By Visvanath The SLPP had a meteoric rise in national politics and captured state power three years after its formation in 2016, but it failed to consolidate its electoral gains and is not a shadow of its former self. Has...
By Visvanath Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena finds himself in an unenviable position. The Opposition’s no-faith motion against him will have to be taken up for debate in the parliament soon. Although the SLPP, which the Speaker represents, has a parliamentary...
By Kassapa The confirmation of Deshabandu Tennakoon as the Inspector General of Police (IGP) this week is a strong signal that the country is in for a wild ride with at least the presidential election being due by October. It...
By VishvanathThe SJB is preening itself on the success of its women’s rally in Kandy on Saturday (Feb. 24). Itsleader and presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, speaking at the event, spelt out his party’s policiestowards women. The first conference of...
By Kassapa The talking point in political circles last week was whether President Ranil Wickremesinghe is trying one last-gasp trick to stay in power by abolishing the Executive Presidency. This concept first came to light several months ago when it...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 21 As Myanmar descends into chaos, mega Indian and Chinese projects are getting stuck, dogged by security issues. The writ of the military government does not run in the northern part of the country where armed ethnic groups...
By Vishvanath Political parties are upshifting with only about eight months to go for the next presidential election. The SLPP-UNP government stands accused of trying to put off the presidential poll as well, the way it postponed the Local Government...
by Vishvanath Sri Lankan politics may be divisive and obnoxious, but it is always exciting nonetheless; it is full of dramatic twists and turns. Political circuses keep coming to town often, so to speak, and they overshadow everything else.   JVP leader...
By P.K.Balachandran Colombo, February 15: Desperate to capture the elusive South Indian States, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that dominates the Centre like a colossus, is using every trick in the book to stymie the functioning of opposition parties’ governments...
By Kassapa  Every country, it is said, gets the government it deserves. In addition, Sri Lanka appears to have the misfortune of getting an opposition it does not deserve, going by the recent antics of its main opposition party, the...
By Vishvanath Group dynamics could be problematic. They have the potential to impact the unity of any organization adversely, be it social, political, economic or otherwise. Even close-knit families tend to disintegrate when group dynamics are not managed properly. The...
By Vishvanath President Ranil Wickremesinghe is using everything at his disposal to gain maximum possible political mileage and increase the momentum of his presidential election campaign, which commenced in earnest last month. He came under heavy fire for proroguing the...

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