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Rilawala Reflections

by Anura Gunasekera

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Leadership

Yahapalanaya – Lunacy,Idiocy or Plain Hubris?

When absolute virtue is your launching pad, there is no way but down thereafter and that has been the sad story of the Yahapalanaya regime from its laboured birth. Yahapalanaya is a collage of intrinsically incompatible points of view and... Continue Reading →

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The Unmasking of Yahapalanaya

A mere five weeks after it was installed, the much publicized sanctity of the Yahapalanaya government was sullied by the Central Bank Bond scandal. Accusations of complicity have been leveled against the then Governor of the CB, Arjuna Mahendran and,... Continue Reading →

The Big Match

In the beginning there was the Royal-Thomian .Then followed the others , pre-fixed as "Big" and identified by different colours, religious figures , fruits and thus invested with significance; "The Battle",of this , that and the other!!! But The Royal... Continue Reading →

Kumar Sangakkara- Cricket’s Finest Under-achiever?

This is a tribute to a genuine great of a great game who, notwithstanding the likely final achievements of others still playing, and those yet to play, will always be ranked as one of the finest to have graced the... Continue Reading →

The Deconstruction of a Supremacist

Notwithstanding his rise to ultimate  power as a politician in this country,  Mahinda Rajapaksa retains the mindset of  an uneducated peasant , in this instance  from Giruwapattuwa. Despite being one of the most shrewd, and one of the most successful ... Continue Reading →

Challenging a Supremacist

Months of speculation, political manoeuvring and gamesmanship have ended with Maithripala Sirisena emerging as the common presidential candidate. An implosion at the very centre of the UPFA has produced an unlikely challenge, to the incumbent’s self-assumed ownership of the most... Continue Reading →

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