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  • More pay for Sri Lanka political class Read more >

    More pay for Sri Lanka political class

    Image: Sri Lanka MPs like to fight among themselves as well. The political class in Sri Lanka, as in many other countries in the world, is not beloved of those who voted them into office; and they are very well aware of that unpleasant fact. Given that knowledge, it is inconceivable that our Members of […]

  • There’s no respect for foreign women in Sri Lanka – A conversation with hotelier Paloma Scott Read more >

    There’s no respect for foreign women in Sri Lanka – A conversation with hotelier Paloma Scott

    Mirissa made headlines for an unpleasant incident earlier this month and the authorities immediately reacted to it by taking actions like suspending the activities of the restaurant and removing unauthorised establishments along the Mirissa coastal belt. Hence, work is in progress to safeguard the tourism industry in the country, with special focus on the South. […]

  • Sri Lanka: Barbarians on beaches Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Barbarians on beaches

    Northern terrorism is, thankfully, a thing of the past, but, sadly, southern terrorism is on the rise. Underworld figures, with political connections, remain above the law and terrorise hapless men, women and children, with impunity. It was thought that the law and order situation would improve considerably after the 2015 regime change, but there hasn’t […]

  • Sri Lanka’s unity regime faces renewed strife Read more >

    Sri Lanka’s unity regime faces renewed strife

    The difference, Cartoon by Namal Amarasingh. ECONOMYNEXT – Intellectuals who propelled President Maithripala Sirisena to power has stepped up a campaign against his “unity government” accusing it of going back on “good governance” pledges two years ago. Professor Sarath Wijesuriya, a key figure behind Sirisena’s success at the January 2015 election, issued a charge sheet […]

  • Sri Lanka MPs creating their own NGOs as charity foundations Read more >

    Sri Lanka MPs creating their own NGOs as charity foundations

    ( Assaulting opposition members in the parliament under Rajapaksa rule) Several sitting MPs and some former MPs have had bills presented to the legislature to incorporate as Acts of Parliament foundations,  set up in their names reports the Sunday Times. These foundations are non other than NGOs which may have charity organizations.  Once they obtain […]

  • Govt to Spend Rs. 1,175 mn for Luxury Vehicles for Ministers Read more >

    Govt to Spend Rs. 1,175 mn for Luxury Vehicles for Ministers

    (PM Wickremasinghe:  Oh cars! OH we never wanted them!! ) The government yesterday presented a supplementary estimate seeking parliamentary approval for purchasing 32 brand new cars at a cost of Rs. 1,175 million for the use of 30 ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers. The supplementary estimate was presented to Parliament by Chief Government Whip […]

  • Sri Lanka MP’s Pampered With Free Body Massage Read more >

    Sri Lanka MP’s Pampered With Free Body Massage

    ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s law makers are entitled to duty free cars and heavily subsidised five-star meals in addition to a retinue of personal staff all paid by the state, but they are now being offered free spa treatment too. The members of parliament elected at the August elections were told that they have access […]

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