So, it has now been confirmed that the Local Government (LG) and Provincial Council (PC) elections will not be held next year. President Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the parliament in no uncertain terms that the presidential and parliamentary elections...
      The anti-incumbency factor is a fact of life any government has to contend with. It chips away at the popularity of governments in power, but their leaders tend to wish it away, albeit in vain. In...
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...
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...
  The Guardian/Indian Express London/New Delhi, November 23 The US authorities have thwarted a plot to kill a Sikh separatist in the United States and issued a warning to India over concerns the government in New Delhi was involved, the Financial Times reported...
  Governor of the Central Bank Dr Nandalal Weerasinghe today made a presentation to the Cabinet on the proposed Domestic Debt Optimization process. The governor tabled a 35-page document which explained the whole process of domestic debt optimization. The Cabinet has...
Anyone who has read Ms. Gamage's recent speeches will recall that her main target is the SJB, with vitriol directed specifically at its leader, Sajith Premadasa. Her aim is to diminish the SJB and its leadership in the eyes...
People are constantly discussing the interview given by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Deutsche Welle (DW) satellite television and how he presented himself to the world. The immediate reaction of a UNPer who worked closely with Ranil Wickremesinghe during the Yahapalanaya regime was...
      Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the failed president The need for a president who will bring back the 19th A and abolish the executive presidency Ranil’s political swan song? Gotabaya Rajapaksa did not want to leave as a failed president. In an interview with...
Ranil Wickremesinghe became the eighth executive President of Sri Lanka, winning the Presidential election comfortably with an absolute majority. President Wickremesinghe polled 134 votes in Parliament against his closest contestant Dullas Allahapperuma secured 82 votes, and the third candidate, Anura...
  The lofty ideals of the ‘Aragalaya’ are arguably more distant today than when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was at the helm. There was no designated political leadership to sustain the Aragalaya, and Ranil Wickremesinghe exploited it to the full. This...
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has succeeded in shifting his political rivals’ attention from the much-delayed local government polls to the next presidential election due next year so much so that the SJB and the JVP have already named their presidential...

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