Sirisena: To Run Again Or Not?

In his inaugural address to the nation just over two years ago, President Maithripala Sirisena made a solemn promise. Speaking…

Dealing With The Drought

Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a drought, believed to be the worst in nearly four decades. As of noon today…

Sri Lanka Officially Refuses To Go Gay

Gay rights is in the news again, what with the Cabinet notoriously rejecting a move to decriminalise homosexuality in the…

Local Government Elections: What’s The Holdup?

Local government elections have been overdue for about two years now, and there is still no sign of them being…

The Story Behind The Hambantota Clashes

Hambantota just cannot catch a break. Not for the first time in less than a month, clashes in Hambantota have…

Mahinda Rajapaksa Twitter Q&A: A Breakdown

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa began the year by expressing his desire to topple the democratically elected yet increasingly unpopular Yahapalana…

2017 ‒ Mahinda’s Year?

New Year resolutions are the biggest cliche there is. As a new year dawns, we mortals ‒ most of us,…

Lottery Ticket Sellers Out Of Luck?

Noticed how the lottery ticket depot you pass on your way to office has been closed since the New Year…

Post-floods, The Long Wait For Compensation

2016 was an eventful year for Sri Lanka. Amidst the politics, celebrity deaths and world’s largest Christmas tree, Mother Nature…

The BIA Is Under Renovation: What To Keep In Mind

Sri Lanka’s main International Airport ‒ the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) ‒ is under scheduled renovation for three months from…

2016: The Year In Review

Just one more day to go and this exhausting, not altogether pleasant (to some of us, at least) year will…

The Asylum Seekers Who Sheltered A Whistleblower

It isn’t rare to hear of Sri Lankans being described as generous and hospitable ‒ but it may have come…

What Happened In Hambantota

Starting last week, the Magampura Port in Hambantota was the scene of a nine-day long protest which also witnessed the…