Now it is almost official: Parliament will be dissolved within the month, possibly after the passage of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution that will usher in electoral reforms and a general election will be held in a few weeks. The poll though, will be held on the proportional representation (PR) basis.
It seems the only way maverick Kevin Pietersen has a faint hope of gaining selection to the England squad is for England to fare badly against New Zealand and in the Ashes series against Australia. Defeats would certainly pile on the pressure and bring about a public outcry for Pietersen’s return.
The recent meeting between Sri Lanka and the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai has helped to clear the air and ensure that cricket in this country is not under any threat of suspension or financial disaster. Navin Dissanayake whilst visiting the Arabian Travel Mart in Dubai as the Minister of Tourism and Sports took the...
Sometime late last year Maithripala Sirisena effectively left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). As predicted, he was installed as the leader of the party he ‘left’ the moment he was elected President. He became the leader of a party whose entire membership almost campaigned against him. It certainly didn’t make for ideal leader-follower relations.
Even as the dust settles on the 19th Amendment, the main political parties are scrambling to have the next amendment, the 20th Amendment tailored to their reaspective needs in view of the general election that is expected to be called, possibly in late May or June.
What Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) requires today is something similar to the 19th Amendment to put all its ills right. The passing of the 19th Amendment draft bill in parliament last Tuesday brought great relief to the people of Sri Lanka for it allowed them the freedom to become free citizens instead of living under a cloud of uncertainty and threat throughout their lives.
After much debate and deliberation which kept the nation guessing until the eleventh hour, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which considerably reduces the powers of the Executive Presidency was passed by an overwhelming majority in Parliament late on Tuesday night.
Talking - I am talking because I have nothing to say. Writing - I am writing because I have nothing to write. Working - I am working because I have nothing to do.Well-being - Sarath Fonseka did it the right way. All others turned their imprisonment into hospitalization.
There was drama aplenty in Parliament this week, but the government’s efforts to enact the 19th Amendment to the Constitution are yet to become a reality. It has been thwarted by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is determined to push through electoral reforms at the same time.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken decisions in the past that has earned them the tag of “toothless tiger” more often than not. So by denying one of its full members Sri Lanka a seat at their last Board meeting held in Dubai by reducing them to observer status - a position that was totally unacceptable to...
Gods above presidency - Only gods are above the executive presidency. That is why Ranil suddenly went on pilgrimage to Sri Krishna Kovil in Kerala, some people say. Denim, Saree, Gown, UNP and SLFP - The most fierce fight is not between MaithrI and Mahinda or between any other two persons, but between the denim and the saree.
Since taking over as the Minister of Tourism and Sports of the present government three months ago Navin Dissanayake faces his greatest challenge in trying to convince the International Cricket Council (ICC) as to why he has appointed an interim committee to administer the affairs of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for an indefinite period.
Thousands and thousands visiting ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa is no longer news. He is arguably the most loved post-Independence leader this country has known; this despite all his many flaws, it must be added. What is ‘news’ and continues to make news is the fact that in an opposition-less context opposition to the current regime has to materialize outside...