By Vishvanath Politicians are known for their remarkable ability to see opportunities in crises. Never do they care to make moral judgements when they pursue their dreams. They are driven solely by self-interest, and in the pursuit of their ambitions,...
By Visvanath Anything goes in Sri Lankan politics. There is nary a person or thing that crafty politicians hesitate to use to compass their ends. They do not spare even places of worship and religious leaders to gain political mileage....
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...
By Vishvanath The SLPP, which had a phenomenal rise in national politics, unlike any other political party in Sri Lanka, and won the last three elections—local government (2018), presidential (2019), and parliamentary (2020)—in a row, quite impressively, and secured a...
By Vishvanath The Maithripala Sirisena faction of the SLFP has claimed that SLFP General Secretary Dushmantha Mitrapala’s office at Darley Road. Colombo 10, was broken open recently and some vital documents were removed by their rivals. Acting on a complaint...
By Vishvanath The SLPP and the UNP are at loggerheads. They have not been able to reach a consensus on whether it is the parliamentary polls or the presidential election that should be held first. President Ranil Wickremesinghe has ruled...
By vishvanath There seems to be no end in sight to trouble for the SLFP. A special meeting it held on Saturday, under the chairmanship former President Maithripala Sirisena, turned stormy when three of its office-bearers of the party were sacked. They were MPsDuminda Dissanayake (National...
By Vishvanath Leader of the JVP-led National People’s Power (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, during a political event in Canada, on Sunday, happened to express remorse for his party’s violence in the late 1980s. In answer to a question from someone...
By Vishvanath Former President Maithripala Sirisena has created quite a stir by claiming that he possesses irrefutable evidence to prove who actually masterminded the Easter Sunday terror attacks in April 2019. Fielding questions from a horde of hectoring provincial reporters,...
By Vishvanath The cold war between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and SLPP founder, Basil Rajapaksa, has come to a head. Close on the heels of Wickremesinghe’s announcement, at a recent Cabinet meeting, that the next presidential election would be held first...
By Vishvanath Presidential election campaigns of the UNP, the SJB and the NPP have got underway in earnest. They have commenced a bit too early, and sustaining their momentum and preventing them from plateauing a few months ahead of the contest...
By Vishvanath The SJB and the JVP-led NPP are vying with each other aggressively to enlist the support of former high-ranking military officers and the members of the Maha Sangha, with about six or seven months to go for the...

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