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Vital role for PM in India

“Irreversible excellence” was how then Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar referred to Sri Lanka’s relations with India. Centuries old ties between the two neighbours cemented by the links to Gautama Buddha and Buddhism have had its up and downs in more recent years, none so devastatingly severe than India’s active involvement from the highest levels of [...]

Cohabitation with bad-fellows

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must surely be thinking to himself why on earth he suggested a National Government given the way we understand he has had to fight tooth and nail to have his party-men slotted into key Cabinet posts. The undercurrents of Cabinet-forming under the MoU with the SLFP seemed daunting. He could have [...]

Election victories bring hopes, expectations

It was ‘vox populi’ — the voice of the people. The people have indeed spoken and, in a broad sense, endorsed the January 8 changing of the guard in the country’s politics.┬áThe results declared last Tuesday (parties) and Wednesday (MPs) are a true reflection of what the people of this country wanted; some to guide [...]

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