Letters to the Editor

Hail Ravi?

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

The UNP hierarchy hails the Minister who answered the Commissioners with a simple “I did not know”.   This probably will be the ...


Central Bank needs a complete overhaul

/ Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:17

Retired Deputy Governor in his FT column says according to media reports, an SMS, alleged to have been retrieved from the iPhone of Arjun Aloysius ...


Should Ravi resign; also Malik and Kabir? A Response

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:01

I read with great interest the well-argued article written by Banker in the Financial Times, my favourite daily paper, titled, ‘Should Ravi r...


HNB’s breach of privacy going from bad to worse; CB’s pathetic response

/ Tuesday, 1 August 2017 00:01

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is still coming to terms with what happened and is happening at Hatton National Bank. The bank must surely know confi...


Ravi-Arjuna nexus

/ Tuesday, 1 August 2017 00:01

What was Ravi Karunanayake thinking when he accepted Arjun Aloysius’ offer to pay for the lease at Monarch apartments? This was during the he...


Open letter to the Health Minister Dr. Senaratne

/ Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:00

Dear Minister, In the last few months, the dengue epidemic has gone from bad to worse; the hospitals can’t cope with the influx, but as usu...


To students in the IUSF and to doctors in the GMOA

/ Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:00

When we were young medical students in the late fifties, if any group of students in the Ceylon University wanted to strike, the Vice Chan...


Bank fiasco

/ Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

I read with interest the several letters to the Editor in your esteemed and independent newspaper, on the subject of a terrible blooper by one of t...


Open letter to the Central Bank Governor

/ Monday, 24 July 2017 00:28

Dear Governor, Subject: Priority account details of HNB customers I am writing to you as a customer of Hatton National Bank (HNB). The premier ...


SriLankan Board needs the BOI treatment

/ Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:02

In every paper, website and conversation it is about the mismanagement of Srilankan Airlines. The Cabinet virtually abused the Chairman and the CEO...


A serene Sunday shattered by a calamity unforeseen

/ Wednesday, 12 July 2017 01:13

Another good man bites the dust. One would think good men are superabundant at the rate we dispense with them. This time it is a sturdy upright, ...


Ranil’s personal visits – Correspondence

/ Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

I am compelled to add my own views again to the ongoing correspondence on the above subject, sparked off by the initial writing of Ruwan Fernando t...


The irresponsibility of doctors

/ Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

The doctors who have taken the Hippocratic Oath to serve the people are acting most irresponsibly. While on strike in the Government hospitals, som...


Breadtalk with bureaucrats

/ Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

President Sirisena couldn’t contain himself when he said that anyone watching TV in the evening feels that there is no government in the coun...


A response to ‘Ranil’s private visit’

/ Tuesday, 4 July 2017 00:00

I refer to Mr. Ruwan Fernando’s letter titled ‘Ranil’s private visit’ which appeared in your edition of 21 June. Mr. T. Mal...


And now, medical terrorism

/ Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

Another first for Sri Lanka, long known for firsts of a dubious nature, most of which are nothing to be proud of. Constantly tripping over itself t...


Garbage, a hot topic in Paradise

/ Saturday, 1 July 2017 00:00

Garbage has become a hot topic in Paradise. Paradise lost due to garbage issues. Now lives are lost due to collapse of a garbage dump that has accu...


Ranil’s private visit in question?

/ Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Our Prime Minister’s much-maligned visit to USA in the onslaught of the floods that ravaged our country needs to be put in the correct perspe...


Ranil’s private visits – Rejoinder to Ruwan Fernando

/ Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:00

Ruwan Fernando in his article on 21 June (Daily FT) took Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to task on his recent visits abroad. He went on a scat...


Visit to the Osu Sala

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, On 19 June I visited an Osu Sala outlet with a prescription for two drugs. At the Osu Sala there were several counters &nd...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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