Monthly Archives: January 2015

Presidential Election 2015 And The Tamil Voter

Presidential Election 2015 And The Tamil Voter

by Sivamohan Sumathy-                                                      What is striking about the 2015 elections? It is the upsurge in the call for democracy …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Another year starts and with it, new hopes and aspirations, a faint desire that sprouts in every human heart that speaks of happiness, prosperity and goodness to come. Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And …

Sri Lanka’s casino champion, defects to opposition

Sri Lanka’s casino champion, defects to opposition

The key defender of Sri Lanka’s controversial casino policy has quit the government and will support the opposition presidential candidate, despite his promise to end tax holidays for gambling. Faizer Mustapha, a president’s counsel and deputy minister of investment, switched allegiance before next week’s presidential …

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

 The plan seemed such a simple one. Mahinda Rajapaksa called an election in November expecting to breeze past a shambolic, divided opposition and take an unprecedented third term as Sri Lanka’s president. The poll, on January 8th, would be two years earlier than necessary. It …