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Today's Columnists

Divorce to Davos!

6 February 2016

Just over a year ago Sri Lanka had all but divorced herself from the rest of the world. She had tightened a seat belt and was on the fast lane cruising at 100 mph down ‘Harare Street’ – final destination – ‘Mugabeland...


Which is blacker? Dulanjalee’s kettle or Mahinda’s pot

6 February 2016

These are days when the Russian novel is compulsory reading. The three principal works that come to mind are ‘War & Peace’ followed by ‘Brothers Karamazov’ and ‘Crime and Punishment’. This essay is about a...


Foreign policy implementation should be led by Foreign Ministry

5 February 2016

The Sunday Times last Sunday had a headline that said a Committee headed by Charitha Ratwatte, a one-time UNP Chairman, will with immediate effect oversee the working of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The committee would be called...


Fourth Estate or Fifth Column?

5 February 2016

MEN IN THE MEDIA LIMELIGHT: President Sirisena – slated to be Sri Lanka’s last 1978-style chief executive – looks and sounds somewhat uncomfortable under the glare of the unforgiving spotlight these days, despite the pre...


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