Traffic Violation Fines And Protesting Vehicle Owners

Commuters across the island were greatly inconvenienced last Friday (December 2) when the All Island Private Bus Owners Federations (AIPOBF),…

PTA Vs. CTA: Is New Necessarily Better?

Terrorism is undoubtedly one of the most pressing global issues of today. Although Sri Lanka has sought to, since the…

Of Hate Speech, Extremism, And Impunity

While the nearly three decade war, instigated by racial unrest, may have come to an end, the country’s post-war era…

Budget 2017: Education Down, President’s Expenditure Up

The country gears up this week to hear the reading of the 2017 Budget, which is to be presented in…

Hambantota No Longer Hopeless?

The Government of Sri Lanka, riddled as it is with a crippling debt and balance-of-payment crisis, has in desperation decided…

Coping With COPE

It’s already yesterday’s news that the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) chaired by JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti last week…

Mihin Lanka: No More To Fly

After a decade of incurring losses and piggybacking off national carrier SriLankan Airlines, budget airline Mihin Lanka has finally decided…

Unrest In The North: Student Deaths And A Troubled Aftermath

Last week’s killing of two Jaffna University students by the police has sparked protests in the North, with shops and…

Norochcholai: A Case Of Constant Breakdowns?

Not for the first time, the Lakvijaya coal power station at Norochcholai suffered a breakdown last week, resulting in power…