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After 20A: A Sinhala-Buddhist Eelam – Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

Image courtesy of @GotabayaR. The Gotabaya Presidency is nothing like any previous Presidency including that of JR Jayewardene. All previous Presidencies since 1978, and indeed...

Constitutional changes create dynastic rule – Dr Ameer Ali

With all the debates, controversies and rigmarole surrounding the issue of abolishing 19A with 20A, and the demand from certain quarters for a new...

Sri Lanka: Landslide win for the Rajapaksa puts democracy and pluralism at risk – Alan Keenan

Image courtesy of https://theprint.in. Wednesday, 5 August saw the landslide general election victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), led by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

Sri Lanka is becoming a one-family state

Image: The Rajapaksas’ landslide election win may see them hold power for a long time. Usually, when people speak of an electoral landslide, they exaggerate....

Sri Lanka: Electoral landslide cannot stop economic backslide

Image: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa walk out of the Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya following the swearing in ceremony of the latter...

An election in Sri Lanka will boost the Rajapaksa family – They talk of making big changes to the island’s constitution

On the eve of an election, what might a political party wish for? A strong brand, an effective party machine, plenty of money, a...

Ahisma Wickrematunge files a bribery complaint against SSP W.Thilakaratna for attempting to aid Udayanga Weerathunga to escape arrest.

Ahisma Wickrematunge has filed a complaint against Senior Superintendent of Police W.Thilakaratna for attempting to aid Udayanga Weerathunga to escape arrest, at the Commission...

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksha tripple brothers snatch 168 important state institutions!

Gotabhaya Rajapaksha administration, having appeared as an interim government, has shared almost all the important institutions among the three Rajapaksha Brothers. There are 168 important...

A family affair: Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa dynasty

(AFP) Sri Lanka is set to have its first ever government run by siblings when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints older brother Mahinda as prime...
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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

The Ministry of Justice issued an invitation to the public to submit proposals for consideration by an expert committee established to draft a new...

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes

Amendments give Gotabaya Rajapaksa powers to sack ministers and limit oversight. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivers a policy speech in the Colombo parliament on 20 August...

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