Archive for December 22nd, 2021

Reminiscences of Hela Havula proponents at a Boarding House in Mt. Lavinia

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

by Tudor Wijeratne I would like to share my memories of a group of young boarders barely out of their teens, who later became household names in the fields of Arts, Music, Linguistics, Sinhala Literature, Journalism, and Medicine. They were boarders in my grandfather’s house in Mt. Lavinia, in the period 1940s – 1950s. Most […]

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GLOBAL TAMIL FORUM SEEMS DELUDED AT THE MISGUIDED US SANCTIONS ON ARMY OFFICERS.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Insight by Sunil Kumar Dec17th. 2021 The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) -strong supporters of the deposed Tamil tigerTerrorist  in their never ending cacophony about separatism and minority rights which are obsolete and abstract in multicultural Sri Lanka, as usual has called on the Government of Sri Lanka to reflect on recent messages conveyed by the […]

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The Holy Triple Gem for ALL BUDDHISTS are the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. If you do not respect one, you do not respect the other two also.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Ivan Amerasinghe Receiving a basic degree or even a PhD is no reason to shun those who teach the Dhamma.   Colombo University has for decades been the hunting ground for INGO and Marxist anti-Buddhist mercenaries. The international agencies and the Western Embassies have a permanent gravy distribution station in Colombo campus. Paragoda Hamuduruwo sings hosannas […]

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Sri Lanka Can Follow Bangladesh’s Act Of ‘Balancing Capability’ In The Strategically Significant ‘Bay of Bengal’ Region

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan The name ‘Bay of Bengal’ is a book of pride for Bengalis! Large cities like Madras (Chennai), Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar in all areas or states, are located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, but the sea is not named after them. Again, it was not named after a region like the […]

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මහජන නියෝජිතයින් යයි කියාගන්නා මැති ඇමතිවරුන් 60 දෙනෙක් නව වසරේ මහජන මුදලින් ඉසුරින් පිරුණු විදේස රටවල නත්තල් සවාරියේ (ප්‍රවෘතියක්)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

සුදත් ගුණසේකර මහනුවර මම මේ රටේ ජනාධිපතිනම් මොවුන්  සියළුදෙනාම  යවන්නේ අපායට මැති ඇමතිවරුන් 60ක් ඔවුන්ගේ පවුල්වල අයද සමග මේ දිනවල ඇමෙරිකාව එන්ගලතය වැනි රටවල  නිවාඩුවක් ගතකිරීම සදහා විනෝද සවාරියක් පිටත්ව ගිය බවට ප්‍රවෘතියක් පලවිය. මුලු රට මෙන්ම මුළුජාතියම විසාලා මහනුවර මෙන් රෝ බිය, දුර්භික්ස බිය,රෝගබිය සහ දේසපාලන යක්සශබිය  යන සිව් බියෙන් හා, බඩගින්න, අහස උසට […]

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Strategic Significance of ‘Bay of Bengal’ and Bangladesh’s Act Of ‘Balancing Capability’

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan The name ‘Bay of Bengal’ is a book of pride for Bengalis! Large cities like Madras (Chennai), Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar in all areas or states, are located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, but the sea is not named after them. Again, it was not named after a region like the […]

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Sri Lanka inflation hits record high as food crisis looms

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Business Recorder COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s inflation hit a record 11.1 percent in November, official figures showed Wednesday, and authorities warned a worsening economic crisis could prompt further food rationing. The island’s tourism-dependent economy was hammered by the pandemic and the government imposed a broad import ban to shore up foreign exchange reserves, triggering shortages […]

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Sri Lanka will use tea to pay off its $251 million oil debt to Iran

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Carla Mozée Courtesy Business Insider Sri Lanka reached an agreement to send tea to Iran to settle a $251 million oil debt, according to reports.  Sri Lanka wasn’t able to pay the debt via other means as US sanctions prohibit dealings with Iranian banks.  But Sri Lanka said its tea-barter plan does not violate UN […]

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Iran, Sri Lanka sign agreement in Colombo to settle oil debt issue

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Islamic Republic News Agency Tehran, IRNA – Iran and Sari Lanka have signed an agreement on working out ways to settle the latter’s oil debt to Iran. Chairman of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Ali-Reza Peimanpaak and minister of trade of Sari Lanka signed the agreement in a meeting, according to the Wednesday report […]

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China donates medical equipment to SJB’s ‘Husmak’ initiative

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Chinese government has donated 8 lifesaving kidney dialysis machines worth Rs. 20 million to hospitals in the Northern and Eastern provinces. Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong symbolically handed over the donation to Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa on Wednesday (December 23). The medical equipment was donated after a request made by […]

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Sri Lanka records three new Omicron cases

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Three new cases of Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Sri Lanka, says Dr. Jude Jayamaha, Consultant Virologist of the Medical Research Institute. This was disclosed at a media briefing at the Health Promotion Bureau today (December 22). According to Dr. Jayamaha, two of the new cases of this highly-mutated variant […]

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Daily count of Covid-19 cases climbs to 673 and confirms another 16 deaths

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 673 today (December 21) as 215 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 581,595. As many as 558,226 recoveries and 14,811 […]

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Expected Foreign Exchange Inflows and the Official Reserve Position

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The Central Bank of Sri Lanka wishes to inform the general public that the measures being taken at present will ensure that by end of 2021 official reserves will remain above US dollars 3 billion. <br /><br />Despite the headwinds of the economic impact of COVID-19 and challenges posed by adverse developments […]

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