Mirror Wall by Kassapa Rarely has the country seen a political showdown of epic proportions such as the ongoing tussle between Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe and President Ranil Wickremesinghe. While it is perhaps more interesting than the hopelessly one-sided games...
Finally, it is official: it was the Rajapaksas- and a handful of officials who did their bidding- who are responsible for the current economic calamity Sri Lanka is faced with. This comes from no less an institution than the highest...
  Last Saturday, he walked into the convention of the United National Party (UNP) he leads and declared that presidential elections will be held on schedule in 2024. Not stopping at that, he declared that general elections will also be...
Anyone who has read Ms. Gamage's recent speeches will recall that her main target is the SJB, with vitriol directed specifically at its leader, Sajith Premadasa. Her aim is to diminish the SJB and its leadership in the eyes...
This tale of two secretaries, that of Secretary to the President Punchi Banda (or P.B.) Jayasundera and the former Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Professor Udith K. Jayasinghe highlights the contradictions and complexities of this government- and raises...
  The lofty ideals of the ‘Aragalaya’ are arguably more distant today than when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was at the helm. There was no designated political leadership to sustain the Aragalaya, and Ranil Wickremesinghe exploited it to the full. This...
The medical profession, once considered immune from political manipulation, is slowly but surely being coerced into agreeing to political decisions taken by the government. Many in the profession are aghast at this blatant interference but some doctors have been brave...
  The cold war between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had a public display of hostility last week, in what turned out to be a good barometer of the tensions between the President and his...
Last week, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment that could turn Sri Lanka’s political equation topsy-turvy, provided political parties study the verdict and act in an astute manner. The highest court in the land declared that the expulsion of...
The question is being asked in political circles as fissures begin to appear in the marriage of convenience between Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) and the party he is in government with, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led...
           There was a time when it seemed as if it would never happen but Keheliya Rambukwella has finally lost the coveted Health portfolio. Ultimately listening to public opinion, President Ranil Wickremesinghe replaced him with...
The marriage of convenience between Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) was, in a sense, a shotgun wedding. Now, is the honeymoon over? To recap the events that led to Wickremesinghe becoming an ‘Accidental President’, that...

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