The Sunday Leader

Losing The Narrative

Ranil Wickremesinghe and Maithripala Sirisena

by Tisaranee Gunasekera In the myth, hero-king becomes a tyrant when he turns his back on the source of his power. In the myth, the source of that power is divine, god/gods, who proceed to punish the king for his transgression. The myth depicts a timeless human phenomenon. The only difference is that in real [...]

Enough Is Enough!

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by Upul Kumarapperuma Both the President and the government have promised at their respective election campaigns to create a better society in the country and move the country forward with a rich political culture. The majority of the country believed this election promise and elected both Maithripala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe as their President and [...]

Rajitha, Hirunika Contradict Each Other In Style

Hirunika Premachandra and Rajitha Senaratne

by The Third Eye Latest good governance Parliamentarian to be embroiled in imbroglio, Hirunika Premachandra, ran into a fresh controversy with her stated alibi. Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne rejected her claim that the lady MP was meeting him at the time of the abduction, stating that he was out of the country at [...]

Rise And Fall Of The Once Mighty UPFA

Mahinda Rajapaksa

By Santhush Fernando Celebrated English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) penned ‘King Ozymandias’ which is regarded as one of his greatest works. As the poem goes… “I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, [...]

Waiting For A Welcome Change To Governance

Ranil Wickrmesinghe, Duminda Dissanayake, R. Sampanthan and Anura Kumara Dissanayake

By Vimukthi Dissanayake It nears the two weeks mark since Sri Lanka voted in its 15th parliament, however, the country remains without a full-fledged cabinet or government in office. Following the conclusion of the elections, the United National Party (UNP) announced that they would be forming a national government with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party [...]

Necessity Of Complicating The Equation

The 19th Amendment has brought in certain restrictions on the appointment of the Cabinet and other ministerial portfolios

By Upul Kumarapperuma The country is at the verge of a decisive election. Surveys and predictions of the election results are pumped to social media on an hourly basis. Mudslinging or distorted news, articles, photo-shopped images are also filling up the social media networks at the same speed. At the time of the Presidential Election [...]

A Close Battle For Power In Wayamba

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Pix and text by Waruni Karunarathne in Wayamba The people of the  North Western Province have become less enthusiastic of the upcoming general election and are flipping the coin to decide who they should vote for on August 17. While many, including the supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), protested the comeback of [...]

A Proper Opposition For Better Governance

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By Upul Kumarapperuma Today we experience different governing rules throughout the world. Most of the countries follow a democratic framework to rule the country where the representatives selected by thepeople are engaged in the law making and the policy planning business. In a rich democracy, the Parliament can be considered as a cross section of [...]

UNF Pledges A Stable Government

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe handing over a copy of the election manifesto to Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero at the Viharamaha Devi Park

By Waruni Karunarathne The UNP-led United National Front for Good Governance released its election manifesto with the title ‘Five Pillar Programme to Create a New Country in 60 Months’ to the public last Thursday at the Viharamaha Devi Park. Many prominent leaders of the good governance front including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Rajitha Senaratne, Champika [...]

JVP Pledges A Social, Political, And Economic Transformation

Launching the JVP election manifesto at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium

By Waruni Karunarathne The election manifesto of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) comprising of ideas and proposals from various professionals, experts, organisations and individuals was launched last week amongst a huge crowd of people’s representatives at the Sugathadasa indoor stadium. The manifesto with the slogan “The Accord of Conscience” contains a five year programme under a [...]

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