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 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...
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Monday, presented the 2014 Budget themed, ‘A Prelude to a Bright Future’. It is now under the microscope, and there has been a mixed reaction to it. The President has vehemently denied that it is...
Thankfully, there is at least one Cabinet minister who has the guts to stand up to President Ranil Wickremesinghe and do what he thinks is right. That is the Minister of Sports, Roshan Ranasinghe, currently at the centre of...
    President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s recent outburst at the western bloc has raised many an eyebrow. It is considered uncharacteristic of the leader of a party known to espouse western liberalism. Wickremesinghe’s uncle, the late President J. R. Jayewardene, whom he...
Sri Lanka is never short of political dramas of varying intensities, ranging from comical to serious, the latest being the verbal conflict between the SLPP and the UNP. Some disgruntled SLPP seniors pretend that they will not vote for...
           There was a time when it seemed as if it would never happen but Keheliya Rambukwella has finally lost the coveted Health portfolio. Ultimately listening to public opinion, President Ranil Wickremesinghe replaced him with...
President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement, at the UNP Convention in Colombo, on Saturday, that a presidential election would be held next year, followed by parliamentary polls, and the Provincial Council (PC) elections would be conducted in 2025, has received much...
President Ranil Wickremesinghe's name may soon go down in history as the only South Asian leader who has interacted with a record number of world leaders for bilateral discussions within a short period since taking office. The reasons given are that it...
  Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickemesinghe’s visit to China from October 16 to 20, has resulted in Sri Lanka’s reiterating its commitment to participate in China’s global development project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). That is despite India’s warning...
  The government has undertaken to introduce electoral reforms amidst the Opposition’s protests against the indefinite postponement of the local government elections, and an alleged move to do away with the presidential polls due in 2024 by means of a...

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