Sri Lanka is where it is, mainly because it is perennially in a state of confusion. Seventy years have elapsed since it gained Independence from the British, but it still cannot decide on a system of government suited for...
A pall of political instability has descended on the country and taken a heavy toll on all vital sectors, especially the ailing economy. The government is busy trying to solve its own problems on the political front, but in...
The sudden prorogation of Parliament, on the eve of the traditional New Year, led to a real hullabaloo, which, however, fizzled out shortly afterwards. Nobody seems to care a damn about the prorogation and the attendant issues anymore, for...
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has demonstrated his survival skills once again. He has lived up to his reputation as a master escapologist without compare. We argued in a previous column that he shouldn’t be underestimated and escapology was his...
The nail of the little finger of your left hand has grown imperceptibly over the weeks and the ugly patch of ‘indelible’ ink, applied thereon at the Feb. 10 local government election, has vanished.  A healthy finger nail is...
It never rains but it pours. There seems to be no end in sight to the problems besetting the yahapalana government, which is like a house on a land acquired for a road widening project; it exists on borrowed time. President Maithripala Sirisena seems to...
All three tiers of government are in a severe crisis. Differences between the SLFP and the UNP in the national government have burst forth and taken their toll on the fragile unity of the ruling coalition following the Feb....
Political analysts and weather forecasters have one thing in common, the world over. Their predictions, more often than not, go wrong and they become objects of ridicule as a result. On the political front what looks like a mere...

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