Archive for September 7th, 2021

A reset of economic fundamentals in Sri Lanka; Is IMF the only hope?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

By Raj Gonsalkorale Sri Lanka is at the precipice of an economic disaster. The country’s foreign debt is suffocating the country, it is its biggest immediate problem, and the problem for the foreseeable future unless urgent and drastic action is taken, now. The crisis arises due to several factors, the primary factor being the high […]

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An open letter to President Gothabhaya Rajapaksa on the proposed new Constitution.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Secretary to PM Sirimavo Bandaranayaka, Part 1 Dr. Sudath Gunasekara Retired Secretary to PM Sirimavo Bandaranayaka, Past President Sri Lanka Administrative Service Association (1991 Nov 1994 nov) and President Mahanuwara Sinhala Baudha Jestha Purawesiyange Sanvidhanaya The Preamble  (The task before you is to give a new lease of life, to the […]

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Damaging the Prakrama Samudraya Relapanawa

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

By Garvin Karunaratne  I wonder what the Government Agent at Polonnaruwa was doing while the relapanawa was removed or damaged to make a walkaway. Walk ways have to be appreciated but to damage the irrigation heritage that our forefathers have bequeathed to us is unforgivable.  The G.A’s residence is on the bund and he must […]

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Parakrama Samudraya, 1978 flood, and strength of tank bund

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

By Palitha Manchanayake Courtesy The Island Former Irrigation Engineer, Sri Lanka and Hydrologist/Flood Forecaster to the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney, Australia In this article, the author wishes to highlight his experience during the November 1978 cyclone, while working as an Irrigation Engineer (IE) attached to the Hydrology branch of the Irrigation Department, Sri Lanka. […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Among The Sri Lankan Combat Veterans

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.  A significant number of Sri Lankan soldiers sustained head injuries during the Eelam War that lasted from 1983 to 2009. These head injuries mainly occurred due to gunshot wounds, mortar blast injuries, grenade explosions and artillery blasts. Traumatic Brain Injuries increased High morbidity and mortality rates among the Sri Lankan combatants. […]

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Why should Myanmar Strengthen its relations with Bangladesh?

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Pathik Hasan Myanmar is one of the closest neighbors of Bangladesh. Which is also known as Burma. Before the Second World War, many people from Bangladesh used to travel to Burma in search of livelihood. Since then, the people of this country have developed an economic and social relationship with Burma. Apart from India, Bangladesh […]

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SL lose Rs. 1,600 Bn revenue due to Covid this year: Basil

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lankan government has lost a total revenue of Rs 1,600 billion this year due to COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa told Parliament today. Speaking during the debate on regulations imposed under the Financial Bill and Export Import Control Bill the Minister said 70% of indirect tax revenue has been […]

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Finance Bill passed in Parliament with amendments

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Finance Bill which was debated in Parliament today (07) has been passed with amendments by a majority vote. During the second reading of the Bill, Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella called for a division and second reading of the bill was passed with 134 parliamentarians voting in favour and 44 voting against […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 184 coronavirus deaths

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed another 184 coronavirus-related deaths for September 06 (yesterday), increasing the official death toll in the country to 10,504. According to the figures reported by the Department of Government Information today (07), the victims include 97 males and 87 females while four of the deceased, including 1 […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,964 COVID cases in total today

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 1,141 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,964. This brings the confirmed tally of coronavirus infections reported in the country to 471,863. A total of 388,278 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri […]

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