Friendship or domination?

In his maiden meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Mtegi Toshimitsu, President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has reiterated the known position that Sri Lanka under him...

Revisiting ‘em both, 19-A and 13-A

By N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of the politics and processes involved, the Gota Presidency should take up the UNP Opposition’s offer of helping a re-visit...

Who should blink first – and why

By N Sathiya Moorthy Going by media reports, no positive movement seems to have emanated at the Gota-Modi talks at New Delhi in the Sri...

Catalysing change for gender equality

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka   Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World...

Stability, security — and more…

By N Sathiya Moorthy Independent of certain social media perceptions that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s electoral win was owed to Sinhala-Buddhist ‘racism’, it owed to ground...

Who lost the most, Sajith or the TNA?

By N Sathiya Moorthy While it is celebrations time for Team Gota and retrospection time for Camp Sajith, it may well be introspection time for...

Sri Lanka in talks with more airlines to fly to Jaffna

Sri Lanka is in talks with multiple airlines to fly to Jaffna after the Jaffna International Airport (JIA) was launched as an international airport. Chairman...

‘Ranil factor’ in presidential polls

By N Sathiya Moorthy In what has begun as an ‘issue-less’ election, the upcoming weekend presidential poll is turning up with possibilities, as much on...

To be, or not to be…

By N Sathiya Moorthy At one level, the ‘Tamil votes’ are the deciding factor in the presidential polls of 16 November, as on most past occasions....

Militarization of Lankan Presidential election

By Veeragathy Thanabalasingham Two weeks ago, the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) came out strongly against using the war victory of 2009 as...

Between ‘curtailing cooperation’ and outright alienation…

By N Sathiya Moorthy UNP Minister Sagala Ramanayake has denied reports that he is crossing over, to support rival SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the presidential...

EU to assess social media behaviour at Presidential polls

By Easwaran Rutnam With a lot of misinformation and hate speech being promoted via social media ahead of the presidential election next month, international as...

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...