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President is best situated to resolve political crisis

The political crisis that erupted unexpectedly on October 26 still continues and is now entering its fourth week. President Maithripala Sirisena’s unexpected decision to replace Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa unleashed the problem on an unsuspecting country. The problem is that the former president has been unable to show he has the support of the majority in parliament to legitimately take his new position as prime minister. On two occasions in the past fortnight 122 MPs out of 225 have voted and signed documents of no-confidence in the newly appointed prime minister.Read More...

Leadership and accountability for sustainable development of a nation


I am honoured to have been invited to speak at this symposium, not least because you have selected for discussion a theme of great relevance in the crisis of governance that our country faces today. I will refrain however from talking about the miserab...

Seen 'N' Heard

HEARD…it’s all about social media, once again, and about the people who come up with sensational stories, in order to give their egos a morale boost!There was one guy who claimed, on Facebook, that President Donald Trump sent him a pers...

A special day…December 1st


Yes, it’s sing-along time, once again, and this time it’s the Old Boy’s Association of Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa, who are doing the needful.Lankika and the Golden Chimes will be there to help you sing-along, on Satur...

A cartoonist must be politically correct - Janaka Ratnayake


By the time he entered Grade Four he was already the best artist in his class of Nalanda College, Colombo. Being the sportsman he is, he continuously drew the College Cricket souvenir cover over 10 years. Even after 25 years of work experience as a car...

'Pot full' of action!


Yes, I had to coin the phrase ‘pot full’ of action because that’s exactly what the scene will be on Friday, November 30th, 2018.The Curry Pot, situated at Clifford Avenue, Colombo 3, will be the venue for some hot stuff, when four r...

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