Midweek Review


Cannot we defeat racism?


The bane of the Sri Lankan body politic is racism. That’s why even when a pandemic, like Covid-19, is spreading in Sri Lanka, racism raises its head. Until the disease of racism is healed no modern country can march forward. Sri Lanka has a history of politically defeating (temporarily) racism. But why did Sri Lanka fail to defeat it definitively?

The first instance when Sri Lanka defeated racism politically was when a political movement was built up, under the leadership of Vijaya Kumaratunga (VK). When Anura Bandaranaike (AB) began to work against Sirimavo Bandaranaike (SB), in a bid to grab the leadership of the SLFP,Read More...

Tense Road to Camaraderie


Some freedom is at hand,For denizens of the hard-pressed Isle,And their long ‘Winter of Discontent’,Seems to be finally melting down,But human warmth must be kept going,Amid the rigidities of distancing,And the norms of good hygiene,And thi...

A post-poll query on Prez Gotabaya’s nationality


Former Galle District UPFA lawmaker Manusha Nanayakkara, on May 12, questioned whether Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa contested the last presidential election as a US citizen, in Nov 2019. Nanayakkara raised the issue four days after the releasing of the...

In defence of Gunadasa Amarasekara and Jathika Chintanaya


The Jathika Chintanaya which emerged in the 1980s continues to exert a considerable influence on popular opinion in Sri Lanka today. Their contribution to historiography is just one of several, but I strongly believe it was their most invaluable.

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