“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black” said Joe Biden to an interviewer last week. That racist remark by the US presidential candidate of the Democratic party has caused an uproar on social media. #YouAintBlack and #JoeBidenIsARacist were trending on […]
The Republic will gradually return to normalcy starting from tomorrow. As citizens what must we do to make it happen? Practice physical distancing. For the past month you did Social Distancing. That is to isolate yourself from the rest of the society. Physical distancing is going about your normal […]
I wrote a similar article back in 2015. Therefore it is only fair that I write again to the new board of ICTA. Situations have changed. Requirements have changed. Decision making heads have changed. I’m not going to even ask for stuff like PayPal and digital literacy… So here are […]
“මන්ත්රී වුනත්, අගමැති වුනත් නිකම් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ වුනත් මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ, මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂමමයි.” මිනිසෙකුගේ ස්වාත්මභාවය යනු කුමක්දැයි තේරුම් ගැනීමට ඔබේ එම වචන ටිකම ඇතිය. ඔබතුමාගේ කතා අතරින් මා වැඩියෙන්ම කැමති මෙවැනි අප්රකල්පිත අවස්ථාවක ඔබෙන් නැගෙන අසමාහිත කතාය. 2018 ඔක්තෝබර් විප්ලවය මොහොතේ ඔබව අගමැති කිරීම ව්යවස්ථා විරෝධී නැතැයි තර්කානුකූලව සැමට තේරෙන බසින් […]
Since Sinhala and Tamil languages are both constitutionally “National” languages, and since they are both constitutionally “Official” languages, and since they are synonymous in lyrical meaning, and since they are sung in the identical musical composition there is absolutely no rational reason to not sing the Tamil translation of the anthem at official events of the State. And because the anthem is only meaningful when the singer understands the words, it should be allowed to be sung in their preferred language.
Most of the time these people sit on multiple boards simultaneously. They are chairpersons of their own enterprises, directors of other private corporations, and even board members of other Public Institutions. And unless they are fully retired, they spend most of their time in their regular day job as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, lecturers etc. So the question is while we certainly value their acumen, do they really need to be paid from the Public money.
It is commendable that the President wants to select suitable decision-makers to Public Corporations without them being mere and ad-hoc political appointments. However, the process thus far seems somewhat weak. Various people are complaining about the process. There had been some embarrassing withdrawals after appointments. And there is an unacceptable […]
A new Cabinet of Ministers being appointed after the presidential election is inevitable. It is not only fair but also constitutional. However, it must be done intelligently and with understanding. Otherwise, the people’s decision on the 16th of November 2019 could be devalued. There are two main phases when appointing […]
My generation rise to leadership by skipping the leadership gap of the above lost generation. Therefore it will bring a great culture shock. The old generation will soon be removed by nature. The remnant children of the 70’s will retreat. But the old ghosts are back in action to stop the millennials. The cursed son of the Satanic father of 88-89 and the fascist Prince wrapped in a white National cape, and the regime change agents who suppress the Republic forever are all acting together in conspiracy.