Archive for December 16th, 2021

Pulling back from the precipice: A Pathfinder perspective

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Pathfinder Perspective Sri Lanka is facing what is arguably its most challenging external financing crisis. Gross Official Reserves have declined to USD 1.6 bn as at end-November. Repayments over the subsequent 12 months amount to about USD 7 billion. The authorities have responded with import and capital controls as well as a fixed exchange rate […]

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UN Assistant Secretary-General Praises Sri Lanka’s Vaccination Program

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Prime Minister’s Media Unit The visiting U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Kanni Wignaraja called on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa last evening at Temple Trees and discussed a range of issues, including Sri Lanka’s vaccination program. You have a very good vaccine program,” Ms. Wignaraja said. After mention of the fact that Sri Lanka has also started administering […]

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ක්‍රීඩක ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් සඳහා පාසල් මට්ටමින් සංවර්ධන සංචිතයක් නිර්මාණය කරනවා. -අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා –

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය, සංවර්ධන සම්බන්ධීකරණ අමාත්‍යාංශය,ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය. පළාත් මට්ටමේ පාසල් සත් සාමාජික රග්බි තරගාවලියට ඩයලොග් ආසියාටා පුද්ගලික සමාගමේ පූර්ණ අනුග්‍රාහකත්වය ලබාදීම සම්බන්ධව දැනුම්වත් කිරීමේ මාධ්‍ය හමුවට එක්වෙමින් ඊයේ (14) දින තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ඩන්කන් වයිට් ශ්‍රවණාගාරයේ දී අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව පැවසීය. මෙම සත් සාමාජික රග්බි […]

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ප‍්‍රශ්න කලා කියා BOI සභාපති, අධ්‍යක්‍ෂ මණ්ඩලය COPE කමිටුවට තර්ජනය කරලා.. සමාව ගන්නැයි කියලා..

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ආයෝජන මණ්ඩලයට ලක්ෂ ගණන් වැටුප් ගෙවා අලුත් සාමාජිකයන් බඳවා ගෙන ඇති බවත් කෝප් කමිටුව මේ පිළිබඳව ප්‍රශ්න කළ බවත් විපක්ෂ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස මහතා පැවසීය. මේ රටේ බදු ගෙවන ජනතාවගේ මුදලින් නඩත්තු වෙන එම නිලධාරීන් ආයෝජනය මණ්ඩලය බලාපොරොත්තුවන ඉල්ලක්ක සපුරා ඇත්දැයි කෝප් කමිටුව සොයා බැලූ බවත් ඒ හේතුකොටගෙන ආණ්ඩුවේ ඉහළ […]

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Parliamentary prorogation; a move to remove heads of COPE, COPA, PFC?

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prorogation of Parliament by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sparked a political debate with many interpreting it in different ways. It appears to have caused dissension within the government with MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa being skeptical about the move and making remarks openly. Every President who served in the past prorogued Parliament, but the […]

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Karma is hunting

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Supporters of Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa cheer near the Election Commission office in Colombo [S Kodikara/AFP] Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka was infested by a pandemic of a different kind: An outbreak of borderline racism and boundless populist irrationality. The carriers and incubators of that pathogen are now the stakeholders […]

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SLSI to convene a special meeting over composition of a domestic gas cylinder

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Sri Lanka Standards Institution has convened a special meeting on 20 December to decide on the composition of a domestic gas cylinder. Manohara Jayasinghe, Senior State Counsel appearing for the Consumer Affairs Authority and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution, made this statement when the petition filed seeking an inquiry into the […]

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Cabraal clears air about rumours on exchange rate policy change

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Ajith Nivard Cabraal today (December 16) cleared the air about the rumours that claimed there has been a change in exchange rate policy. In a tweet, the CBSL chief dismissed the rumours as ‘fake’.

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Health Ministry directs to pay Dr. Shafi’s salary arrears

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health has given instructions to pay the salary arrears of Dr. Shafi Shihabdeen who was sent on compulsory leave from May 24, 2019, over allegations of performing illegal sterilization operations. This was conveyed in a letter directed to the Director of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital by the Secretary to the […]

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Further hearing of FR petitions against Yugadanavi deal tomorrow

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing of Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions challenging the Yugadanavi Power Plant agreement until 10.00 a.m. tomorrow (December 16). The applications were called before a five-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and Supreme Court Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, Priyantha Jayawardena, Vijith Malalgoda and L.T.B. Dehideniya is taking […]

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Thilina Gamage acquitted from elephant calf case

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court today ordered to acquit and release interdicted Magistrate Thilina Gamage from the case filed over the illegal possession of an elephant calf. Delivering the decision today, Colombo High Court Judge Damith Thotawatte stated that the prosecution has failed to prove the allegations against the defendant Thilina Gamage beyond a […]

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Task force to be formed to study effects of chemical pesticides & fertilizers on humans

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Agriculture Ministry and the Health Ministry have decided to set up a special task force to study and submit a report on the effects of chemical pesticides and fertilizers on humans. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Ministers Keheliya Rambukwella and Mahindananda Aluthgamage at the Health Ministry. During the […]

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Coronavirus: Sri Lanka confirms 758 new cases and 21 more coronavirus deaths

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that 758 new coronavirus positive cases have been identified within today (16). The new cases include 03 returnees from overseas while the total number of Covid-19 infected patients currently undergoing treatment is 16,528. The tally of confirmed cases of Covid-19 detected in the country climbs to 577,724 with this. […]

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