Himal Kotelawala

Himal Kotelawala

Himal is a staff writer at Roar

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Is Global Warming Mass Murdering Sri Lankans?

In the first few months of 2016, if you recall, there was barely a drop of rain. But come mid-May, there was a torrential…

In The News

Aftermath Of UK Polls: Too Early In The Day To Tell?

To say British Prime Minister Theresa May’s high-risk gamble this Thursday didn’t pay off would be an understatement, at best. By calling a snap…

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#FloodSL Response: State Vs. Private

Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa arrived in Sri Lanka today, shortly after Mora, the cyclone that wreaked havoc on the island over the…

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Cabinet Reshuffled: Now What?

The much-hyped Cabinet reshuffle finally took place on Monday without much fanfare, though amidst heavy speculation that the event was a culmination of rising…

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Cabinet Reshuffle On Monday. Will Heads Roll?

Following weeks of speculation, the Yahapalana Cabinet will finally be reshuffled this Monday (May 22), with two key and at times controversial UNP Ministers…

Economy

New Inland Revenue Act On The Cards

Sri Lanka is getting a brand new Inland Revenue Act. Though yet to be gazetted, the draft Act has already been approved by the…

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Monsoon On The Way – Is Sri Lanka Ready?

While the whole country is no doubt happy to see the back of the torturous April heatwave, it is worth reminding ourselves that the…

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May Day At Galle Face: A Sign Of Things To Come?

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s May Day rally is all everyone seems to be talking about these days—at least on social media. A crowd of…

Features

The Farce That Is The May Day

Ninety years ago today when pioneering trade unionist Alexander Ekanayake Gunasinha led a group of men and women in what was Ceylon’s first ever…

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On The Cusp Of GSP+

Seven years after it was withdrawn citing concerns over the country’s human rights record, Sri Lanka is poised to once again be granted the Generalised…

Features

The April Struggle

It was April 9, Good Friday, 1971. Dr. Rex de Costa, a retired and decorated lieutenant colonel and a reputed medical practitioner, was at…

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How Sri Lankan Militants Tried To Topple The Maldives Government In ’88

There is a Maldivian legend about a Sri Lankan prince named KoiMalé who was marooned in a Maldivian lagoon with his wife, the daughter of…