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...
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...
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...
Thankfully, there is at least one Cabinet minister who has the guts to stand up to President Ranil Wickremesinghe and do what he thinks is right. That is the Minister of Sports, Roshan Ranasinghe, currently at the centre of...
           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...
  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...
Will he, or won’t he? That is the question that everyone in politics seems to be asking these days: will President Ranil Wickremesinghe conduct the next presidential election as constitutionally required, at least by October 2024? In recent weeks there...

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