Neville De Silva

Italian justice and a dose of the Mafiosa

/ Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

None of you – unless you had been in London beginning of June and picked up the paper – would have read this gem of a story which shoul...


Sri Lanka’s expo effort lies exposed

/ Friday, 19 June 2015 00:00

It was a curious press release that the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau issued on Monday 8 June. For immediate release, it said. The contents ha...


Minister Amunugama’s words that slipped by unnoticed

/ Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

The University of Peradeniya, where Sarath Amunugama was an alumnus at a time when universities were free of the kind of political influen...


Blabbers don’t matter to Blatter

/ Wednesday, 3 June 2015 00:00

The effort to oust Sepp Blatter failed and he bounced back like a football        So o...


Enter the dragon, or will it turn more benign?

/ Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:22

A few days ago, the General Secretary of the controversial Bodu Bala Sena, Galagoda-atte Gnanasara Thera was arrested on contempt of court charges ...


Mother of all elections!

/ Wednesday, 13 May 2015 01:03

Labour’s Ed Miliband and the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg resigned from their posts as party leaders following their abysmal ...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

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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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