Archive for January 23rd, 2017

A precious birthright that belongs to the people of Sri Lanka

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Ashley de Vos Courtesy The Island One is horrified by the recent statements by politicians, of coming events. Such as the handing over of the Trincomalee Port to the Indians who have never been our friends, India looks after her own interest first, even in the extraction of the smallest pound of flesh. We cannot blame […]

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Punish bond thieves, recover stolen funds

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island January 23, 2017, 10:25 pm Police and security officers are on high alert to prevent robbers, wearing full-face helmets from staging bank heists. But, those who robbed the bank of the banks came in, donning three-piece suits and walked away with billions of rupees richer. They made a killing for themselves […]

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QUITTING FROM DISCUSSIONS

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Al l Ceylon Customs Service Union. We oppose to abolish the Customs Ordinance and to enact a new Act with reasons. As soon as the minister presented the budget for the year 2016 with the proposal to enact a new Customs Act, we wrote to the president and pointed out the danger of abolishing the […]

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SLPA ,UDA,CEA,CCD ,RDA—HEADS AND MINISTERS DO NOT LISTEN TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND FINANCE MINISTER ?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Myself  as an investor have  been called to  committees  run by Prime Minister , Finance Minister ,Advisor to Prime Minster to sort out many issues related to stalled progress of over 50 million $ worth investments which can  generate much income for the country  and generate employment They are EODB (Ease of […]

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Info on, Global Health & U.S. Elections/Macroeconomics, 2016

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Sunil Wimalawansa The macroeconomic issues (e.g., trade) are poorly handed by many south Asian countries, including successive governments in Sri Lankan.  This seems to be getting worse in recent years, leading to increasing weakening of local currency and increasing debt.  The latter further increases the cost of borrowing and loan payments to creditors, and credit […]

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Regarding Arjuna Mahendran acting as an advisor to the Finance Ministry

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) wrote to President Maithripala Sirisena today (23) demanding him to prevent controversial former governor of the Central Bank Arjuna Mahendran from attending meetings at the Ministry of Finance. ACF states that Mahendran is a regular attendee of the meeting the Finance Minister holds every Tuesday and Thursday with Governor […]

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Coal industry mafia sacked me

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

BY CHARMINDA RODRIGO Courtesy Ceylon Today Former Chairman of Lanka Coal (Pvt.) Ltd Maithri Gunerathna said, “Just a week ago Lanka Coal (PVT) Ltd (LCL) floated the tender to purchase 2.2 million tons of coal for 2017. It was obvious that keeping me in the position would cause a serious effect on their income. So I […]

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Sri Lanka: The Shape of Things to Come

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

 By Dr. Sinha RajaTammita-Delgoda  Courtesy The Island January 23, 2017, 10:25 pm ” An Edited version of this was Published by the Diplomat Magazine, January 20, 2017″ “We’re not the same guys who used to tell you various things and then forget about it three days later,” .. “We want the world to know that […]

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Talks between Mahinda and President’s proxies fail Possible pact ahead of LG, PC polls

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island January 22, 2017, 12:00 pm Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa has indicated that there couldn’t be a consensus between his grouping and the SLFP under the present circumstances. Former President Rajapaksa has declared that his grouping wouldn’t accept any arrangement at the expense of the party against […]

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