Opinion and Issues

President’s rallying call for all to help victims of floods and landslides

/ Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:00

Today, I am making this statement before my beloved people to briefly explain the disastrous situation faced by the people resulting fro...


Sri Lanka: Jumpstarting the reform process

/ Saturday, 21 May 2016 00:00

(FILES) In this photograph taken on August 21, 2015, Sri Lanka’s newly-elected Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (R) and Sri Lankan Preside...


Tragedy on the mountainside

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:38

  By Dharisha Bastians in Aranayake The wails of Prema Adikari, 58, mingle with the howls of a small brown dog as they bo...


Tri-forces in a round-the-clock rescue op

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:37

By Shanika Sriyananda Troops are using an Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) to detect survivors and identify flood affected areas, the Defence Ministr...


Have our entrepreneurs failed to compete in Indian market under Indo-Lanka FTA?

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:00

    Making the best use of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by penetrating another market needs skills and foresight.  S...


Finance Minister’s involvement in respect of the appointment of the Central Bank Governor

/ Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:34

Recently, I watched an interview by a reporter of a television channel with Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake, where a question was addressed t...


Central Bank’s losses: No imminent threat

/ Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:00

By Prof. Sirimevan Colombage Raising public awareness, several insightful articles on the recent losses of the Central Bank written by ...


Impunity of the Governor is inconceivable; Mr. President, it’s time to reflect before re-appointment?

/ Thursday, 19 May 2016 00:00

By Chandra Jayaratne Civil Society breathed a sigh of relief post “8 January, 2015 change” and looked forward to commitments of trans...


Sri Lanka’s rare ‘TJ moment’

/ Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

  With the commitment of the new regime towards protecting human rights, ensuring accountability for war crimes and investigating truths ...


Countries pledge to fight graft by revealing who owns companies

/ Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

From left: Laura Stefan, the anti corruption coordinator for the Romanian Academic Society, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, Sri Lan...


Chief Justice Sripavan stresses the importance of cultivating character among students

/ Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

Jaffna Hindu College and Ananda College Colombo recently concluded their annual events that are organised with the aim of national reconciliation a...


RTI: The South Asian experience

/ Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

  By Himal Kotelawala With the second reading of the Right to Information (RTI) Act expected to be taken up in Parliament n...


US envoy urges Lankan MPs to send powerful message to intl. community via RTI

/ Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:01

Says Right to information will prevent return to era of secrecy and lack of accountability  Keshap says passage of RTI bill a cru...


Role of Central Bank and Nivard Cabraal

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

In the “Insider” article in the FT of 11th May 2016, it has been rightly mentioned that the Central Bank Governor’s role is to &l...


Mangala’s missive to Mahinda

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Open Letter from Mangala Samaraweera MP to Mahinda Rajapaksa MP    My dear Mahinda,   I still vividly recall the fi...


10 years of better roads in Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka’s infrastructure suffered from neglect as a result of decades of civil conflict The Government of Sri Lanka and the Wo...


The mild-mannered man who could solve Sri Lanka’s ethnic strife

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena in his office in Colombo, the capital. He has pledged to persuade his Sinhalese people to support a new Con...


Sri Lanka fully committed to root out corruption, President tells London Summit

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

From left: Laura Stefan, the anti corruption coordinator for the Romanian Academic Society, Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, Sri Lan...


Why India’s big push for economic cooperation in Sri Lanka may backfire

/ Saturday, 14 May 2016 00:00

File photo of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  – Pic by Ishara S. Kodikara  ...


Is India the key beneficiary of the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement?

/ Friday, 13 May 2016 00:37

  Countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand export between $ 5 and 8 billion worth of goods and services per year to India compa...


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Coming out of the economic crisis: Time is running out for Sri Lanka

24 May 2016

For Sri Lanka to attain its goal, it is of utmost importance to consolidate the budget which has gone out of control due to falling revenue and soaring expenditure   Crisis manifesting as a foreign exchange shortage Sr...


Authentic leaders: Are they here?

24 May 2016

Perhaps the natural disaster we are currently facing could be a wakeup call for managers and administrators at all levels alike to think and act like authentic leaders     Overview We still bear the bru...


Decision to decide against the tea hub

24 May 2016

The tea plant was brought into the country by the British in 1824 for non-commercial purposes and later developed to be a key export commodity out of (Ceylon) Sri Lanka. Today Sri Lanka is the world’s fourth largest producer of tea and expor...


Disaster risk reduction, empathy and message design

21 May 2016

On 14 May I retweeted a satellite image of a weather system over Sri Lanka.  The tweet said “WEATHER ALERT - Severe rain over #LK will continue for next 24/48hrs. Public cautioned over flash floods & landslides.”  The ha...


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