Citizen Column

A group of former Sri Lankan Ambassadors and academics yesterday urged the International Community to let the present political crisis in the country be solved internally. They pointed out that as per the provisions of UN Charter and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, it is...

By Shenali D Waduge
On 26th October 2018 a President elected by 62lakh citizens decided to sack the Prime Minister & appoint a new prime minister. He also decided to prorogue Parliament & days later dissolved parliament. All these decisions were taken within the country & had no public pr...

On September 5 this year, the Global Sri Lankan Forum conducted a public seminar titled ‘Geneva Resolution and Federalism as it is Today.’ It focused on the Sri Lankan co-sponsored Geneva Resolution projected on the backdrop of the recently concluded visit by the Secretary-General of the United N...

The Fissures That Lie Beneath

October 24, 2018 2:08 pm

-Uditha Devapriya On Friday, 6 December a group of people calling themselves the National Joint Committee ("Jathika Ekabaddha Kamituwa") met at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute for the launch of Manohara de Silva's book, "Bedumwaadeenge Upaya Marga Ha Vivastha Sanshodana" (The Methods of the...

It is time the Sinhalese asserted their rights. It is time the world knew the history & heritage of the Sinhalese – people found nowhere else but in the Sinhale nation, people who had a distinct language, distinct culture & customs. One of the first myths that need to be cleared is that the Sinha...

Fonseka’s shocking disclosure

September 13, 2018 7:17 am

By Shamindra Ferdinando Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s recent admission that the cabinet had never discussed Sri Lanka’s response to alleged war crimes allegations highlighted the culpability on the part of the National Unity Government for depriving the country of a proper defence. Cab...

It has happened as was to have been foreseen. A morally, intellectually and financially bankrupt Government has played its last hand to try and stay in power beyond 2020. I have argued in previous articles that, the JVP with 4 members in Parliament will not even dream of bringing a consti...

Ensure food security and save environment

September 3, 2018 2:32 pm

As reported in 2014, the fertilizer used in Sri Lanka include approximately 300,000 tons of urea, 120,000 tons of TSP (mono calcium phosphate), 150,000 tons of muriate of potash, 50,000 tons of ammonium sulphate. Average rate of fertilizer consumption in Sri Lanka was 245.20 kg/Hectare as of 201...

Dons have got it all wrong – a reply

August 15, 2018 11:40 am

The Island of July 12, 2018, published a communiqué issued by a group of academics condemning certain "statements" made by a group, led by "ex-military" personnel. They complain that the said military personnel have made the following statements. i. Those who are supportive of a new con...

minent Buddhist monk Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the current status of the country in the aftermath of violence in Kandy. The prelate said all the communities should be united to build the country. The excerpts of the interview: We, the Si...

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Public servants obliged responsibilities of preventing downfall of the services

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