Reconciliation after reshuffle

May 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm


The Cabinet reshuffle came and went and the Yahapalana Government now has three years left to deal with the consequences – presuming, of course, that things don’t go south when the memorandum of understanding between the UNP and SLFP comes up for review in August this year. 

Bringing the roof down

May 26, 2017 at 6:26 pm


In Sri Lanka a disaster is the only way to get political attention. The collapse of a building in Wellawatte that killed one person and injured over two dozen is a tragedy that could have been easily avoided had it not been for the rampant corruption within Government bodies.

Managing floods

May 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm


Floods are natural events caused by the interplay of changes in climate, rivers and rampant urbanisation. Among all natural disasters, flooding is the most frequent. The number of reported flood events has been increasing significantly, particularly in the last 20 years. Worldwide, there has been rapid growth in the number of people killed or seriously affected by floods. The United Nations estimates floods affect an estimated 520 million people across the world yearly, resulting in up to 25,000 deaths in a single year.

India’s new plan for TN fishermen could end row with Sri Lanka over fishing

May 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm



Kalyananda Thiranagama’s book stirs parliamentary pot

May 26, 2017 at 6:18 pm


The controversial book of Attorney-at-Law Kalyananda Thiranagama accusing Parliament of making unauthorised changes to legislation after its passage for the perusal of the Speaker ratcheted up the tension in Parliament yesterday. 

Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust calls for scholarship applications

May 26, 2017 at 6:15 pm


Applications are being invited from children of estate workers who are residents of estates to be awarded scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET).

These scholarships are available for the G.C.E. Advanced Level, undergraduate courses and for students undergoing vocational or technical courses. 

Police hunts for BBS Chief over hate speech and attacks

May 26, 2017 at 6:12 pm


AFP: Sri Lanka’s police launched a major manhunt Thursday for a controversial Buddhist monk wanted in connection with a spate of attacks against mosques and Muslim-owned business.

Monsoon mayhem

May 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm



A child being taken to safety in a flooded area in Kelaniya, Pethiyagoda yesterday – Pic by Kushan Pathiraja



May 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Trust is the key

Only a few things stand between devolution under the 13th Amendment and federalism. Among them are the unitary character of the state, the executive presidency and the powers of the provincial Governors to keep Chief Ministers in check. It is only natural that these constitutional safeguards continue to trouble the tenacious seekers of more devolution.

Fonterra’s Rs. 2b investment creates sustainable impact’

May 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm


Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka is seeing sustainable returns from its ten year plan to build a thriving dairy industry and improve access to locally-made dairy products.

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