Dateline Colombo by Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
  • New Delhi-Tamil Nadu Relations and India‚Äôs Sri Lanka Policy
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    13 Jun, 2016   ·    5058
    “Could a state hostage the central government’s decision especially affecting its foreign policy towards another nation? State can’t put pressure for the central government decisions. I am tired and like Muhammed Ali I w ...
  • Remembering Tagore in Turbulent Times
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    13 May, 2016   ·    5028
    “I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.” Rabindranat ...
  • Politics of Promise: Between Sirisena and Rajapaksa
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    07 Apr, 2016   ·    5012
    “Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.”  Jean-Jacques Rousseau On Easter Day, a day of rejoicing and celebration for Christians, shrapnel and ball bea ...
  • Conflict to Co-existence: Debating Heritage and Homogenisation
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    08 Mar, 2016   ·    4996
    “From amidst the Samanola’s montane rings And sprawling glades there serenely springs The Lotus-the Buddha’s Sacred Feet, Ushering Loving-kindness wide, in surfeit This is our heritage and birth-rig ...
  • Forecast 2016: A Roadmap for Sri Lanka
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    31 Jan, 2016   ·    4978
    “Our objective is to make Sri Lanka the most competitive nation in the Indian Ocean and to develop the island as a mega city for the region that will go between Singapore and Dubai, thus make it competitive and the time has come for ...
  • China Prepares for a Modern War
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    18 Dec, 2015   ·    4948
    "Under the leadership of the Communist Party, our military has gone from small to big, from weak to strong, from victory to victory. On this road, reform and innovation steps have never stopped." President Xi Jinping ...
  • Riot and Responsibility: Governance in Sri Lanka
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    17 Nov, 2015   ·    4934
    One of the greatest Buddhist monks of Sri Lanka, Most Ven Maduluwawe Sobitha, who spoke fearlessly to overthrow the previous Government to usher in a better political order, has passed away. The entire nation mourns the loss of this great h ...
  • Sri Lanka and the World: Terrorism and Effective Reconciliation
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    12 Oct, 2015   ·    4922
    “There is no other solution to the Syrian crisis than strengthening the effective government structures and rendering them help in fighting terrorism.” - Vladimir Putin, President, Russian Federation   With ...
  • Sri Lanka: Moving Towards a Higher Collective Outcome
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    08 Sep, 2015   ·    4910
    "Don’t think the enemies are weak as there are pro-Eelam forces on one hand while forces belonging to the last regime are also waiting to sabotage the destiny of the national government,” Sri Lankan President Maithripala ...
  • The Importance of Electing the Best to our Nation's Parliament
    Asanga Abeyagoonasekera   ·    11 Aug, 2015   ·    4905
    “People who live in Sri Lanka are first and foremost Sri Lankans, then we have our race and religion, which is something given to us at birth.” - Lakshman Kadirgamar On 17 August, Sri Lankans will elect their n ...
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