Tuesday, 5th May 2015

nation.lk :::

Mostly Cloudy

32°C

Today, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Mostly Cloudy

Wind: 3.22 km/h

Columns

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.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

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.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

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.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

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.

Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00

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...

Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00

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.

Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00

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.

Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

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...

Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the party with the majority in Parliament and headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, is in crisis. Thrust into the opposition ranks following President Sirisena’s victory at the presidential election, it is now at a critical juncture.There are many reasons for this. Firstly, after enjoying almost 20 years of uninterrupted power, the SLFP resents...

Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

It’s an inauspicious number.  That’s ‘13’.  The Maithripala-Ranil Regime (or Ranil-Maithripala Regime if you will) is in its 13th week.  It’s the worst so far for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the United National Party (UNP). First, a proposal for obtaining 400 billion rupees through Treasury Bills was defeated in Parliament. According to some constitutional experts the defeat of this kind...

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

As the Maithripala Sirisena government’s self-imposed deadline of April 23 nears, both the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are flexing their political muscles as they vie for power at the general elections that could be called as in two weeks’ time. The SLFP is insisting that it would support the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that....

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club, a club steeped in tradition and with a history of 116 years has been in the news in recent times, the latest occasion being the stunning bowling performance of Chanaka Welegedera, the Sri Lanka left-arm quick who returned the amazing figures of 4-2-2-4, to equal the world record for the most economical four-over T20 spell in domestic cricket.

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

Dr. Amarasekara is turning politics into a novel or short story. For MR politics is a teledrama. For Champika politics is a fairy tale. For Wimal politics is a folk tale. For RW politics is an absurd drama. For  Nimal Siripala politics is a court case. For Prof Nalin politics is an equation where unlike in mathematics he can obtain...

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

The three-month-old Maithripala Sirisena–Ranil Wickremesinghe administration is struggling to achieve stability in governing the country and its latest move is introducing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which has become the focus of attention in legal and political circles.Unlike the preceding 17th and 18th Amendments which only altered some aspects of the Constitution, the 19th Amendment seeks to completely...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

The United States of America has a huge HR problem. Actually it has two HR problems to deal with. The first refers to its problematic fascination with ‘human rights’ issues all over the world even as the very eyes that scour the world and note rights abuses do not see Washington’s own violations and complicity in other violations.

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

Copyrights protected: All the content on this website is copyright protected and can be reproduced only by giving the due courtesy to www.nation.lk' Copyright © 2011 Rivira Media Corporation Ltd., 742, Maradana Road,Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. Web Solution By Mithila Kumara | All rights reserved.