Economic Death – The rural regions in the country have failed to consistently clock healthy economic growth and will die out of gradual economic atrophy. Sri Lanka’s perennial sub-par economic growth after independence and its […]
Author: Northern Breeze
Sri Lanka in crisis with hundreds of small businesses collapsing!
After the civil-war was brought to finish in 2009, the Buddhist Sinhala leaders of the major community, as rulers retained their dominant role, at the expense of minority communities depriving them of their fundamental rights. […]
Mismanaged “Ceylon Railways” in Sri Lanka!
Locomotive No. 1 is the only locomotive designed by James McConnell to have been preserved. McConnell was the Locomotive Superintendent of the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Southern Division at Wolverton railway works and […]
Unconformist politics only helps the rulers!
Sri Lankan President only knows very well that in the end this will not help his act of wanting to do justice to the Tamils as a minority race; but bitter truth is it is […]
Sri Lanka to reduce it’s military strength now!
With the end of the civil-war in 2009, as a democracy Sri Lanka should have reduced its extraordinary number of soldiers. However, then president, like a dictator for many other purposes, did not do it; […]
A Sri Lankan mother in time of the civil-war!
In the play ‘The Jungle and the Sea’ at the Belvoir Theatre, the creators honours multiple languages, faiths, cultures and different philosophies, but never ventures into pointing fingers or siding with one. Instead, it portrays […]
President must overcome food shortage in Sri Lanka!
The full effect of the President’s neo-liberal policies enriches foreign corporations and the Colombo elite while sounding the death knell for working class and poor Sri Lankans. Today, the cost of food remains an issue […]
God help Sri Lankans who help themselves!
From the time country gained independence 75 years ago in 1948 from the British; our elite rulers have helped themselves with the power for their own benefit. The resulting misrule destroyed the country that was […]
Sri Lankan deligation told by UNHRC to rid of its Draconian PTA!
The Sri Lankan Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) was initially passed in 1979 as a temporary measure to tackle “elements or groups of persons or associations” attempting to bring about a change of government. It […]
Kitchan Annai was my friend and confidant!
It is true attending my cousin Kitchan Annai’s funeral would have given Kamala and I much needed closure to realize we were not the only ones mourning; but it was not to be, being on […]