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By Vishvanath The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed fear that uncertainty caused by impending elections could take its toll on Sri Lanka’s economic recovery efforts and lead to a possible downward trend in the country’s economic outlook. The next...
The government has apparently been left with no alternative but to reconcile itself to the fact that the local government (LG) elections cannot be postponed further. But it is not likely to give up without a fight. Speculation is...
Cuba’s communist government canceled the annual May Day parade this year due to an acute fuel shortage. Fidel Castro must be turning in his grave! Sri Lanka, however, went ahead with its International Workers’ Day celebrations despite its economic...
Sri Lanka is faced with multiple crises virtually on all fronts, and the crippling foreign currency crunch is widely thought to be the worst. Available foreign currency reserves are said to be barely sufficient for two more weeks, and...
All Cabinet ministers are equal in rank, technically, but not all their portfolios are equally prestigious. Cabinet reshuffles, therefore, invariably lead to disgruntlement among those who lose their previously held plum portfolios and others who fail to secure them....
There has been a mixed reaction to what is known as the government’s war on ICE, which is the street name for highly addictive crystal methamphetamine. The much-publicized anti-narcotic operations that continue apace have won acclaim, but they are...
Something of much political significance happened in the parliament last week, but it escaped the attention of political analysts and the media, which only cursorily reported it. SJB MP and former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka tabled in the parliament...
By Vishvanath Politics and rhetoric are inseparable, especially in Sri Lanka, where politicians are never short of excuses and try to defend the indefensible. This is what the SLPP leaders do whenever they meet the press; they invariably sound unconvincing...
    The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) celebrated its 72nd Anniversary on a grand scale, with Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena as the Chief Guest, at Monarch Imperial, Sri Jayewardenepura, on Sunday (03 Sept.). What does the future hold for the...
Former US President Donald Trump suffered a heavy judicial gavel blow on Tuesday. US District Judge Tanya Chutkan, citing a US Supreme Court precedent, shot down Trump's attempt to prevent the White House from releasing some vital records required...
By Vishvanath The SLPP dissidents are hardening their position on the controversial agreement between the government and the US energy firm, New Fortress, despite an earful they got from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa at a meeting...
By Vishvanath Close on the heels of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena’s recent declaration, at a public event, that there would be no general election before the upcoming presidential contest, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is considered Basil Rajapaksa’s mouthpiece, said in an...

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