Archive for September 21st, 2021

Contours for a new Constitution with a difference, for the future, not for the past

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist- Lysander Spooner Lysander Spooner is the well-known author of the […]

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Property Prices in Sri Lanka Remain Positive and Stable in Q2 Despite COVID Waves: LankaPropertyWeb

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Lanka Property Web (Pvt) Ltd A recent study on the House Price Index developed by LankaPropertyWeb which is based on the asking prices of its listings revealed that overall residential land prices (per perch) had soared by 44.19% from Q2 2020 to Q2 2021. 4 bedroom house sales prices had increased by 15.68% from Q2 […]

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How CPEC matters for Afghanistan?

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Pathik Hasan Afghanistan is a land-locked country.  But there are many potentials in the sectors of international trade of Afghanistan. But those weren’t utilized properly for the Afghan people. The war-torn country saw many wars such as civil wars, Soviet invasion, US invasion. But little knows that Afghanistan was a transport hub traditionally in case […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B5

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS ( Continued from B4) TNA has had  continuous contact with the USA. Rajiva Wijesinghe recalled that, during Eelam war IV, he met Sampanthan in close conclave with the US Ambassador and the European Union representative, at the resident of the Political affairs Officer of the US embassy. In 2011, a delegation of TNA […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 19 B4

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS  (Continued from B3) TNA has always had links with the UK government. In 2016, TNA met Baroness Anelay when she visited Sri Lanka, to seek her intervention to get rid of the army, have an international probe on war crimes and other such issues. Baroness Anelay was UK’s Minister for the Commonwealth and […]

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එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවිධානයේ ලෝක සාම මායාවට නොරවටෙමු.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ මහා මණ්ඩලය පිහිටවන ලද්දේ ලෝක සාමය ස්ථාපිත කිරීම උදෙසාය. ඒ වර්ෂ 1945දීය. මේ වනවිට ඇයගේ වයස අවුරුදු 76 කි. ඇය විසින් ස්ථාපිත නොකල වැදගත්ම දේ වන්නේද සාමයයි. මේ අපි දකිණ, අපිට පෙනෙන සත්‍ය තත්වයයි. ඇයට අපේක්ෂිත සාමය ලබා දීමට නොහැකි වූයේ ඇයි‍ද යන්න සොයා බැලිය යුතු වැදගත් කරුණකි. මිනිස් සමාජය […]

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ධර්මපාලතුමා ලොවට දුන් දායාදය

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම,   LL.B., Ph.D. (Source: The Sinhala Bauddhaya, September 20, 2021, Anagarika Dharmapala 157 birth commemoration issue) ආදී සිංහලුන් පිට දීප දේශ ජයගත්තා //පිටරට සිරිතට දිව දික් කරණා- අප සිංහල කළු සුද්දා…ලක්ෂ්මී බායි මිනිස් පංචස්කන්ධ හා ලෝක ඉතිහාසය අනාගාරික ධර්මපාලතුමාට ලංකා ඉතිහාසයේ හිමිවන අද්විතීය ස්ථානය අපි දනිමු. එසේ නමුත් ලංකා කොලනියේ අභිවෘධිය සඳහා නොයෙක් හිරිහැර […]

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Data manipulation by the World Bank is symptomatic of Big Power hegemony

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 21 (Daily Mirror): The World Bank announced last Thursday that it has paused” or temporarily suspended its Doing Business Report (DBR) after internal audits of the 2018 and 2020 reports revealed data manipulation. The suspension of the DBR is a welcome development from the point of view of poor […]

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Sri Lanka orders 14 million Pfizer vaccines as booster dose

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Sept 21 (NewsWire) – The State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC) has secured the booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine for the Sri Lankan population. Chairman of the SPC Dr. Prasanna Gunasena said 14 million doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine have been procured to be administered as the third dose. According […]

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Australia seeks intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 21 (newsin.asia): The Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Australia met on the eve of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the meeting the Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne sought from her Sri Lankan counterpart, Prof.G.L.Peiris, intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka. Though […]

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What it’s like being a woman tuk-tuk driver in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

As told to ZINARA RATHNAYAKE Courtesy Rest of World Nangahami Premawathi is a 61-year-old single mother of three school-age children. She has been driving a tuk-tuk for PickMe, a Sri Lankan ride-hailing app, and for Uber, for four years. She also delivers food and packages.  In 2019, the latest year for which data is available, only 17,368 Sri Lankan women […]

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The government reached a firm agreement for the regasification terminal with US-based New Fortress Energy.

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

BY: DANIEL GRAEBER Courtesy NaturalGas World US-based New Fortress Energy said September 21 it had finalised an agreement with the government of Sri Lanka to build an offshore regasification facility for LNG imports. For undisclosed terms, New Fortress is to acquire a 40% stake in utility West Coast Power, which owns a 310 MW power plant […]

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New Fortress Energy and the Government of Sri Lanka finalise agreement

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Published by Sarah Smith, Editorial Assistant LNG Industry,  New Fortress Energy Inc. and The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (GOSL) jointly announced that they have executed a definitive agreement for New Fortress’ investment in West Coast Power Limited (WCP), the owner of the 310 MW Yugadanavi Power Plant based in Colombo, Sri […]

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Probe continues on ex-DIG Nalaka Silva based on Namal Kumara’s complaint: Minister

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Further investigations were being carried out into former Terrorism Investigation Division Director Nalaka Silva upon a compliant lodged by Anti-Corruption Force Director Namal Kumara in 2018 on an alleged plot to assassinate the then President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary and incumbent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, […]

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State Minister makes revelation in Parliament about deleted NMRA data (English)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

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State Minister accuses former govt. of purchasing medical drugs for exorbitant prices

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana There will be no shortage of medicinal drugs nor will substandard medicines be imported to the country as a result of the recent data loss at the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA), State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals assured today. Responding to a question raised by the Leader of Opposition, […]

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Daily COVID-19 cases count hits 1,321 today

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 403 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 21), moving the daily total of new cases to 1,321. According to the Government Information Department, all new cases were associated with the New Year Cluster. This brings the tally of […]

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Sri Lanka records 66 COVID-19 deaths on Monday

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 66 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (September 21). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 12,284. According to the […]

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