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  • Is another ‘decapitation drama’ on its way?

    Is another ‘decapitation drama’ on its way?

    By S Akurugoda

    It is learnt from media reports that the Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, arrived in Sri Lanka with a delegation of officials.  According to the reports, Ramaphosa has been appointed South African President Jacob Zuma’s …






  • ‘Gaza’ and its many WTF moments

    ‘Gaza’ and its many WTF moments

    Over 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces over the past ten days.  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to continue ‘Operation Protective Edge’.  The UN’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay says that the Israeli action ‘may …




  • GO-NGO pots and kettles

    GO-NGO pots and kettles

    By Malinda Senevirathne

    The Government has taken some tentative steps to keep NGOs in check.  Although the big-names in the NGO fraternity have howled in protest, a careful reading of the directive issued by the NGO Secretariat clearly indicates …