangladesh a surprising economic success

Led by garment exports Bangladesh graduating from Least Developed status

April 23, 2022 5 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

April 16, 2022 9 min read

What Sri Lanka's IMF program should look like

Steep rate hikes are needed to save the rupee

April 7, 2022 15 min read

Sri Lanka has to work fast to contain multiple defaults as Tanzi bites: Bellwether

A flexible exchange rate fails because it is not rule bound

April 1, 2022 9 min read
Sri Lanka's collapse in new sovereign default wave is not really China's fault: Bellwether

Mass sovereign default episode in the 1980s also followed a decade of bad money from the Fed

Sri Lanka budget support IMF loans show worrying policy confusion : Bellwether

Converted budget support loans and conflicting PCs can lead to new external instability, discredit and derail reforms

Sri Lanka's triple shackles converge to slam economy in Coronavirus crisis: Bellwether

The three fetters that shackle Sri Lanka's economic growth, peace and general happiness; monetary instability, regime un...

Bellwether
August 26, 2020 10 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

They‘re back! Sri Lanka’s famous Parliamentary pugilists are returned by the voters

Many of the Parliamentarians who fought like street thugs in front of live TV cameras are back in the House and are join...

Arjuna Ranawana
August 20, 2020 4 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
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Sri Lanka's economic consequences of the peace; monetary instability and trade lockdown: Bellwether

While Sri Lanka defeated the Tamil Tigers in 2009 and the Coronavirus in 2020 – the battle is not yet over – it is r...

Bellwether
July 23, 2020 6 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

Opinion: The next steps after the presidential admonitions

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's recent admonition of top Central Bank staff received much attention. Though his intention...

Jehan Perera
June 24, 2020 5 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

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

Sri Lanka growth stalls, per capita GDP drops US$200 in 2019 after monetary instability

Sri Lanka's per person gross domestic product had dropped 227 dollars to 3,852 dollars in 2019 after a the latest curren...

Bellwether
May 10, 2020 10 min read