Archive for September 20th, 2018

YAHAPALANA AND  INDUSTRIALISATION Part 1

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Yahapalana government was proud of the fact that it had managed in May 2017 to regain GSP Plus concessions offered by the European Union (EU). These had been held back during the Rajapaksa administration. Regaining GSP Plus is a great victory for Sri Lanka, yapped Yahapalana. The country receives 500 million US […]

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HATS OFF TO NEPAL

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

ALI SUKHANVER    Another SAARC is drowning down into the sea of Indian hegemonic designs. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral and Economic Cooperation commonly known as BIMSTEC is an international organization, founded in 1997.It comprises of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia, ‘housing 1.5 billion people and having a combined gross […]

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On Maha Sangha and War Heroes

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Ranjith Soysa Kumar David was attempting to throw cold water on the massive protest rally organized by the Joint Opposition in his puffed up style (sunday island  16/09/2018).  Irrespective of his stance on the JNB , I wish to draw the attention to his comments on war winning soldiers and the members of the Maha […]

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Richard Wolff: “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” | Talks at Google

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Talks at Google Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City. He wrote Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism and […]

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ජනාධිපති ඝාතන කුමන්ත‍්‍රණය පසුපස අගමැති රනිල්.. ජනපතිගේ පොලිස් ආරක්‍ෂාව ඉවත් කර හමුදා ආරක්‍ෂාව යොදවයි…

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

lanka C news ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන හා හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ඝාතනය කිරීම සඳහා සිදුකරන ලද කුමන්ත්‍රණය පසුපස අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා සිටීමත් ඉතාම පැහැදිලි බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස් බී දිසානායක මහතා පවසයි. මෙම සිදුවීමේදී ඇමැති රංජිත් මද්දුමබණ්ඩාර, ඇමැති සාගල රත්නායක හා අගමැති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ හැසිරුණු ආකාරය දෙස බලද්දී අගමැති රනිල් විසින් සංවිධානය කරන […]

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Lanka yet to finalise project proposals for 2 bn yuan grant * China made pledge in May 2017

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Sri Lanka is yet to receive a two-billion-yuan (nearly USD 300 mn) grant from China as project proposals have not been finalised. President Maithripala Sirisena revealed that the Chinese offer in late July, 2018, at a ceremony to launch construction of a Chinese-funded kidney hospital in Polonnaruwa. Turning towards the […]

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Hauck to lead Galle Face Hotel in Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Courtesy breakingtravelnews.com The legendary Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, has appointed a new general manager and area vice president as it seeks to re-establish its position as Asia’s most illustrious and historic hotel. Robert Hauck, a highly skilled and respected hospitality professional with more than […]

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Sri Lanka imposes new measure to deter vehicle imports, aid faltering rupee

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Courtesy www.reuters.com COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it had enacted a new measure to deter vehicle imports and take pressure off the rupee, which is hovering at a record low, and to restore macro-economic stability. The new measure will require vehicle importers to deposit the full value of […]

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Thailand sees shortcut to Belt and Road with Sri Lanka trade deal

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

APORNRATH PHOONPHONGPHIPHAT, Nikkei staff writer Courtesy Nikkei Asian Review  Two nations to kick off bilateral FTA talks in Bangkok on Thursday BANGKOK — Thailand sees a planned trade deal with Sri Lanka as an opportunity to tap into China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative while hedging against fallout from the escalating global trade war. Representatives of the […]

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SriLankan Airlines to deploy A330 to Melbourne, Singapore; suspend Hong Kong operations

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

SriLankan Airlines stated (19-Sep-2018) it plans to make progressive changes” to its winter 2018/2019 schedule. As part of the changes, the carrier plans to deploy A330-300 aircraft on daily Colombo-Melbourne service from 28-Oct-2018 with plans to increase Colombo-Singapore capacity from 29-Oct-2018 with the deployment of A330 aircraft on the route. Frequency will also be increased from 17 […]

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DIG Nalaka de Silva has LTTE connections: National Freedom Front

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former in charge of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) DIG Nalaka de Silva, against whom allegations had been levelled over his alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, had connections with the LTTE, the National Freedom Front charged today. Addressing a news briefing, NFF […]

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Joint Opposition claims IGP ‘mentally unwell’

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By Tharindi Pabasara Courtesy Adaderana The Joint Opposition alleges that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) is clearly not in a good mental health condition according to medical observations. A group of Joint Opposition Parliamentarians stated this today (20), joining a press conference held in Colombo. The IGP could be seen laughing and crying at times, then […]

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Top army intel officer arrested over Eknaligoda disappearance

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Courtesy Adaderana Army Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Colonel Erantha Peiris has been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in connection with the disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The CID has arrested several army intelligence members including high-ranking officers in connection with the mysterious disappearance of the journalist. A cartoonist, political analyst and journalist, Eknaligoda was […]

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යුද හමුදා බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරී ලුතිනන් කර්නල් එරන්ත පීරිස් CID අත්අඩංගුවට

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Lanka Lead News යුද හමුදා බුද්ධි අංශ නිලධාරී ලුතිනන් කර්නල් එරන්ත පිරිස් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව මගින් අත්අඩංනගුවට ගෙන තිබෙනවා. ඒ මාධ්‍යවේදී ප්‍රදීප් එක්නැලිගොඩ අතුරුදන්වීමේ සිද්ධියට අදාළවයි.

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රාජ්‍ය නායකයා ඝාතන ගොදුරක් වූ රටක පුරවැසියාගේ ඉරණම ගැන කවර කතාද?

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

ඉෂාරා සිල්වා උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම රාජ්‍ය නායකයා ඝාතන ගොදුරක් බවට පත්වූ සමාජයක සාමාන්‍ය පුරවැසියාගේ ඉරණම ගැන කතා කිරීමට දෙයක් නැතැයි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි ඩලස් අලහප්පෙරුම පැවැසීය. ජනාධිපතිවරයාගේ ආරක්ෂාව සුරක්ෂිත කරන බව ආණ්ඩුව පවසන නමුත් හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයාගේ හා මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ ආරක්ෂාව මේ ආණ්ඩුව අඩු කළ බැවින් ඔවුන්ගේ ආරක්ෂාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් වගකියන්නේ කවුරුන්දැයි ගැටලුවක් මතුවන බවද මන්ත්‍රිවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. […]

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