Views - 56 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00
As usual the need to have one’s name registered in the current polls register and possession of a valid identity card would be made compulsory for voting purposes at the forthcoming elections. Ostensibly
Views - 39 Monday, 4 December 2017 00:00
Most international weather sites warned of downpours in Sri Lanka and South India this week. Some said it may lead to flooding. Accuweather.com gave the warning titled “downpours return” on 23 November,
Views - 41 Friday, 1 December 2017 00:05
Another tragedy has occurred, this time at Hindeniya rail-crossing at Veyangoda. It is reported that despite the presence of a bell and light warning system, the vehicle driver has negligently driven his vehicle to disaster.
Views - 39 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00
Going by the statements coming from officials of the Olympic Committee, it is clear that they have become politicians and not sports-loving individuals selflessly serving the cause of sports. It is the benefits they get that
Views - 56 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00
An article in the Daily FT, referring to your focus on loss-making SOEs, stressing the need for the utilisation of assets effectively, has compelled me to greatly acknowledge the concerns.
Views - 18 Monday, 20 November 2017 00:23
Our cricketers are going through a difficult time. However, I still believe they will bounce back. They have been at the butt end
Views - 97 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 - 46 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 - 63 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 - 91 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 - 32 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 - 91 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 - 54 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 - 47 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 - 26 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 - 143 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 - 65 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 - 409 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 - 628 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 - 1620 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 - 1467 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 - 1310 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 - 1437 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 - 1017 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 - 990 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 - 1224 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 - 2008 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 - 1517 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 - 1412 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 - 1625 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’
Monday, 18 February 2019
That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth
Monday, 18 February 2019
Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy
Monday, 18 February 2019
The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin
Monday, 18 February 2019
Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as
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