Sunday 10th of December 2023
Videos & Interviews
Traveling & Nature
The irrevocable responsibility that was given to Karu by Ven Sobitha thero
It is very clear to everyone that the year 2024 is an election year. Some
Prioritising National Interest In Navigating Geopolitical Waters
(Dr Jehan Perera) The Port of Colombo is the largest and busiest transshipment port in the
Late But Still Not Too Late
(Dr Jehan Perera) The government is coming up with many new laws, some of which have
Akin To Fiddling When Rome Is Burning
(Dr Jehan Perera) The national priority ought to be reviving the economy, getting the production process
Regular Elections Are The Foundation Of Democratic Society
(Dr Jehan Perera) There is a time frame beyond which those in power may not go,
Understanding Ranils contribution in the crisis
(By Dinesh Weerakkody) The President’s viral video clip with the German television network DW unfortunately resulted
TIME FOR TRUTH TO COME OUT
(Dr Jehan Perera) The Channel 4 documentary that claims to give the story behind the Easter
Legitimacy Deficit Haunts Government
(Dr Jehan Perera) The country to which President Ranil Wickremesinghe returned after his international successes in
System Change Happening In Wrong Direction
(Dr Jehan Perera) The system change the protest movement sought was focused on ending corruption seen
Politically Strategic Or Principled Decisionmaking In The National Interest..?
(Dr Jehan Perera) It is disappointing that the hopes that were generated a year ago by
President Provides Leadership To Reconciliation & Needs To Gain Trust
(Dr Jehan Perera) The government appears to be giving considerable attention to the national reconciliation process
Nation Cast Out Of Paradise Reemerges
(Dr Jehan Perera) A little publicized march wended its way from Talaimannar in the north-west coast
Black July Fiasco Highlights No Trust In Government
(Dr Jehan Perera) President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that he will convene a meeting with all
Speeding Up Recovery Requires Consistency
(Dr Jehan Perera) It is now over four months since the local government elections were postponed
The International Priority To Be Heeded
(Dr Jehan Perera) The stock market boomed after the much awaited domestic debt restructuring programme (DDR),
Non-Recurrence Requires Accountability
(Dr Jehan Perera) President Ranil Wickremesinghe notched up another achievement when parliament ratified the Domestic Debt
Overstressing The Proposed Truth & Reconciliation Commission
(Dr Jehan Perera) The ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is proof
Time Is Ripe To End Ancient Hatreds
The arrest of parliamentarian and leader of the Tamil National People’s Front Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam would
Parliamentary Support Required For Effective Recovery
(Dr Jehan Perera) With less than a year and half to the presidential elections, President Ranil
Dream Team For National Reconciliation
(Dr Jehan Perera) Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s remarks on May 18 that “Canada will not
The Sri Lankan minds must be veteran to understand Ravi
An Hour with Ravi ( Ashoka Jayatunga) The wrong image that comes to some people's mind when
People Called On To Play Direct Role To Sustain Democracy
(Dr Jehan Perera) The government has withdrawn its draft Anti Terrorist law (ATA), but only temporarily.
Preparing Or Posturing For Elections..?
(Dr Jehan Perera) The discussions that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has commenced with the Tamil parties in
Preparing The Ground For Early Elections
(Dr Jehan Perera) The government appears to be bent on creating a mood swing in anticipation
PEOPLE HAVE A MORAL RIGHT TO PROTEST
(Dr Jehan Perera) The government has decided to present its proposed Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) to
Equal talents or opportunities to develop equal talents most important..?
How to establish Egalitarianism Humanism without a strong sense of justice, acceptance and egalitarianism..? (Deshapriya Nanayakkara) All of
Playing with the Crisis
(Victor Ivan) Though the socio- political atmosphere in Sri Lanka is replete with struggles following the
Preoccupation With Repression Will Be Counter Productive
(Jehan Perera) President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s stock is rising high in the higher echelons of society where
From Demand For Systems Change To Systems Break
A year after the protest movement took off into a mammoth public display of the
Second Aragalaya In The Making
(Jehan Perera) The unraveling of the economy at the beginning of 2022 had its immediate impact
Resisting Elections Will Worsen Dissent
(Jehan Perera) Government supporters appear to be satisfied at the masterful manner by which they believe
Did the opposition recognize the terrible challenge posed by Ranil Rajapksha in public..?
If it is recognized, be reconciled..! Defeating Ranil Rajapaksha is the challenge of the day for
Awaiting The Supreme Court’s Guidance On Elections
(Jehan Perera) The local government elections are unlikely to take place as scheduled on March 9.
A Further Erosion Of Moral Legitimacy With Blocking Elections
(Jehan Perera) There was Solomon-like wisdom in the Supreme Court’s decision with regard to the local
Celebration Of Independence Day Could Have Been Done Differently
(Jehan Perera) The government celebrated the 75th Anniversary of its independence from colonial rule under tight
Accountability Issues & Human Rights Cannot Be Glossed Over
(Jehan Perera) The government’s proposal to set up a truth and reconciliation mechanism to deal with
Reconciliation Also Needs Accountability To Be Viable
(Jehan Perera) President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s pledge to resolve the country’s long standing ethnic conflict by Independence
Presidents two main challenges-Accountability and reconciliation
(By Jehan Perera) The night bus to Jaffna was also fully booked. Those who had returned
Human Rights Protection Requires More Inclusive Approach
(Jehan Perera) The past week was devoted to the hosting of human rights events by a
Political Solution Before Next Independence Day
Privatizing profit making SOEs..a solution..? What to do to build our reserves..? (By Jehan Perera) The passage of
The acute crisis faced by the country is political illiteracy
The country failed because of political illiteracy (By Desapriya Nanayakkara) How to prevent state failure is an
Should fight to get a General election
- Anura Kumara Dissanayake- Leader of the Jathika Jana Balawegaya , Anura Kumara Dissanayake
Sajith cannot do alone
No alternative than a common candidate The opposition should not cut the path of its own
If Ranil steps down, the Premiership will be accepted
(Heshan Sampath) Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and Jathika Jana Balawegaya , Anura Kumara Dissanayake,
Alleviating the burden of the crisis
The country is at an edge of abyss The ruling party should be removed within a
“Still there is no solution to the current crisis in Parliament” Anura Kumara Dissanayake
(Erandi Anuradha) Leader of the Jathika Jana Balawegaya , Anura Kumara Dissanayake said in Parliament on
Self-ruination or Salvation
(Victor Ivan) Sri Lanka is on the verge of falling into a dangerous and deeper abyss
Anarchy is more dangerous than Dictatorship
It is two uprising that lunged us to this devastation Death toll of the two insurrections
A proposal to overcome the crisis in Sri Lanka
Start with amending the Constitution Judiciary should be above presidency All-party interim government until a new Legislative
A loving call from Ajantha De Zoysa to the lovely struggle..!
“Let's divide power- without dividing the country” Let us take India as an example No development without
What makes humans different from animals..?
Human advancement comes through reasoning (Deshapriya Nanayakkara) Humans are animals that specialize in thinking and knowing, and
Sajith is advised by un-pragmatic erudites like Harshala
That situation is unfortunate for the nation Harsha De Silva's economy..! (Senior Counsel Gamini Alwis translated by
Karu should be appointed as the Prime Minister who is acceptable to all
The election can be held later on Only Karu has no corruption and crime chargers (Professor Mayura
Interim conspiracy to protect the President by sacrificing the Prime Minister
The President must resign first The government is trying to suppress the people's struggle To divide the
The Rajapaksas greed for power is a harbinger of a catastrophe
Mahinda should resign A decision about Gota can be taken at the election Mahinda is primarily responsible
All are slaves of corrupt politics
People must stand up against falsified details The key purpose of electoral politics is to deceive
How to overcome the crisis
Otherwise the country will fall in to an anarchy The Foreign policy to be re-formulated (Victor Ivan) I
The right of Presidents to plunder the country must be abolished
The President must be subject to the law The country cannot be recovered without these changes
What are the principles of Good Governance..?
Are the principles of Good Governance not-applicable to Sri Lanka..? Why is the Sri Lankan Government
For the knowledge of those who sell the National Security
Pointing a T-56 without a time and art is not National Security Did you know about
People pay the compensation for choosing a king
The king was chosen after hearing to the king cobra of Kelaniya The punishment to the
Was the last presidential election a fraud..?
(Victor Ivan) The prime issue contained in the petition filed by Nagananda Kodituwakku making Bribery and
Sri Lanka on the Brink of Anarchy..!
(Victor Ivan) Sri Lanka is in a critical state where its survival depends on an urgent
Family values and politics
The most important primary unit of human society is the family The family is a small
When will politicians take responsibility..?
(By Dr. Upul Wijayawardhana) The judiciary has spoken loud and clear! In acquitting the former Defence
The Prime Cause of the Crisis
(Victor Ivan) Of all previous independence celebrations held so far, the 74th independence celebration can be
Crisis of Sri Lanka-Patali Champika and Anura Kumara
( Victor Ivan) There was a time I was inclined to perceive the JVP and the
How will the government find $ 6.7 billion for 2022..?
The Governor of the Central Bank says that he cannot accept "Fitch Ratings" The Governor of
A question paper for the opposition..!
Are you ready to face if the country collapsed? Victor Ivan questions A political, economic, social analyst
Victory over the Puzzle
(Victor Ivan) The present situation of Sri Lanka can be compared to a complex puzzle that
Transforming Gota to a Botha
(Victor Ivan) The ‘Anidda’ newspaper of previous week had published an article titled 'People's Constitution, the
Lets make Sri Lanka a Chile..?
Even the government withdrew their spurious constitution-making program, we must not lower down our voice
(Deshapriya Nanayakkara) The process of political socialization becomes more attractive according to the collective features of
The motherland is sold after people are trapped under the quarantine law
The country is in danger..! Everyone must come forward ( Sujith Mangala De Silva and Rumi Speelberg) Janatha
Lawful Public Uprising..!
(Victor Ivan) Where does the Sri Lankan crisis take the country to? Even though the pandemic
Why Peace Psychology is important..?
Can violence and conflicts be prevented..? (Deshappriya Nanayakkara) The Roots of Peace Psychology are often traced to
What is Political Corruption..?
How corruption plays in healthcare Political corruption or Mal- politics is the use of powers by
What is the Political Environment..?
Politics is a very crucial social process (Deshappriya Nanayakkara) Political ecology is studying the relationships between environmental
Unity in diversity
(By Deshappriya Nanayakkara) Unity in diversity is used as an expression of harmony and unity between
What you should know about human rights..?
What is the use of human rights..? (Sujith Mangala De Silva and Rumi Speelberg) The United Nations
(Victor Ivan) I urge the President, the Chief Justice, the Leader of the Opposition, the Speaker
Immaculate brand in national politics-Karu..!
This special article is published on the occasion of the birthday of Chairman of the
Betrayal of the Nation
(Victor Ivan) If a particular community, group or an individual in Sri Lanka, subjected to severe
Crisis and the Survival of the Country
Among the probable disasters there are avoidable as well as unavoidable disasters. Even in unavoidable
UNP is all out for 75..!
The captain should decide whether to start the second inning or not The UNP's policy is
A single person has become additionally debt of Rs. 148,000
Debt per person has exceeded Rs 740, 000 The total debt of the country is 13,031.5
A message to the President from Field Marshal
Gotabhaya close the country immediately..! Let's stop the COVID death toll by three digits Accept the advices
(Victor Ivan) In the political sense, Sri Lanka can be considered as a country where the
The background of the Riots in South Africa
Why troops are not deployed in Durban and Pietermaritzburg Hospitals are in a risk without supply Will
Basil-seven brains-bottle gourd and winter melon (Professor Milton Rajaratne) Basil Rajapaksa is a former powerful Minister in
Demise of Prof Purasinghe is irreparable loss to the country
Militant of democracy A strong believer of non-authoritarian political prospects We, the Intellectual Forum for People (IFP),
Be the second first and be the first at second (Translated By Roomie Spielberg) Sajith Premadasa can
No more enduring-object religious extremism
This is the terrible reality that is clear from the Archbishop's statement..! "One law for the
Ranil’s Fears of Karu
Karu's successful political career starting from CMC Mayor The Symbol of Genuine politics (By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha) Ranil’s
The government promotes devil governance
Under this government, good governance is only a dream The principles of good governance and devil
The Absence of leaders-A crisis
(Victor Ivan) It seems to me that Sri Lanka will inevitably be plunged into a catastrophe.
Sri Lanka’s foreign policy: From non-alignment to non-directional
(Dinouk Colombage) “The foreign policy determines and shows actual freedom and independence of the state” –
Rescuing the Parliament first, before the country
The Parliament can be considered as the first respondent responsible for the collapse of the
What if everyone fails..?
(Victor Ivan) How can Sri Lanka overcome the crisis it is facing in a situation where
Recreating the State
(Victor Ivan) A recent article written by me titled the “End of an Era” can
Perfecting the Failure
(Victor ivan) The entire State of Sri Lanka in general and the Legislature, the Executive &
What went wrong with Ranil..?
(Victor Ivan) As I see the process of the old stock of political leaders and their
End of an era
(Victor Ivan) This is not an issue which has received adequate attention. Yet, I am of
Making the Nation a Bunch of Morons
(Victor Ivan) It can be said that Sri Lanka has already fallen to the bottom of
The Revolution Betrayed
(Victor Ivan) Sri Lanka is in a miserable state, after having had its journey to the
2015- A Dilemma - 2020-A Flummox
(Victor Ivan) The government of Gotabaya Rajapaksa can be seen as a logical outcome of the
A leader ahead of his time
(Navin Dissanayake) What a lot he achieved from 1977 to 1988, the completion of the Mahaweli
True Status of the Judiciary
(Victor Ivan) The people are the real owners of sovereignty both in terms of the classical
The Prime factors of the Crisis
(Victor Ivan) The crisis Sri Lanka is now facing can be considered as the biggest and
Anarchy, Dictatorship and the Constitution
(Victor Ivan) The country has got caught in a whirlwind of anarchy. Although there are dictatorial
Comprehending the Puzzles of 19th & 20th Amendments
(Victor Ivan) Misappropriation of State property by ruling parties, which consists of representatives (Presidents, Ministers and
Lovable 19th and Fearsome 20th
(Victor Ivan) Governance-wise, the 20th Amendment can be described as a regressive step. In my opinion,
Ignoring the crisis
(victor ivan) Before and after the parliamentary elections, Sri Lanka’s economy was in a precarious situation,
Reforms must Strengthen Democracy
(Former speaker Hon. karu jayasuriya) It is my pleasure to send good wishes to the 9th Parliament
Seducing the Parliament
(victor ivan) From 1948 to 1978 Sri Lanka had a parliamentary system of government. A fully-fledged
(Victor Ivan) The confusion caused by Corona epidemic has not yet disappeared.In the circumstances,the parliamentary election
Setting Governance on a firm footing
(Victor Ivan) The Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary can be considered the three main power
UNP Double Doctor..?
Why should Kithsiri Manchanayakke win? Dr. Kithsiri Manchanayakke is a renowned IT Professional in Sri Lanka.
RECREATION OF THE STATE
(Victor Ivan) The problem of building the Modern Nation and that of the Modern Nation State
Who is Ravi K..?
Political Career Enters the portal of Sri Lankan politics in 1988 under the able guidance and
CUTTING THE UMBILICAL CORD FOR A NEW BIRTH
(Victor Ivan) The ideological backwardness overwhelming the political system of Sri Lanka can be considered an
The Executive, Legislature and Judiciary
(victor ivan) The Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary can be described as the three main
SRI LANKA - OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE
(Vicotor Ivan) Sri Lanka is now going through the last stage of the disastrous, multi-phased journey
50 years of Political Legacy- a legend whom I am fortunate enough to call my Father
(Namal Rajapaksa) 50 years ago, on May 27, 1970, the journey of a political legend began.
Parliamentary Elections 2020 A Point Of View
(Professor Savitri Goonesekere) The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of people in Sri Lanka and
What the prince does not know
(Dr Santhushya Fernando) "To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and
CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS OVER THE PANDEMIC
(Victor Ivan) It is evident that the ethnic and religious divisions growing in the society amidst
Is it Sajith or Elephant…?
(Upul Joshap Fernando) Before the 1947 General Election there was no party called UNP. It was
The iron woman that scares the government
(Upul Joshap Fernando) The author of this article wrote in “ Guruda Wigrahaya” about a prediction,
How Local Governments Make Foreign Policy
Hare International Airport in Chicago is one of the most important transportation hubs on the
THE DECLINE OF THE JUDICIARY
(victor ivan) Despite the fact that the Legislature and the Executive of Sri Lanka being backward
Is the UNP finished..?
(Upul Joshap Fernando) He started exerting his strength towards attracting the opinion of the public towards
Degeneration of Parliament
In an architectural point of view, Sri Lanka had a Parliament building with a majestic
Where is Gota’s economy war…?
From whom Modi got advises to build the economy Tax Officers who are worth than soldiers (Upul
Foundations of Incivility
(Victor Ivan) The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one
"Death of Judicial Freedom" How Sarath Silva destroyed the judicial system (Victor Ivan) The collection of recorded telephone
Ranjan s Whirlpool
(Victor Ivan) The police had taken into custody, 338 CDs containing recordings of telephone conversations, found
TURNING DISASTER INTO A BLESSING
(Victor Ivan) After ending the internal civil war, there were no killings of civilians or damage
Will people give Two Third….?
How it gets rotten when time goes by Will Mahinda also be a Peon It was Judiciary
-karma- that Maithree will face
Ditta Dhamma Vedaneeya Karmaya What every government did for the opposition (Upul Joshap Fernando) The word that is
The Vicious Cycle of Revenge
Revenge from opponents is a tribal heritage of Sri Lankans (Victor Ivan) Revenge from opponents can be
Darkness and light
(Victor Ivan) Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero, the chief incumbent of Abayaramaya, Narahenpita made a unique statement
The task of convincing the President and the majority
(Harsha Gunasena) The President said that he was the President of all Sri Lankans, including the
UNP’s Buddhist vein
How JR – Esmond converted to Buddhism Ranil’s defective two veins (Upul Joshap Fernando) “These rare characteristics came
Roots of the crisis
(Victor Ivan) The candidates who had genuinely contested the presidential election had elaborate and attractive election
Being born again
Where Maithree started to swallow the rope..! The journey to be reborn with Wasps..! (Upul Joshap Fernando) According
if we get 2 vs 3 majority in parliament we will drop 19 amendment from the constitution -G R-
Will be frank with New Delhi to avoid misunderstandings: Gotabaya Rajapaksa I am usually very frank,
Modi’s Lotus and Gota’s Lotus Bud..!
(Upul Joseph Fernando) Gotabaya Rajapaksha set off to India on last Thursday as the 7th President
(Victor Ivan) Evidently the Tamils in the North and particularly the Muslims in the East have
UNP wants a Basil Rajapaksa..!
How they attacked Basil then..! What happened to votes machines..! (Upul Joseph Fernando) There was a photo which
(Victor Ivan) The outcome of the presidential election 2019 can be regarded as a miracle in
Sri Lanka election: Unity hard to achieve in divided country
As news broke of Gotabaya Rajapaksa's win, supporters and party workers gathered at headquarters. The
After five years, a President with a legitimate mandate..!
(Sujith Mangala De Silva) Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya has announced that Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Presidential
Will Gotabaya Rajapaksa make peace with India..?
Given his polarised mandate, Sri Lanka president-elect may need New Delhi’s help in Tamil regions. For
Securing a People’s Constitution
(Victor Ivan) The need for making a People’s Constitution has become a topic of interest not
Elephant Manthra of 77
Will Sajith capture the Village of Mahinda? Does Sajith need JVP votes to win? When the Elephant
-Election-The Transformative Opportunity
(Victor Ivan ) Almost all the candidates who are genuinely contesting the Presidential Election have presented
The fight between civilization and un- civilization - Pad Man -
This is how the dictatorial Rejapaksha Regime along with its slaves insulted the great parenthood..! “
Ranasinghe Premadasa gets up
The group that battered Premadasa that day What happened to those who opposes..? (Upul Joshep Fernando) State Media
The last two weeks in which merits and sin give results
The history of former Presidents who came to the chair..! What will happen during the last
Even Kings have to face the consequences
What Anura Bandaranayake wrote to Maithree Author’s prediction about Maithree four years ago The destruction Maithree did
Will a Lion become the King of a country where the rest are bulls..?
How Mahesh took over the Eater attack What Mahesh told when bombing suspects were apprehended (Upul Joshep
Hema and Ranil who we do not know…!
History of Premadasa and Ranil...! What those who outcry do not know…! (upul joshap fernando) Those days there
Does Sajith need Ranil to win..?
What J.R. told Premadasa that day..! How will Sajith handle Ranil..? (Upul Joshap Fernando) Then Prime Minister Premadasa
Should this man be destroyed by Maharaja..?
Ranil’s political career should be over- but not by Maharaja..! (Uopul Joshap Fernando) “If Buddarakkitha Thero had
Will Ranil give it to Sajith..?
Air Birds that crept in to Maithree’s cage..! The first thing that Sajith did not do..! (Upul
Bad luck of the Heirs to the Crown …!
Can get through with the patronage of Presidents..! (Upul Joshap Fernando) It was Dudley Senanayake who was
Is it impossible to Gota ..?
How to get the balance 8%..! Has a lightening thumped the eyes of the UNP..? (Upul Joshap
This is how the UNP candidate is selected..!
How did JR select the Presidential candidate..? The trick, resorted by Mahinda – Maithree..! (Upul Joshap Fernando) What
Two, who obtained the Citizenship to become Presidents..!
How did Hitler come to Germany from Austria..? Still the rope of the citizenship of Gota
Will UNP split to Two..?
The escalating internal crisis situation in the United National Party has created an arena for
The UNP candidate whom Mahindians fear..?
UNP election in favor of the Alliance , hidden by Hiru – Derana..! UNP contractors who
Will Cardinal break the votes of the UNP candidates ..?
Where was Cardinal when Roshen Chanaka was killed….? The secrete, leaked by Wikileeks Web Site …! (Upul
Can UNP win alone..?
Sajith who lost even to Namal at Hambantota..! Will Champika- Rajitha – Fonnseka bat a looser..? (Upul
Historical prediction about the President of 2020..!
How successive leaders battered the predecessors ..! Will Maithree – Henchmen suffer ..! (Upul Joshep Fernando) When the
Can remember "American Voice" now..!
(Upul Joshep Fenando) Inter Press Services Media went to Iranawila on 23rd December 1998. Those days
The great four Treasures of UNP Sinhala Buddhists..!
How Mahinda won and lost..! Can the Treasure hidden in Sirikotha, be unearthed..! (Upul Joshep Fernando) “If Gota
What happened after getting advice from Monkeys..!
Dhahanayake – D.B. and Mithreepala. How Illnagarathne wrote about the disguise of Dhahanayake..! How the Heads of
Sri Lanken Horse , Modi is going to bet in 2020..!
Balancing India and China..! How Maithree lost everything..! (By Upul Joseph Fernando) Irrespective of the heavy showers, there
Reconciliation Process Requires Fairness & Equal Treatment
The irrevocable responsibility that was given to
The country can be built only through
Prioritising National Interest In Navigating Geopolitical Waters
The SJB operations that made Rajapakshas Thieves
Although there are one and fifty thousand
Excessive taxation hurts biz growth and the
Late But Still Not Too Late
Akin To Fiddling When Rome Is Burning
Abolish the Executive Presidential system immediately
Promodya what is doing..?
Regular Elections Are The Foundation Of Democratic
CID reveals Diana Gamage has two birth
The 2024 Budget of Sri Lanka...why it
Can justice be expected from injustice..?
Lion vs Lion
A new fake monetary kingdom emerging in
Sri Lanka....yes we can
Israel Offers 1,000 Jobs to Sri Lankan
Do or die..?
New Mandates Before New Amendments
Defending champions not happy with Indian pitch..?
Invitation from the President to Chinese Business
SL vs Auss big clashes in Lucknow
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