Throwing the baby with bath-water?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of political positions and posturing, there is an urgent need to amend, or even do away with the controversial 19-A,...

Is 13-A ‘impractical’ or what?

By N Sathiya Moorthy At a meeting with European Union (EU) envoys recently, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa reportedly said that some provisions of the much talked-about...

Behind and beyond the ‘maroon shawl’

By N Sathiya Moorthy In his maiden address to Parliament, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa turned nostalgic about his Ruhuna rural family’s long connection to the nation’s...

Monk takes law into his hands

By Easwaran Rutnam A Buddhist monk seen on videos circulating on social media, slapping a man and also threatening another, accusing them of engaging in...

‘Justice’ for Minorities?

By N Sathiya Moorthy It is not the right way, leave alone the best way, for anyone to aspire for any position of the kind....

Us vs them does not leave out ‘political victimisation’, too

By N Sathiya Moorthy The arrest of former Minister and JHU boss, Patali Champika Ranawaka, and similar anticipation on the part of his team-mate from...

Friendship or domination?

In his maiden meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Mtegi Toshimitsu, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has reiterated the known position that Sri Lanka under him...

Revisiting ‘em both, 19-A and 13-A

By N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of the politics and processes involved, the Gota Presidency should take up the UNP Opposition’s offer of helping a re-visit...

Who should blink first – and why

By N Sathiya Moorthy Going by media reports, no positive movement seems to have emanated at the Gota-Modi talks at New Delhi in the Sri...

Catalysing change for gender equality

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka   Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World...

Stability, security — and more…

By N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of certain social media perceptions that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s electoral win was owed to Sinhala-Buddhist ‘racism’, it owed to ground...

Who lost the most, Sajith or the TNA?

By N Sathiya Moorthy While it is celebrations time for Team Gota and retrospection time for Camp Sajith, it may well be introspection time for...

Sri Lanka in talks with more airlines to fly to Jaffna

Sri Lanka is in talks with multiple airlines to fly to Jaffna after the Jaffna International Airport (JIA) was launched as an international airport. Chairman...

‘Ranil factor’ in presidential polls

By N Sathiya Moorthy In what has begun as an ‘issue-less’ election, the upcoming weekend presidential poll is turning up with possibilities, as much on...

To be, or not to be…

By N Sathiya Moorthy At one level, the ‘Tamil votes’ are the deciding factor in the presidential polls of 16 November, as on most past occasions....

Militarization of Lankan Presidential election

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham Two weeks ago, the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) came out strongly against using the war victory of 2009 as...

Between ‘curtailing cooperation’ and outright alienation…

By N Sathiya Moorthy UNP Minister Sagala Ramanayake has denied reports that he is crossing over, to support rival SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the presidential...

EU to assess social media behaviour at Presidential polls

By Easwaran Rutnam With a lot of misinformation and hate speech being promoted via social media ahead of the presidential election next month, international as...

Tamil electoral dilemma, still

By N Sathiya Moorthy It may read uncharitable to blame the Tamil social and TNA political leaderships for the community’s current dilemma on whom to...

Germany wants focus on political stability in Sri Lanka

By Easwaran Rutnam With election fever taking its hold on Sri Lanka, human rights seem to have taken a backseat. However, the international community is...