Archive for September 28th, 2018

COULD SRI LANKA CONTROL DEPRECIATING RUPEE VALUE (PART 1)

Friday, September 28th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Many newspapers, electronic websites and TV news in Sri Lanka frequently report that the foreign and domestic value of the national currency unit is being radically and continuously depreciated and the general price level of the country daily increases in response to the depreciation incurring economic predicaments to people. This unfortunate situation […]

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COULD SRI LANKA CONTROL DEPRECIATING RUPEE VALUE (PART 2)

Friday, September 28th, 2018

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Before 1978, Sri Lanka had an economy with inward-looking strategies and this economy radically changed to a reasonably open system with outward-looking strategies in 1978.  It was a positive management strategy; however, it didn’t contain disciplines to control corruptions.  The exchange and import controls, regulations removed in support of the open economy.  […]

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WAS PRESIDENT SIRISENA COMMANDER IN CHIEF DURING LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE WAR?

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By M D P DISSANAYAKE We have now found out the name of our Great Commander in Chief, about two weeks prior to the conclusion of the war against Tamil Terrorists.  His name is clearly PALLEWATTE GAMARALALAGE MAITHREEPALA SIRISENA”.  According to a speech delivered few days ago in New York in the presence of Sri […]

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Presidential Postscript on Prabhakaran’s battle for Eelam

Friday, September 28th, 2018

R Chandrasoma In the recent address to the United Nations, President Sirisena found it strange that the ‘World Community’ – or more accurately, the movers and shakers in the West – interpreted the extirpation of terrorism in Sri Lanka as a camoflaged assault on the rights of a historic minority – the Tamils. This stance […]

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It is necessary to Walk the Talk ………

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Dr Sarath Obeysekera SL should have an export driven economy to overcome economic crisis: PM 2018-09-27 04:18:54                Sri Lanka would not have been affected by the current global economic crisis if the country did not get into a debt trap like the one it has got into, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said yesterday. Mr […]

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Overcoming the escalating Trade Deficit

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By DR. C.S. WEERARATNA Former Professor of Agronomy, Ruhuna University, and former Professor of Soils and Water Resources, Rajarata University Courtesy The Island September 27, 2018, 8:49 pm A trade deficit typically occurs when a country does not produce enough goods for its residents. Alternatively, a deficit means that a country’s consumers are wealthy enough to purchase […]

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UNACCEPTABLE: Placing Sri Lanka Army & LTTE on par but holding War Crimes Tribunals for ONLY SL Army

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Several clarifications need to be made. There is a concerted & subtle effort to place a national army on par with a terrorist movement, while at the same time demanding war crimes tribunals only for the SL Armed Forces? How can this be entertained? A country has only one armed force & that is its […]

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Lawyer asks Mangala if he intends to strip MPs of duty free vehicle permits Govt. move to halt super luxury vehicle imports

Friday, September 28th, 2018

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Attorney-at-law and public litigation activist Nagananda Kodituwakku, yesterday, said that Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera should explain what he really meant when he said that the super luxury vehicle imports wouldn’t be allowed next year. Kodituwakku was commenting on Samaraweera’s declaration at an event at the Royal College, Colombo on Thursday (Sept […]

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka to Discuss Progress of Economic Reform Program

Friday, September 28th, 2018

IMF Communications Department A strong policy mix and exchange rate flexibility are critical to strengthen the economy’s resilience to market volatility, while supporting competitiveness and growth. Advancing revenue-based fiscal consolidation in the 2019 budget can support Sri Lanka’s ambitious social and development goals while reducing public debt. The authorities should sustain reform efforts to support […]

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President Maithripala Sirisena’s comment at the UN General Assembly only valid if SL withdraws co-sponsorship: Sarath

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Referring to the remark made by President Maithripala Sirisena at the UN General Assembly that Sri Lanka should be allowed to handle its own internal affairs, former MP Sarath Weerasekara said the President’s comment would only be valid if the government withdraws the co-sponsorship of 30/1. Rear Admiral Weerasekara, who is in Geneva to […]

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Noyahr’s assaulter will be uncovered – Gotabaya

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By Tharindi Pabasara Courtesy Adaderana People did not have the freedom for expression back when people were inflicted with the fear of war, says the former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He stated this joining a religious event held in Piliyandala yesterday (27) at the Sri Sumanarama Viharaya in Batakeththara, Piliyandala to unveil the Samadhi Buddha Statue established […]

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Fmr. President and fmr. Defense Secretary didn’t hide in fear of war – Fonseka

Friday, September 28th, 2018

By Charunya Rajakaruna Courtesy Adaderana Former Army Commander Field marshal Sarath Fonseka stated that neither he nor the former President nor the former Defense Minister hid away in fear of the war. He mentioned this to the media following an annual literary festival held at the Kelaniya Divisional Secretariat this morning (28). Responding to a journalist’s question […]

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China to push forward cooperation with Sri Lanka under BRI

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Sept 27 (newsin.asia) – China will continue to push forward its pragmatic cooperation with Sri Lanka under the Belt and Road Initiative in order to bring more tangible benefits between the two countries and its two peoples, China’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan said here at the 69th anniversary celebrations of […]

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Sri Lanka’s population rises to 21.4 million

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Sept 28 – Sri Lanka’s mid year population as at 2017 was estimated at 21.444 million, a rise from 21.203 million estimated in 2016, latest official data showed here Friday. According to a report in Ceylon Today, quoting official data, since 2012, Sri Lanka’s population has increased by 1,019, million. The highest […]

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යුද්දේ අවසන් සති දෙකේ මම රට ගියේ නෑ.. කොළඹට කොටි ගහන සැලසුමක් ගැන මං දන්නෙත් නෑ..- ජනපතිගේ නිවුයෝක් කතාව ගෝටාත් ප‍්‍රතික්‍ෂෙප කරයි..

Friday, September 28th, 2018

 lanka C news ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සිවිල් යුද්ධයේ අවසාන සති කීපය තුළ එල්ටීටීඊ සංවිධානය කොළඹට ගුවන් ප්‍රහාර එල්ලකිරීමට සැලසුම් කළ බවක් තමන් දැන සිටියේ නැතැයි එවකට ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් පදවිය දැරූ ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ පවසයි. එමෙන්ම යුද්ධයේ අවසාන දිනවල තමන් විදේශගත නොවූ බව ද ඔහු අවධාරණය කළේය. හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ ඒ බව සඳහන් කළේ, එවකට ජනාධිපති […]

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ෆිල්ඩ් මාෂල් පෙරලාගෙන ජනරාල් ෆොන්සේකා යලි නැගිටී.. ‘යුද්දෙට බයෙන් මහින්ද, ගෝටා හෝ මා රටින් පැන ගියේ නෑ..’ ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රීගේ නිවුයෝක් ප‍්‍රකාශය සමතලා කර දමයි..

Friday, September 28th, 2018

 lanka C news කොටි සංවිධානයට එරෙහිව යුද්දය පැවති අවසන් සති දෙක තුලදී හිටපු යුධ හමුදාපතිවරයා ලෙස තමන් හෝ හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා හෝ හිටපු ආරක්ෂක ලේකම් ගෝටාභය රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා යුද්ධයට බයේ රටින් පැන ගියේ නැති බව හිටපු යුද හමුදාපති ෆීල්ඩ් මාර්ෂල් ඇමති සරත් ෆොන්සේකා මහතා පවසයි. තොයි සංවිධානය විසින් දැවැන්ත ගුවන් ප‍්‍රහාරයක් එල්ල කර […]

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ඓතිහාසික පිදුරංගල රජමහ විහාරස්ථානයේ පිහිටි ගල මතට නැඟ නිරුවත පෑ 3ක් රිමාන්ඩ්

Friday, September 28th, 2018

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම ඓතිහාසික පිදුරංගල රජමහ විහාරස්ථානයේ පිහිටි ගල මතට නැඟ අඩ නිරුවතින් ඡායාරූප ගෙන මුහුණුපොත හරහා අන්තර්ජාලයට මුදාහැර තිබූ බවට සැකපිට අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් තරුණයන් තිදෙනා ඔක්තෝබර් 03 දින දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත කරන ලෙස දඹුල්ල මහෙස්ත්‍රාත් කෝසල බණ්ඩාර ඉලංගසිංහ මහතා ඊයේ (27දා) නියෝග කළේය. මෙසේ බන්ධනාගාරගත වූයේ ගලේවෙල ප්‍රදේශයේ පදිංචි ශාමික දිල්ශාන් අබේවික්‍රම, සපුමල් දීමන්ත සුබසිංහ, […]

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