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National Interests in a Globalized World

National Interests in a Globalized World

By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera.                                             The first 100 days of the US President Donald Trump’s administration revealed the complexity of a head of state’s task. …

Meetotamulla disaster a result of a lack of proper garbage disposal policy

Meetotamulla disaster a result of a lack of proper garbage disposal policy

The landslide disaster at Meetotamulla within Colombo city limits last Friday, in which a 300 ft high mountain of garbage came down on hapless slum dwellers killing 26 and wrecking 84 houses fully and 36 partially, could have been averted if steps had been taken …

New Silk Road or New Great Game?

New Silk Road or New Great Game?

As regional powers like China, Russia, Japan, and India vie for political and economic position throughout the eastern realms of Eurasia, many of the less powerful countries caught in the …

I never left the fray

I never left the fray

By Padma Rao Sundarji.                                                       …

International interest in Sri Lanka’s ports

International interest in Sri Lanka’s ports

International actors, notably India and Japan have become increasingly concerned about the level of Chinese investment and influence in Sri Lanka. This has in turn set off a flurry of …

Sri Lanka has lessons from which India can learn

Sri Lanka has lessons from which India can learn

By Shashi Tharoor.                                                         …

Howlers due to faulty usage of the English Language

Howlers due to faulty usage of the English Language

By R.S. Karunaratne.                                                              I still follow a piece of advice given to his students by T. …

Sinhalese and the Tamils have a common identity.

Sinhalese and the Tamils have a common identity.

Emeritus Professor of History S. Pathmanathan, in an interview with Dailymirror, discusses the origins of settlements in Sri Lanka and argues for the Tamil Homeland concept from a historian’s point of view. Prof. Pathmanathan, who is also the Chancellor of Jaffna University, said both the …

Peace and Reconciliation

Peace and Reconciliation

Opening comments by TISSA JAYATILAKA at a panel discussion held during the 26th Rotary District Conference, Rotary District 3320- Sri Lanka and The Maldives, on 18 March, 2017 held at the BMICH, Colombo. The following served as panelists: Mr. R.Sampanthan, The Leader of the Opposition, …

Whither human rights in Sri Lanka?

Whither human rights in Sri Lanka?

Ahilan Kadirgamar.                                                         …