• Sri Lankan children have unimaginable talent. We must provide them a platform to prove it.

    Today Sri Lanka’s Sports Industry needs much encouragement. For years, we have been a nation identified by our cricket and while our national teams have contributed enormously in strengthening the game globally, there are many other sports in this country which need to be highlighted.

    Today as much as Sri Lanka enjoys being highlighted as a cricketing nation and ofcourse we are proud of it, Sri Lanka has also contributed immensely towards global rugby. And one of the leading projects launched to expose Sri Lanka rugby to the world was the Carlton Super 7s International Rugby Tournament which was my pet project launched in 2011/2012.

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  • Sri Lanka’s political crisis – A failed UNP and a double faced TNA

    Today, four years since the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took over , Sri Lanka has seen no improvement.

    In fact today, Sri Lanka has seen zero infra structural development, no Foreign Direct Investments that can be felt, a high rate of unemployment especially among the youth, a soaring cost of living, unjust taxes, weak economic policies and a failing economy.

    With Sri Lanka on the verge of crisis, another important issue that needs discussion today is why the Tamil National Alliance wants to cling on as the main opposition when they too, along with the UNP government severely failed within these past four years.

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  • Today, the UNP government is surviving on the projects initiated by the Rajapaksa regime

    On Sunday, the Transport Ministry conducted a test run on a newly constructed 26.75 km railway track from Matara to Beliatta, which is the first such railway line to be constructed since the country’s independence.

    The test run was conducted amidst the presence of the now Transport Minister Hon. Arjuna Ranatunga who promised to vest the line with the public before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

    This railway project includes the longest and second longest railway bridges of 1.5 kilometers and 1.04 kilometers respectively and includes one of the tallest railway bridges, the longest railway tunnel and the most modern railway station buildings in Sri Lanka.

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  • The UNF government’s internal battles comes at a price, it is costing an entire nation

    Sri Lanka is indeed a nation of surprises. And today, sadly, I say this not in a positive manner but instead with sarcasm after reading the recent several clashes which have erupted within the UNF government since they were re-elected to power last month.

    When Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed Prime Minister in October, the UNF remained hell bent in clinging on to power at whatever cost. Despite President Maithripala Sirisena, requesting my father for help to pull the country out of turmoil which we are currently plunged in, the UNF government headed by Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe did everything thuggish possible to remain in power. The very group which held endless demonstrations in Colombo, demanding for ‘democracy’ and those who pledged to work for the nation all over again, have today forgotten their very words.

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  • Sri Lanka can achieve its dream of transforming into a dynamic hub if we upgrade our education system from scratch

    Sri Lanka today has one of the best public, private and international schools in Asia. While our students top the ranks globally, we, as lawmakers need to do much more to ensure that our children are given the best education so that they can face the challenges of the 21st century.

    Sri Lanka, today mostly follows an education system which was introduced by the British several years ago. Over the years, while successive governments have made a few changes to upgrade this system, much more needs to be done today to ensure that our students are able to face the global challenges.

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