A question that has bothered many is why, after being handed the Presidency on a platter without having to sweat for it, President Ranil Wickremesinghe is acting the way he does. One can even explain why he doesn’t go against the Sri...
There is a sense of déjà vu about this: when Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe decides enough is enough with a political party it usually heralds the beginning of the end for that party although the end does not come immediately. This has...
It is the season of alliances. With local government elections pending, forming an alliance seems to be the trend- but these alliances only reflect the pathetic plight of the participating parties and their desperate struggle for political survival. Leading the...
  Should we take Ranil Wickremesinghe seriously? The question is being posed because of comments Wickremesinghe made recently to Samantha Power who visited Sri Lanka recently in her current capacity as Administrator of the USAID programme. Power is no stranger to Sri...
  The writer examines the background and the impediments on the way to fully implementing 13A.   Is all the effort that Ranil Wickremesinghe is putting in to implementing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution for real, or is it a...
By Kassapa For weeks, these columns have been filled with details of the outrageous incompetency, impunity and impulsivity with which this government has acted, more so in recent months. The appointments of Ajith Nivard Cabraal and Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara thero,...
If ministers Weerawansa, Nanayakkara and Gammanpila are so concerned about the plight of our energy sector and are worried about it being sold to American interests and that is why they are taking all this trouble, we raise our...
By Kassapa  After months of dilly-dallying and procrastinating, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has a stark political choice before him: does he align himself with the Rajapaksas or does he dump them now? This is, of course, assuming that Wickremesinghe will run for...
  Political circles were all agog last week with the sudden sacking of Susil Premajayantha from his position as State Minister of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Learning Promotion by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Premajayantha was summarily sacked from his post...
The government- or more accurately, President Ranil Wickremesinghe- has called for a debate on the bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). No such debate is required. The IMF agreement is now a done deal and does not require...
• It is true that the Sri Lankan economy fared better under Wickremesinghe’s stewardship, particularly when Mangala Samaraweera was Finance Minister. Welfare measures were carefully targeted. There was a plan to resurrect the economy with a few well thought...
 The IMF is the lesser evil among the two options available; it is far better than selling the nation’s sovereignty to China.   To give credit where it is due, even if it is to Wickremesinghe, yes, he does. He...

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