Opinion and Issues

Mahinda warns of social unrest if China carries out its plan in Hambantota

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

A Chinese labourer works at a construction site in Colombo – Pic by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images   By Wade Shepard ...


Attack on non-conventional renewable energy: Burning the house to kill the lice!

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

By a Special Correspondent When somebody asked us 10 years earlier why Sri Lanka was not like Singapore, we had a reason; the war which ...


Phantoms of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lanka’s reign of terror

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

By Greg Bearup The Australian: Mahinda Rajapaksa sits at a desk in his party office beneath a photo of himself. He’s not especiall...


SriLankan Airlines: Tumultuous landing and proper PPP take-off

/ Tuesday, 6 December 2016 00:01

By a Special Correspondent SriLankan Airlines is presently evaluating offers for investment/partnership and Super Group Partners Company Ltd. ...


Australia promoting disability inclusive development in Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 5 December 2016 00:01

The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) is marked annually on 3 December. In Sri Lanka, the Australian...


Need of the hour is leaders who can find just solutions: President

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:03

    President Maithripala Sirisena said the present need in the island is not for political heroes but individua...


Reunited in death: Fidel Castro’s remains rest at Che Guevara mausoleum

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:02

  Reuters: One of history’s best known double acts was temporarily reunited on Wednesday, when Fidel Castro’s ash...


I got my life back

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:02

By Sudeepa Perera People, my parents and actually the whole world told me he is not for you. They all saw through him. I did not. I believed in t...


Govt. policy key to drive broadband, digital economy for a flourishing Asia Pacific

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

  ​White Paper on Broadband Regulation and Policy in Asia-Pacific Region: Facilitating Faster Broadband Deployment unveiled...


Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund and its activities

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

By M. Parakrama Bandara On a great concept of late Lalith Athulathmudali, the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund was established by the Mahapola Sch...


The ‘Just About Managing Class’: The challenge of Yahapalanaya

/ Saturday, 3 December 2016 00:00

A poor child begging for food on the street. Sri Lanka has done well in many areas such as raising incomes of individuals and maintaining ...


Chandra J writes to President on weakening the ring of corruption around governance structure

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

28 November 2016 President Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 1. ...


7-year journey of love and care: Building bridges and changing lives of youth

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

In celebration of its seven year, the Unity Mission Trust recently held an event at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute to unveil a publi...


Ravi K on ex-CB buying foreign property: A response

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

I read an interview with the Finance Minister recently where he gave the reason for the massive depreciation of the rupee as being due to ...


Supported by the European Union, UNOPS and WHO help hospitals in better waste management

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

With the expansion of the country’s healthcare sector, appropriate medical waste disposal has become essential. Improper disposal of...


Self-service with spoon in hand

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

It is disgusting to learn that the ‘Yahapalanaya’ concept is being prostituted to satisfy ‘misplaced enthusiasms’ of the Ce...


Voices from the margins of the north

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

    By Frances Bulathsinghala Interviews with some of Sri Lanka’s most vulnerable war-affected persons in the nor...


Paving the way towards an AIDS-free Sri Lanka by 2030

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

By The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative Alain Sibenaler, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative Dr. Jacob Kumaresan an...


Atul on SL’s golden opportunity

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

    By Uditha Jayasinghe  Q:What are the key engagement points between the US and Sri Lanka? A:We have the ...


Every Day

/ Thursday, 1 December 2016 00:00

ByThiruAbeywardena It's women's day today, they say. But I am who I am... every day. Did they tell me how to be a girl? Did t...


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Researchers and elephants – we have a problem!

8 December 2016

 John Dewey said that “every great advance in science has come from a new audacity of imagination” and these acts of imagination have to come from researchers. The numbers for Sri Lanka appear to be really worrying as the critica...


CEB Engineers, back to old practices

7 December 2016

   Considering the low reliability of the Norochcholai coal-fired power plant, Sri Lanka could face energy and capacity shortages in 2018-2019 and under drought  conditions even with planned plant additions   ...


Policy contradictions hold back economic prospects

7 December 2016

   Whilst fiscal adjustments are in disarray, the Central Bank which is supposed to conduct the country’s monetary policy independently is being increasingly subject to political influence, according to recent newspaper rep...


Why agricultural value chains fail – Part (2): A principal-agent-problem

7 December 2016

  A tea cultivation in Nuwara Eliya – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   It is time to move away from traditional subsidy based agricultural value chains and look for more efficient methods. Some organisations are a...


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