Author Archive for EDWARD THEOPHILUS

PRIVATIZATION OF GOVERNMENT BANKS AND THE REQUIREMENT OF REFORMING THE MANAGEMENT OF BANKS

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Privatization of government owned banks has been an issue in Sri Lanka since early 1990s and many have no idea why the issue was emerged at that time, and it seems that now the issue has involved in politics rather than considering the facts  related to the requirement of privatization or popularly […]

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NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The biggest mistake done by the yahapalana regime was neglecting the economy and national security and these two vital areas have clearly understood by Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa.  The current unofficial presidential campaign shows that except Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, all other buoyant presidential candidates are reluctant to talk about the national security and […]

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WHAT IS THE ECONOMIC POLICY OF JANATHA VIMUKTHI PERAMUNA?

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

By Edward Theophilus It is widely published in overseas that JVP will nominate a candidate for the presidential election with the support of a TV channel which has been giving wide publicity for the candidate since 2016 in its two major programs in Sinhala and English.  The candidate associated with audit activities and good for […]

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND INTER-RELIGIOUS RECONCILIATION IN SRI LANKA BETWEEN RELIGIONS

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The most impressive picture that people of Sri Lanka and overseas seen in media recently was the paying homage to the tooth relic of the Buddha at the Dalada Maligava in Kandy by Archbishop Malcolm Rajith. At that time Mahanayake Thera Most Venerable Tibbotuwave Medankara Thero and Chairman of the Association of […]

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REGIONAL SECURITY, JOURNALIST BEHAVIOUR, AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Monday, August 19th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS This year’s Indian independence celebration primarily focused on regional security, which is a vital issue for all countries in the South Asian region. It seems that certain media of Sri Lanka attempts to mislead people of the country focusing on unimportant issues that are entirely worthless and they are really like opening […]

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SEPARATING POLITICS FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SECURITY OF SRI LANKA

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It has been reported in news media in Sri Lanka that Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated if he becomes the president of Sri Lanka from the next election, he will give all politics and political-related activities in the country to Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and fully concentrate on the economic development, elevating the economy […]

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HAS SINHALA POPULATION DECLINED IN SRI LANKA?

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The determination of increase or decrease in population of different communities or races living in Sri Lanka would be based on the actual census results and pre-emptive decisions just listing to gossips talks going on in village tea boutiques is unreasonable and misleading. Sinhala community is frequently disturbed by fabricated information that […]

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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES, ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN SR LANKA PART 1

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Recent political analysis of Mr. C.A Chandraprema in Sunday Island on 14.07.2019 allowed understanding the truth about the achievement of millennium goals in Sri Lanka as it has been quite closed information that most of the population in the country including politicians have no idea about this test performance.  I associated with […]

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MILLENNIUM CHALLENGES, ECONOMIC ISSUES AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN SR LANKA PART 2

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Fiscal Policy Fiscal policy became a vital issue after the conditions created Korean War in early 1950s and Sri Lanka was unable to design and develop a good fiscal policy to the country.  It seemed that the economic authority treated fiscal policy and monetary as alternatives despites in our university classrooms education […]

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MR RUWAN WIJEWARDANE IS THE BEST LEADER FOR UNP

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Generally, all political parties in Sri Lanka have a common problem, which is they don’t train the next leader for the party to take responsibilities on account of the country.  Next leader of a political party should be a dynamic characteristic, which has a good education, excellent attitudes, dynamic skills and broader […]

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THE BEST ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR MAINTAINING THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Despite the various arguments against the executive presidency in Sri Lanka, when impartially consider on the role played by the position, it is acceptable that the executive presidency has performed a significant role in the country in relation to a various area.  There may have been weaknesses in it as human discharges […]

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CAN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT JUSTIFY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY? PART 1

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Narcotic has become a serious problem in the modern world as they are badly affected to the human body as the adherent substance in the one hand and the consumers and dealers of the illicit drug do massive harm to the young generation and to the society in other hands. Many countries […]

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CAN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT JUSTIFY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY? PART 2

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS In Sri Lanka a widespread talking point or a gossip was, that originally abolished capital punishment was re-established after the assassination of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, and the capital punishment was given to the assassinator, Rev. Talduwe Somarama was not the real assassinator, but some other person did it, and the exterminator […]

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HUMAN DIVERSITY, RELIGIOUS HATE AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN SRI LANKA PART 1

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Archaeological discoveries in Sri Lanka have proven that human settlements had been in the country since prehistoric era and the country had a long history of living humans who were at the civilized level or not.  Archaeologists and anthropologists attempted to give a clear picture of the beginning humans based on the […]

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HUMAN DIVERSITY, RELIGIOUS HATE AND DEMOGRAPHIC TREND IN SRI LANKA PART 2

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The ethnic base population of Sri Lankan since 1881 census to latest reported census is given in the Table (a) in which clearly indicates that Sinhala ethnic group[G1]  has gradually increased as a ratio of population and Sri Lankan Tamils’ ratio has notably declined from 26.69% to 12.86% in 1911, I assume […]

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SRI LANKAN CHILDREN MUST BE TAUGHT COMPARATIVE RELIGION IN SCHOOLS

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Teaching religions have included to the school curriculum in Sri Lanka and students at primary and secondary contexts are studied the subject, religion which is own religion of kids in most instances and in rare occasions kids learn other religions in schools than own religion.  I observed that hate to other religions […]

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THE UNIFICATION OF MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES IS URGENTLY NEEDED IN SRI LANKA

Monday, June 10th, 2019

By Edward Theophilus At the time of gaining independence many political parties, which are now operating in the country as separate parties were united except Marxist parties, which were persistent to achieve a just society considering the liberation for proletarians.  The attention of Marxist parties was limited to proletarians or working class except for farmers. […]

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WHAT ARE EXPECTATIONS FROM THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: A STRONG CULTURAL DESIGN AND POLICY CORRECTION IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

By Edward Theophilus While problems relating to the Easter Sunday attacks are diminishing, it seems that news media and politicians are openly talking about the next presidential election. What is real public opinion on the next presidential election is quite difficult to understand as emerging talks in the country, despite the major problems attempt to […]

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THE SPREAD OF ISLAM IN SRI LANKA AND CHANGING REQUIREMENT OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS When I read open views in newspapers and other media devices, I found that many have a problem, why Islam spreads rapidly in many countries and nobody has opted to discuss the major reason to rapidly spread Muslim religion.  Islam is a religion like other religions and no one can identify that […]

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VITAL POLICY ACTIONS TO AVOID RACIAL/ ETHNICAL AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS After the Easter Sunday attacks in Catholic Churches and Tourist Hotels in Colombo and Suburban areas, it seems that various comments and policy ideas have been published in media during the past several weeks. Many of publications were in the English language which attracted only a few readers and listeners.  The history […]

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SIGNIFICANT ISSUES EMERGED AFTER THE EASTER SUNDAY TERROR ATTACK IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The Easter Sunday terror attacks done by Islamic terrorists in Sri Lanka consider as a barbaric aggression by Islamic terrorists against a peaceful nation and no religion in the world based on the concept of taweed (There is no God, but Allah himself) would not support for such a barbaric attack and […]

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SRI LANKA MUST CONSTITUTIONALLY BE UNITARY AND UNITED

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Many people talk that under the constitutional reforms, a Muslim administration unit should be established in the Eastern Province and what is the logical base for this idea is a question when current experience in Sri Lanka is analysed and who created this idea is needed to discuss broadly. Since the election […]

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DOES SRI LANKA HAS A RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT?

Friday, April 26th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS After the election of Yahapalana regime in 2015, there are many concerns to people of Sri Lanka and the major question was whether the government was a responsible government which focused to protect people and fulfill the needs of people. Immediate after the election of the president, the Central Bank of Sri […]

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NATIONAL SECURITY, POLITICS AND THE YAHAPALANAYA IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS National security is the priority in any country and Sri Lanka has been facing for this issue clearly since 1983 and even before it was, but after 1983 security forces identified the significance of national security than any other activity of the country.  Before Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa elected as president of the […]

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CAN THE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT JUSTIFY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY?

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Narcotic has become a serious problem in the modern world as they are badly affected to human body as adherent substance in the one hand and the consumers and dealers of illicit drug do massive harmful to young generation and to the society in other hand. Many countries have passed legal provisions […]

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CANDIDATURE OF MR GOTABAYA RAJAPAKSA FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS CONFIRMED BY PEOPLE

Monday, April 15th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Candidature for the next presidential election has become a complex problem to all political parties in Sri Lanka as the party politics in the country has become corrupt, undercutting and involved in many disguise cunning practices.  It is a nature not only in Sri Lanka, but also in other democratic countries in […]

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CAN UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION GO AGAINST UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS UN Human Rights Commission has established with specific purposes and the commission has no right to go against the human rights of people based on the recommendation of its bureaucrats, who are not above the human rights declaration of the United Nations. I read an article in the Sunday Observer on 07.04.2019 […]

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MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORISM AND DESPERATE FOR INVESTMENT IN SRI LANKA

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The yahapalana regime initiated with the 2015 presidential election had undisclosed motives and a deformed face in its operation to the country and the pattern of its operation showed that it was associated with highly dishonest elements. At the outset, Mr. Maithrepala Sirisena didn’t know about the president of the party (Swan […]

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CANDIDATES FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS According to political analysts and journalists, several candidates have named as potential aspirants for the next presidential election in Sri Lanka, which will be scheduled to hold ending 2019. The major shortcoming of such ad-hoc naming is that not a single journalist names a woman candidate and it seems that although political […]

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INVESTMENTS AND ANFRACTUOUS STRATEGY OF SO-CALLED POTENTIAL INVESTORS

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS In terms of economics, investment considers as an essential requirement of an economy for its expansion and an effective variable for solving many macroeconomic problems in a country. Classical economic theory indirectly ruled that investment should be equal to savings but the dynamism and macroeconomic problems in countries have forced many governments […]

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