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  • Dissolve or be dissolved

    Dissolve or be dissolved

    By Malinda Seneviratne

    Constitutions are not always made with good intention. Even when the intention is good the unexpected trumps the word. They are supposed to be documents of the ‘forever’ kind, but if one thing is certain it is …


  • Pioneer in Buddhist Revival Movement

    Pioneer in Buddhist Revival Movement

    (Courtesy of Daily News)

    Colonel Olcott was an inspiring servant of mankind. He lived in our age and dedicated the later years of his life to Buddhism and the peoples of Asia particularly those of India and Sri Lanka. He …



  • Mandate lost: no two words about it

    Mandate lost: no two words about it

    Mahinda Rajapaksa, after losing the Presidential Election, making his now infamous from-the-window speech, blamed it ‘on the Tamils’. It was a crass, knee-jerk conclusion which was racist and a complete disavowal of his own and significant flaws. He has since …


  • Ranil Suspended Brig. Priyanka

    Ranil Suspended Brig. Priyanka

    (Amended excerpts From the “Sunday Times” Political Column of February 11th 2018)

    Just this week, a completely unrelated incident was to highlight the sharp and heightening divisions within Sirisena’s coalition. It came after Britain’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James





  • Dual power and the Mahinda magic

    Dual power and the Mahinda magic

    (Courtesy of FT)

    Last year, 2017, the Government and Opposition separately commemorated the centenary of the Russian revolution – actually of twin revolutions, liberal and socialist, of February and October, 1917. In an interesting twist, the result of the Sri …