Views - 38 Wednesday, 8 November 2017 00:00
With the LG polls in the offing, promises are being fulfilled while the stages in the political arena have become active
Views - 28 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
While we everyday criticise our politicians for their corruption, we forget that corruption and abuse of office is not confined to those wearing the white national costume.
Views - 34 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00
This makes reference to the above article written by K. Anga responding to a speech made by Nalaka Godahewa in the UN, appearing in the Daily FT on 6 October.
Views - 56 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00
The present policymakers in the country have realised the social costs associated with three-wheelers, and are attempting to curb the importation and the undesirable effects of three-wheelers. In this context, one should spare a moment to reflect on
Views - 13 Tuesday, 3 October 2017 00:00
Right in the middle area of the commercial/residential Kirula Road (Colombo 5) is an infamous bar (liquor) catering mainly to three wheel-drivers and similar types.
Views - 46 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00
I read with interest the feature article by Prof. Carlo Fonseka on medical errors and medical education in a newspaper on 11 September.
Views - 32 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00
When Mahinda Rajapaksa ruled, other than his family excesses and lack of freedom, nothing much was wrong. There was no chaos. Things were in control. But given the rape of the country that was in store, the public took on the Rajapaksas and sent them
Views - 16 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:31
It was a sad day for the Sri Lanka administrative service when the former number one public servant Royal College-educated Lalith Weeratunga, the husband of the insurance regulator and a NDB Director, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Views - 8 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00
We refer to the article by ‘Outsider,’ titled ‘Justice must be served equally to all’ and published in the Daily FT of 30 August.
Views - 117 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00
Last Thursday Daily FT commentator Janitha Devapriya, who has responded to Governor Cabraal’s statement attempting to point out wrongdoing, is a person who has been going to great lengths in the past several months to suggest that Arjuna Mahendran
Views - 43 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00
This refers to your article in the FT, ‘Justice must be served equally to all’. Very true, that is what the country wants from their leaders.
Views - 366 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00
Dear Editor, I write with reference to my letter dated 16 August on the above subject attached. I was able to download from the e-book on ‘Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Privatisation’ by Nihal Amarasekera, the attached four lette
Views - 599 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 manner of answering at subsequent hearings. The ‘Bond Scam’ as referred to by all is not
Views - 1588 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 and presented to the currently-sitting Presidential Commission to Investigate and Inquire into the I
Views - 1437 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 resign?’ Ravi K is a businessman, he would have done business with the devil to make mo
Views - 1210 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 confidentiality is a cornerstone of the bank-customer relationship. The Code of Banking Practice
Views - 1391 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 height of the investigation into a purported bond scam at the Central Bank. To accept a pecuniary offe
Views - 983 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 usual, like in a bull in a china shop, you have decided not to allow the dengue vaccine to be used in S
Views - 967 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 Chancellor of the Ceylon University made it clear that their names would be struck off the roll immediat
Views - 1185 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 the largest private banks in the country. The incident seems incredibly idiotic considering the preca
Views - 1732 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 business paper Daily FT highlighted recently the saga involving a bank inadvertently or deliberately
Views - 1485 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, but regardless they both continue shamelessly. Why? Is it the free tickets? The salaries and perks
Views - 1390 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, ethical and virtuous soldier who served his time with dignity and honour. Sadly this Sunday’
Views - 1599 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 to which I added a rejoinder and thereafter C. Ramachandra wrote elucidating further on the PM’
Views - 1539 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, some have been observed reporting at private hospitals where they get paid in addition to their salary
Views - 1543 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 country. He said the media turn the facts “about the peaceful situation, upside down” (5 Jul
Views - 1651 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. Mallawathanthri has in his rejoinder of 28 June ridiculed all the aspersions cast upon the PM by Ruwan
Views - 1634 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 to be at the forefront, not by noble deeds but by notoriety! Back to notorious if not famous is bette
Views - 1623 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 accumulated over many years. Authorities and the private sector have not made use of turning garbage int
Views - 2325 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 perspective. Ruwan Fernando seems to be blissfully unaware; or, perhaps prefers to remain unaware of the
Saturday, 18 November 2017
The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.
Saturday, 18 November 2017
The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.
Friday, 17 November 2017
The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000
Friday, 17 November 2017
One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.
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