Archive for March 9th, 2020

PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT AND COMPLICATED ECONOMIC ISSUES IN SRI LANKA

Monday, March 9th, 2020

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Modernization has been affecting the economic, social and cultural environment of Sri Lanka and it seems that the government policy framework also enthusiastic about going with modernization. Sometimes, people feel that modernization invaded many areas of the country creating distortion or a deformity in attitudes of people and the real behavior of […]

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Distortion of our History

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Chanaka Bandarage Prabhakaran was hell-bent on distorting Sri Lanka’s history. He launched a campaign with Anton Balasingham in the helm to attack Mahavansa. The LTTE discounted Vijaya’s arrival (more than 2500 years ago) and stressed that Tamils are Sri Lanka’s indigenous people.  According to them, Buddhism existed in Sri Lanka prior to Mahindagamanaya and that […]

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Ravi On The Run

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Sunil Yatalamatta Gamage  Why is he hiding? If you have summoned by the court order to arrest, and if you are hiding; Mr. Ravi you could be charged; on top of the charges already in place against you. First, it could be disobeying to law and order of the country. The Second would be challenging […]

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Attempts to exhume the provincial council cadaver

Monday, March 9th, 2020

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. A blessing in disguise from the Yahapalana Maralaya was its deliberate attempt to kill the PC white elephant. Nobody wanted this death-trap then in 1987 or since then other than a collection of Colombo black-white and Marxists, who want Sri Lanka divided into two warring factions: Tamil Eelam and the Sinhala […]

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One term is enough if allowed to work without hindrance: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Monday, March 9th, 2020

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe/Ceylon Today The 19 th.,Amedment has put the country in a mess, says the Sri Lankan President Colombo, March 9: Last week, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa met with the print and electronic media editors for an open forum discussion. The journalists were relentless, but the President remained cordial and never bluffed his way out. […]

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Trincomalee development plans hinge on fate of MCC

Monday, March 9th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Ceylon Today Courtesy NewsIn.Asia MCC is linked to the Colombo-Trincomalee Corridor which involves the controversial issue of land acquisition The elaborate plans for the development of Trincomalee town and the associated Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor (CTEC) drawn up the Ranil Wickremesinghe government in 2018 can be implemented only if the controversy over the US$ 480 […]

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Consequences of a split in the UNP

Monday, March 9th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia A Ranil-Sajith split will lead to electoral defeat and further splits in both camps Colombo, March 9: A few who depend on a united and strong United National Party (UNP) to win seats in the April parliamentary elections, are still clinging to the hope that a split in the party […]

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Rajapaksa eyes Sri Lanka election landslide to tighten grip on power

Monday, March 9th, 2020

MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent Courtesy Nikkei Asian Review Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa addresses the nation during the 72nd independence day ceremony in Colombo on Feb. 4.   © Reuters BANGKOK — Four months after an electoral triumph, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has set the stage to consolidate his political gains through a landslide […]

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Doha airport closed to travellers from India, other coronavirus-hit countries

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindu Entry to Qatar has been temporarily suspended for passengers from several countries including India, China, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The restriction will severely affect those travelling to the US, as Doha is one of the major transit points in West Asia, along with Kuwait and Dubai. Qatar’s restriction, following the […]

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Sri Lankans arriving from foreign countries to remain in homes for 14-days

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Passengers arriving in Sri Lanka from countries other than Italy, South Korea and Iran have been requested to remain in their homes for 14 days. Further, the general public is advised to minimize foreign travel as much as possible, stated Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe.

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Oil prices plunge after OPEC deal failure sparks price war

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Oil prices and stock indexes were in freefall Sunday after Saudi Arabia announced a stunning discount in oil prices — of $6 to $8 per barrel — to its customers in Asia, the United States and Europe. Benchmark Brent crude oil futures dove 30% — the steepest drop since the Gulf War in […]

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Sri Lanka launches 150 MW solar tender

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB has, reportedly, issued a tender for 150 MW of solar power. Reportedly, CEB hopes to build 20 solar projects ranging in size from 3 MW to 10 MW. The facilities are set to be built in different locations and each of them will be connected each to different […]

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