Archive for April 6th, 2019

BUDGET AND COW MILK

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Being predominantly a agricultural nation, it is a worthy cause initiated by the government of  to develop agriculture at home garden level  as well as in National Level, due to the fact that Industrial Revolution Initiated by Previous Regimes have miserably failed. I read the budget proposals with a keen interest and […]

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Last month’s foreign debt repayment costs $ 813M

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

PANEETHA AMERESEKERE Courtesy Ceylon Today Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL’s) foreign debt payments cost the country’s foreign reserves US$ 813.26 million last month (March) alone, latest official data showed. Additionally, this month (April), at least one foreign debt amounting to $ 500 million which also matures has to be repaid. This is a $ 500 […]

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Australian dairy cattle imports end in a disaster

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Courtesy The Island The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has last week run a news documentary presented as an “exclusive” with investigative reporting from its South Asia Correspondent about Australian cattle exported to Sri Lanka dying and being malnourished. The report said that about 500 Australian and New Zealand dairy cows, shipped to Sri Lanka, under […]

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Novelist arrested over gay plot line about bhikkus

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Courtesy The Island (Colombo, AFP) – A Sri Lankan novelist has been arrested for writing about homosexuality in the Buddhist clergy and charged with violating international human rights law, officials said Tuesday, outraging free speech advocates. Shakthika Sathkumara, 33, was arrested in Polgahawela on Monday and remanded in custody for nine days after monks complained […]

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