Author Archive for Editorial


Monday, November 29th, 2021

Lankaweb Editorial Nov. 30th 2021 There seems to be a frightening revelation of the Nation’s Health Defenses according to the latest information reports where due to lax testing at the National Airport Katunayake the country could be vulnerable to the latest Covid Variations. Quoting from the Island News .”Due to the lax testing at the […]

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What is this world coming to when a government looks on while the people are being fleeced so savagely?”

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Editorial That things are indeed getting out of hand and out of control in Sri Lankaaccording to the latest statistics seems an understatement. Consumer prices are rising rapidly according to the latest reports which are incomprehensible and ludicrous as the Rajapaksa clan consolidates their hold on the country in more ways than one and the […]

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Lankaweb Editorial As they scramble for a cure or a vaccine to eliminate the COVID 19 the virus continues in its ever-changing perspective towards success the world watches on in eager anticipation as to who will get there first? There are many pretenders towards it, many of them unqualified quacks out to make a buck […]

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

LANKAWEB EDITORIAL. The tremendous asset that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proved to be both in the past, as well as today, is portrayed visibly through his actions and words which resonate to a great extent and permeate the minds of his respectful subjects – the citizens of Sri Lanka irrespective of their backgrounds or origins. […]

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Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Lankaweb Editorial It is extremely encouraging that the Sri Lanka Administration is doing an admirable job of containing the COVID 19 virus pandemic and guiding the Nation through what appears to be dire straits and most Sri Lankans are responding through their cognitive capabilities and the coercion of Law enforcement and hopefully, the issues related […]

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The Long Awaited Victory Has Arrived For Sri Lanka.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Lankaweb Post Election Editorial Nov.19th 2019 Perhaps the long-awaited New Era for Sri Lanka has dawned amidst firecrackers , Magul Bera and chants of Jayawewa!! which has echoed throughout the night in a post-election celebration which is not only memorable but significant in the manner the tumultuous victory was achieved as the opposition never gave […]

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The Easter Sunday massacre could have been easily avoided

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Editorial The Easter Sunday massacre could have been easily avoided had the government taken the intelligent information it received seriously rather than shrug it off almost callously ignoring the source whence it came from. The Indian Government Intelligence authorities for starters amongst  others which begs the question what price have the SrI Lankans to pay […]

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Lankaweb Weekly Editorial

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

It has been the President’s strong conviction despite former differences between himself and Mahinda Rajapaksa now obviously settled notwithstanding what terms and agreements were involved between them towards the final choice that within his capacity as the new Prime Minister, he would be competent to restore the country to normalcy after resolving the many issues […]

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Tamil MP’s Dangerous Talk about Reviving The LTTE

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial July 2nd 2018 State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran  has had the audacity make a public statement to the effect that “the LTTE needs to be revived ‘ which is a mind boggling suggestion by her that is not only treasonous but also a violation which points to a suggested breach […]

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9th Successive Annual Ranaviru Commemoration Wellington New Zealand 19th May  2018.

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Spokeperson USLA The 9th successive annual Ranaviru commemoration organized by the United Sri Lanka Association (USLA), Wellington NZ was held at it’s premises Lak Madura, in Tawa Wellington starting at 4pm., with Mr. Palitha de Silva , USLA vice President in the chair. Following the singing of Namo Namo Matha and […]

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Heed Warning Signs About Buddhist Muslim Unrest Now  !

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Lankaweb Editorial Dec.10th 2017 Islamist fundamentalism is posing a growing threat to universal liberal society unquestionably. This seems quite apparent also in Sri Lanka in recent times. Considering the bloody ethnic strife involving religious as well as ethnic differences initiated by the Tamil Tigers now vanquished- hopefully never to resurge, it may be fortuitous for […]

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Corruption Eradicated After Ravi? Are You Serious

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Lankaweb Editorial Aug.24th, 2017 It has been asked by some with a certain degree of naivette perhaps  “will corruption go away after Ravi?” but they can’t be serious as the corruption Sri Lanka has been subjected to goes back many generations as the discerning observer with a good memory is bound to attest to and […]

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Incorporation of the Sinhala term ‘Ekeeya’ in the English version of the proposed constitution without using the English word ‘unitary’

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

LANKAWEB WEEKLY EDITORIAL True to form as an apparent sympathiser for many wrong entities for the sake of mistaken personal popularity perhaps, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appears to have capitulated to Opposition leader and Tamil National Alliance leader R. Sampanthan’s demand that the Sinhala term for ‘Ekeeya’ (unitary) should be incorporated into the English version […]

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Admission Of Large Scale Corruption By Minister Speaks For Itself. .

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Weekly Editorial Feb.13th 2017 Not surprising are all that United National Party (UNP) Chairman and Minister of Strategic Development and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema  has conceded recently that there was large scale corruption in the government of which he is a frontline minister. No admission of shame or guilt here but a simple admission of […]

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Land policy of the govt will be its undoing

Monday, December 12th, 2016

By Rathindra Kuruwita and Umesh Moramudali Courtesy Ceylon Today SandunThudugala of the Law and Society Trust has been a vocal critic of land and agricultural policies of both Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maithripala Sirisena- Ranil Wickremesinghe administrations. Speaking to Ceylon Today he expressed deep concerns over the 2017 budget and the future of Sri Lankan farmers, fishers […]

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Lord Naseby accuses UK, US of double standards over Sri Lanka

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Editorial The ever outspoken House of Lords peer Lord Naseby who always maintains his sense of  fair judgement and perception has spoken out on behalf of Sri Lankaa as the Island Nation continues to maintain her right to handle her own affairs without interference from foreign powers seemingly with their own agendas. In his recent […]

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Minister Harin Fernando for his un-parliamentary behaviour

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial May 21st, 2016 Perhaps it should not only be the joint opposition that needs slamming Minister Harin Fernando for his un-parliamentary behaviour over some of the words he used in Parliament this week and it needs to be said sadly that the quality of Parliamentary debates of late leaves much to be desired […]

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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as the official opposition in Parliament

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial September 12th 2015 The dust has hardly settled but the The Tamil National Alliance (TNA)  once an open arm of the LTTE says” they will be sending a lawyers’ team to the forthcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva” at which the UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s report […]

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Easy For The US to “Negate” The Previous Government’s Counter Terrorism Failures But The Realities Are Etched In Stone And Far From Being Failures!

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial June 29th 2015 With the passage of time there will be various theories about the pros and cons of the defeat of terorism in Sri Lanka where many attempts will be made mostly by enemies of the previous Regime to down play the role in negative perspective but nothing stands firmer than […]

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The Sirisena / Wickremasinghe Manoeuvres Are Undoing The Good Done By The Rajapaksa Regime And Could Prove Hazardous For Sri Lanka !

Monday, March 16th, 2015

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial March 18th 2015 There are many astute observers within  Sri Lanka today who have expressed their rather dismayed opinion ( veritably true if one looks at the core issues pointed out in many features and editorials  where the Sirisena /Wickremasinghe  alliance and their collective manoeuvring in what seems to be a desperate bid […]

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In Retrospect,The Rajapaksa Defeat Is A Reminder That Democracy And Autocracy Never Mix!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial Jan.21st 2015 “ You Can Fool some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time but never  all the people all the time” Abraham Lincoln….. ..Perhaps is an apt summation of what happened  to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential election concluded recently. He is undoubtedly […]

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Endorsing What’s Best For Sri Lanka On Jan.8th.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial Jan.6th 2015 President Mahinda Rajapaksa has done a great service to all the people of Sri Lanka.  Irrespective of ethnicity,  all the communities within this country as well as many other sources particularly in the field of investment, tourism and those who believe in the freedoms that need to be enjoyed by all with no […]

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Why Replacing The Present Presidency With The Power Hungry Opposition Is Not A Viable Alternative.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial December 12th. 2014  They have gathered in droves like hungry vultures waiting to swoop in on what they believe will be the spoils of an election defeat for the President but they are surely and sadly mistaken despite the rhetoric that goes on, on a daily basis in all the anti -Government […]

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A Coalition With No Clear Vision And Motivated By  The Greed For Power Is No Replacement For President Rajapaksa and the UPFA.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial December 13th. 2014   It seems somewhat of an aberration of the norm of good governance that the present President has provided  the Nation that those who are attempting to replace him have no clear vision that could supecede or circumvent what has already been set in place by him and are being […]

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Opposition Ploys To Win Presidency Appears To Be Directionless Towards Success Although A Dangerous One!

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial November 27th. 2014 Despite all the portrayals of common candidate  Maithripala Sirisena as a prudent choice ( somewhat contentious portrayals heavily biased in favour of the UNP which seem plainly visible to the more discerning), it may not be that prudent nor will it augur well for the country where a ship jumper Like Maitripala […]

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UNP Leader’s Aspirations To Win Presidency Appears To be A Pipe Dream!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial October 29th. 2014  While most contestants of such competition dream of winning a Presidency during their lifetime they do so with an unblemished track record and the backing of the majority vote!! This seems hardly likely in the case of the UNP’s Ranil Wickremasinghe as he has disentitled himself to the privilege on […]

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The Salient Realities That Exonerate Sri Lanka From Rights Accusations Portrayed  By Discerning Nations With No Vested Interests, Prejudices Or Bias

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lankaweb Weekly Editorial September 29th. 2014   It seems like a time for reckoning and aligning with salient realities that Sri Lanka has been backed by 22 nations against the UN rights probe threatening to malign her credibilities as the breaking news emerges. This coincides fortuitously with Sri Lanka President’s visit to the UN where […]

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Will The US and UK Ever Give Up Their Biased Attempts To Coerce Sri Lanka Over The Rights Issue? 

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial 8th September 2014 In the seemingly never ending coercion of Sri Lanka by the United States and Britain over UN instigated calls for human rights violations during the three decade long internal armed insurrection by Tamil Tigers, only one thing seems to  stand out as logical. It is reminiscent of flogging a dead […]

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Why President’s Decision To Bar Entry To UN Investigators Appears Justifiable.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial August 20th 2014 Although there is every likelihood that it will cause an international furore, the choice of the President to deny entry to the team of UN investigators seems justifiable on the simplest rationale that it has been instigated by biased former UN representatives such as Navi Pillai and others who […]

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New Indian PM Responds To Sri Lanka With Understanding And Pragmatism Showing His Class And Perception.

Monday, July 14th, 2014

LankaWeb Weekly Editorial July15th 2014   Inasmuch as Sri Lanka’s head of State is a very pragmatic and perceptive leader, new Indian Prime Minister the Hon. Narendra Modi too has shown his class and ability to be much the same through his recent response to the issues raised against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC  where a […]

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