Archive for April 9th, 2019

Buying Power from Multinationals

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By Garvin Karunaratne Power Cuts to the extent of 2 to 3 hours has been the order of the day and the news is just out that we are about to buy 500MW of Power from three Multinationals Agrico, V Power included, our estimated excess requirements for the next 5 years.. What is also important […]

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The vicious cycle of increasing election related govt. expenditure, increasing govt. debt and increasing taxation

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Mahinda Rajapaksa Leader of the Opposition According to the provisions in the Budget for 2019, all government servants are to be given a special allowance of Rs. 2,500. Pensions are to be increased. Samurdhi benefits are to be extended to an additional 600,000 families. Existing Samurdhi beneficiaries are to be allowed to withdraw up to […]

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ඡන්ද පෙරදැරි කරගෙන ආණ්ඩුවේ වියදම් වැඩිකිරීම, එම වියදම් පියවීමට මහා පරිමාණයෙන් ණය ගැනීම, හා එම ණය ගෙවීමට මහා පරිමාණයෙන් බදු ගැසීමේ විෂම චක්‍රය

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ විපක්‍ෂ නායක 2019 අයවැයට අනුව සියලුම රජයේ සේවකයින්ට රුපියල් 2,500ක විශේෂ මාසික දීමනාවක් දීමට නියමිතය. විශ්‍රාම වැටුප් ඉහළ දැමීමට නියමිතය. පවුල් 600,000ක් අලුතින් සමෘද්ධි ලාභීන් හැටියට බඳවා ගැනීමට නියමිතය. දැනට සිටින සමෘද්ධි ලාභීන්ට මෙම වසරේ තමන්ගේ අනිවාර්ය ඉතිරි කිරීම්වලින් අලුත් අවුරුද්දට හා නත්තලට වියදම් කිරීමට කොටස් දෙකකින් රුපියල් 30,000ක් මුදා හැරීමට නියමිතය. අලුතින් […]

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Neoliberal economic invasion of SL led by U.S.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By Prof. Tissa Vitarana Courtesy Ceylon Today BMost people in Sri Lanka are unhappy (Sri Lanka has dropped from the 116th place to the 130th place in the United Nations global ‘Happiness Index,’ out of 156 countries, this year), deeply concerned and bewildered by what is going on in our country. They keep asking what […]

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Court told “Madush to be deported”

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

HANSI NANAYAKKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris informed Colombo Fort Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayaka today (9) that underworld kingpin Makandure Madush, who is currently detained by the Bur Dubai Police, is to be deported to Colombo during the course of this week. He was representing the Attorney General when the case […]

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Gota committed to giving up US citizenship: SLPP

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily News Amid reports of lawsuits being filed against former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the US, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said he had made an irrevocable decision to renounce his US citizenship despite it being the best source of protection against allegations of war crimes. At a news […]

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Namal Kumara to be given witness protection

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today instructed the police to provide necessary security to anti-corruption activist and police informant Namal Kumara, under the victims and witness protection act. The attorneys representing Namal Kumara had requested from the court that police security be provided for their client, who is a main witness in the […]

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Get divorced in just 6 months, England to amend archaic matrimonial laws

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera Written by Staff Writer    09 Apr, 2019 | 11:02 AM Colombo (News1st) : England and Wales have begun the process overhauling their divorce laws which are nearly 50 years old.The new amendments to the legislation are expected to allow couples to split faster and with less acrimony. The new rules will set […]

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ඝෝෂාකාරී නළා භාවිතා කරන රියදුරන්ට ජූලි පළමුදා සිට දැඩි නීති-(ඉන්දිකා රාමනායක දිවයින)

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera රථවාහන නීති උල්ලංඝණය කරමින් විවිධ නාදරටා සහිත ඝෝෂාකාරී  ශබ්ද සිහිත නළා පරිහරනය කරන සහ පීඩාකාරී ලෙස අලෝක රටා භාවිතා කරන  බස් රථ ඇතුළු වාහන වල රියදුරන්ට ජූලි මස 1 වැනිදා සිට දැඩිව නීතිය කි‍්‍රයාත්මක කරන බව රථවාහන භාර නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති  අජිත් රෝහණ මහතා පැවසීය. වාහනවල සවිකර ඇති මෙම නළා සහ ආලෝක රටා  […]

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Sri Lanka- Rajiv Gandhi gave his bullet-proof vest to Prabakaran

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Courtesy MENAFN Date4/1/2019 10:30:09 AM  (MENAFN – Colombo Gazette) The then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi gave his bullet-proof jacket to LTTE leader Velupillai Prabakaran in Delhi, besides Rs 50 lakh as first instalment of Rs 5 crore aid to LTTE, and wanted the LTTE to allow implementation of the Indo-Lanka accord, AIADMK leader Panruti S […]

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Video story on Sino-Lankan Colombo International Container Terminal

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 9: The Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) in which the China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited is a partner, has reported handling 2.65 million teus for the 12 months ending 31st December 2018, recording a 13 percent increase in its annual throughput and contributing 38 percent of the Port of Colombo’s […]

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CAN UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION GO AGAINST UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS UN Human Rights Commission has established with specific purposes and the commission has no right to go against the human rights of people based on the recommendation of its bureaucrats, who are not above the human rights declaration of the United Nations. I read an article in the Sunday Observer on 07.04.2019 […]

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Importing exotic cows which performed poorly under local conditions

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By Ananda Wickramasinghe View(s): In 2017, over 5000 young pregnant cows (heifers) imported from Australia and New Zealand, were sold to some farmers. They were assured that a cow would yield 20 litres/day. Within a few months, the farmers’ expectations started to shatter when the cows failed to produce the promised milk yields. Currently, farmers […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා ශ්‍රීලනිපය අතර සාකච්ඡෘ මැදදි කඩා දැමීමට අපි පියවර ගන්නේ නැහැ.-මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

අද (08) දින පැවැත්වූ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද (08) දින පැවැත්වූ මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වූ නියෝජිතයින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රෝහිත අබේගුණවර්ධන මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ සභාපති, මහාචාර්ය ජි. එල්. පීරිස් මහතා ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ හා ශ්‍රීලනිපය අතර සාකච්ඡෘවල අනාගතය මේ වෙද්දි […]

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Diaspora terrorists threaten Mayor of Harrow

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

By ;A.A.M.NIZAM – MATARA The first Muslim female Mayor of England, Kareema Marikar who functions as Mayor of Harrow since 2010 hails from a political family in Sri Lanka.  Reports said that one thing you notice in Kareema Marikar’s personality is her bubbly nature, infectious smile and down-to-earth simplicity. It said that despite creating history […]

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