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Ceylon Tea a cup of pure enchantment?

Ceylon Tea a cup of pure enchantment?

Sri Lanka – a Tea Island, is known for its diverse cultures and scenic beauty. While blessed with fortunes of nature to give a different array of climates, tea was …

An Ideological Power Struggle

An Ideological Power Struggle

The ideological moorings of leaders in Sri Lanka, as they struggle for power, are as important as the strategic stakes of China and India in the Indian Ocean island state. …

From instability to greater disability

From instability to greater disability

Perhaps one thing that was forgotten when Lord Doughnamore gave Adult Franchise for all, and also when Sri Lanka became an independent nation, is the stability of the social structure of a country. This is what provides for the establishment of the government, which will …

Why are they retiring at 55?

Why are they retiring at 55?

Points to be considered for the extension of the retirement age of the members of the Security Forces. The reviewing of the retirement age of the Security Force personnel has …

Plantation union discussing deal with companies Recent media reports indicate that Sri Lankan plantation unions are preparing to drop workers’ demands for a 100 percent daily wage increase and impose …

Sri Lanka rode the roller coaster in 2018

Sri Lanka rode the roller coaster in 2018

Sri Lanka saw cataclysmic political events in 2018. Democracy, which was introduced way back in 1931 and was thought to be well and truly entrenched in Sri Lanka, was put …

A Peaceful Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year

As you celebrate Christmas, may you experience true love. Jesus is the reason for the season and the epitome of true love. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  May your Christmas be …

Rajapaksa placed road blocks on his path

Rajapaksa placed road blocks on his path

When a United States Department of State official reacted to the dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe by Sri Lanka’s president Maitripala Sirisena installing the former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place on October 26, the issue raised was could Sri Lanka accommodate two prime …

Sri Lankans Are Resisting

Sri Lankans Are Resisting

During former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 10-year rule in Sri Lanka, democracy was cosmetic, a veneer intended to make authoritarianism more palatable. Rajapaksa dismantled constitutional provisions that were meant to check his power. He allowed the military to commit rampant human rights violations with impunity. Freedom …

Deadlock remains in lead up to Supreme Court ruling

Deadlock remains in lead up to Supreme Court ruling

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena continued to manoeuvre over the past week in an desperate attempt to secure a deal with leaders of the United National Party (UNP) and the …