The significance of Basil Rajapaksa’s recent entry into the parliament may not have been lost on keen political observers. His swearing-in marked the culmination of a series of political events and processes triggered by the January 2015 regime change....
The UPFA government under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s stewardship faced the same fate as the Titanic, in 2015. That regime was widely thought to be invincible; Rajapaksa had been re-elected with a mammoth majority about five years before, and the...
Minster of Industries Wimal Weerawansa was instrumental in turning around Lanka Phosphate Ltd., which is currently earning impressive profits. But it has been removed from his purview and attached to the Ministry of Agriculture under Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The government...
There will be an edge-of-your-seat drama unfolding in Parliament soon, and that might even make the public forget the raging pandemic and the soaring cost of living. The protagonist is UNP leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who...
The current administration has undertaken a high-wire politico-economic act without a safety net. It has banned chemical fertilizer imports. The Cabinet is reported to have approved a proposal for prohibiting agrochemicals such as weedicides as well. The country has...
Sri Lanka’s Constitution is a bundle of contradictions that have resulted from a great deal of political skullduggery andsleight of hand on the part of its framers; politically-motivated half-hearted attempts to rectify them over the years have not yielded...
They will elect a slate of electors instead The US is going to the polls tomorrow (03 Nov.) to elect the next President. The US presidential election is held on Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of November...
All political parties and independent groups in the parliamentary election fray are calling for a mandate to control the next Parliament. The SLPP has gone a step ahead of others; it is seeking a two-thirds majority not only to...
The constitutionally stipulated timeframe for finalising amendments to party constitutions, changing symbols and submitting them for the Election Commission (EC) approval came to an end, at midnight, on Monday. The Samagi Bala Janavegana (SJB) led by Sajith Premadasa has...

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