Sri Lanka cracking down on dissent, threats of violence, intimidation: HRW

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s government is crackdown on peaceful dissent is misguided and there is heightened…

RANIL’S REPRESSION: RETURN TO THE ’80s

DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA There is intelligent conservatism and there is irrational Rightism. Declaring an Emergency, and…

Rajapaksa rule by proxy

On Wednesday (20), Ranil Wickremesinghe was elected as the 8th executive president of Sri Lanka in…

Presidential committee critical of response to ‘protest movement’

Security measures alone insufficient to meet toxic combination of economic-political-social crises By Shamindra Ferdinando A three-member…

Choose Ranil and you choose a cycle of carnage and catastrophe

DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA This may come as a surprise to you, but we’ve been here before.…

Political deals and President’s call for parties

Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday soon after his victory in the parliamentary secret ballot for interim Presidency…

Why a feudal culture and absence of meritocracy bankrupted a nation

By Charles Seevali Abeysekera BROMLEY, UK (IPS): Sri Lanka is officially bankrupt and a failed state in…

Sri Lanka: Why a Feudal Culture & Absence of Meritocracy Bankrupted a Nation

Credit: Sunday Times, Sri Lanka BROMLEY, UK, Jul 19 2022 (IPS) – Sri Lanka is officially bankrupt…

Sri Lanka’s Uprising Forces Out a President but Leaves System in Crisis

Alan Keenan Crowds of ordinary Sri Lankans stormed the presidential residence on 9 July, compelling President Gotabaya Rajapaksa…

Ranil has neither learned nor departed

Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s fidelity to his alma mater, Royal College, is very well known. He has…