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 –...

Why Sri Lanka co-sponsored the UN resolution

By S. V. Kirubaharan, France The UN Human Rights Commission was reformed by the former UN Secretary-General Kofi-Annan and the UN Human Rights Council was...

Whoever wants to become President?

By N Sathiya Moorthy It’s becoming increasingly clear that all things politics, the Easter blasts’ probe too has been mired in personalities and individual egos,...

Where from here, presidential polls?

By N Sathiya Moorthy After meeting with Narendra Modi while in New Delhi for his second swearing-in, President Maithripala Sirisena announced that the Indian Prime...

What does Modi’s return mean for Sri Lanka?

By N Sathiya Moorthy   The President’s Office in Colombo has since announced that incumbent Maithripala Sirisena would be attending the swearing-in of India’s Prime Minister...

Fears grow over Chinese “infiltration”

By Easwaran Rutnam Fears are growing over a Chinese infiltration of Sri Lanka by way of Chinese intelligence officers, especially after the Easter Sunday attacks. The...

US and Sri Lanka seek consensus on controversial deal

By Easwaran Rutnam The US and Sri Lanka are attempting to seek a consensus on a controversial agreement, which has come under strong criticism from...

Between a ‘secured’ State and a ‘Security State’

By N Sathiya Moorthy Weeks after the Easter blasts that rattled the Sri Lankan State, nation people out of their post-war slumber, we now have...

‘H.E. Mr. Cardinal President, Sir’?

By N Sathiya Moorthy As with other occasions in contemporary Sri Lanka, as elsewhere, busy-bodies are already naming names for the nation’s presidency. The latest...

Where from here, the blasts-probe?

By N Sathiya Moorthy In an interview to BBC, Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Army chief, Lt-Gen Mahesh Senanayake,  has said that the Easter bombers had...

The veil is off, yes, but…

By N Sathiya Moorthy The whole-sale, whole-hearted support of the nation’s Muslim community to the Government’s decision to ban face-cover of every kind should send...

It’s back with a bang, and stunningly so!

By N Sathiya Moorthy Shocking, stunning, saddening and revolting as it is, the Easter Day ‘massacre’ – and that is the only way to put...

A ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for presidential polls

By N Sathiya Moorthy In a recent interview to Colombo-based Daily Mirror, Basil Rajapaksa has set out what can pass for a ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for...

Hang him – NOT – let him go!

By N Sathiya Moorthy By presiding over the destruction of massive drugs seized by law-enforcers in recent years, and declaring that he had cleared the...

Ambitions are affordable for Asia and the Pacific

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Three years of implementation of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific shows the region has...