Archive for March 7th, 2017

Depression in Old Age

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge Depression is a mood disorder -one of the common mental health problems facing people today. Depression can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively and productively. Depression is common among the elderly population. Some view depression as a physiological reaction in the old age.     But some researches deny this factor and […]

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DUSIT TANI HOTEL PROJECT Vs HILTON, SHERATON, MANDARIN

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

By M D P DISSANAYAKE The virtually bankrupt government of Maithreepala, Ranil and Chandrika trio’s new project negotiations include the establishment of  a 5 Star Hotel  and Luxury Apartments  of famous Dusit Tani (famous for what?) in Balapitiya. Dusit Tani  Hotel Group is well known for providing Thai Full Body Massages for all ages of […]

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Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena declares Sinhala Warriors dubbed Traitors by the British as National Heroes and Patriots

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Media Release    Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka (SPUR) NSW Inc. NSW 1730, Australia                                                             Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena declares Sinhala Warriors dubbed […]

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Sri Lanka’s Debt Crisis Is So Bad The Government Doesn’t Even Know How Much Money It Owes

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Wade Shepard ,  CONTRIBUTOR Courtesy Forbes Trying to develop its infrastructure to increase its economic potential has plunged Sri Lanka deep into a pit of debt, pushing the country to the brink of bankruptcy and prompting an IMF bailout. The official estimate of what Sri Lanka currently owes its financiers is $64.9 billion — $8 billion of […]

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Sri Lanka Now Has Worst Ever Finance Minister Ever- An Accusation

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Sri Lanka Now Has Worst Ever Finance Minister Ever- An Accusation

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IMF tells Sri Lanka to rebuild reserves, be ready to tighten

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

 By Shihar Aneez Courtesy Nasdaq COLOMBO, March 7 (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund urged Sri Lanka’s central bank on Tuesday to rebuild foreign reserves while maintaining exchange rate flexibility and to be ready to tighten monetary policy if credit growth or inflation do not abate. Following its second review of a $1.5 billion three-year loan […]

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බැඳුම්කර ණය පියවීමට මහා භාණ්‌ඩාගාරයට විශාල අරමුදල් අවශ්‍යතාවක්‌ තිබෙනවා – මහ බැංකුවේ රාජ්‍ය ණය අධිකාරි බැඳුම්කර කොමිසම හමුවේ කියයි

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

ශ්‍යාම් නුවන් ගනේවත්ත, සරත් ධර්මසේන උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින භාණ්‌ඩාගාර බැඳුම්කර මගින් රජය ලබාගත් පැරණි ණය පියවීම සඳහා මහා භාණ්‌ඩාගාරය වෙත විශාල අරමුදල් අවශ්‍යතාවක්‌ ඇති වී තිබෙන බවත් එම ණය එකවර සපයා දීමේ දුෂ්කර තත්ත්වයකට මහ බැංකුව මෑතදී මුහුණ දී සිටින බවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුවේ රාජ්‍ය ණය අධිකාරි ටී. එච්. බී. සරත්චන්ද්‍ර මහතා ඊයේ (07 දා) […]

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ඇමැති – නි. ඇමැති 11 කට වාහන ගන්න කෝටි 49 ක පරිපූරක ඇස්‌තමේන්තුවක්‌

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

අජිත් අලහකෝන් උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින ඇමැතිවරුන් හත් දෙනකුට, රාජ්‍ය ඇමතිවරුන් තිදෙනකුට සහ නියෝජ්‍ය ඇමැතිවරයකුට වාහන මිලදී ගැනීම සඳහා රුපියල් හතළිස්‌ නව කෝටි හතළිස්‌ නව ලක්‍ෂ හැට දෙදහස්‌ හත්සිය අනූවක මුදලක්‌ (494962790) ඉල්ලා පරිපූරක ඇස්‌තමේන්තුවක්‌ ආණ්‌ඩු පක්‍ෂ සංවිධායක, පාර්ලිමේන්තු කටයුතු හා ජනමාධ්‍ය ඇමැති ගයන්ත කරුණාතිලක මහතා විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඊයේ (07දා) ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදී. ඒ අනුව විශේෂ කාර්යභාර […]

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It’s President Sirisena’s call now JSC disowns Ramanathan Kannan recommendation:

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island March 6, 2017, 8:27 pm The standoff between the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Judicial Services Association over the appointment of a member of the Batticaloa bar as a High Court Judge has ended. Accordingly, members of the JSA will be officiating at the BASL elections to […]

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‘Henahura landing in a beggar’s bowl’

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Editorial Courtesy The Island March 7, 2017, 8:09 pm The Treasury bond scams, currently being probed by a presidential commission, have had a devastating impact on the entire country. The private sector workers are the worst affected. Their superannuation fund or the EPF (Employees’ Provident Fund) had suffered a staggering loss of Rs. 15 bn, the […]

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Tender Board forced to reluctantly approve saleMahendran’s decision was final – Ex-Audit Department Director

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Courtesy Ceylon Today The former Director of the Audit Department of the Central Bank (CB) Deepa Seneviratne says that following an order issued by former CB Governor Arjuna Mahendran, the management of the Central Bank was forced to approve a sum of Rs 10 billion, which was put out as collateral for the sale of […]

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President’s dilemma

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Rajiva Wijesinha I returned from Azerbaijan on 23 June and had to go that morning to Parliament for a COPE meeting. The report on the Bond scam was being drafted, and it was clear that it would show that Arjuna Mahendran had interfered egregiously with bond placements to the great detriment of the economy. The Opposition […]

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Gilgamesh factor in regime change

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

By Rohana R. Wasala (A sequel to ‘Jousting with the JO: Let the real opposition do its duty to the country’/March 3, 2017) In two articles written to The Island roughly within a year, namely, ‘A long view of constitution making’ with the subtitle ‘The things people first wrote down’ (The Island/January 24, 2016) and […]

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