What do the Olympics tell about Sri Lanka?

Ours have proved to be dismally populist driven. Since the winning next election overwrites all other factors, there is hardly a long term vision. Nurturing talents for Olympics would take decades to see results, by then the incumbent would be out of power, thus there was hardly any inclination for such efforts. Rio Olympics concluded … Continue reading

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Children crying for justice

We front-paged, on Tuesday, a picture of a child in tears among some crestfallen Grade Five Scholarship Examination (GFSE) candidates and their irate parents protesting against a serious lapse on the part of the invigilators at an examination centre. Those hapless students are reported to have lost 20 minutes of the time allocated for answering … Continue reading

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Curse of family politics and cry of the hopeless

Banality of Evil Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large, the tone of the lengthy interview, nearly two hours in duration, was defensive, an attempt at validating a period characterised by the most vulgar form of family rule seen in … Continue reading

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A Year Of Political Rights & Economic Wrongs

By Tisaranee Gunasekara  “Have you learned nothing from history?”~ Freud (The Future of an Illusion) One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is on track politically. One year after winning the parliamentary election of August 2015, the government is straying economically. Ranil and Maithri In the year gone by, Sri … Continue reading

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