Ranil Wickremesinghe's government was jubilant after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a nearly $3 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Ecstatic supporters of the President’s political party the UNP, lit fireworks outside its headquarters. Others who saw it for...
  Political circles were all agog last week with the sudden sacking of Susil Premajayantha from his position as State Minister of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Learning Promotion by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Premajayantha was summarily sacked from his post...
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has described the lynching of a Sri Lankan manager in a factory in Sialkot Pakistan as an “act of barbarism” and has urged the Pakistan government to ensure the safety of all Sri Lankans...
The Chamber of Parliament was kept open and fully lit till late on Monday night. It was an unusual sight and some staff members wondered what was going on. Before long, they realized that there was a photo shoot...
Just four years have passed since anti-Muslim sentiments sparked riots in Aluthgama. The full fallout from those events was seen only many months later. If one incident could be attributed to the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at...
  Many MPs, especially those in the Opposition, waxed eloquent on the virtues of checks and balances during the recent parliamentary debate on the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution Bill, which was ratified, last week, with the Opposition voting for it...
  R. S Priyangani is defiant. ‘They killed my husband like a dog but he died like a lion’. She says his killers must be held accountable and she wants justice for her husband. It has been one week since her...
Colombo, August 29: Those who wrote off India and gave Pakistan the thumbs up after the Taliban took over Kabul on August 15 may have to eat their words now. After the bombing of the Kabul airport perimeter by the...
A crisis-ridden Sri Lanka limped forward gradually during the festive season, with many people indulging in traditional New Year rituals and other customary activities. President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a Sinhala New Year message to all Sri Lankans, said, ‘I am gratified...
Elvis Presley famously likened ambition to a dream with a V8 engine, meaning that if one had to get anywhere one had to rev it up oneself. Many Sri Lankas are doing so. Hence there is no dearth of...
The government's inaction on this matter has caused a severe public outcry, and it is becoming increasingly clear that they are more concerned with using the attack to further their own political agenda rather than taking the necessary steps...

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