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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Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


Implications for democracy?

24 May 2017

A review of ‘Disposable Leaders’ by Rodney Tiffen By Laksiri Fernando ‘Your opponents sit opposite you, while your enemies sit behind.’ They stab. This is the background story related by Rodney Tiffen, in his ever...


Yahapalanaya unleashes rabid dogs

23 May 2017

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