Portrait of an Immortal : Sri Lanka’s eternal elite


His cologne takes your attention before you see him. Forcing your instincts to turn and notice. That his Versace, Patek Phillipe and the rest are real. That you are in the presence of a higher power. A power that does business with men who toy with the fate of nations. Over food, wine and single … Continue reading Portrait of an Immortal : Sri Lanka’s eternal elite

Most uplifting words I’ve heard about Sri Lankan politics so far


I'm not a optimist. I just secretly hope for the best while preparing for catastrophe. Somehow I managed to avoid the mire of fatalist pessimism despite getting a few stains from it. This post on Yudhanjaya Wijeratne's blog gives me a bit of hope. On a different note, Maithripala Sirisena’s now-famous 100 Days manifesto seems … Continue reading Most uplifting words I’ve heard about Sri Lankan politics so far

Sri Lanka Porn industry backs president Rajapakse – desperation or opposition plot?


Sri Lanka’s pornography industry lobby has endorsed president Rajapakse for the 2015 election. The announcement has shocked Sri Lanka’s Kama Kala (commercial pornography) industry. A business that avoids the murky waters of Sri Lankan politics. Unconvincing official explanations have only deepened suspicions of election time arm twisting. The instinctive reaction is to blame the government. … Continue reading Sri Lanka Porn industry backs president Rajapakse – desperation or opposition plot?

Third Rajapaksa term highlights


Politics Purges of those suspected of links to UPFA defectors (assuming they weren’t plants in the first place) Mithreepala is sentenced to hard labour in solitary confinement or appointed prime minister for his loyalty (if you are into conspiracy theory) Government’s legal position is always backed up by the Supreme Court Ministry or department for … Continue reading Third Rajapaksa term highlights

Who will pay off Sri Lanka’s loans ?


Its a question that the 2015 presidential election talk seems to avoid. Sri Lanka’s feudal politics is exciting. Economics is dull and dismal. In the minds of many economics has little to do with politics. The king always has money. We have all enjoyed his gifts. Come on, admit it. Even you, who grumble about … Continue reading Who will pay off Sri Lanka’s loans ?