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  • The ONLY way out

    The ONLY way out

    Leaving aside the legalities, politicalities, Constitutionalities and the complexities of the current imbroglio in which the nation is grounded (temporarily), the underlying issues in the Constitutional crisis can be reduced to one single question: At a time when all three …


  • Ranil = Run Nil

    Ranil = Run Nil

    Right now Ranil Wickremesinghe, the ex-Prime Minister holding the exceptional record of being sacked twice by the presidency, is in a dilemma: he does not know whether to leave or not to leave “Temple Trees,” the official residence of the …




  • The greatness of the Great Chronicle, Mahavamsa

    The greatness of the Great Chronicle, Mahavamsa

     By H. L. D. Mahindapala

    “And the soothsayers, when they saw the seats prepared, foretold: ‘The earth is occupied by these (bhikkus); they will be lords upon the island.’  – Mahavamsa XIV: 53.                                                                                                                    

    In the opening paragraph Bhikku …