Saffron marches and the ides of September

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Last Wednesday, police officials paid a visit to the beef stall at the Bambalapitiya Market on Galle Road. They had a polite warning for...

Sri Lanka centric China agenda continues with fanfare

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By R R M Lilani A new non-aligned Sri Lanka announced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa when he was elected in 2019, but it is vividly seen...

Sri Lanka: The new persecution

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“Is there no woman here? …Is there no man in this land? Is there no honest man or only the sort of man who...

‘Outright Opportunism’, is thy other name ‘national government’?

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By N Sathiya Moorthy By the very definition, ‘politicians’ are an ‘opportunistic’ breed. Greater the success of the individual or the party, more ‘opportunistic’ they...

A ‘Rajapaksa manifesto’ for presidential polls

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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...

Turning grey into gold

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By Shamshad Akhtar Just a few decades ago, the population of the Asia-Pacific region was dominated by the young. Now, as birth rates have dropped...

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

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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....

50 years on: LGB&T equality brings success

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By James Dauris - British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka On 27th July the United Kingdom will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation...

Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations an exercise in world class diplomacy

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By Talat Masood Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in South Asia with which Pakistan has endeavored to develop a broad-based relationship...

Effective governance key to economic growth

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By Shamshad Akhtar The Asia-Pacific region’s high and steady economic growth has been an anchor of stability for the struggling world economy in recent years....