Authors Posts by Colombo Correspondent

Colombo Correspondent

124 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Neck high in political fires of Lanka

The Sri Lankan political scene last week meandered from the shadows of a senior Buddhist monk calling for Hitler-like leadership and a Tamil female...

Inferno over glorifying LTTE amid fears of Tiger resurgence

Just a fortnight after a senior Buddhist monk in the South of the country called for a Hitler-like government, in the North, a female...

Mahinda Rajapaksa and China deny election funding

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has outright rejected allegations made by The New York Timesin an article published on June 25 that said ‘at least...

Hitler’s ghost and the Lankan sphere

The local media last week was dominated by news focusing on the murderous Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, the Lankan anti Muslim riot instigator, the...

The exit of US from the UNHRC and Lankan war time...

Last week local media reports were rife on what transpired during a courtesy call by outgoing US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap, on...

Following jailing of monk, Lanka mulls special courts for Buddhist clergy

Following the jailing of a controversial ultra nationalist monk in Sri Lanka it has been proposed that a separate court be established to hear...

Victory for judicial independence in Lanka following jailing of anti Muslim...

On Thursday, June 14th the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena and Buddhist monk, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, was sentenced to 6 months...

Sri Lanka’s former president denies friction on 2020 Presidency

Following much speculation that that there is friction within the Rajapaksa family and the new party, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) of former...

Sri Lanka: Hornet’s nest sting begins as corruption charges fly against...

Arjun Aloysius of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd (PTL), who is son-in-law of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran. Barely a few weeks ago, President Maithripala Sirisena...

Lankan saga of political fears, affiliations and detractions

Sri Lanka is in the throes of subtle and overt political maneuvers that may decide the political game-plan for the 2020 Presidential elections and...

The sorrow of being President Sirisena

In a latest display ofisolation and resentment President Maithripala Sirisena mid last week lashed out at his former supporters after barging in uninvited to...

The dilemma of the promise of abolishing Lanka’s Executive Presidency

The abolition of the Executive Presidency in Sri Lanka has been promised by all political leaders and Presidents since Chandrika Kumaratunga contested the Presidency...

Sri Lanka: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa dons garb of economic saviour, eyes Presidency

There is little doubt that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and who held the post of Defence Secretary is now making...

Nine years after end of Lankan war, chance of permanent peace...

Nine years after the bloody civil war grinded to a halt Sri Lanka is moving further away from the permanent peace that its citizens...

Nine years after end of Lankan war, chance of permanent peace...

Nine years after the bloody civil war grinded to a halt Sri Lanka is moving further away from the permanent peace that its citizens...

Sri Lanka govt attempts new life with cabinet reshuffle

The troubled coalition of President Maithripala Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) Tuesday saw the...

Political ambition vs Political confusion

With the main coalition partner in the ruling coalition, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), struggling for survival, the future of the Sri Lankan...

In an unsure political climate, Lankan post war reconciliation takes plunge

The latest reflection on how Sri Lanka has handled and is handling its post war relationship with the minority Tamils was seen through the...

How the No Confidence Motion on the Lankan PM is now...

Three days after the drama of the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, President Maithripala Sirisena who almost wanted his PM’s...

Political life after No Confidence Motion victory for Lankan PM

Following Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe emerging victorious from Wednesday’s No Confidence Motion (NCM) against him by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Joint Opposition,...

Lankan Prime Minister comfortably defeats No Confidence Motion

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demonstrated a clear victory Wednesday night getting a majority of votes to easily defeating the No Confidence Motion (NCM) bought...