‘Bud’ bungling begins

Island Editorial The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which scored a stunning victory at the recent local government (LG) polls has started bungling from the word go. President Maithripala Sirisena has proved, once again, that he is made of sterner stuff. Everybody expected him to tuck up his sarong and run all the way to … Continue reading

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Crisis spontaneous or stage-managed?

Daily Mirror Why President Sirisena paved way for such a mess allowing his group to take such a course of action Shows the depth of the predicament of the Government, especially the President What, the President called last month the “Unholy alliance of elite robbers” might even impeach him The two weeks old political impasse … Continue reading

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France and Sri Lanka: The dangers of cohab politics

Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s political crisis following the February 10 local polls election setback for the ruling coalition has brought to surface the vagaries of political cohabitation peculiar to the presidential cum parliamentary governments or hybrid governments.

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Language and culture; the beauty is in the variety

Daily Mirror Editorial After more than ten days of panic, tension and ill-educated guesswork, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya declared in Parliament yesterday that the National Government would continue despite the huge protest vote against it at the Local Council elections on February 10. On Wednesday, following demands by the Opposition, Prime Minister and United National Party … Continue reading

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Talking alternatives outside the circus and clowns

By Kusal Perera (Daily Mirror) A few days ago I was asked: “What are the biggest takeaways from Sri Lanka’s recent Local Government Elections?” Answering Writer-Consultant Taylor Dibbet from Washington DC for the professional website Medium.com, I had two things as takeaway I said. One, the MPs have been exposed persons as who did not … Continue reading

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