“The picture they paint is all rainbows and butterflies since the elections in 2015. But that’s wrong. The fear and distrust is constant.” Those words from a human rights activist in the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna, ahead of a Unit..
This morning, I received an email from a Senior Sri Lankan of Sinhalese origin, under the caption ‘LTTE village & a Sri Lankan Military Officer show the world what Reconciliation & Peaceful Coexistence is all about.’ This was an art..
Psychosocial support complements livelihood interventions in Tellipalai
Sugarna Kanagratnam remembers the first time she noticed Shantha* in school. A counsellor with Shanthiham - a specialised agency working on psychosocial support programmes - Su..
Climate Resilient Women
Time and time again, it has been proven that inclusion of women in development dialogues is essential to sustainable development. And it’s even more so relevant to Sri Lanka, as we battle the biggest existential threat tha..
This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, where investigations are ongoing into the abduction and murder of two businessmen from Rathgama. Until now, two police officers have already been arrested. Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department has..
If you're reading this while enjoying a cup of tea, then perhaps you should raise your mug to a pioneering young Scot, James Taylor. Just 16 when he left Scotland's shores, he introduced tea planting to Sri Lanka, opening the country's first factory ..
Response to the article on Public Diplomacy – new Foreign Ministry initiative (February 10, 2019) – http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=199150
Anjalika (Malalgoda) Silva – USA
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On Tuesday, nearly 136 years after his death, somebody decided to stop the rise of communism by trashing Karl Marx’s gravestone before it’s too late.
It’s a weird time to do it. Who could be mad enough at him that they want vengeance, given th..
Sri Lanka have lost 16 of their last 18 international matches, so there are rumours floating around about replacing the coach again. Rumours that Sri Lanka Cricket has inquired about the availability of top coaches overseas. That the island's sports ..
Sri Lankans are now debating between the existing Unitary structure and Federal structure as a better alternative through which to Administer and Govern. Administration is the pathway to common governance. When we administer as per our conscience –..
Some hear about self-governance; some others think about self-governance and only a few realise self-governance. These few are the heritage of future generations.
Which of these does Mr Sumanthiran belong to? In his Ceylon Today article ‘Truth Sli..
By Priyath Liyanage
Black January had ended. Black media continues. Black media had protestors handing in petitions at their doorstep. Some tolerated the criticism while the others retaliated. We brand some organisations as black, then there must be..
According to Freud meditation is a reaction formation of omnipotence to infantile helplessness. As described by Alexander (1931) meditation is a "libidinal, narcissistic turning of the urge for knowing inward, a sort of artificial schizophrenia with ..
After blazing down all day, the sun slips behind a bank of clouds in the west. As we make for a bay just beyond Dondra Head, the lighthouse on this most southerly point of the country grows slowly larger against a golden sky. It’s a laid-back momen..
The Left leaders responsible for the constitution making process exposed those who were spreading rumours about the ‘Constitution’, were functioning as members in the subcommittees on constitution-making.
The word ‘conciousness’ is derived from Latin, having its roots in conscio formed by the coalescence of cum meaning ‘with’ and scio meaning ‘know’ (Sousa, 2013). Consciousness has been one of the most important and tantalizing issues ever..
Information received on a disclosure made upon a group of inmates who happened to abandon duty or be at breach of rules and regulations of Sri Lankan Navy due to various circumstances and kept in Welisara Gemunu Navy Camp with no ‘basic facilities..
I spent my entire professional life from 1957- 2004 representing the Sri Lankan government’s interests abroad, heading our diplomatic missions in China, Japan, South Korea and the UN mission in New York.
I came to know of the late comrade Prins Gunasekara through the large amount of work he did in the social transformation that took place in 1956, while representing the Habaraduwa electorate in the Galle district.
2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions, with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of f..