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...

Handle with care and caution, not indifference and callousness!

By N Sathiya Moorthy   The otherwise ‘arbitrary’ or ‘biased’ or ‘Sinhala-Buddhist’ national media needs to be applauded for the restraint that they have displayed over...

Post-war trauma still haunts TNA

By N Sathiya Moorthy Sad but true, but then the nation’s Tamil polity has since made a fine-art of infighting that they do not any...

Corrupting the election system, even more…

N Sathiya Moorthy   Independent of President Maithiripala Sirisena’s tall claims to the contrary, the electoral system in the State has not become corruption-free after the...

The SL-Singapore FTA: Complicated and Controversial

By Sarath Wijesinghe FTA International Agreements Free Trade Agreements are international agreements binding among and between state party or parties and international organizations generally involving commerce,...

Fixing a ‘value’ on values

By N Sathiya Moorthy By taking bold to declare that ‘open economy has destroyed social norms and values of the nation’, Colombo’s Archbishop, Malcolm Cardinal...

What do ‘Human Rights’ mean for politicians in the South?

By S. V. Kirupahran in France   ‘Human rights’ may be a new phenomenon for many Sinhala Buddhists – SB and for some Tamils including a...

Why even shaky chairs command a high price

By N Sathiya Moorthy   Sad but true. At a time when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is asking the nation to increase exports for the nation...

Indian Consulate General buys into Jaffna University’s communalism

15 August, 2018, is India’s day of Independence. The Consulate General in Jaffna organized a function at India House. The programme was simple and...

Safe spaces for youth

By Fadhil Bakeer Markar When you hear that there are thousands of young people who don’t qualify after their O/L examinations and there are hundreds of...

Return of Exiles: To the President and Prime Minister, “Cleaning up is not Quarrelsomeness”

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole   In responding to a question in Parliament by Charles Nirmalanathan on Wednesday 8 August, 2018, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured...

To hike, or not to hike

By N Sathiya Moorthy Where did it all begin, this talk of increasing the salaries for parliamentarians and ministers, equating them with those for corresponding...

Should Tamils hear out the Rajapaksas?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Reports that war-time Defence Secretary and a prospective presidential aspirant/hopeful from the SLPP-JO met with Tamil journalists in Colombo recently should...

Improved infrastructure plays major role in real estate values

With the recent announcement that the much-anticipated Colombo Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is all set to proceed with Phase 1 following the green...

‘Black July’: Forgotten, forgettable?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Thirty-five years after the event, the nation is still going through the ‘ritual’ of remembering, if not observing the ‘Black July’...

Risking the roulette with Russians, too?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Media reports that the Russian Embassy in Colombo has sought clarification/explanation from the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry on Finance Minister Mangala...

No other country could better understand the preciousness of Free Trade than Sri Lanka

By Cheng Xueyuan, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sri Lanka   The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up and also...

If things are not going the right way Sri Lanka can advise Maldives –...

By Easwaran Rutnam @easwaranrutnam Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, speaks exclusively to the Colombo Gazette...

Group of 16 feels Mahinda must be made PM – Dayasiri

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya The split from the Government by 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, including some Ministers, created ripples in the political arena. Now known...

Are we a democracy? Maybe?

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole   Counting Votes is just one aspect of democracy On the face of it, we exercise our franchise, vote and often turn...