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 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 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 Kassapa  President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s big boast was that he was able to stabilise a nation heading for economic disaster under his predecessor Gotabaya Rajapaksa. It sure was, but there is nothing to prove that it is not, even now....
 By Kassapa  The untimely, sudden and tragic demise of State Minister Sanath Nishantha brought to fore the fact that the government has lost all touch with reality- and is heading for certain defeat at the elections. We do not wish to...
Mirror wall By Kassapa At first it appeared it was only President Ranil Wickremesinghe who was a law unto himself but now there is a serious competitor for the President: his Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon.Tennakoon,...
By Kassapa  It is almost official now: President Ranil Wickremesinghe is extremely likely to contest the presidential election in 2024. This emerged last week after the so-called ‘Management Committee’ of the United National Party (UNP) of which he is the leader...
Politics is all about making the most of opportunities and also about being at the right place at the right time. Sometimes political careers are made or ruined by such events. The political wisdom of Sajith Premadasa must be...
Mirror Wall - By Kassapa 2024 December 04 The year that just dawned, 2024, is being declared an election year. It has to be, because...
Even Premadasa, who is not averse to doling out official party positions by the dozen to keep his MPs happy By Kassapa Politics, as the old saying goes, is said to be the art of the possible. This is exactly why...
Never has the convention of a political party in Sri Lanka evoked so much interest as that of the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) did last Friday when its faithful gathered at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo. The...
This week, he rushed legislation through Parliament that increased the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15 percent to 18 percent. At first glance, that does not appear to be a significant increase but the devil is in...

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