US ready to work with any Government in Sri Lanka

By Easwaran Rutnam The US dismissed various conspiracy theories which were circulating following the Easter Sunday attacks where rumours circulated over US involvement. In a wide-ranging...

Young people are right about climate change: it’s time to listen

By Luis Alfonso de Alba Climate change is not a far-away problem– it is causing huge damage right now in Asia-Pacific and around the world....

Whose ‘league-match’ is TNA playing now?

By N Sathiya Moorthy If anyone in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s camp in the ruling UNP thought that they could sway away his deputy and...

Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

By Deepak Nayyar In 1968 renowned economist Gunnar Mydral published Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, a highly pessimistic work on Asia’s...

Presidential poll getting trickier

By N Sathiya Moorthy There seems to be some good news for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghye’s ruling United National Party (UNP). From no-talk to long-gap...

JVP and the Tamil people

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham The National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, in a recent interview with the Tamil...

Aping Tamil Nadu, the electoral way?

By N Sathiya Moorthy With only weeks to go for the presidential poll-date announcement, political parties still seem to be unclear about what one issue...

Disaster risk resilience: key to protecting vulnerable communities

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across our...

What do the Tamils want?

By N Sathiya Moorthy   As with all post-war elections especially, the nation’s Tamil community remains confused – as much as what they want of the...

Will ‘all roads’ to Colombo lead from H’tota?

By N Sathiya Moorthy For Sri Lankans who might have been complaining that under the 10-year Rajapaksa presidency, only native Hambantota got into the news...

Decoding the Rajapaksa-ticket

By N Sathiya Moorthy As expected, Mahinda Rajapaksa has named brother and his war-time Defence Secretary Gota Rajpaksa as his SLPP-JO’s presidential candidate. Equally predicted was...

New wine in old bottles?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Rumours that Minister Sajith Premadasa, if denied the ruling UNP’s presidential ticket, may join hands with incumbent Maithripala Sirisena, to face...

Could relations between Sri Lanka and China get closer?

As China wants to grow its global influence, the Asia-Pacific region seems to be key to start the process and Indian Ocean Island nation...

Is a ‘fourth alternative’ in sight?

By N Sathiya Moorthy   With PHU ally of the Rajapaksas’ SLPP, Udaya Gamanpilla, declaring that the US has cleared Gota R’s request for relinquishing his...

Has ‘political bug’ smitten the Cardinal too?

By N Sathiya Moorthy By reportedly asking the nation’s rulers to resign, Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith may have crossed the Rubicon...

Two rooms, too many elephants!

By N Sathiya Moorthy Talking about Sri Lanka’s geo-strategic options, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has always been fond of referring to the US as the...

Distorted flags, deceptive ‘nationalism’

By N Sathiya Moorthy Chennai, 8 July 2019 Going by media reports, participants at Sunday’s Kandy rally of the self-style ‘Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist’ BBS carried Sri Lankan...

Executions under Executive Presidency

By N Sathiya Moorthy It is anybody’s guess why and how President Maithripala Sirisena got to sign the death-warrants of four big-time drug-offenders, as he...

So what if 19-A has to go…

By N Sathiya Moorthy President Maithripala Sirisena may go down the history of world democracy as a leader who had no hesitation to acknowledge his...

West giving up on Ranil too?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Whoever said that the nation is yet to become normal post-Easter blasts need to have their eyes and ears tested –...