Author Archive for Vichara

Judicial power to  villages

Friday, June 7th, 2024

Vichara A recent statement of Lalkantha of the NPP that judicial power must be devolved to the village level has created much uneasiness among lawmakers and politicians. Objection to this comment is based on the assumption that Judicial power is the prerogative of the Judiciary created by the Constitution. It must be noted that judicial […]

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May Day outcome.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

VICHARA May day has come and gone leaving a few significant lessons for the major political parties. First lesson is that the NPP has shown that they are a force to reckon with. They were able to muster massive crowds not only at the main venue in Colombo but assemble similar numberss in three outstations […]

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May Day

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

Vichara May Day is round the corner. Mayday is also the international distress call used by aircrafts and ships. It is appropriate we scream mayday” to alarm the nation that the ship named Sri Lanka is sinking. The Captain of the ship is confident that we can save the ship if we throw all the […]

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Ramayana Trails -Sri Lanka

Monday, April 29th, 2024

Vichara. ( ලංකාපුවත්) – ලෝකයේ අති නවීන තාක්ෂණික හා සංචාරක ක්‍රමවේදයන් සමගින් ‘ශ්‍රී රාමායන් ට්‍රේල්ස් ශ්‍රී ලංකා’ (‘ශ්‍රී රාමායණ මංපෙත්’- Shree Ramayan Trails sri Lanka) ව්‍යාපෘතිය කොළඹ ටාජ් සමුද්‍රා හෝටල් පරිශ්‍රයේදී පසුගියදා(21) නිල වශයෙන් ආරම්භ කරනු ලැබිය. ඉන්දු ශ්‍රී ලංකා අධ්‍යාත්මික සම්බන්ධතාවයේ සහ සංස්කෘතික පුනර්ජීවනයේ නව යුගයක් ආරම්භ කිරීමට අඩිතාලම දමමින් මෙරට සංචාරක ක්ෂේත්‍රයේත් සංස්කෘතික […]

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The Pettah Mafia

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

Vichara The country is aware of several mafiosi like the diesel mafia, rice mill mafia and the drugs mafia which are a curse on the country. But it is very rare that people refer to the Pettah mafia which is the mother of all mafiosi. This mafia has existed from colonial times and grown in […]

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Illegality and Perils of Land Grants

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Vichara President Directs Completion of Urumaya” Program Granting Free Land Rights to 2 Million People by June ( President’s Media Division 22 March 2024). President RW has declared his intention to contest the upcoming Presidential Elections. According to his supporters, there is a block vote of 2.4 million Asswesuma beneficiaries who are obliged to vote […]

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There is Another Way

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

Vichara. During the Budget debate, in his address to the Parliament the President said that the Govt.’s way is the only way. President’s way is the IMF way. But there is another way for the country. It demands a change of direction, a focus on the critical issues, resolution and courage. The crucial cause of […]

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Heard In Parliament

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Vichara When confronted with a difficult question from a member of the public it is the standard ploy of a bureaucrat to throw the book of rules at him. FRs and ARs are safe havens of the unwilling bureaucrat. Recently a similar situation was witnessed in Parliament. When the opposition asked for information on the […]

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