Opinion and Issues

Global tobacco regulation: Sri Lanka in the lead

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

By Janaka Amarasekera US President Donald Trump chose Tom Price to direct his Government’s health policy, and just like many other appointm...


“Democracy is sometimes three steps forward, two steps back”: German Envoy

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Germany’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Jorn Rohde is a strong believer in how pluralism and multi-culturalism can build successful and peaceful c...


Under the guise of bonds: A blessing for politically-motivated

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

By Mahesh Senanayake  In an environment where the much-discussed bond scam has emerged as a major topic for political and social discourse, ...


Favourite whipping boy of our times

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

I read with interest the response of D.C. Nanayakkara to my article under the above caption. Nanayakkara infers that I was politically motivated to...


Rationale for mandatory credit allocations: A counter view

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

By Joan de Zilva Moonesinghe “Whatever ‘name’ is given to a just social system, nevertheless not its name but its cont...


Mangala-Chandrika-TNA Constitution, the queer logic of Dr. Dayan Jayatilleke

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

By T. Mallawatantri Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka poses the question in his column in the Daily FT (14 February), ‘Would you undergo or put a loved...


Reflections on Sri Lanka’s population issues

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:50

In an exclusive interview with the Daily FT, the outgoing Representative for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sri Lanka Alain Sibenale...


A wave of class struggles in Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 20 February 2017 00:25

Workers must fight for a socialist program to defend their rights says Socialist Equality Party By the Socialist Equality Party...


Private Medical College Parents’ Society seeks justice for SAITM students

/ Saturday, 18 February 2017 00:00

From left: Committee Member Anura Wanigasooriya, Treasurer W.P. Samarakoon, Secretary Anura Dhanaratna, Private Medical College Parents&rs...


Dissecting the reasons for low international ranking of Sri Lankan State universities – A student’s perspective

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

By Natasha Fernando Sri Lankan universities, according to the Ministry of Higher Education, is ranked as illustrated in the table. It is an extre...


Reply to ‘Favourite whipping boy Arjuna Mahendran’

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

It was surprising to observe the unsuccessful attempt by writer Jinitha Devapriya in his article titled “Arjuna Mahendran, the favourite &lsq...


Economic priorities for education in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Policeman tear-gassing a university students’ protest march recently. As we have failed to achieve higher quality, affordability and...


Refugees safe to come home: PM

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (left) and Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speak at a press conference at Parliament...


Sri Lankan Journalists for Global Justice writes to SL Institute of Architects on famed Israeli architect

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

The Sri Lankan Journalists for Global Justice has written to the President of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects on the decision to invite famou...


Pakistani defence and trade expert speaks of link between global harmony and industry

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

By Frances Bulathsinghala The democratic values of the American people will prevail over attempts at reversing the core principles of that countr...


Corruption & Accountants: Response to Chandra Jayaratne

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:17

By  C. Ramachandra, F.C.A. I have been perusing your articles published in the media propounding and pontificating on governance. I refer to...


Poser to MP Appuhamy over CB bond scam, Auditor General’s report and W.A. Wijewardena critique

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

An article by MP Hector Appuhamy under the above title appearing in the Daily FT of 7 February has aroused the interests of many who were closely f...


Arjuna Mahendran, the favourite ‘whipping boy’ of our times!

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

  By Janitha Devapriya Arjuna Mahendran, the former Governor of the Central Bank, has become the favourite whipping boy for...


Deep-rooted friendship, mutually beneficial cooperation and prosperous future

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:45

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of China-Sri Lanka diplomatic relations   By Yi Xianl...


Sickening daily protests are just unbearable - time to crack the whip ASAP!

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:42

  By ‘Outsider’ Not a day passes without some protest here, there and everywhere which some private TV channel...


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SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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