"We may well need Sri Lanka’s friendship again soon over Brexit" : Lord Naseby

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February 05, 2019 05:44 pm

About 6 months ago I was conscious that the UN Motions on Sri Lanka would be reviewed in March 2019 by the UNHCR in Geneva.I decided I should try to initiate a debate as near to...

Parliamentary control of Public Finances

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January 29, 2019 04:08 pm

Parliament has appointed opposition (JVP) MP Sunil Handunnetti as the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE). He was appointed the Chairman of the ...

Could a Sri Lankan port help integrate the Indian Ocean economy ?

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January 25, 2019 05:24 pm

Sri Lanka, at present, is rebounding from an unprecedented political crisis. The episode, in part, brought into focus the country’s debt crisis. While Colombo has never de...

70 Years Of Australia And Sri Lanka Diplomacy – Analysis

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January 22, 2019 09:13 am

In reinforcing Seventy years of bonds, Sri Lanka enjoys closer foreign relations with Australia than ever before. This bilateralism is an emerging strategic choice, their ties f...

Clueless imprudence of our politicians

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December 27, 2018 03:30 pm

Our politicians act in such a way, that many examples are found of their clueless imprudent action, that is peculiar to our political leaders where otherwise well meaning people...

Making Sense Of Sri Lanka’s 2018 Political Crisis – OpEd

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December 27, 2018 02:06 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26, 2018, ended the national unity government, which was formed in 2015. The Pre...

Why is the US pulling out of Syria?

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December 21, 2018 01:59 pm

US President Donald Trump's sudden decision to withdraw US forces from Syria is a reminder that this is not an ordinary time in Washington. The political establishme...

The Year in Rights

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December 10, 2018 10:09 am

Just six weeks ago, Sri Lanka was a different place. The political crisis had not struck, and a critique of the country’s human rights situation would focus primarily on d...

Judicial review of executive and legislative actions

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December 06, 2018 09:49 am

In the context of the present political situation many ideas and opinions are circulating in the media (including the social media) comparing the prevailing situation here to si...

Comments on the Comparison of the Present Constitutional Question with the Dismissal of the Whitlam Government in Australia

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December 03, 2018 01:42 pm

There seems to be a serious misunderstanding about Sri Lanka’s Constitution with respect to the President’s power to dissolve the Parliament. It is claimed that u...

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UNHRC approves SL's two-year extension request to implement human rights reforms

Sri Lanka's proposal for an additional two-year period to implement the human rights resolutions adopted in 2015, was approved at the 40th UNHR...

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President dismisses claims of failure to notify Singapore govt. on extradition of Arjuna Mahendran

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Features & Analysis

LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cu...

“Ahimsa” A Choreographic dance production by Aru Sri Art Theatre

Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma -“Ahimsa”, a choreographic dance production blended together with t...

Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff thrill Colombo fans once again

Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers who continues to push the boundaries of his care...