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...

Wasting ‘time-outs’, the Sri Lankan way

By N Sathiya Moorthy It is not only in sports and games that the players get time-outs for internal consultations and working out fresh strategies...

Casting aside caste and class

By N Sathiya Moorthy Addressing university students in the capital Colombo recently, President Maithripala Sirisena was reported to have said that “ending the caste discrimination...

To be or not to be, the Gota question

By N Sathiya Moorthy By declaring that he was confident of winning the presidential elections later this year, Gota Rajapaksa has said that he wants...

To Geneva, thru Mannar and Jaffna?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Reports that TNA’s Mullaitivu District MP, Nirmalanathan Sivamohan, wants the ‘Mannar mass-grave samples’ sent to a second lab for testing after...

Now, Mangala’s Power to the fore?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Election time is also felicitation time in the country. Suddenly, ‘friends’ of politicians discover that their man – or, woman –...

The stuff some MPs are made of?

Thus far the innocent voter has only been thinking of the stuff that the nation’s political class, especially their elected representatives, is not made...