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pillow-talk or public concerns?

Sri Lanka, Jan. 16 -- Should public figures have private lives? This is probably a question that has been asked and answered countless times across time and space. A related question would be 'can p... Read More


And pollution was made to go up in smoke!

Sri Lanka, Jan. 14 -- Some people and certain places take us back in time. They draw out things lodged so long in the back shelves of memory that we've almost forgotten they exist. Nalin Dharshana. Ne... Read More


A 'working nation' needs a judiciary that works

Sri Lanka, Jan. 9 -- There are many ways to read the politics surrounding the raiding of Ranjan Ramanayake's house, his subsequent arrest and the recorded phone conversations. Predictably the Colomb... Read More


Sickness: A Politician's Preserve?

Sri Lanka, Jan. 2 -- Something has been bent. A short-cut has been taken. Like bending and short-cutting that has happened during previous regimes. But why? What's strange about these sick politicia... Read More


Recruitment conundrum Loyalty and competence are not coterminous

Sri Lanka, Dec. 26 -- Few appointments to State institutions escape criticism. This is natural in a country where meritocracy spices rhetoric but rarely gets inscribed in recruitment processes. It is ... Read More


The new populism is to resist populism and populists

Sri Lanka, Dec. 19 -- A general election will be held soon. That much is certain. Indeed, if not for the term-related clause in the 19th Amendment Parliament would be dissolved by now. This Parliament... Read More


Curbing 'executive' enthusiasm

Sri Lanka, Dec. 12 -- 'Curb your enthusiasm' is a comedy television series created by Larry David, the television writer who was, along with Jerry Seinfeld, the 'brains' behind the popular sitcom 'Sei... Read More


Switzerland is flat, ladies and gentlemen

Sri Lanka, Dec. 5 -- It is not advisable to believe one's own propaganda. That's a basic rule in political engagement. Blurs vision. Flaws calculation. Usually results in egg on the face. Now consider... Read More


Education System: is it future-ready?

Sri Lanka, Nov. 28 -- All presidential candidates came up with plans for the country. Rosy pictures were painted. Promises galore there were. Some of the plans were pragmatic, some idealistic and some... Read More


DANGER: The MCC Compact is down, but not out

Sri Lanka, Nov. 7 -- There's an agreement on the table which could thrust Sri Lanka into an inextricable bind where knot could be tightened at will by another country through multiple means. The Mille... Read More