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GoSL & Diplomatic Community is going behind TNA/ITAK which hardly has 2% of Tamil mandate
Shenali D Waduge
How many would agree that the views of Tamils in Sri Lanka has been hijacked by parties like ITAK & its umbrella group TNA? With 2.2million registered Tamils (of which many are registered but living overseas) why is it that the TNA/ITKA hardly get even 1/3 of their vote? Can ITAK & TNA make demands claiming their demands are what the Tamil people want. Should GoSL peddle newest “solution” District Development Council as a stepping stone to federate Sri Lanka? Before the GoSL venture into anything without thinking, they should address the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

What happened to us. What is the way ahead
by Garvin Karunaratne
Once Nicholas Kristof, Jakarta correspondent for The New York Times, wrote of what happened to Suharto, the President of Indonesia: “What overthrew Suharto was not a guerrilla insurgency, but a conspiracy of far more subversives – capitalism, markets and globalisation; Suharto's sleuths never figured how to handcuff them (Herald International Tribune) That is exactly what happened to President Gotabhaya of Sri Lanka..  Perhaps what I wrote in January 2022, tells us what has to be done Way ahead for Lankan economy Published 11 months ago on 2022/01/7 ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

TO MY MIND…. Part 1
KAMALIKA PIERIS
To my mind, said one writer, the most important question to be resolved is whether this Country is to be regarded as a Sinhala Buddhist State where all the other ethnic, religious groups are treated as guests, or as a multi- ethnic- multi-religious, secular country where all citizens have equal rights. The above statement contains the following keywords‘ Sinhala, ‘Buddhist', ‘state', ‘secular'  ‘ethnic',' religion' ‘multi- ethnic/multi-religious' ‘citizens' and  ‘rights' . SINHALA The word Sinhala has an important place in Sri Lanka. It is the name of the island Sihaladvipa, the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Ethnic Problem is a Beggar's Wound That Never Heals
Dilrook Kannangara
Amidst the economic crisis racist politics has raised its ugly head once again. Instead of addressing the problems of 22 million people, tribal politicians want special treatment for their tribe of 3.5 million people. In order to perform their extortion racket, they are still using the ethnic problem begging bowl. The so-called ethnic problem is a beggar's wound and it will never heal. Scientific evidence proves it and Sri Lanka's historical evidence on the matter also proves it. The more the monster is fed, the more demanding it becomes. Greed Was the Root Cause... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අඛණ්ඩව සහය දෙන බවට ලෝක බැංකුවෙන් සහතිකයක්..
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
රටේ ආර්ථික තත්ත්වය ලිහිල් කිරීම සඳහා රජය ගෙන ඇති කෙටිකාලීන ක්‍රියාමාර්ග පිළිබඳව තෘප්තිමත් වන බව ලෝක බැංකුව සඳහන් කරයි. ලෝක බැංකුවේ මෙරට අධ්‍යක්ෂ  චියෝ කන්දා (Chiyo Kanda) මහත්මිය ඇතුළු නියෝජිත පිරිසක් 2022/11/29 කොළඹ, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හමුවූ අවස්ථාවේදී වත්මන් ආර්ථික අර්බුදයෙන් රට ගොඩ ගැනීමට ගෙන ඇති නව මූල්‍ය සහ අනෙකුත් ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ    සම්බන්ධයෙන් සාකච්ඡා කරනු ලැබීය.   අඛණ්ඩ මධ්‍යකාලීන  හා දිගු කාලීන ප්‍රයත්නයන්ගේ  අවශ්‍යතාවය ද ලෝක බැංතු නියෝජිතයින් අවධාරණය කළ අතර  මූල්‍ය සහ අනෙකුත් ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණ ඉක්මනින් කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලය හා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව මගින් සම්මත කර  ගැනීමට හැකි වනු ඇතැයි විශ්වාසය පලකළේය. ණය ප්‍රතිව්‍යුහගත කිරීමේ වැඩසටහන හොඳ ප්‍රගතියක් අත්කරගෙන ඇති අතර  අන්තර්ජාතික... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

ආර්ය අෂ්ටාංගික මාර්ගය තුලින් ලොවට දායාදකල නාම රූප පරිච්ඡේදය
තිස්ස ගුණතිලක 
කාමසුඛල්ලිකානුයෝගයත් (සක්කාය දිට්ටිය) අත්තකිලමථානුයෝගයත් (සීලබ්බතයක්වූ සීලයත්) තතාගතයන් වහන්සේ ප්‍රකික්ෂේප කල අතර දුකින් මිදෙන මාර්ගය ලෙස හදුන්වා දුන්නේ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදාව වන ‘නාම රූප පරිච්ඡේදය’යි නැතහොන් ආර්ය අෂ්ටාංගික මාර්ගයෙන් ප්‍රකටවන ‘නාමයෙන් මිදීමයි’ අදටත් සමහර දේශකයන් තමන් පැටලී ඇති ධර්මය අනුන්ටද පැටලවීමේ අපේක්‍ෂාවෙන් තතාගතයන් වහන්සේ දේශනාකල සරල සුන්දර දහම විවිධ දෘශ්ඨීන් වල එල්බ දේශනාකරයි. ඹවුන් ආර්ය අෂ්ටාංගික මාර්ගය ලෞකික ලෝකෝත්තර වශයෙන් දෙකොටසකට බෙදා තම තමුන්ගේ දෘශ්ඨි කෝණයන්ගෙන් විග්‍රහකරයි. ‘ඒකායන මග්ගෝ’ වූ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදාවේ ගැබ්වී ඇත්තේ නාම රූප පරිච්ඡේදය නැතහොත් ‘නාමය වෙන් කොට දකිනා ආකාරය’ මිස වෙනත් දහමක් නොවේ. අම්මා හෝ දරුවා ලෙස සිතේ මායාවක් සේ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Vladimir Putin’s Vision of a Multipolar World -An end to US hegemony?
PHILIP GIRALDI  Courtesy The Unz Review
In history books as well as in politics every story is shaped by where one chooses to begin the tale. The current fighting in Ukraine, which many observers believe to already be what might be considered the opening phase of World War 3, is just such a development. Did the seeds of conflict arise subsequent to Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s consent to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 after having received a commitment from the United States and its allies not to advance the West’s military alliance NATO into Eastern... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

HOMOEOPATHY Series 1
By Dr. Tilak S Fernando
In response article in my blog 'tilaksblog.com' when Covid-19 implications were at their Peak, the writer received a detailed description of homoeopathy from Dhiru Nathwani at rogers.com, which opened the eyes of those who are sceptical about Homoeopathy. Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843 A.D.), a German physician, chemist and linguist, gave up his practice of medicine, being disgusted with the medical treatments of his day. He then earned his living by translating medical textbooks. While solving a book written by William Cullen (a physician of great repute in his time), Hahnemann came... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Government should walk the talk
Dr Sarath Obeysekera
The article below promoted me to write this  An investor who wanted to build a marina and a yacht boat building and repair yard near a harbour had to face the following difficulties  Get Local authority approval for blocking out a plan of the land Submit seeking preliminary approval request to UDA  who gives approval with conditions Getting  No Objection from  Port Authority Fisheries Ministry  CCD  CEA  Local traffic Authority MEPA Ministry of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Are ‘clients’ of irrigation projects (farmers) dying of diseases caused by agrochemicals?
By Chandre Dharmawardana Courtesy The Island
Engineer Madinda Panapitiya (MP), writing about “Using existing resources for agri-food sector in Mahaweli areas” in The Island (30-11-2022) makes a number of claims and suggestions. 1.    One such claim is that “the main clients of irrigation projects (farmers)” are “dying of diseases caused by indiscriminate use of agro-chemicals”? This is an unsubstantiated claim propagated from at least 2011, as seen from a discussion in the Kalaya website of Dr. Nalin de Silva where he claims precedence to Ven. Ratana in fear-mongering, stating that “Sri Lanka’s food is poisoned by arsenic and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Use existing resources for agri-food sector in Mahaweli areas
By MAHINDA PANAPITIYA Irrigation Engineer who has worked for Mahaweli Project since 80s Courtesy The Island
As originally planned, the present phase of the Mahaweli Project should be focused on social and economic development of the families settled in Mahaweli areas. It could be done by promoting food production in a sustainable way, to gain the return on investment of capital cost incurred on the infrastructure constructed for delivering water to fertile lands in the dry zone. The potential available in lands under Mahaweli Project, which cover about 1/3 of farming areas of the Dry... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

SLPP dissidents ask govt. to bring back USD 35 bn ‘parked’ overseas-underscore need to amend Exchange Control Act
By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island
MP Gevindu Cumaratunga, who represents the SLPP dissidents, yesterday (27) alleged that the incumbent government was yet to bring enough pressure to bear on those who had parked as much as USD 36 billion overseas to bring the money back.Cumaratunga said the government’s failure to amend the Exchange Control Act No 12 of 2017 should be examined against the backdrop of President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Budget proposal to draw more loans in 2023. The leader of the civil society group Yuthukama, Cumaratunga, who represents the Uththara Lanka Sabhagaya, one of the breakaway factions of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Sri Lanka will get finances once IMF program is in place - Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy (English)
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/fhqEGzOoKTA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

‘We need to continue moving in this direction’ – CBSL Governor
Courtesy Adaderana
The stabilisation and recovery of the country’s economy is currently the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s (CBSL) key objective, CBSL Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe said.  Speaking at the International Conference on the Roadmap for Economic Recovery of Sri Lanka held in Colombo today (Nov 30), he attributed the ongoing economic crisis to an imbalance in macroeconomics such as large fiscal deficits and debt standstills. Acknowledging the hike in inflation rates, Weerasinghe stated that although they rose to 70% last month, inflation rates are currently on a downward trend, thus preventing the hyperinflation... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

President Ranil says outcome of COP27 summit is discouraging
Courtesy Adaderana
President Ranil Wickremesinghe says the agreements reached at COP27 have once again failed to place the nations of the world on a complementary and progressive course of redress. In a statement issued on Tuesday (Nov 29), the Head of State attributed the biggest obstacle to success to politicisation and stagnation. “The outcome of the Summit is discouraging.” https://youtu.be/d7wux70jXMM President Wickremesinghe, who participated in the COP 27 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt earlier this month, was critical of the countries that were historically accountable for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

District Development Committees will NOT replace Provincial Councils
Courtesy Hiru News
Media reports claiming the President is planning to establish District Development Committees instead of Provincial Councils are false. Recent media reports attributing a quote to the President stating that the Provincial Councils will be replaced with the District Development Committees is incorrect. President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s response in Parliament yesterday (29) has been reported by several media in such a way that the meaning is distorted. During the ongoing Parliamentary budget debate responding to a statement by MP Maithripala Sirisena the President stated that the District Development Committees (DDCs) will be established... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/12/22)

Police Ordinance
Sugath Kulatunga
There is plenty of discourse on updating and modernizing our bullock cart age systems of administration. The laws of the land are one area that has received attention recently and the previous Minister of Justice did revise a few of the antique provisions in some of the statutes. Unfortunately, the law governing the Police which had been enacted as the Police Ordinance in 1865 still stays in the days of carts and tom-toms in spite of 29 amendments as an Ordinance and 7 times as an Act. One is confused about whether it is still an... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනීමේ අයිතිය අහිමි කරවීම සහ වෙනම රටකට දිරි දීම පාලනයට ඇති නෛතික විසඳුම
Aruna Unawatuna
අධිකරණ භාෂාවෙන් නීතිය ඉගෙනීමේ අයිතිය අහිමි කරවීම සහ වෙනම රටකට දිරි දීම පාලනයට ඇති නෛතික විසඳුම් ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවෙන් සහ වෙනත් නීති වලින් දැන ගනිමු... 2022 දෙසැම්බර් 15 සවස 2.30 - කොළඹ මහජන පුස්තකාල සම්මන්ත්‍රණ ශාලාවේදී... ආසන සීමිතයි. ආසනයක් කලින් වෙන්කර ගන්න. https://youtu.be/9C8z9xQ10tU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Be Proud of Sinhala Language..සිංහල භාෂාව ගැන ආඩම්බර වෙන්න
Copied.(උපුටා ගැනිමකි.මුල් අයිතියට ස්තුතියි)
*සිංහල භාෂාව සිංහලේ නම් රටේ, දිවයිනේ උරුමක්කාරයින් වන සිංහලුන්ගේ භාෂාවයි.එම භාෂාව ඉතාම විචිත්‍ර වූත්, අහන්න ප්‍රියවූත් භාෂාවකි .**How fortunate I am to be Sinhala.??*ලෝකේ තියෙනවා අකුරු සහිත හා රහිත කියලා භාෂාවන් 2ක්.There are two Languages in the world…One is a Language with Letters and theother is a Language without Letters,ජර්මන් භාෂාවට , ප්‍රංශ භාෂාවට අකුරු නෑ.German and FrenchLanguages-doesn't have letters,ඔයාලා පිලිගන්නවද ඉංග්‍රීසි භාෂාවටත් අකුරු නෑ කියලා.ඔව් ඒක තමයි ඇත්ත.Will you believe that even English doesn't have Letters ? Yes that’s theTRUTH !ඉංග්‍රීසි , ජර්මන් හා ප්‍රංශ අය භාවිතා කරන්නේ රෝමන් අකුරු.හැබැයි රෝමන්කියලා භාෂාවක් නෑ.English,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Debt-for-Nature Swap after IMF Extended Fund Facility?
By Asiri Fernando The Sunday Morning
Colombo, November 27 (The Sunday Morning): The Sri Lankan Government is planning to explore alternative funding means such as the announced $ 1 billion ‘Debt-for-Nature Swap’ (DNS) programme in late 2023, following the approval of the anticipated $ 2.9 billion Extended Fund Facility, The Sunday Morning learns. It is understood that the Government is keen to pursue the DNS programme after Sri Lanka’s debt has been restructured and made sustainable following negotiations with creditors. Presidential Advisor on Climate Change Ruwan Wijewardene confirmed to The Sunday Morning that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

How the economic crisis has hurt the Hill Tamils
The Hindu 
Meera Srinivasan in Sri Lanka and Kanishkaa Balachandran in Bengaluru have put together a video report for The Hindu on the plight of the Malayaha Tamils or Hill Country Tamils who work on the tea plantations of Central Sri Lanka. As the poorest community in Sri Lanka, these workers of Indian origin have had to put up with harsh deprivations during the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that followed. https://youtu.be/fkqXr2fMjxo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Bright prospects for Nepal-Sri Lanka tourism
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Kathmandu, November 28 (The Rising Nepal): As the economic situation of Sri Lanka is gradually coming back to normal, Nepal may receive more travelers from that country in the days ahead. It has become easier for these two South Asian nations to promote bilateral tourism and trade thanks to the operation of direct scheduled flights between Colombo and Kathmandu by Sri Lankan Airlines. Currently, the national carrier of Sri Lanka is operating five flights a week to Kathmandu. The airline is planning to start daily flights soon with demand growing steadily. It... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

ඊළඟ බිල්ල රනිල් ද?
උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත්
පොතේ හැටියට ජනපතිවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පැමිණිය යුත්තේ සය මසකට වරකි. එනමුත් ජනපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ ගිය සතියේ දින තුනක් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ආවේය. මේ දිනවල පැවැත්වෙන අයවැය විවාදයට ඉතා සක්‍රියව එක්ව සිටින ජනපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ රටේ ආන්දෝලනයට ලක්වන කතා කිහිපයක් කළේය. පළමු දිනයේ ජනාධිපතිවරයා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට පැමිණෙන විට අදහස් දක්වමින් සිටියේ ජාතික ජන බලවේගයේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි අනුර දිසානායකය. ඔහු ජනාධිපතිවරයා විවේචනය කරමින් සිටි අයුරු රූපවාහිනියෙන් දුටු ජනාධිපතිවරයා සභා ගැබට පැමිණියේය. මන්ත්‍රිවරයා කතාව ඉවර කළේ බුදු දහමේ සමානාත්මතාව ගැන කියමිනි. එම ප්‍රශ්නවලට ජනාධිපතිවරයාද පිළිතුරු දුන්නේ බුදු දහමෙනි. බුද්ධ දර්ශනයේ මූලික හරය චතුරාර්ය සත්‍ය බව ඔහු කී‍වේය. ජනපති බණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

මහ බැංකු ලොක්කන් අර්බුදය උත්සන්න කළ හැටි
වෛද්‍ය වසන්ත බණ්ඩාර Lanka Lead News
මහ බැංකුවේ හිටපු සහ නව ප‍්‍රධානීන් මෙන්ම ඔවුන්ට එරෙහිව නඩු පවරන විශ්වවිද්‍යාල ආචාර්යවරුන් ද එකම කරුණක් පිළිබදව විවිධ පරස්පර මත පලකරති. ඔවුන්ගේ ප‍්‍රකාශවල සම්ප‍්‍රයුක්තය වන්නේ නව මහ බැංකු අධිපතිවරයාට පෙර ධුරය දැරූ අධිපතිවරයා විසින් රුපියල අවප‍්‍රමාණය වීමට ඉඩ නොදී පවත්වා ගැනීම නිසා සහ ඒ සඳහා ඩොලර් සංචිත වෙළෙදපොළට නිකුත් කිරීම නිසා ඩොලර් සංචිත සිඳී ගිය බවය. එසේනම් එහි ප‍්‍රතිවිරුද්ධ මතය වන්නේ එසේ නොකළා නම් විදේශ විනිමය අර්බුදයක් ඇති වන්නේ නැත. වෙනත් වචනවලින් කියන්නේ නම් රුපියල් පා කිරීමේ තීන්දුව ගනු ලැබූ මාර්තු 7 වැනිදාට මාස තුනකට පෙර එසේ කළා නම් අර්බුදයක් ඇති නොවන... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Travel Sri Lanka For Stunning Natural, Historic & Cultural Sites
By Judith Baker Courtesy This is local London
Judith Baker journeys to Sri Lanka to discover the island nation’s hidden gems... Sri Lanka is firmly back on the tourist radar and anyone visiting in 2023 will encounter not only the country’s amazing cultural and historic sites, beaches and wildlife but also a wealth of fabulous new hotels, previously unexplored hiking trails and eco experiences. Read More: nhow London: 'I Stayed At One Of London's Wackiest Hotels & Left Surprised'Colombo In Sri Lanka’s bustling energetic capital, life is getting back to normal after a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Cabinet, Parliament should question CB over economy: Bandula
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Both Cabinet and Parliament should question Central Bank officials about the recent decisions they have made with regards to the economy, Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday. “We will be able to question the decisions which Central Bank officials have made during the recent past if they are summoned to Parliament and the cabinet,” the Minister said. “It was the Central Bank which made decisions on issuing bonds, on exchange rates and interest rates. However, the MPs of this House had to pay the price by having their houses attacked,”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

China welcomes SL foreign minister’s remarks on ‘Chinese debt trap’
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
China welcomes Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry's rebuttal of the narrative of the so-called Chinese "debt trap" in Sri Lanka, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said here on Monday. Sabry has said that when Sri Lanka went to China in search of funds, China was respectful and never forced Sri Lanka to take money. China also provided Sri Lanka with some financial facilities and credit line, as well as some humanitarian assistance, Sabry said, adding that the "debt trap" is a Western phrase. Zhao said this is a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Ready to reintroduce district development councils: President
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Ranil Wickremesinghe today said he is ready to reintroduce District Development Councils in place of Provincial Councils. President said this in Parliament when Former President Maithripala Sirisena proposed setting up of District Council. “Former President I listened to your comments on District Development Councils and I am ready to do it,” the President said. “This is good and we in SLFP will fully support it,” MP Sirisena responded. https://youtu.be/Wg_UD7Bm9aA... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

President raises concerns about Buddhist monks leaving universities as “laymen”
Courtesy Adaderana
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has questioned the actions of monks in the recent past, accusing several of them who enter universities do so as monks, however, leave as laymen. “They cannot use the robes they are in as a shield to behave in an unruly manner,” the President said while speaking in Parliament this morning (Nov 29). He further added that during their years in local universities, monks get too involved in societal issues and concerns, thus leading them astray. President Wickremesinghe suggested that monks who enter universities be awarded their... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

IRD’s RAMIS system installed using over Rs. 10 billion not functioning properly, COPA hears
Courtesy Adaderana
The Committee on Public Accounts COPA revealed that the total arrears of taxes, penalties and interest in due to the Inland Revenue Department as at June 30th, 2022 is Rs. 773 billion. It was disclosed that an amount of Rs. 201 billion has been identified as income that can be collected without any legal concern and that Rs. 572 billion has been identified as income that has been suspended due to certain reasons. It was also pointed out by the Auditor General that this amount has been identified as the total arrears... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

මැති සබේ පරාභව සූත්‍රය දෙසපු රනිල් - කතා හදන උන් සේරම බෝසත් ද? 
Hiru News
  https://youtu.be/LaMzXId2e-0... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

President Ranil Wickremesinghe prepared to re-introduce District Development Councils
Courtesy Hiru News
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that he is prepared to re-introduce District Development Councils. President Wickremesinghe speaking in Parliament made the announcement in response to a request made by former President Maithripala Sirisena. Former President Sirisena said District Development Councils could play a better role in working with the rural population of the country.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

Merchandise exports earnings exceed USD 11 billion in 10 months
Courtesy Hiru News
Earnings from merchandise exports have exceeded $11 bn from January to October 2022, indicating a growth of 9.33% in comparison to the same period in 2021: Export Development Board. This is a growth of 9.33% in comparison to the same period in 2021. The earnings from merchandise exports in the first ten months of last year were recorded as USD 10 million, according to the EDB. However, earnings from the merchandise exports saw a decrease by 8.18% year-on-year to USD 1,094.8 million in October 2022, caused mainly due to the drop... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/11/22)

THE DEBT RESTRUCTURING CONTROVERSY IN SRI LANKA
BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS
The information on the debt restructuring of Sri Lanka shows that it has become a serious controversy among many people, despite this situation ordinary people in the country have no idea about the controversy. Some information publishes in the media and much of them have limited to policymakers. As the process of restructuring involved diverse organizations which provided debt facilities to the country with different objectives and some organisations have been involved with the process with strange conditions which cannot disclose to the public and insist on various conditions that may not be justifiable and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

Queen Victoria Statue
Chanaka Bandarage
A giant statue of Queen Victoria is currently on display at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7, next to Kalabhawana. It is bigger than her life size. It is a magnificent creation. This statue was constructed in England to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and sent to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) for public display. It was in the year 1897. The writer believes that a number of similar statutes were constructed and sent to various British colonies to commemorate the ‘great occasion’. Queen Victoria was the Queen of England for the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

“The Doctor in the Society: A Sri Lankan Perspective”
Courtesy Thuppahis.com
Dr. Sarath Gamini De Silva: Plenary lecture delivered at the Colombo Medical Congress. 24th Nov 2022, where his chosen title was  “The Doctor in the Society: A Sri Lankan Perspective” I thank the organizers for inviting me  to talk on a very relevant  topic at a time when the role of the educated  in society is becoming the focus of the people as well as the members of our own profession. I am known to be somewhat blunt calling a spade a spade in expressing my opinion as I strongly believe that diplomacy often fails to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

වියට්නාම් කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයෙන්ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ඖෂධ පරිත්‍යාගයක්..
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ ඉල්ලීම පරිදි මෙරටට පරිත්‍යාග කෙරුණු එම ඖෂධ තොගය අද දින  (2022.11.28) කොළඹ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ දී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා වෙත භාර දුන්නේය.  අදාල  ඖෂධ තොගය කඩිනමින් ඖෂධ හිඟ රෝහල වෙත බෙදා හැරීමට ක්‍රියා කෙරෙයි. මෙම අවස්ථාවට වියට්නාම් තානාපති (Ho thi thanh truc)හෝ තායි තාන් ට්‍රක්, අමාත්‍ය කෙහෙළිය රඹුක්වැල්ල,රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය සිසිර ජයකොඩි, පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී වීරසුමන වීරසිංහ, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රධාන ලේකම් ජී. වීරසිංහ ඇතුළු නිලධාරීහු පිරිසක්  එක්ව සිටියහ.  ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

බලශක්ති සහයෝගීතාවය සම්බන්ධයෙන්  අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා සහ එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍ය යේ තානාපති Khaled Nasser AlAmeri අතර සාකච්ඡාවක්..
 අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බලශක්ති ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ ආයෝජන සඳහා විශාල විභවයක් පවතින බව එක්සත් අරාබි ජනරජයේ තානාපති Khaled Nasser AlAmeri පැවසීය. ද්විපාර්ශ්වික සහයෝගීතාව සහ නව ආයෝජන පිළිබඳව සාකච්ඡා කිරීම සඳහා කොළඹ,අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා හමුවූ අවස්ථාවේදී  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පුනර්ජනනීය බලශක්ති ව්‍යාපෘති සඳහා ආයෝජනය කිරීමට උනන්දුවක් දක්වන බව එක්සත් අරාබි එමීර් රාජ්‍ය යේ තානාපතිවරයා සඳහන් කළේය. පුනර්ජනනීය බලශක්ති ක්ෂේත්‍රයට අමතරව කෘෂිකර්මාන්තය සහ කාර්මික ක්ෂේත්‍ර වැනි නව ක්ෂේත්‍රවල ආයෝජනය කිරීමට දැන් අවස්ථාව පවතින බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මෙහිදී පෙන්වා දුන්නේය. සංවර්ධන කටයුතු සඳහා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ලබා දී ඇති සහයෝගය මෙන්ම වර්තමාන ආර්ථික ගැටලුවලින් ඉක්මනින්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

රුසියාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්වෛරීභාවය වෙනුවෙන් සැමවිටම පෙනී සිටි විශ්වාසවන්ත මිතුරෙක්   - අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධය අංශය
රුසියාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ස්වෛරීභාවය වෙනුවෙන් සැමවිටම පෙනී සිටි විශ්වාසවන්ත මිතුරෙක් බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා පවසයි. කොළඹ, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේදී  පසුගියදා නව රුසියානු තානාපති Levan S. Dzhagaryan මහතා හම වූ අවස්ථාවේදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය.  දශක ගණනාවකට පෙර ඔරුවල වානේ කර්මාන්ත ශාලාවක් සහ කැලණියේ ටයර් කම්හලක් පිහිටුවමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කාර්මීකරණයට සෝවියට් සංගමය ලබා දුන් සහයෝගය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා මෙහිදී  සිහිපත් කළේය. ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සිසුන්ට  ලුමුම්බා   රුසියානු විශ්ව විද්‍යාලවල  පිරිනමන ශිෂ්‍යත්ව පිළිබඳව ද අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා  ස්තූතිය පළකළේය.  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රගතිය සඳහා රුසියාවේ උපරිම සහයෝගය ලබාදෙන බව තානාපතිවරයා මෙහිදී අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාට සහතික විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ රුසියානු මහා පරිමාණ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

The journalists who revealed about Thilini’s father are receiving death threats
Courtesy National Alert
The program ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ made the most revelations about the investment company run by Thilini Priyamali in the World Trade Complex. Recently the  ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ made another hair straightening revelation. The ‘Truth with Chamuditha’ program revealed that Thilini’s father is former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe. They exposed this with evidence. With that revelation, Keerthi Ratnayake has received death threats from unidentified group. Moreover, he continues to receive harassing phone calls. So far, the “Truth with Chamuditha” YouTube channel and Facebook page have received thousands of reader responses. When analyzing them carefully, an operation targeting... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 29/11/22)

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