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Sunday December 3rd, 2023

Sri Lanka economy bought to tipping point by monetary fallacies: Bellwether

Mercantilist fallacies have devasted countries at peace

August 11, 2021 21 min read

Military training: Misguided, Counterproductive, and Against Buddhist Values.

Skills cultivated through mindfulness include awareness, scientific observation, empathy, equanimity, and compassion.

July 31, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka to pick losers as omniscient elites drive interventionism to extremes: Bellwether

'A new type of superstition has got hold of people's minds, the worship of the state'

July 30, 2021 7 min read

Moratuwa vaccine hijack attempt: Sri Lanka police arrest mayor

Footage showed the Moratuwa MOH engaged in a heated argument with Fernando, objecting to his demeanour

May 28, 2021 2 min read
Sri Lanka's central bank crisis and John Exter's about face on hard pegs: Bellwether

In 1968 with Bretton Woods soft-peg hanging on a thread, advantages of currency board had become clear

Sri Lanka speaker signs constitutional amendment into law

Aims to make the public service more independent

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

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

Mahinda raises controversial Anti-Conversion Bill issue

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is driving the governing party’s Parliamentary Election campaign and at the outset ha...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 3, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka battered by unceasing 'regime uncertainty: Bellwether

When the government changes ground rules and conditions or the operating regime suddenly, like in Sri Lanka, it is very ...

February 26, 2020 11 min read

The Hope That President Rajapaksa Will Deliver

Despite the president’s statesmanlike words, the government is continuing to fall short in its efforts to realize the ...

Dr. Jehan Perera
February 25, 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

Deal with the families of missing with more compassion

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent assertion that those reported missing from the war are actually dead and the gov...

Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
February 5, 2020 6 min read

Religio-cultural fundamentalism, liberty and social progress in Sri Lanka and the world

In this H.M.A. Herath Annual Memorial Oration delivered by W A Wijewardene, an economist, teacher and thinker takes the ...

February 2, 2020 33 min read

Can the UNP get its act together?

Badly wounded at the last Presidential Elections, a deeply divided United National Party will try this week to reach a â...

Arjuna Ranawana
January 26, 2020 6 min read

Ranjangate: The next stage begins

Why we all should be afraid of Ranjan Rmanayake has done

Arjuna Ranawana
January 18, 2020 5 min read
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Ranjagate: The perils of undermining the Rule of Law

The Ranjan Ramanayake tapes, particularly his conversations with Policemen and Judges are undermining the credibility of...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
January 14, 2020 7 min read

The language of the national anthem

Eranda Ginige
January 6, 2020 17 min read

Ultra-Nationalist Propaganda And Running Effective Governance

The government has faced severe backlash after the Finance Ministry announced the first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) ...

Rasika Jayakody
January 1, 2020 4 min read

It's going to be a bumpy 2020

As the New Year dawns it is our duty as watchdogs to look ahead and try to predict what lies ahead for us citizens of th...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 31, 2019 6 min read

Sri Lanka heading for uncertainty with low rate obsession: Bellwether

Sri Lanka is heading into uncertain territory with an obsession on interest rates, a trigger happy central bank which te...

December 24, 2019 11 min read

Switzerland and Sri Lanka to calm matters down

They have been eyeball to eyeball, staring each other down over the past month, but as of this week, Sri Lanka and Switz...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 23, 2019 5 min read

Gotabaya's early parametres need revision

Along with the change of government that took place after the November 16 presidential election there is a sense of stro...

Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
December 4, 2019 6 min read

The battle ahead for what Gota and Mahinda want

What they want is a two-thirds majority in Parliament that would allow them to change the Constitution and remove the sh...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 1, 2019 6 min read

Sri Lanka needs monetary discipline to avoid further downgrades: Bellwether

Sri Lanka will face credit downgrades and possible sovereign default of dollar debt unless the highly unstable discretio...

November 27, 2019 6 min read

Vote reveals stark racial divide between North and South

The vote revealed that the minority-dominated North and East voted heavily against Rajapaksa and the majority South for ...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 17, 2019 3 min read
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