The Sunday Leader

Priority To Disposal Of Garbage And Political Garbage

by Gamini Weerakoon

Of what use are these good politicos if they can’t do any good to the people and tolerate the rogues? While garbage disposal should be a priority, the disposal of the political garbage should be the other priority Burying the Good Governance Government in its own garbage seems to be one of the strategies of [...]

Religiously, Divided


by N. Sathiya Moorthy   Whatever the intention and purpose of the pollsters and the publication, ‘The Telegraph’, at least in Sri Lanka’s case, it should give and insight into the way the people and polity perceive religion The Sinhala-Buddhist majority often takes the blame for allowing religion to influence political decisions, especially on the [...]

Two Leaders Play Games With Nuclear Toys


Leaders of two nuclear states playing games with Weapons of Mass Destruction like kids with their toys Trump became critical of Russia, for whatever reasons and said that Russians were not fighting ISIS terrorists in Syria but only supporting the Bashar- al- Assad re The sane, sober and timely advice of the Chinese leadership and [...]

Qualifier Exposes Lacks; SLRFU Has To Take A Call


LOSSES in all three Group matches andresultantly,the team’s reduction to mere tourists for all but some 10 minutes of day 2, hardly encouragesany flattering description of Sri Lanka’s recent World Series Qualifier campaign, in Hong Kong. Rather, a one-word description springs easier to mind: abject. Disappointing as our performance was, there’s no reason,though, to gnash [...]

Enough Is Enough UNP Must Act Now


The lack of resolve on the part of the government, its dilly-dallying, have made it appear like a marathon runner panting and running at the same spot for the past two years There is a  SAITM  High Court Order ordering the Medical Council to register students graduating from the institute The medical Shylocks want their [...]

Will The ‘Minorities’ Come Together, Then Stand Up For Their Collective Rights?

Rohana Wijeweera  and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

by N Sathiya Moorthy  ‘Minorities’ in the country seeking equal rights would not want to give one another the same even among themselves Though post-Independence, the common refrain of Sri Lankan Tamil (SLT) leaders is that the Sinhalas would not give equal rights The Muslims and Upcountry Tamils, could co-exist within a larger minorities group, [...]

Comrades Change Their Tune

by Gamini Weerakoon

Politics you know because when I was WhiteVan they said I was responsible for all those abductions,murders etc. So I became Kahavan—Yellow Van—which sounds like the name of Dutu Gemunu’s father Kahavantissa With increased salaries, allowances, special payments, duty free vehicles, free housing, subsidised food, bodyguards, pensions and much more Avurudhu Kumaraya is the immortal [...]

Reforms Without Referendum, Or Referendum Without Reforms?

M. A. Sumanthiran, Mano Ganesan and Dinesh Gunawardena

by N. Sathiya Moorthy  Thus, no national newspaper (read: English) got to highlight a recent statement of Upcountry Tamil leader and Minister, Mano Ganesan Mano Ganesan indicated that the ‘Big Two’, namely the UNP and the SLFP, were happy to confine the constitutional reforms processes near-exclusively to electoral reforms SLFP representative at the meeting made [...]

ABA Shake Up; Dian And Team To Take Reins


THE ABA is to elect new office-bearers at an AGM on May 9, and that is most unusual. The incumbent administration, headed by DIG (Ret.) Rohan Abeywardena, was elected unanimously only last year, and under the then existing Sport Law, is entitled to remain in office until next year. In other words election of office-bearers [...]

Trump-Yahapalanaya International Conspiracy?

by Gamini Weerakoon

Kandyan Excalibur To The Fore Look at the massive demonstrations against SAITM, the abjectly poor of the country don’t want standards of Western medicine to come down in Sri Lanka Why are GMOA doctors working in private hospitals? Aren’t poor patients turning up at private hospitals and paying thousands to get specialist attention of government [...]

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