Against the consensus view

The Prince of Kandy Given the recent passing of Mangala Samaraweera, it is important to set out at least a few things so as to show disagreement with the consensus view. Samaraweera was a polarizing figure with his stance on ethnic reconciliation drawing adoration from some and hatred from others.…

Shall we decide?

The Prince of Kandy Also published at https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/shall-we-decide/ This is being written in two veins. One to point out the massive corporate hypocrisy of our media landscape. Secondly and most importantly to at least maintain the adversarial façade of our political landscape. Rajandram Rajamahendran was not a nice man. His…

Sounding poor

The Prince of Kandy Also available at https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sounding-poor/ We live in a nation where actual political choice, which lies between the SJB and SLPP, have at least from a media image perspective pivoted themselves to the lower ranks along our socio-economic spectrum. The two major parties in rhetoric pander to…

Colombo’s property woes

The Prince of Kandy Also available at https://www.ft.lk/opinion/Colombo-s-property-woes/14-718614 Though the media and financial players in Sri Lanka will not openly admit it, we are in the middle of a property crisis. The benchmark of Commercial Property in Sri Lanka the World Trade Centre (Overseas Realty PLC) has dropped to about…