When Sri Lankan lives matter…

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By N Sathiya Moorthy President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s belated announcement to declare a 10-day, nation-wide lock-down beginning 20 August could not have been delayed any further....

Revisiting Pakistan’s Role in Afghanistan

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Since the days of the ancient Silk Route, Afghanistan has remained the sole connecting bridge between South Asia and Europe. For each of those...

How ‘inclusive’ can democracy be?

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Appearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), headed by Leader of the House, Dinesh Gunawardena, who is also the new Education...

Addressing misconceptions on agricultural practices in Sri Lanka’s tea plantations

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By Dr. Roshan Rajadurai The recent move by the government to ensure the availability of fertiliser critical for the country’s agriculture sector is welcomed by...

China-Pakistan relationship and Gwadar Seaport : Some trepidations

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Pakistan and China enjoy close and friendly relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in May 1951. Pakistan was one of the first countries...

Heading for another Rice-to-Rubber Pact or what

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By N Sathiya Moorthy The National Christian Council (NCC) may not be technically competent to comment on what they call the looming fertilizer shortage snowballing...

Chinese coup de maître in Sri Lanka?

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By a Special Correspondent China always wanted to set up a strong base in Sri Lanka. It would provide two advantages to realize her geopolitical...

Blood is thicker than vaccine

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Speculation is already rife in some sections of the social media that the Chinese donation of Sinopharm Covid vaccine for the...

A Second Term or Secondary Term?

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By N Sathiya Moorthy Talking to the nation’s media moguls, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is credited with wanting to seek a second term. He crossed the half-way...

Does China qualify for superpower status in the 21st Century?

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By Ashanthi Warunasuriya A decade ago, British scholar and journalist Martin Jacques wrote a book with the provocative title “When China Rules the World”. Jacques says China’s...