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Is the Media behaving like the Wild Ass?

Media in Sri Lanka becomes very controversial during election times, and allegations of bias, malicious reporting and fake news become as common as Tuk-tuks on the streets of Colombo.


Politics of Memory

It was a ‘Brobdingnagian’ display of popular solidarity behind candidate Sajith Premadasa. What took place on Thursday at the Galle face Maidan was a masterly managed exercise of crowd psychology.


Elpitiya result; A wake-up call

Jehan Perera argues that the result of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha shows that "" only a maximum alliance of like-minded parties and groups will be able to match the juggernaut of the SLPP"


Bridgebuilding by Civil Society

Issues of ethnic and religious nationalism, national security and the importance of strong leadership to deal with terrorism will take centre stage in th upcoming elections


Premadasa, Père et fils

A reminder of how President Ranasinghe Premadasa used the unfettered power of the Executive Presidency to build a patronage culture and is that what his son wants to do as well?


Making the best use of Sri Lanka’s strategic location

The challenge to Sri Lanka is how to maximize the benefit to itself from the competition between global powers in the Indian Ocean without being overwhelmed by pressures that may be brought to bear upon it.


Meet the also-rans

As anti-establishment sentiment reaches unprecedented heights in the run-up to the presidential polls, who are the "alternative" choices for Sri Lanka?


A Presidential Candidate, the people want: the Sajith Challenge

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga who want devolution of power have to work together to meet the Nationalist challenge posed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa


Enter AKD

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) formally threw its hat into the ring yesterday as it announced the candidacy of leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake.


Why aren’t our millennials at work?

Today is International Youth Day; a day described as the United Nations as the “annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change”


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