Opinion and Issues

Tracing the path of terror home

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

    By Wassayos Ngamkham and Anucha Charoenpo Bangkokpost.com:The Thai Government has made clear its intention to make ...


UK welcomes Sri Lanka’s continued commitment to improving human rights

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Following is a statement from the British High Commission in Colombo on Sri Lanka’s Co-Sponsorship of the UNHRC Resolution in Geneva ...


Marking the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties

/ Saturday, 25 March 2017 00:00

Following is a message by the EU Ambassador to mark the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties Today, 25 March, the European Union marks 60 ...


Attorney General’s letter to Parliament – A response by T. Rusiripala

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 09:54

By Janitha Devapriya I confess that I do not have a copy of the Attorney General’s letter to Parliament which was tabled and therefore base...


Relations between Sri Lanka and Russia: Cooperation or friendship?

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

By Nipuli Maheshika Gajanayake Sri Lanka, as a non-aligned nation state, is maintaining a collaborative, free and progressive foreign policy.1In ...


The option of a rate hike – Does it fit in the picture?

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:02

By K. Nanayakkara The data communicated by the Central Bank shows that inflation has been on the rise and the rupee has been losing against the U...


Is Europe retreating into the dark ages?

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

  The attire of the Muslim woman has perhaps never been under greater scrutiny than it is today. This obsession with the dress code of Mu...


Government to lose Rs. 90 b in Excise revenue due to disparate taxes

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

By Ajith Perera Excise tax has for long been a cornerstone of Government revenue, but thanks to disparate taxation and policy, the Treasury is in...


Attorney General’s letter to Parliament on COPE findings: A response

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

By T. Rusiripala I wish to tender my observations regarding certain references made in person to me in the article titled ‘Attorney General...


Money, money, money: It’s a rich man’s world

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

 ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ by Thomas Piketty has given our economic policy makers enough analytical data to compare th...


Bashing Viyath Maga: It is much easier to be critical than to be correct

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:01

By Niranjan Dissanayake Last week Daily FT carried an article by former senior journalist Sarath de Alwis under the title ‘Viyath ...


BJP’s sweeping electoral victory in Indian polls without Muslim support will help boost ties with Israel

/ Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00

  By P.K. Balachandran  Indo-Israeli ties are expected to receive a significant boost following the sweeping victory o...


Post-conflict Sri Lanka: Rebuilding peace and confidence among people severely affected by terrorism and war

/ Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:00

  Following is the address by Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka at the 3rd Counter Terroris...


Autonomy and decentralisation within witness protection activities: Part III

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

By Medhaka Fernando, South Asian Centre for Legal Studies  Organisational structures  for witness protection  Stru...


Auditor General, W.A. Wijewardena, Chandra Jayaratne and corrupt auditors

/ Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:02

By Amrit Muttukumaru, MA Econ. (Madras); MBM (Asian Inst. of Mgmt.) Large-scale corruption initiated by politicians and corporate bigwigs cannot ...


Safdie’s involvement in E. Jerusalem planning and construction

/ Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:01

By Abe Hayeem (RIBA) The response to the correspondence in your paper, <http://www.ft.lk/article/599552/Israel-architect-Moshe-Safdie-responds...


Operational models for victim and witness protection within transitional justice: Part II

/ Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

 The design of a transitional justice based victim and witness protection program should be informed by the unique challenges of victim and wi...


The call for Palestinian independence reiterated

/ Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

By Frances Bulathsinghala In the wake of the extreme right tilt of the current US regime led by Donald Trump alongside a simi...


Attorney General’s letter to Parliament on COPE findings

/ Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

By Janitha Devapriya The Attorney General’s letter addressed to Parliament, which was tabled by the Speaker on 7 March 2017, received mixed...


Ajith Nivard Cabraal refutes recent allegations of Finance Ministry

/ Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

By Ajith Nivard Cabraal My attention is drawn to the recent hollow accusation by the Finance Ministry that the public debt has keen managed &ldqu...


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FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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