Archive for December 10th, 2021

MAINTAINING DUAL EXCHANGE RATES IN SRI LANKA

Friday, December 10th, 2021

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Recently, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has announced it will pay Rs.10 more than the official buying rate for US Dollar remittances to Sri Lanka, and people working overseas are confused with the new practice because the new exchange management regime has not shown that currencies, which remit to Sri Lanka […]

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Pension for Politicians in this country? For what service they have done to the nation

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Mahanuwara. Pension for Politicians in this country? For what service they have done to the nation for the past 73 years after 1948 (with the rare exception of 12 isolated cases) * Or for what they are repeatedly doing even at present to this Paradise on earth, once hailed as the Pearl […]

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“The Gradual Reduction of Anxiety.

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Dhamma talk of Ven. Bhante Wimala  Since 1999 Venerable Bhante Y. Wimala has been the head monk and the spiritual teacher of the Theravada Buddhist Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The Center is located in a beautiful suburb of Nairobi called Loresho, just a few miles away from the city center. The center was built by […]

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‘JAT පින්තාරු ශිල්පී අභිමන්’ වැඩසටහන වෙනුවෙන් JAT හා NAITA අතර අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුමක් අත්සන් කිරීම

Friday, December 10th, 2021

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය දෑතේ සවියෙන් කැටයම් මවනා දැව පින්තාරු ශිල්පීන් දිරිගැන්වීමේ අරමුණින් JAT Holdings සහ NAITA එක්ව ආරම්භ කිරීමට නියමිත ‘JAT පින්තාරු ශිල්පී අභිමන්’ වැඩසටහන වෙනුවෙන් විශේෂ අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුමක් අත්සන් කිරීම නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය, විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මහත්මියගේ සහභාගීත්වයෙන් අද […]

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Prime Minister Rajapaksa Conveys Condolences to Prime Minister Modi on the Death of Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces General Bipin Rawat

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has conveyed his condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the death of the Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces General Bipin Rawat. It is with profound sorrow that I convey my deepest condolences to the Government and the people of India on […]

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උප්පැන්නයේ සිංහල ජාතිය ඉවත් කිරීම පිටුපස ඉන්නා සැළසුම්කරු ජනාධිපති නීතීඥ අලි සබ්‍රිය……එහි ඉලක්කය බුද්ධාගමට හිමි ප්‍රමුස්ථානය අහිමි කිරීමය

Friday, December 10th, 2021

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන (සමායෝජක)වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන උප්පැන්නයේ සිංහල ජාතිය ඉවත් කිරීම පිටුපස ඉන්නා සැළසුම්කරු ජනාධිපති නීතීඥ අලි සබ්‍රිය……එහි ඉලක්කය බුද්ධාගමට හිමි ප්‍රමුස්ථානය අහිමි කිරීමය… උප්පැන්නයෙන් සිංහල ජාතිය ඉවත් කිරීම ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාව උල්ලංඝනය කිරීමේ ඉංග්‍රීසි ජාතිවාදීන්ගේ කුමන්ත්‍රණයක් පැවතියේය. එහි ඉලක්කය එල්ලවන්නේ ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ 9 වන ව්‍යවස්ථාවේ පිළිගෙන ඇති බුද්ධාගමට ප්‍රමුඛස්ථානය […]

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Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) In Bangladesh Towards Peace And Prosperity: Peace Accord In 1997 Paves The Way

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Hafizur Talukdar The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord has entered into two eras. The agreement was signed 24 years ago with the aim of ending the bloody clashes between the Bengalis and the government forces and establishing peace with the tribes and hills of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. After the agreement, it was hoped that […]

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Priyantha Kumara case: Special prosecution team from Lahore to visit Sialkot

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Times On Friday, a special prosecution team from Lahore will meet officials of the Sialkot police in the high-profile case of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara who was lynched by a mob. However, the team will visit Rajco Industries and inspect the factory site. The police will provide the prosecution with 12-hour CCTV […]

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Understanding the history and politics behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Conversation.com A Sri Lankan working in Pakistan, Priyantha Kumara, was lynched by a mob of hundreds of people on Dec. 3, 2021, over allegations of blasphemy, or sacrilegious act. After being assaulted, he was dragged into the streets and set on fire, and the lynching was recorded and shared widely on social media. Such […]

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Punjab to conduct slain Lankan’s trial on daily basis

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy World Asia Special cell to be set up by prosecution to monitor case trial Members of the Human Rights Council of Pakistan place oil lamps to pay tribute beside a photograph of late Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara, in Karachi on December 5, 2021, after he was beaten to death and set ablaze […]

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Sialkot incident : Will Priyantha’s killers receive maximum punishment ?

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror On December 3, initial footage of a frenzied mob flocking around an individual on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot in Pakistan eventually beating him to death went viral on social media. The beating continued amidst chants of ‘kaafir ke bachche me Quran ki ayatein dustbin mein fainki hain’ which translates to ‘son of […]

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US imposes sanctions on two more SL military officers

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The United States imposed human right-related sanctions on two more Sri Lankan military officials under Section 7031(c), gross violation of human rights, the US State Department announced on Friday. Those military personnel were: Chandana Hettiarachchi, a Sri Lankan naval intelligence officer, for his involvement in gross violations of human rights, namely, […]

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Opposition Leader donates Rs.2mn for children of Sialkot victim

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has made two financial donations of Rs. 1 million each for the education of the two children of Priyantha Kumara, who was subject to a gruesome murder in Sialkot, Pakistan. The Opposition Leader made this donation after visiting the victim’s house  today. In addition to the cash […]

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SL won’t seek assistance from anyone; will stabilize foreign reserves on its own: Basil

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka will stabilize its foreign reserves on its own and will not seek any assistance from anyone, Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa  told Parliament today. Winding up the committee stage debate of the budget in the House, Minister Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka will not seek IMF assistance if its conditions […]

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Vaccination card to be made mandatory when entering public places

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Special Committee on COVID-19 Control today decided to make the vaccination card mandatory when entering public places in the future,President’s Media Division(PMD) said. Legal advice has been sought with regard to preventing those who have not obtained the vaccine from entering public places in order to prevent the spread of […]

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Daily count of COVID cases moves to 754 today and 18 deaths recorded in Sri Lanka

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 754 today (December 10) as 187 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 571,426. As many as 544,200 recoveries and 14,573 […]

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Anura says Yugadanavi deal not signed with New Fortress Energy

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake today (December 10) made a staggering revelation during the parliamentary session regarding the agreement signed for the transferring shares in West Coast Power Limited (WCP) – the owner of Yugadanavi Power Plant – and to develop a new LNG receiving, storage and regasification terminal. According to the JVP leader, […]

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Gas-related incidents continue to report from several parts of the island

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Court of Appeal today directed to consider the petition filed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) seeking an inquiry into the dangerous incidents caused by the importation of substandard gas, on 14 December. The order was issued while considering the petition filed by civil society activist, Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodithuwakku before […]

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Another revelation about the Yugadanavi power plant agreement

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Although the front page of the agreement stated that the sale of shares in the Yugadanavi power plant will take place, it will include the transfer of the monopoly power of supplying LNG to all power plants in the country to New Fortress Energy. Also, the Leader of the Jathika Jana Balawegaya, […]

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