Archive for November 5th, 2021

POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 1

Friday, November 5th, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS This series contains snippets of information on the Prime Ministers of Sri Lanka collected while researching into social issues. It is a by-product of my main research. The essays include bouquets as well as brickbats. D.S. SENANAYAKE D.S. Senanayake (1884-1952) was the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.   DS’s father, Don Spater prospered […]

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Ref. Taskforce headed by Gnanasara Thera; Pre-determined objectives

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Following comments are made on the article that appeared under the above heading in the media in the name of the 6.9million who voted the President in August 2019 Task force headed by Gnanasara Thera; Pre-determined objectives  (Yes. of cause, it was a set of unresolved burning objectives that remained unresolved for71 […]

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Resumption of work of TAPI Gas pipeline project in Afghanistan brings new hope for the region

Friday, November 5th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline is a regional connectivity project for supplying gas to fulfill the public demand from Turkmenistan to India’s Fajilka (Punjab). It a great regional initiative proposed by ADB and taken by four regional countries. The TAPI gas pipeline seems to a bridge between South Asia and Central Asia. We know […]

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SRI LANKAN NATION

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Jayantha Liyanage, There is no such thing as Sri Lankan nationalism, because there is no Sri Lankan nation and there was no Ceylonese nation before 1972 either. It was DR N.M Perera tried to create a Ceylonese nation but failed. Only a Sinhala nation exists in substance without an official recognition. There is no mention […]

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All member states should revive the SAARC as a regional platform

Friday, November 5th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan The official journey of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) started in 1985 when seven states namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives formed this regional platform. Later in 2007, Afghanistan joined SAARC. Sri Lanka and the Maldives are island states among the eight SAARC members. […]

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End monkey business now and get serious for once!

Friday, November 5th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala  (Continuation of ‘Don’t forget people who elected you, Mr President!’/November 2, 2021) My gut feeling is that the Presidential Task Force, if it is what I think it is, i.e., a brilliantly thought out ploy with an ulterior motive, is meant to abort the new constitution making project. It was probably […]

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The Royal Audience and the Presentation of the Letter of Credence by Ambassador C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne to the King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua of the Kingdom of Thailand

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok, Thailand The King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua of the Kingdom of Thailand has graciously granted a Royal Audience to C.A. Chaminda I. Colonne, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand, and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, on 04th November 2021, for the Presentation […]

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Price controls done away with, levy of Rs. 65 per kg on imported rice reduced to 25 cents

Friday, November 5th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The government has allowed emergency regulations imposed several weeks ago to ensure an uniterrupted supply of essential commodities such as rice, sugar and other consumer goods, to lapse. As a result the post of Commissioner General of Essential Services held by Maj. Gen. M. D. S. P Niwunhella has […]

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SLINTEC’s nano-fertiliser technology to uplift Sri Lanka’s agriculture sector

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Says nano-fertilser imported from India recently and SLINTEC’s products are distinct in a variety of ways The Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC), a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership aimed at developing advanced technologies, has introduced homegrown nano-fertilisers to the market with the aim of uplifting the local agriculture industry.  In order to […]

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The Colombo Stock Exchange’s ASPI crosses 10,600 points for the first time

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) set another record today as the All Share Price Index (ASPI) surpassed 10,600 points for the first time in history. The ASPI closed at 10,632.21 points at the end of trading today (November 05), marking an increase of 2.11% (220.19 points) from the previous day.  The previous highest […]

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Court order blocking payment for Chinese fertilizer shipment extended

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Commercial High Court has extended the enjoining order issued against the Chinese company that shipped fertilizer containing harmful bacteria to Sri Lanka, its local agent and the People’s Bank. This interim order, which prevents the payment to the Chinese firm on Letter of Credit, was accordingly extended until November 19. A […]

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Swiss International Airlines resumes operations to Sri Lanka

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Swiss International Airlines, a member of the Lufthansa Group, recommenced operations to Colombo on Friday (November 05). The inaugural flight from Zurich to Colombo, LX 8064 operated by an Airbus 340 touched ground at 7:30 a.m. and was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) followed […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 15 coronavirus deaths

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 15 coronavirus related deaths for November 04, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 13,821. The deaths confirmed by the Govt. Information Department today include 06 males and 09 females while two of the victims are between the ages of 30 […]

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COVID: 628 cases in total confirmed within the day

Friday, November 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 628 today (November 05) as 146 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. According to the Government Information Department, one returnee from overseas is also among the new infections. This brings the total number of confirmed […]

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