Archive for November 21st, 2021

Expressways have failed to solve Sri Lanka’s traffic problem; but, they can be a major solution if governments are bold

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Chanaka Bandarage Sri Lanka has one of Asia’s worst traffic problems. Prior to Corona, it was a nightmarish exercise to drive around Colombo during peak hours. In Colombo, people spent long hours in vehicles to travel from one place to another. Eg: prior to Corona, it took about 120 minutes to drive from Athurugiriya to […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් හට ප්‍රසාද දීමනා සහ පාසල් උපකරණ මිලදී ගැනීම සඳහා අවම වශයෙන් රුපියල් 30,000/- ක මුදලක් කඩිනමින් ලබාදීමට මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

සමස්ත ලංකා ප්‍රවාහන සේවක සංගමය ගරු මුදල් අමාත්‍ය, බැසිල් රාජපක්‍ෂ මැතිතුමා, මුදල් හා ක්‍රම සම්පාදන අමාත්‍යංශය, කොළඹ 01. ගරු ඇමතිතුමණි, ශ්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් හට ප්‍රසාද දීමනා සහ පාසල් උපකරණ මිලදී ගැනීම සඳහා අවම වශයෙන් රුපියල් 30,000/- ක මුදලක් කඩිනමින් ලබාදීමට මැදිහත් වන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටීම. ශ්‍රී ලංගම සේවකයින් හට ප‍්‍රසාද දීමනා වශයෙන් රු. 15,000/- ක […]

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අද රසායනික පොහොර ගේනවා කියලා තීන්දු කරා කියලා කියනවා-එහෙම තීන්දුවක් අරන් නෑ-රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

තිසර සමල්    – අනුරාධපුර  අද රසායනික පොහොර ගේනවා කියලා තීන්දු කරා කියලා කියනවා.මම ඒ පිළිබඳව ඉහළ ඉඳන් පහලට ඉන්න නිළධාරීන්ට කථා කරලා බැලුවා.නෑ එහෙම තීන්දුවක් අරන් නෑ, දීලීර හා පලිභෝද නාශක වලට පමණයි ඒ තීන්දුව අරන් තියෙන්නේ.ඒ අවස්ථාව හරි ලබා දුන්න එක ලොකු දෙයක් යැයි රාජ්‍යය අමාත්‍යය දුමින්ද දිසානායක මහතා පැවසීය.  අමාත්‍යයවරයා මේ බව ප්‍රකාශ කර […]

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“මන්ත්‍රී තිස්සකුට්ටිආරච්චි සමස්ත කාන්තා ප්‍රජාවම අපකීර්තියට ලක් කළා” – කැෆේ සංවිධානය කියයි

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

මාධ්‍ය ඒ්කකය කැෆේ සංවිධානය පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී තිස්ස කුට්ටිආරච්චි මහතා පසුගියදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුව අමතමින් කාන්තාවන්ට අපහාස වන අන්දමේ ප්‍රකාශයක් කර ඇති බව කැෆේ සංවිධානය පවසයි. එම සංවිධානයේ අධ්‍යක්ෂිකා සුරංගි ආරියවංශ මහත්මිය පෙන්වා දෙන්නේ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී තිස්ස කුට්ටිආරච්චි මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු වරප්‍රසාද වලට මුවාවි පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රිනි රෝහිණි කවිරත්න සහ විපක්ෂ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතාගේ බිරිඳට අපහාස වන […]

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Sri Lanka seeks USD 500 mn loan from India for fuel purchase

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Nov 21 (NewsWire) – The Government has decided to obtain an emergency loan of US$ 500 million from India to import fuel, which has become a serious crisis at the moment, Lankadeepa Newspaper reports. A senior government minister has told Lankadeepa that top government leaders have already begun discussions with the Indian […]

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Crisis Budget for 2022: Wrong Priorities and Flawed Solutions

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror People queueing up near a Sathosa outlet to buy daily essentials Sri Lanka is mired in multiple crises. The country continues to be devastated by the pandemic, crippled by balance of payment problems that are only the surface of a long economic depression, and rising cost of living contributing to food insecurity.  […]

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Sri Lanka ends farm chemical ban as organic drive fails

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy MailOnline Sri Lanka has abandoned its quest to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation Sri Lanka abandoned its quest to become the world’s first completely organic farming nation on Sunday, announcing it would immediately lift an import ban on pesticides and other agricultural inputs. The island country has been in the grips […]

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Are We in the Right Direction with President Gotabaya?

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today Last week, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa quietly celebrated completing two years in Office. He was elected as president with an overwhelming majority, and shortly thereafter won a rare two-third parliamentary majority. However, it is obvious that the honeymoon is clearly over.  The President is being troubled by not only an […]

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Top economist hopes other policy blunders too, reversed

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

T.P. Lokuliyana Courtesy Ceylon Today Top economist Dr. W.A. Wijewardena stresses the need for revisiting all public policies that have been made without due appraisal. The former deputy governor of the Central Bank took to twitter welcoming the reversal of the chemical fertilizer ban. …though it’s welcome, it shows a grave deficiency in democratic economic […]

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Treasury loses USD 18 mn as minister blocks CCD probe into generator fraud

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

by Ifham Nizam and Prabhath Withana Courtesy The Island An investigation by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) into a complaint of fraud, which caused a loss of over USD 18 million to the government coffers, has been stalled by a minister, according to police sources. The CCD commenced the investigation, several weeks ago, following a […]

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TNA MPs forced away from meetings with diaspora groups in Canada

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror TNA Parliamentarians M.A Sumanthiran and Shanakiyan Rasamanickam, who are presently in Canada, were driven away from a meeting held with a group of Tamil diaspora, who branded them as ‘traitors’ alleging the diaspora wanted a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka. Both Sumanthiran and Rasamanickam came under heavy criticism while the […]

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Daily count of new Covid-19 cases reaches 697 and confirms 19 more coronavirus deaths

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says another 189 persons have tested positive for Covid-19, pushing the daily count of new cases to 697. Earlier today, the ministry had confirmed 508 new cases of the virus. This increases the total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in the country to 556,626. Over 15,000 infected patients are currently […]

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Fr. Cyril Gamini summoned to appear before CID again

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Rev. Father Cyril Gamini Fernando has been informed to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) tomorrow morning, the Police Spokesman said. SSP Nihal Thalduwa said that Father Cyril Gamini has been notified to appear at the CID at 9.30 a.m. tomorrow (22). He had previously appeared before the CID on two occasions […]

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Farmers stage protest over fertilizer crisis

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Trade Union representatives state that stocks of vegetables grown in Nuwara Eliya did not reach the Manning Market or the Dambulla Economic Centre. All Ceylon Dedicated Economic Centres’ Association Chairperson Aruna Shantha stated that the Nuwara Eliya Economic Centre was also closed considering the farmers’ refusal to supply vegetable stocks in protest […]

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Partisan intellectuals betrayed the nation

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

H. L. D. Mahindapala The utter failure of our intellectuals to grasp the turbulent historical and political under currents that destroyed all possibilities of peaceful co-existence has been one of the  main contributory factors that prolonged and sustained the 33-year-old war launched officially by the Tamil leadership on May 14th, 1976 at Vadukoddai. It ended […]

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“Commemorating Maaveerar Naal is Tamil people’s right – Wigneswaran” – then who is going to commemorate Tamils killed by LTTE

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Shenali D Waduge What is Maaveerar Naal? Who originated it, when & why are fundamental questions anyone commenting on the subject should know to answer. Maaveerar Naal translated means ‘Great Heroes Day’ but it is not a Tamil civilian, Hindu or traditional event. Commenced first on 27 November 1989 by LTTE, it is a LTTE […]

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Now a ban on boiling live lobsters is a step closer as ministers recognise crustaceans as sentient beings

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

By HELENA HORTON FOR THE DAILY MAIL The Government has recognised crabs, octopus and lobsters as sentient beings A report for ministers confirmed evidence of sentience in decapod crustaceans It recommended that they should be included in animal protection legislation  A ban on boiling lobsters alive came closer yesterday after the Government recognised crabs, octopus and lobsters […]

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