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...

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...