Views - 58 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00
I write to you regarding the article published on the above tender.
Views - 151 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00
Nilantha Ilangamuwa’s recent opinion piece (‘When Trump dumped the UN Human Rights Council’) is inundated with inaccuracies, misguided notions, banalities and oversimplifications. It’s infeasible to address all of them in a single letter. Ila
Views - 34 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00
It is reported in the press that notwithstanding a difference of opinion that has arisen at a party leaders’ meeting regarding the forthcoming Provincial Council (PC) elections, it has been decided to revert to the ‘Preference Voting’ (PV) syst
Views - 30 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00
Every day seems filled with uproar about the state of the economy, the unpredictable hike in fuel prices, escalating taxation
Views - 131 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00
Today most Sri Lankan customers use SLT for their internet connection. Being connected to the world is vital to function
Views - 74 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00
The UNP’s formidable team (JRJ, Gamini, Ronnie and, in addition, Lalith, Ranil and Premadasa) in the ’80s won the confidence of the world
Views - 39 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00
My father purchased a house (approx. two perches) in 2010. The assessment number is 273/6S4, Ferguson’s Road,
Views - 26 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00
With reference to the letter written by Mohamed Zaharain (19 May). The writer’s observation on municipal garbage collectors
Views - 90 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00
I was prompted to send this response to the open letter addressed to the Colombo Mayor by Citizen Fernando which was published in Daily FT on 19 May.
Views - 38 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00
It was around 8 a.m. a few days ago when I got stuck in the traffic on Galle Road, I saw a garbage cart (with quite lot of bags with trash surrounding it) parked in front of a lane – there wasn’t a name board for this lane – ri
Views - 44 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00
There is a boom in the construction industry in our country and quite a large number of multi-storied buildings are coming up overnight all over the place within the city as well as outside. Even in small ‘wattes’ (gardens) one can see single hou
Views - 38 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00
I am pleased to report that FlySmiles dealt with the issue I reported in a letter published by Daily FT on 24 April and contacted
Views - 73 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00
FlySmiles is celebrating its 10th anniversary with promotions. I would urge them to celebrate by improving existing systems.
Views - 42 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00
We are led to believe that the present political drama is in part, a creation of the lopsided and skewed media culture that we now witness. In general, the present day media are accustomed to highlighting and blowing all the negative issues out of
Views - 222 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00
Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka, in his column published in Daily FT of 2 April, refers to me as “the constitutional pundit, writing from Eton
Views - 45 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00
The public toilet located in Gemunu Lane, Awwal Zaviya has not been in use for a long time. This toilet was to be brought
Views - 45 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00
It was indeed very refreshing and heartening to read in the print media that the Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mahinda Samarasinghe, stated that the profit made by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) hit a fantastic figure of Rs. 13.2 billion for
Views - 67 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00
It is indeed shocking that simple citizens should gang up and commit atrocities of arson, looting and criminally manhandling
Views - 58 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00
The violence that we are seeing now is a result of frustrations that have been built-up over time tipping over. All that was required was a trigger to bring the economically disenfranchised Sinhala youth onto the roads. These youths are frustrated be
Views - 114 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00
Article 48(2) provides for a No Confidence Motion against the Government and not the Prime Minister, or if Parliament
Views - 13 Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:00
There are municipal public toilets located on about two perches land inside the garden ‘atay (8th) watta’ in Maligakanda Road, Colombo 10, which are no more in use with the water supply being disconnected. This place has become an eyesore with g
Views - 33 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:00
The rapid growth of multi story apartments and high-rise offices around the city in a haphazard and unplanned manner, have caused untold hardships to countless citizens in the recent past. You only have to drive down a road and witness the strange si
Views - 33 Saturday, 24 February 2018 00:00
It is becoming overwhelmingly clear that politicisation has ruined the achievement of the key objectives of an LG election. For example, in the process of garnering votes, one party was solely exploiting the image of its charismatic political leader;
Views - 133 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00
When we, the voter, trudged our way to the polling booth on that fateful Saturday, did we ever realise that we were electing
Views - 60 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:01
In our blessed island of Sri Lanka, non-adherence to road rules causing traffic congestions and accidents have always made it to the headlines of the news bulletins of print, radio and TV. During the past year, the Government has taken a few measures
Views - 13 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00
In response to my captioned letter that appeared in the press, a highly-acclaimed senior citizen of the country sent me the following comment. “I agree totally. The trouble for us is that the places of voting are inaccessible to people of our ages.
Views - 18 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00
With the installation of the independent Elections Commission, it is satisfying to witness those polls laws being observed to the letter where the ongoing campaigns of LG election candidates are concerned.
Views - 30 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00
The new traffic lights at Delkanda junction were installed over six months ago but the RDA has still not been able to commission this due to a technical defect. About three months ago some adjustments were done just for the amber to blink continuous
Views - 18 Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:00
Date is Thursday the 18th. I am waiting outside the Department of Immigration and Emigration for the arrival of a puppeteer from Sweden, his wife and their two-year-old son Nino. Nino is a bundle of joy and cannot stay in one place. His legs work on
Views - 220 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 09:00
Maithripala Sirisena assumes the office of President. It is not legal according to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. Let me explain it. With reference to the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka,
Monday, 23 July 2018
Sri Lanka won the cricket World Cup once, but never again. We started down the slippery slope almost the morning after we had reached the zenith of achievement.
Monday, 23 July 2018
It was interesting to read W.A. Wijewardena’s article titled ‘Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail over politics’.
Monday, 23 July 2018
Let me congratulate all those who receive their degrees today at this General Convocation on the achievements they have made.
Saturday, 21 July 2018
Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star, anti-corruption crusader and politician, appears to be within reach of his cherished goal of winning the 25 July Pakistan National Assembly (NA) elections and becoming Prime Minister.
A.S. Jayawardena: Selective in talents he nurtured
Civil society concerned with implementing death penalty, providing Police powers to Military
Really CICT, is it CSR ?
Feminist activists, human rights defenders condemn President’s attempts to reinstate death penalty