Author Archive for Editorial


Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

Editorial It seems perhaps a bit late in the day for the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa to appoint a committee to look into how Sri Lanka went into bankruptcy and plan to gather information from foreign institutions as  a Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB)has indicated to the media. Mr.Premadasa has apparently been awoken from […]

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

LankaWeb Editorial  Finally In the face of sweeping genocide allegations against Sri Lanka, Canada takes a firm stand, debunking the claims and highlighting political opportunism as succinctly reported in prominent recent News Media. The Canadian Government has officially communicated to the Sri Lankan  Government that there is no credible evidence supporting the  occurrence of genocide […]

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India and Sri Lanka agree to expedite establishment of smart classrooms in 200 schools in Galle District

Monday, June 19th, 2023

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 19: The High Commissioner of India Gopal Baglay, and the Secretary, Ministry of Education, M.N Ranasinghe exchanged diplomatic notes on 19 June to fast-track the establishment of modern computer labs and smart Boards with Customized Curriculum Software in 200 Schools in Galle District. Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Minister of Industries and Plantation […]

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Alarming Medical Crisis Anticipated

Sunday, February 12th, 2023

LankaWeb Editorial As the Nation  teeters on  the brink of instability with post Covid after effects, power cuts food  and fuel shortages and the burgeoning financial crises awaiting IMF sanctions towards resolution another major serious crisis seems to be looming on the horizon. According to the latest report – authorities in the Sri Lanka Health […]

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Saturday, December 10th, 2022

LANKAWEB EDITORIAL Regardless of all the political upheavals of  change which have been realistically fortuitous for Sri Lanka under the present administration,  the country is still facingunprecedented crises in many areas. Despite all the promises made by the administration which realistically  is of a ‘pro tem’ nature and hardly a legitimately elected one exercised by […]

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Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Editorial  June 6th 2022 The wise seers whose wisdom always prevails comprising mostly of past leaders political analysts of repute and intellectuals are of one mind that things go from bad to worse in Sri Lanka today on an almost continuous basis and perhaps it is, with all due respect to the true media ( […]

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

 LankaWeb Editorial 14th April 2022 Resolving  the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka has now become the greatest challenge for the Rajapaksa Administration. It is noteworthy to observe that Sri Lanka will be unable to make a USD 200 million loan repayment next week as the government decide to suspend all external debt repayments. This will […]

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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Editorial Sri Lanka’s present crisis borne of an ill political wind based on detrimental administration and bad choices as it appears are of a severe  socio-economic nature that can end in complete bankruptcy which seems like an impending disaster looming over the horizon.Despite warning signs  the Government seems to be unconcerned and act as though […]

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Editorial Feb.22nd. 2022 Sri Lanka’s present crises borne of an ill political wind based on detrimental administration and bad choices as it appears are of a severe  socio-economic nature that can end in bankruptcy which seems like an impending disaster looming over the horizon.Despite warning signs  the Government seems to be unconcerned and act as […]

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The Travails of Fundamentalist Islam as applicable to the Sialkot Murder

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

LANKAWEB EDITORIAL The travails of Fundamentalist Islam is a global scourge that has spread like wildfire around the world sadly because there seems to be no control to curb it by the powers that can effectively do so probably due to apathy and the usual excuse that it is not a global priority which is […]

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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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