The financial crisis in Sri Lanka is one of the first major challenges faced by the ruling Rajapaksa family as traders, importers and the opposition are up in arms against the government’s mishandling of the situation.  Prices of food...
On January 12 the Tamil Nadu State Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Indian government to immediately implement the long-pending “Sethusamudram project” envisaging a canal cut through the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Bay to facilitate ship...
  The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) came into existence 36 years ago in 1985. The South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement (SAPTA) had come into existence in 1993 and the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) was operationalized...
The recent appointment of the United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as a Member of Parliament under the UNP National List, and the prospective appointment of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) big wig Basil Rajapaksa as an...
The six times prime minister trounced his two opponents, Dullas Alahapperuma and Anura Kumara Dissanayake by a 52 seat majority.   Pollsters had forecasted a neck to neck contest between Wickremesinghe, who was acting president after former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled...
In an apparent bid to fish in the troubled waters of Sri Lanka, pro-Tamil Tiger forces in Tamil Nadu and the Diaspora, have come out with the claim that Tiger Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran, who was killed by Sri Lankan...
By Tang Lu India has a large population and is one of the fastest- growing economies in the world. But when it comes to developing competitive sports, with the exception of cricket which is popular across the country, India has...
Today marks a historical event as two female officers were commissioned as pilots at the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) at its academy in China Bay. This is the first time in the SLAF’s 69-year history where female officers...
  New Delhi to issue statement on the Lankan cabinet’s decision to back out on the East Terminal deal and offer the West Terminal instead as a sop.   Colombo, February 3: India-Sri Lanka relations have come under strain following Sri...
Ranil Wickremesinghe has no Midas touch.  Everything he touches turns to dust.  Not gold.  Wickremesinghe is a loser. And a trailblazer at it. Wickremesinghe is a serial elections loser. In the 45 years or so he has been in...
History is studded with femme fatales. They will kill for love. In ancient Mesopotamia Ishtar,the oldest known goddess and seductress lovedGilgamesh, a handsome semi divine king who did not love her back.  As the old adage goes hell hath...
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...

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