Archive for June 28th, 2020

MCC & Sri Lanka : Understand the larger picture

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Third World country policy makers as well as their citizens need to understand that ‘independence’ for former colonies is just a cliché and nothing else. All that happened under colonial rule continues under neocolonial policies & practices. Foreign aid and investment are a key component that continues to bind former colonies with aid-interest & debt. […]

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VEN. ELLAWALA MEDHANANDA Part 10

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Ven. Ellawala Medhananda has spent decades exploring the forgotten temples and monasteries in the Eastern province. His explorations have shown that there was an extensive spread of Buddhist monasteries and forest hermitages in the east in the ancient and medieval periods.  Medhananda discovered hitherto unknown monasteries, forest hermitages, temples, caves, and inscriptions. The […]

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Defeating domestic and foreign conspiracies against Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

(Translation of the speech made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday 28 June on Defeating domestic and foreign conspiracies against Sri Lanka”.) Most venerable members of the Maha Sangha, Clergymen of all other faiths, people of Sri Lanka and friends, A socialist government assumed power in this country in 1970, but nobody said that […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහි දෙස් විදෙස් කුමන්ත්‍රණ පරාජය කරමු

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

(අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්‍ෂ මහතා 2020 ජුනි 28 වෙනි ඉරිදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට එරෙහි දෙස් විදෙස් කුමන්ත්‍රණ පරාජය කරමු” යන මැයෙන් පැවැත්වූ දේශනයේ පිටපත.) අතිපූජනීය මහා සංඝරත්නයෙන් අවසරයි, සියලු ආගම්වල පූජකතුමනි, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවාසී ජනතාවනි, හිතවතුනි,  1970 දී මේ රටේ බලයට ආවේ සමාජවාදී ආණ්ඩුවක් වුණාට කවුරුවත් කිව්වේ නැහැ ඒක රුසියාව,  චීනය, මැදිහත්වෙලා හදපු ආණ්ඩුවක් කියලා. ඒ වගේම 1977 […]

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MCC ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනය කළ කමිටුවෙන් විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් (වීඩියෝ)

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් MCC ගිවිසුම් පිළිබඳ ජාත්‍යන්තර අත්දැකීම් සතුටුදායක නොවන බැවින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව MCC ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳව සලකා බැලිමට පෙර එම අත්දැකිම් වලින් ලැබිය හැකි පාඩම් මනාව වටහාගත යුතු බව අදාළ ගිවිසුම පිළිබඳ සමාලෝචනය කළ කමිටුව සඳහන් කරනවා. කමිටු වාර්තාව මගින් වැඩිදුරටත් පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ‍ MCC හි මුඛ්‍ය පරමාර්ථයේ සඳහන් අරමුණු සාක්ෂාත් කරගැනීමට MCC ආධාර ලද […]

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Threat of American Meddling

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

GAMINI SENEVIRATNE Courtesy The Island This is hardly the time for the US State Department to be meddling in Sri Lanka. It has so many disasters on its hands, and it does not seem that any of them would go away this century. I shall list a few on a later occasion – as the […]

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Contradictory claims on USD 10 mn grant * MCC compact: * Expert Committee fails to obtain AG’s opinion

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Top MCC official Fatema Z. Sumar with Dr. Samaratunga at the signing of the first agreement (file photo) Contrary to US embassy denial that funds required for preparatory activities related to controversial MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) project had not been disbursed or put off pending finalization of the decision, […]

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MCC review report accessible on web

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The final report by the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) is accessible for general public on three websites, the President’s Media Division said. Accordingly, it will be available on http://www.president.gov.lk/ Link 1: https://www.president.gov.lk/si/ ජනපතිට-භාරදුන්-mcc-සමාලෝචන-අ Link2: https://www.president.gov.lk/.Documents/MCC-final-document.pdf www.presidentsoffice.lk Link 1: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/.Documents/MCC-final-document.pdf Link 1: http://www.pmdnews.lk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/%E0%B6%85%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%83%E0%B6%B1%E0%B7%8A-%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%8F%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%8A%E0%B6%AD%E0%B7%8F%E0%B7%80.pdf President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed […]

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අවසන් වාර්තාව 2020 ජූනි 23

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

president.gov.lk/ අමෙරිකා එක්සත් ජනපදමේ සහශ්‍රක අභිම ෝගතා සො තන සෙඟ අත්සන් කිරීෙට සකස් කරනු ලැබ තිමබන සංයුක්ත ගිවිසුම් මකටුම්පත, ම ෝජිත ව්‍යාපිති හා ාව්‍ා ‍රි ාත්ෙක කිරීෙට සකසනු ලැබ ිති ‍රෙමදද සොමලෝචන කිරීමම් කමිටුව්‍ https://www.president.gov.lk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/%E0%B6%85%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%83%E0%B6%B1%E0%B7%8A-%E0%B7%80%E0%B7%8F%E0%B6%BB%E0%B7%8A%E0%B6%AD%E0%B7%8F%E0%B7%80.pdf

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Final report of MCC review made accessible for public

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The final report by the Expert’s Committee appointed to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) has been made accessible for the general public, President’s Media Division said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed a four-member Committee to review the proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact (MCC) on January 01st, 2020. The Committee was chaired […]

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Curfew in Sri Lanka completely lifted

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The curfew imposed on the island in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 has been completely lifted, President’s Media Division said. This decision will be in effect from today (June 28, Sunday). Previously, the curfew imposed on the whole country from March 20 was partially lifted with the country returning to normalcy. […]

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Returnee from Bangladesh adds to COVID-19 case count

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Another foreign arrival testing positive for the coronavirus infection has taken the tally of virus-positive cases in Sri Lanka to 2,037. The latest case is a recent returnee from Bangladesh, according to the Health Ministry. With the new, four individuals have been detected to have contracted the virus, so far today (28). Previously, […]

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Reopening of airports to be delayed?

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that the complete reopening of airports may be delayed due to the increased number of registrations to arrive in the country. Previously it was targeted to reopen the airports in Sri Lanka from August 01 and the country will be open for tourists. Considering that situation, the date […]

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