Gota’s ‘Viyathmaga’ to the future | Daily FT

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Any critical assessment of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must take into consideration the salient characteristics that make him stand out from the run-of-the-mill politicians who had occupied the peaks of power. Citizenship The first notable characteristic is that he is the first head of state to come from…

World war III is not US vs. Iraq | Daily FT

Taal volcano in the Philippines erupted and everything’s gone in the blink of an eye – nytimes.com   Astonishing graphic shows the true scale of bushfires across Australia – dailymail.co.uk US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on…

Labour reforms | Daily FT

The Government has appointed a high-powered task force to tackle poverty, which is centred on improved healthcare, nutrition and housing. However, for sustained development, the employment opportunities of people have to be improved long term as well but this also means undertaking laborious and sometimes contentious reforms.   Over the past…

Teaching adults  | Daily FT

The Government plans to start training as many as 100,000 unskilled adults so that they can be given jobs in the public sector. However, partly because Sri Lanka is a country with an overburdened public sector and also because it has a rapidly aging population, it would make sense to…

Thinking anew on transport  | Daily FT

On the heels of curating the songs to be played on buses, the Transport Ministry is now taking complaints of public-owned buses. But for this to be effective, it needs to go beyond safety concerns, though those are important as well. For a public long-used to the Government taking ages to…