100th Birth Anniversary of P.H. William Silva:
Father of Sri Lanka’s Industrialization
Pedru Hewage William Silva who represented
Ambalangoda from 1947-1960, and later Devinuwara, and was Sri
Lanka’s High Commissioner to Canada, was one of the leaders of the
Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, a front consisting of several parties and
personalities with nationalist and socialist aspirations that turned
the world of the elite upside down in 1956.
Inconvenient truths about constitutional reform
Coalitions are about convenience. Coalitions are
sought by those who are convinced that they just don’t have what it
takes to do it on their own. Coalitions therefore are about looking
for common ground because there cannot be complete agreement (if
that were the case such parties would have merged earlier). Yes, it
is more about common ground than about common people.
President Rajapaksa is Sri Lanka’s saviour
Elections are looming in Sri Lanka. The country
eagerly waits to affirm the leadership and direction, which will
influence and shape her future. Whatever the result of these
elections, this year is arguably one of the most significant and
memorable in the island’s history.