Sajith Premadasa, ’71 not-out’?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Ruling UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa’s ‘revelation’ that President Maithripala Sirisena had offered him the Prime Minister’s job a high 71...

Needed: New Narratives

By N Sathiya Moorthy In eastern Ampara over the weekend, ‘Leader of the Opposition’ Mahinda Rajapaksa has reiterated their resolve “not to allow anyone to...

Can Ranil ‘fix’ the Rajapaksas, still?

N Sathiya Moorthy One of the immediate fallouts of the twin ‘constitutional crises’ in which they played their part(s) is that the UNP leadership of...

UNP back to playing the presidential ball game within, all over again

By N Sathiya Moorthy   Conventional political wisdom has it that when the Opposition is weak, whatever the reason and circumstances, the inevitable and inherent strains...

Mahinda cuts his losses, but…

By N Sathiya Moorthy The irony is true and striking. In the normal course, political leaders enter office in public, celebrating it all, and quit,...

Where from here the ‘constitutional freeze’?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Until at least the Supreme Court Judge gives a discernible and enforceable verdict in the ‘Parliament dissolution case’, the twin political...

‘War crimes probe’ by another name

By N Sathiya Moorthy Even as the nation continues to be immersed in the current constitutional crisis of unprecedented proportion, possibly for any country in...

Asia-Pacific takes stock of ambitious development targets

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem Ministers and senior policymakers across Asia and the Pacific are gathered in Bangkok this week to focus on...

Now, Maithri turns tables on Ranil?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Given his standardised prescription for friends-turned-foes, President Maithripala Sirisena should have announced a commission of inquiry on allegations of corruption against...

JVP reiteration of ‘no support’ to UNP puts TNA again in driver’s seat?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Chennai, 19 November 2018 Should even the UNP led by (former) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe get another chance at Government-formation, whoever...

Round One goes to Rajapaksa, but…

By N Sathiya Moorthy By formally signing in as a member of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) or the ‘Sri Lanka People’s Front’, former...

Which ‘vote’ are you talking about?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Now that President Maithripala Sirisena has called a session of Parliament that he had prorogued, the question arises if the House...

Will the ‘real’ Prime Minister stand up, please?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Three days in a row, there are two ‘prime ministers’, hence two ‘governments’, hence a class one constitutional crisis, but Sri...

So, Wiggy does it after all!

By N Sathiya Moorthy Chennai, 25 October 2018 One step for a Tamil, a giant leap for Tamil people – or, is it so? This is...

A RAW deal, yet again!

N Sathiya Moorthy Whether Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans can live without the northern neighbour India, they just cannot live without naming India’s external intelligence...

India may regret sooner or later

By S. V. KIRUPAharan, France “It’s not a mistake to make a mistake, but it is a mistake to repeat the mistake.” During the 39th session...

A lone ‘Tigress’???

By N Sathiya Moorthy   The Monday morning arrest of former Minister of State and ruling UNP’s known Tamil woman’s face, Vijayakala Maheswaran, that too on...

A ‘nutty’ call this!

The last time ‘nuts’ became the talk of high-level political lingo in these parts of the world, it was in 1981. Then Pakistani President,...

Entrepreneurial about gender equality

By Hong Joo Hahm Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women’s economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive...

Building bridges in the air

Civil Aviation Minister Nimal Sripala de Silva’s Parliament announcement that the Government was not handing over the Palay Airport in the Tamil-majority Northern Province...