Fear is (not) the key

Fear is (not) the key

“Gota Apey” (Gota is Ours) proclaims a poster that has recently appeared on Colombo’s hoardings. Although we have no idea exactly who is described by the word “ours” in the poster, it appears to be part of a campaign by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to signal that he might …read more

භීතිය (නොවේ) ය, රීතිය

‘ගෝඨා අපේ’ යනුවෙන් පසුගිය දිනවල කොළඹ දැන්වීම් පුවරුවල ලියා තිබුණි. ‘‘අපේ’’ යනුවෙන් හරියටම අදහස් කෙරුණේ කවුරුන් ද යන්න පැහැදිළි නැතත්, මේ වනාහී, ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ අනාගත දේශපාලන ගමනක් යාමට සකස් කර ගත් ප‍්‍රචාරක ව්‍යාපාරයක කොටසක් ය යන්න පැහැදිළි ය. එහෙත් එය ඇස් මානයේ පෙනෙන්ට ඇති තරම් ලේසිපාසු කාරියක් නොවේ. මන්ද යත්, …read more

New Muslim alliance formed to contest LG polls

A new Muslim alliance has been formed to contest the Local Government (LG) elections next year. The All  Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), which is part of the Government, today announced the formation of the new political alliance. “This is a turning point in Sri Lanka’s Muslim political history. The ACMC …read more

United States, India and Japan raised concerns on Hambantota deal

The United States, India and Japan had raised concerns on the Hambantota deal with China, the Reuters news agency reported. Sri Lanka formally handed over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese company on Saturday and received US$292 million out of a US$1.12 billion deal, Finance Minister Mangala …read more

The Facilitators Of Corruption & The Village Farmers’ Tale

By Chandra Jayaratne –

Chandra Jayaratne

If the Fence, the Bund, the Mud, the Water and the Fertilizers, All Start Eating the Paddy! O God to whom Can the Farmer Complain?

Our Wake Up: The Village Farmers’ Tale

“Wetath, Niyarath, Goyam Ka Num, Kaata Pavasami Eh Amaruwa” is a commonly …read more

Foundation stone laid for Sheikh Zayed Village in Sri Lanka

The Dubai Charity Association has laid the foundation stone for the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Village in Sri Lanka, the Emirates News Agency reported. The village, located in Al Manar area, north of Sri Lanka, is planned to accommodate 50 houses for underprivileged families, a mosque for more than …read more

Lakmal takes 4; India skittled for 112

Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal claimed four wickets to help Sri Lanka skittle out India for 112 in the first one-day international in Dharamsala on Sunday. Put into bat, the hosts could only survive 38.2 overs against an inspired Sri Lankan pace attack. Mahendra Singh Dhoni top-scored with a gritty 65 …read more