Tamil electoral dilemma, still

By N Sathiya Moorthy It may read uncharitable to blame the Tamil social and TNA political leaderships for the community’s current dilemma on whom to...

Germany wants focus on political stability in Sri Lanka

By Easwaran Rutnam With election fever taking its hold on Sri Lanka, human rights seem to have taken a backseat. However, the international community is...

Does Elpitiya hold the key?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Rarely has the nation witnessed a by-election in the midst of an already long run-up to a national election. It has...

Think for the nation, act for the person!

By N Sathiya Moorthy Now that the nomination process for the 16 November presidential polls are behind the nation, at least one thing has become...

No to ageism, yes to intergenerational equality

By Srinivas Tata and Eduardo Klien As we are celebrating the International Day of Older Persons today, we recognize that population ageing is a human...

Has TNA out-lived its ‘shelf-life’?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Despite some social media enthusiasts urging TNA’s international spokesperson and parliamentarian, M A Sumanthiran, to contest the presidential elections and some...

Now, ‘mother of all probes’!

By N Sathiya Moorthy To say the least, by appointing a new probe panel into the ‘Easter Sunday blasts’ over and above the one that...

US ready to work with any Government in Sri Lanka

By Easwaran Rutnam The US dismissed various conspiracy theories which were circulating following the Easter Sunday attacks where rumours circulated over US involvement. In a wide-ranging...

Young people are right about climate change: it’s time to listen

By Luis Alfonso de Alba Climate change is not a far-away problem– it is causing huge damage right now in Asia-Pacific and around the world....

Whose ‘league-match’ is TNA playing now?

By N Sathiya Moorthy If anyone in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s camp in the ruling UNP thought that they could sway away his deputy and...

Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

By Deepak Nayyar In 1968 renowned economist Gunnar Mydral published Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, a highly pessimistic work on Asia’s...

Presidential poll getting trickier

By N Sathiya Moorthy There seems to be some good news for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghye’s ruling United National Party (UNP). From no-talk to long-gap...

JVP and the Tamil people

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham The National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader, Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, in a recent interview with the Tamil...

Aping Tamil Nadu, the electoral way?

By N Sathiya Moorthy With only weeks to go for the presidential poll-date announcement, political parties still seem to be unclear about what one issue...

Disaster risk resilience: key to protecting vulnerable communities

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across our...

What do the Tamils want?

By N Sathiya Moorthy   As with all post-war elections especially, the nation’s Tamil community remains confused – as much as what they want of the...

Will ‘all roads’ to Colombo lead from H’tota?

By N Sathiya Moorthy For Sri Lankans who might have been complaining that under the 10-year Rajapaksa presidency, only native Hambantota got into the news...

Decoding the Rajapaksa-ticket

By N Sathiya Moorthy As expected, Mahinda Rajapaksa has named brother and his war-time Defence Secretary Gota Rajpaksa as his SLPP-JO’s presidential candidate. Equally predicted was...

New wine in old bottles?

By N Sathiya Moorthy Rumours that Minister Sajith Premadasa, if denied the ruling UNP’s presidential ticket, may join hands with incumbent Maithripala Sirisena, to face...

Could relations between Sri Lanka and China get closer?

As China wants to grow its global influence, the Asia-Pacific region seems to be key to start the process and Indian Ocean Island nation...