Will he, or won’t he? That is the question that everyone in politics seems to be asking these days: will President Ranil Wickremesinghe conduct the next presidential election as constitutionally required, at least by October 2024? In recent weeks there...
    Group dynamics are usually problematic and cause dissension and animosity, especially in organizations made up of individuals with competing interests and ambitions. Hence, they often lead to the break-up of political alliances, the collapse of the UNP-led Yahapalana coalition...
      The Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is currently on his first-ever visit to China since he assumed office as President Sri Lanka in July 2022. Expectations are high in Sri Lanka as China has promised debt relief measures though without...
There was much talk about crossovers and the recent judgement by a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court that upheld party disciplinary action and justified expulsions. The judgement effectively cost Naseer Ahamed his seat in the present government and his ministerial portfolio. The high...
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...
Last week, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment that could turn Sri Lanka’s political equation topsy-turvy, provided political parties study the verdict and act in an astute manner. The highest court in the land declared that the expulsion of...
Sri Lankan President Ranil Wikremesinghe’s visit to China, which is to begin on October 15, is expected to bring in Chinese investments to the Colombo Port City, which has been awaiting both domestic and foreign investment for long. According to...
Shah Rukh Khan had been receiving death threats from undisclosed gangsters ever since the tremendous success of his latest films Pathaan and Jawan. The Maharashtra police have given him high security, categorized as Y Plus with six armed guards posted around the clock....
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...
    Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe may be like chalk and cheese, in many respects, but they have a remarkable similarity; both of them are amazingly adept at bouncing back against tremendous odds. Whoever would have thought Mahinda would ever...
    Foreign Minister Ali Sabry has needlessly poked his finger into the Canada-India row. Sri Lanka has nothing to do with the Khalistan issue. The Canada-India row is purely a bilateral issue, where Sri Lanka has no status to get...

A requiem for the SLFP

Sri Lanka’s sixth Executive President Maithripala Sirisena is a busy man these days. He is busy driving the final nail into the coffin of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), which is well and truly dead and buried, murdered...

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