Weekly Columns   

                  Wednesday Column
Courtesy: Daily News

15-12-12       Lend an ear to their voices

15-10-31       Working Masses' moment

15-10-26       Lanka’s return to democracy

15-10-17       Tales of (Non) Magnificent Seven

15-10-12       Turncoats redefined

15-10-03       Equal nationality rights, an utmost need

15-09-28       Celebrating the achievements of the Oppressed

15-09-04       The myth of war crime probe

15-08-27       Chauvinism a receding force

15-08-21       Fascist forces overthrown, at last!

15-08-15       Pseudo patriotism vs. National Unity

15-08-05       Issues of Right and Wrong

15-07-22       Better not add insult to injury!

15-07-15       'Virtue' is its own reward, but...

15-07-01       Between fear and hope

15-06-24       ‘Hunger games,’ closed doors and what next?

15-06-17       Great Expectations gone awry

15-06-10       Stay true to who you are!

15-06-03       Pseudo Royals on the rocks!

15-05-20       When Fascistic forces fall apart…

15-05-12       'Cameo' of Cameron

15-05-06       Ancient in age, Universal in message

15-04-29       Fascistic farce founders!

15-04-20       Left needs LIFE !

15-04-08       The struggle for DEMOCRACY is still alive

15-03-31       So you call yourself a patriot?

15-03-25       The end justifies the means?

15-03-20       Anti-corruption campaign and individuals' role

15-02-25       A total overhaul of SLFP?

15-02-11       Lanka's patriotic political uprising based on Hope, Understanding

15-02-04       Independence and dignity of judiciary back on track

15-01-28       Sri Lankans opt for a new beginning

                  Wednesday Column
Courtesy: Daily Mirror

14-04-23       Will Lady Luck accompany a common candidate?

14-04-16       False assumptions and erroneous theorisation

14-04-02       The people cannot be duped forever

14-03-26       Bash the US then what?

14-03-12       Reliving the Ramayana

14-03-05       Implement all LLRC recommendations before it’s too late

14-02-26       Those were the good old days

14-02-19       True democracy lies in people power

14-02-05       Vigneswaran was loud and clear in the first place

14-01-29       Agitation by state sector employees

14-01-22       Sama Samajism is all about people’s participation united

14-01-15       If united, no power could touch Lanka

14-01-08       Culture lost on degenerate society

14-01-01       Socialism and the capitalist market economy

13-12-25       Abolition of Grade V Scholarship Exam a wolf in sheep’s clothing

13-12-18       Use of language in its present context

13-12-11        Mandela the moral leader

13-12-04        Petite bourgeoisie mindset from any quarter amounts to radicalism

13-11-27        Is Sri Lanka heading towards a class war?

13-11-20        Those who supported the war now demand war crimes inquiry

13-11-13        Commonwealth Carnival may overshadow Charter

13-11-06        Development must include human welfare

13-10-30        Same old ways will be disastrous for govt.

13-10-23        Unite the oppressed without racism

13-10-09        Personal stupidities have become national policies

13-10-02        ‘Force for Unity’ to join TNA’s campaign for implementation of demands

13-09-25        Polarisation and ‘infrastructure invasion’

13-09-18        Govt. has all reasons to embrace TNA manifesto

13-09-11        Fascist - style Reign of the matrix

13-09-04        At the mercy of the hands that rock the UN

13-08-28        75th birth anniversary of the late Kumar Ponnambalam

13-08-21        AUGUST 14 OPPOSITION PROTEST Struggle vs. Fascism

13-08-14        Provoking religious fanaticism to undermine social unrest

13-08-07        Dollars more precious than ignorant natives

13-07-31        Dayasiri's irrational frivolousness

13-07-24        Weerawansa, Che on small screen

13-07-17        13 A + and the Tamil struggle, will the TNA fail again?

13-07-10        Who or what could be blamed for the PRESIDENT’S ATTITUDE?

13-07-03        So- called  economic growth and malnourished people

13-06-26        Blind chauvinists leading the blind

13-06-19        Balance of forces lie against - anti-devolution elements

13-06-12        Encountering the Dragon of chauvinism

13-06-05        Despite different claims May 21 strike proves successful

13-05-29        ‘Unity with power-sharing’ Answer to national problem

13-05-22        Buddha the first to explain fundamental nature of reality

13-05-15        Keeping afloat in a man’s world

13-05-01        The steady deterioration of a ‘GREAT GRIP’

13-04-24        Electricity rate GOVT. bowing to IMF DEMAND

13-04-17        May Day with powerful solidarity against all impending ills!

13-04-10        An unrepentant socialist and teacher

13-04-03        Fallout from the Pepiliyana attack

13-03-27        Time for a rebellion for democracy

13-03-20        Humanness developed within a matriarchal society

13-03-13        Sauce for the goose but not for the gander

13-03-06        India playing 'BIG BROTHER'?

13-02-27        Joint opposition struggles in the past never yielded fruitful results

13-02-20        Protest of the Opposition ‘democratic’ absurdities exposed

13-02-13        Social progress Must be founded on human dignity

13-02-06        Masses invited for Mass Struggle

13-01-30        Striking together while marching separately

13-01-23        Post impeachment scenario

13-01-16        Doom-ward bound

13-01-09        Quasi-international conspiracies

13-01-02        Where do we go from here?

12-12-26        Power spares none Not even the Judiciary

12-12-19        Fear the power of people

12-12-12        A shocking analogy between female CJ and vanni women

12-11-28        The Budget and Proletarians

                  Thursday Column
Courtesy: Ceylon Today

15-12-10       GMOA enters fight on behalf of all

15-10-22       Fascist forces losing ground

15-10-15       Struggle for just solution must continue

15-10-08       US belligerence far worse than global warming

15-10-01       People demanded democracy

15-09-24       History selected the path of democracy

15-09-03       Intrinsic contradiction of capitalist democracy

15-08-26       Beware of the 'real' Opposition!

15-08-20       Maithri and Ranil behave like Podi Sadus

15-08-13       The antithesis of Mahinda regime

15-08-06       A decisive parliamentary election

15-07-23       Uncertain how political situation will develop

15-07-16       Rajapaksa fascistic movement must end

15-07-02       Campaign issues revolve around leadership

15-06-25       Mullaithivu temple construction suspended

15-06-18       SLFP divided into factions

15-06-11       Save the earth for the future

15-06-04       A democratic revolution - We are in the middle of

15-05-29       Vasu opposite side's radical

15-05-08       Fascism out manoeuvred

15-05-02       Fundamentals of Buddhism and the new Wessanthara

15-04-16       No separation but two nations in one country

15-03-31       Effects of Maithri Revolution

15-03-18       Proceeding further with Udalagama report proposals

15-02-26       Despotic free market economic development

15-02-19       SLFP pro-Mahinda group planning strategy

15-02-04       Mohan says he never left, resigned but was displaced

15-01-28       Rajpaksa had no choice, but to pack up and go

15-12-29       NSSP turns 36 tomorrow

14-12-25       TNA Wants power sharing not separation

14-12-18       Frontline Socialist Party on a racial journey

14-11-16       Why Ranil?

14-10-02       'Regaining Sri Lanka' via Mahinda Chintanaya...?

14-09-25       A win, nevertheless nothing to crow about!

14-09-16       Obama sounds very much like George Bush

14-09-04       Bala Tampoe struggled against British imperialism

14-09-02       Ummagga Jathakaya and Divi Neguma

14-08-21       Mahinda undoing work of Kirthi Sri Raja Singha

14-07-03       Everything done by Head of State

14-06-20       Govt. diverting masses' attention through fear

14-06-14       JVP has not changed its ways

14-05-28       Minister Wimal Weerawansa

14-05-22       Consolidation of Tamil power in South India

14-05-01       Man of the masses

14-04-17       Fusion of Gandhism and Marxism

14-03-21       Paranoid regime sees many a Prabhakarand

14-03-07       Brain-altering drugs and digital 'indoctrination'

14-02-28       Seeking blessings from all religions

14-02-18       Challenging the Conservative notion

14-02-06       All it takes is political will and honesty

                        From the archive
Published in: Lakbimanews

12-12-30        A call for popular outrage

12-12-23        Opportunist parties change their stance

12-12-16        Divineguma Bill will create layers of unelected bodies

12-12-09        The law is king

12-12-02        State control blessed by global capitalism

12-11-25        Israel – most criticised by UN SL situation akin to ME/Israel

12-11-18        BUDGET 2013: Don’t expect social security

12-11-11        Carrying the ‘cross’ on her shoulder

12-11-04        The emergence of Sinhala chauvinism

12-10-28        Hyde Park rally – a turning point

12-10-21        Docs to follow the dons?

12-10-14        What led6 to the attack on the JSC Secretary?

12-10-07        FUTA march generates hate attacks

12-09-30        Attacked with crude oil and stones

12-09-23        Bondage risen to the level of slavery

12-09-16        Vipaksaye Virodhaya too slow and less organized to meet the challenge

12-09-09        All should defend free education and free health

12-09-02        Some media spin fairytales, and more...

12-08-26        Investors plundered by a set of crooks

12-08-19        Explaining Sinhalization to Indians

12-08-12        National populism not a solution for neoliberalism

12-08-05        True Nationalism Vs Imperialist Tribalism

12-07-29        Progressives, Nationalism and the ‘Global Establishment’

12-07-22        Permitted profanity and patriotic spiritualism

12-07-15        Terror, Terrorists and Terrorizing are still here

12-07-08        Be prepared! Sharp turn ahead

12-07-01        Removing the tattoos – Remembering the heroes

12-06-12        Mass struggle the answer general consensus among radicals

12-06-17        Burning issues still on the burner

12-06-10        Ruling with military might

12-06-03        What will be the general’s peace time battle strategy?

12-05-27        With the bourgeoisie to fight chauvinism

12-05-20        Ajith waxes lyrical about economy, masses engage with Marx

12-05-13        Power to the proletariat the need of the day

12-05-06        The patriotic mighty, are they right?

12-04-29        Economic inequity marries political repression in Sri Lanka

12-04-22        Strange bedfellows, still bedfellows

12-04-15        Free of war, but are Sri Lankans truly free?

12-04-08        O’ Mother Lanka what ails thee ?

12-04-01        Sri Lanka at Geneva Big Match

12-03-25        Braving odds to educate the masses

12-03-18        Not today, wait for tomorrow

12-03-11        All march to the same beat, one sings his own song

12-03-04        Who killed Cock Robin?

12-02-26        Conspiracy theories and hatched plots

12-02-19        Solving the National Question the parliamentary way

12-02-12        Face the enemy in unity or back the chauvinists and perish

12-02-05        Real heroes and conspiracy theories behind riots within high walls

12-01-29        Howard Nicholas, Marx and our own understanding of Marxism

12-01-22        Z score, scores more than marks!

12-01-15        A true opposition is emerging

12-01-08        A commission worth taking!

12-01-01        People power to the fore

11-12-25        Not allow the backward chauvinists to dominate

11-12-18        Image building gone wrong?

11-12-11        Land to those who till it

11-12-04        Chauvinism not the solution

11-11-27        A garbage free Dehiwela Mt. Lavinia, sooner or later

11-11-20        Thank you and goodbye

11-11-13        Leadership lacuna

11-11-06        Minority happy, majority weary

11-10-30        Legality and lawlessness

11-10-23        Rule by the Gun of the Gun for the Gun

11-10-16        Left alone or Left together?

11-10-09        Whither goes Nicolas Sarkozy?

11-10-02        The beginning of a radical democratic movement

11-09-25        On ‘running’ and running the city

11-09-18        State of emergency - No man is above the law and no man below it

11-09-11        Once we acknowledge our limits, we go beyond them

DPF and NSSP for a social democratic alternative

11-08-28        Forcing any investigation on Lanka most unlikely

11-08-21        London riots eye opener to those fooled by western democracy

11-08-14        London and Paris going broke

11-08-07        Country needs a pro-proletariat regime

11-07-31        Defeat to the corrupt, oppressive battalions of Mahinda

11-07-24        A new messiah in Nalin de Silva

11-07-17        Sangakkara at Lords - a case mistaken political identity

11-07-10        Plantation workers, not bosses, pawns of trade unions

11-07-03        Mahinda’s pipe dream projects increase national debt

11-06-26        Govt. disowned by international masters

11-06-19        Mahinda faces national and international dilemmas

11-06-12        The UPFA govt. responsible for killing Roshen

11-06-05        Think of a solution based on equality and autonomy

11-05-29        JVP still towing Sinala petty-bourgeoise line

11-05-22        Trouble brewing on Govt’s HR and TU policies

11-05-15        Nirvana can be achieved by any human through proper practice

11-05-08        Joint May Day rally, call for end to oppressive Govt policies

11-05-01        May Day call to revive freedom and democracy

11-04-24        Ban Ki-moon report mere eyewash?

11-04-17        Government trying  to slash workers’ benefits

11-04-10        Intervention in Arab nations mirrors West’s villainy

11-04-03        Petition to the IGP from Rights Dialogue

11-03-27        Tamils voted for freedom and autonomy

       PTA can be used to detain trade union leaders

11-03-13        Stupidity has no limits

11-03-06        UNP and JVP vacillate

11-02-27        IMF et al spawns neo-caste system

11-02-20        JVP to take a federalist position?

11-02-13        State protecting international capital not liberty

11-02-06        Revolutionary situation in Arab World

11-01-30        We stick together for the downtrodden

11-01-23        Mahinda is only a puppet

11-01-16        Athenian democracy being enacted?

11-01-02        Loosing faith of his closest means the end is near for Mahinda?

6        Things are changing now

10-12-19        Tamil freedom rests on fundamental unity

10-12-12        Wrong advice given to President

10-12-05        A struggle for all of us

10-11-28        Friendly discussions on the way to London

10-11-21        Modern problem to be handled by philosophy of science

10-11-14        Capital is free to sweep into any country while labour is restricted

10-11-07        When will civil society be allowed to prevail?

10-10-31        Bharathi Dasan arrest, political action?

10-10-24        Global masters dictate, Hanguranketha Banda executes

Social democracy and the turn it took

10-10-10        What more to expect from a constitutional dictatorship

10-10-03        Singapore no example for Sri Lanka!

10-09-26        Will Sajith survive leadership?

10-09-19        Is centralization of power going to help?

10-09-12        Erosion of bourgeois opposition exposes the intervention of global powers

10-09-05        It’s constitutional consolidation on Sinhala chauvinism

10-08-29        An all-out political confrontation?

10-08-22        Facilitating global capitalism

10-08-15        Lankan workers have begun their struggle!

10-08-08        Worms in UNP want internal election

10-08-01        Laws of man vs. laws of nature

10-07-25        Workers need the help of “Tigers” to do their own battle!

10-07-18        Mahinda Chinthanaya exposed    

10-07-11        IMF today too weak to dictate to borrowers

10-07-04        Mahinda agent of global capital, MNCs

10-06-27        Free public services from rules of competition

10-06-13        Zionism - biggest obstacle to any peaceful settlement

10-06-06        Inequality in field of education fraught with serious consequences

10-05-23        State capitalism to overcome cyclic crisis

10-05-16        Humiliating the Tamils

10-05-09        Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return

10-05-02        UNP cannot abandon its loyalty to the market economy

10-04-25        Mahinda’s woes not over with two thirds victory

10-04-11        Financial crisis - no signs of abating

10-04-04        No holds barred to establish Sinhala chauvinism

10-03-28        What a scramble for power

10-03-21        Bring them before justice without undue delay

10-03-14        Trade unions in forefront in the fight for justice for Tamils

10-03-07        Mobilize the forces against chauvinists and repression

10-02-28        Only Fonseka can give evidence on war crimes!

10-02-21        Fight for democracy before we are shackled

10-02-14        Dismal outlook for banks to win the next financial crisis

10-02-07        People have been effectively disenfranchised

10-01-24        In war Mahinda acted as India’s cats paw

10-01-17        They silenced a crusader for justice and peace

10-01-10        A Left liberation campaign - the need

10-01-03        Unity is the key to peace and harmony

09-12-27        Time to vote for the truth

09-12-20        No heroes, only suspects of war crimes!

09-12-13        Executive presidency not the culprit

09-12-06        Though united in policy, division is obvious

The general mum on the Tamil national problem

09-11-22        Yank and a Hanuman to battle it out

09-11-15        Ultra left in quandary over presidential candidate

09-11-08        Looming dark clouds

09-11-01       ‘Napoleons’ and ‘Hitlers’ are lurking in the darkocracy

09-10-18       Autocracy preferred to autonomy

09-10-11       Ranil-Karu duo are no safe bets to dispel the gloom

09-10-04       Repression basically given by masters in Washington and Delhi

09-09-27       Enlightened Prof. brings out giant English-Sinhala dictionary

09-09-20       Malefic influence of Saturn affects ruler and the ruled

09-09-13       Mahinda regime is neither proletarian nor socialist

09-09-06       A general amnesty for Tamil political prisoners

09-08-30       Implement the 13th Amendment, abolish the presidency

09-08-23       Will Tamils be driven to another insurrection?

09-08-16       String Theory unravelling the mystery of the universe

09-08-09       Unrest looming large

09-08-02       Forthright in defence of human rights

09-07-26       UNP outmanoeuvre Manhinda and JVP

09-07-19       Inmates lack basic needs

09-07-12      Socialism the only remedy

09-07-05      Human rights issue haunts ruling regime

09-06-28      Viva devolution 13 plus!

09-06-21      Toothless but certainly not spineless

09-06-14      Pressure to implement devolution as promised

09-06-07      Left failed to champion the Tamil cause

09-05-31      Diyasena reborn

09-05-24     Oppressor could be ten times more ruthless than the oppressed

09-05-17     Sri Lankan entities abroad under threat of violence

09-05-10     Much maligned ‘Regaining Sri Lanka’ to Mahinda’s rescue

09-05-03     Racially oriented sinister plan to change demography

09-04-26     Right wing bureaucracy attempting to dampen the socialist slant

09-04-19     Mahinda Chinthanaya fails to protect Lankan economy

09-04-12     Only way out is the Left way

09-04-05     Anti capitalism of rural masses loses its glow

09-03-22     All set for the provincial council polls

09-03-29     Left viewpoint on Tamil issue gaining currency

09-03-15     Modern Don Juan Dharmapala with a begging bowl

09-03-08     Economic costs of war will haunt us for a long time

09-03-01     Exploitation is the key word for the shattered industry

09-02-22     Tamil national problem = Palestinian problem?

09-02-15     Stand up and fight to drive the vultures away

09-02-08     Former non aligned leader, India now all out for Mahinda war on terror

09-02-01     Ours is an anti-people, foreign dominated state

09-01-25     Anti fascists close ranks to defeat authoritarianism

09-01-18     The Left Front, the UNP and a Left Bloc

09-01-04     UNP - duplicate of ruling political alliance?

08-12-28     Petrol price reduction the visible GONIBILLA

08-12-21     Lesbians and gay joining to establish classless society

08-12-14     India, Mahinda’s proxy in war

08-12-07     Retrogressive policies of reactionary racists

08-11-30     Artistes... “Quo Vadis”

08-11-23     Champika denies the heritage of Muslims

08-11-16     Obama no Chakravarthi

08-11-09     What about the chauvinism directed at the Tamils?

08-11-02      That O’ Blake Statement

08-10-26     “Lanka belongs to Sinhala” not attractive even to Barack Obama

08-10-19     Capitalism failed to achieve its own programme

08-10-12     Fonseka made immature by the Chinthanaya?

08-10-05     Anger and hatred cannot be erased by chauvinist military actions

08-09-28     A Neanderthal among Canadian bureaucrats!

08-09-21     Professor Munidasa Pathmasri Ranaweera

08-09-14    The true story of an imprisoned deserter

08-09-07     Sinhala hegemony taking a hold

08-08-31     Northern resistance the only help against the hegemony of Sinhala chauvinism

08-08-24     Mahinda a classical warrior king?

08-08-17     How old am I?

08-08-10     Hunger in the belly or in the head?

08-08-03     My dream comes true

08-07-27    Mahinda’s pretensions

08-07-20     Oppressed strike from Northern and Southern fronts

08-07-13     War against Left, Journalists and JVP

08-07-06   Indian Army here to liberate neither Proletariats nor Tamils

08-06-29   Mahinda a prisoner of the UNP and its alliances

08-06-22   Revolutionaries must risk violence but cannot return the favour

08-06-15   Radical Tamils will appreciate JVP mass actions

08-06-08    "Jana Bala Kahala Nadaya" vs "Janagosha"

08-06-01    Continue with Commission disregarding pressure from chauvinists

08-05-25    Mahinda sticks to the Tiger he can handle

08-05-18    Democratic socialized planning the only answer

08-05-11    We don’t need words but real mass action

08-05-04    NGO, Desahitheisi Jathika Viyaparaya responsible for JVP split

08-04-27    Everything elegantly pushed into the future

08-04-20    A conundrum of sorts

08-04-13   Isn’t a political solution the only way out?

08-04-06   This election will crown the TMVP pretender as the new monarch

08-03-30   Anura, elegant liberal democrat

08-03-23    Suppress press freedom is the best way to cover the truth

08-03-16    JVP And Indian conspiracy

08-03-09    The crisis in the Left movement created a bigger crisis in the camp of populism

08-03-02    Faith in a mother’s care, basis of human kindness

08-02-24    We must campaign against the Economic Hardship and the War

08-02-17    Left in Sri Lanka has an important role at this moment

08-02-10    Galloping inflation mainly due to war!

08-02-03   New APRC proposals have divided Mahinda regime

08-01-27    Will there be a third JVP uprising?

08-01-20    13 th amendment, the problem today not the solution

08-01-13    JVP youth to take to the jungle in 2008?

08-01-06    NSSP anniversary, all oppressed were represented

07-12-30    LTTE is supported by weapons from communist China?

07-12-23   Mano wins Human Rights Award

07-12-16    Mahinda's strength

07-12-09    "Pandu Kambala Silasanaya" gets heated up

07-12-02   Fisher folk given step-motherly treatment

07-11-25    Champika the budget winner!

07-11-18    Budget 2008

07-11-11    Sinhala regime playing a role similar similar to Israel

07-11-04    Humourous Attacks on Sinhala Militalism

Lal Kantha's mighty JR

07-09-30    Buddha's revolutionary step of rejecting Brahaministic restrictions on women

07-09-16   JVP must eat their pie

  Journey from Ananda and Peradeniya to Cambridge and beyond

   Trade union alliance
the beacon to the suffering working masses