Archive for August 4th, 2021

Hype over IMF

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Shenali D Waduge Both the World Bank and the IMF were founded in 1944 at the Bretton Woods conference. The World Bank is tasked to aid developing nations in reducing poverty and increasing their well-being. The IMF’s main purpose is to stabilize the international monetary system and oversee the world’s currencies. The World Bank offers […]

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අනුරාධපුර කේ.බී රත්නායක විද්‍යාලයේ ජල අවශ්‍යතාව සපුරාලීම වෙනුවෙන් එම විද්‍යාලයට ජල ටැංකියක්

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

තිසර සමල් – අනුරාධපුර අනුරාධපුර කේ.බී රත්නායක විද්‍යාලයේ ජල අවශ්‍යතාව සපුරාලීම වෙනුවෙන් එම විද්‍යාලයට ජල ටැංකියක් සහිත ජල කුළුණක් ඉදි කිරීම රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් ආරම්භ කෙරිණි. එම විද්‍යාලයේ ජල අවශ්‍යතාවන් සපයා ගැනීමේ අපහසුතා පවතින බවට රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතාට විද්‍යාලයේ විදුහල්පතිතුමිය ඇතුලු පාසල් සංවර්ධන සමිතිය කළ ඉල්ලීමක් අනුව මෙම ජල ටැංකිය […]

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5th AUGUST 2019-THE EVER BLACKEST DAY

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

ALI SUKHANVER Abrogation of the articles 370 and 35-A in Indian illegally Occupied Kashmir has altogether changed the demography of the Jammu Kashmir Valley. The helpless people of the Jammu Kashmir valley, who were already in trouble at the hands of the Indian troops, now are in a state of more pain and more agony. […]

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Permission for Carriage of Fully Vaccinated Passengers without any limitation of passenger numbers per flight effective 0001 hrs 1st August 2021.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka The Hon.Minister of Tourism and Aviation has instructed this office of the following: 1. For Passengers not arriving via the Sri Lanka Tourism Bio Bubble and who have not been vaccinated or only partially vaccinated can be carried by Airlines only up to a maximum of 75 passengers […]

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ජනාධිපතිවරයා හදිසි තීරණයක් ගනී.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයේ විශේෂ රැස්වීමකි. මේ සඳහා ජනාධිපත්ජිවරයා කැඳවා තිබුනේ  ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහා බැංකුවේ, ඉහලම ශ්‍රේණියේ නිලධාරින්වය. රැස්වීමේ කටයුතු ආරම්භවීමත් සමග මදක් නිහඬව සිටි ජනාධිපතිවරයා, මහබැංකු නිලධාරින් අමතා, “මම අද ඕගොල්ලන්ව කැදෙව්වේ විශේෂ වැඩකට. ඕගොල්ලෝ පොඩ්ඩක් නිශ්සබ්දව මම කියන මේ දේ දෙස සාවධානව අහගෙන ඉන්න.” “මේක විශේෂ වැඩක්. මට ඕනි මේ කටයුත්ත කිරීම […]

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Are we to buy our solar energy with dollars?

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

By Eng. Parakrama Jayasinghe Courtesy The Island Email : parajayasinghe@gmail.com A Presidential Press release, dated 13th June 2021; clearly defines the policy on our Energy Sector. The direction indicated is congruent with the presidential policy declaration Vision for Prosperity and Splendour”. This is not a moment to vacillate and get embroiled in personal or political agendas. The […]

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NEWSSLFP asks govt. to address SLPP constituents’ grievances or face consequences

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Senior Vice President of the SLFP Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says the continuing mismanagement of the affairs of the ruling coalition is causing turmoil. The deepening crisis we are in should be examined against the breakdown in basic discussions at party level,” Prof. Piyadasa, told The Island, underscoring the […]

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Sri Lanka heading for worst medical tsunami in coming weeks from Delta wave

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 4 (DailyMirror) – Sri Lanka is heading for its worst medical tsunami in the coming weeks as there is a risk that the Delta variant is spreading beyond control, leading medical experts told Daily Mirror yesterday. Senior physicians at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic said that hospitals across the Western […]

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Reuters analysis on current Sri Lankan economic situation

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia August 4 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka paid a $1 billion bond last week, but the alarming state of its finances suggests it may have been just another step towards its first sovereign default. All the tell-tale crisis signs are there: bonds at nearly half their face value, debt-to-GDP levels above 100%, over 80% […]

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No permission granted to import chemical fertilizer: Presidential Media Division

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government has not granted permission to import chemical fertilizers for local agricultural purposes and has not made any changes to the decision taken by the President to use only organic fertilizers for local agriculture and will not make any changes to this decision in the future as well, Presidential Media […]

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The Rajapaksa Dynasty in Sri Lanka: Democracy in Decline

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

By Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Courtesy The Diplomat COVID-19, an economic crisis, and a majoritarian dynasty at the helm: Sri Lanka’s future hangs in the balance. Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was swept into power with 6.9 million votes in November 2019 and subsequently saw his party’s control bolstered with a two-thirds majority in Parliament in the general […]

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Govt. says no plan to change decision on use of organic fertilizer

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The government stated that it has not made any changes to the decision taken by the President to use only organic fertilizers for local agriculture and there will be no changes to this decision in the future as well. Issuing a statement, President’s Media Division stated that the government has not granted permission […]

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Daily COVID case count soars past 2,500 with deaths spike by 82

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 823 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,543. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 318,755. As many as 284,524 recoveries have been confirmed […]

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