Archive for December 24th, 2021

COOL debacle in the hands of fools: He laughs best who laughs last!

Friday, December 24th, 2021

By Rohana R. Wasala (An opinion offered for critical examination) Addressing a gathering of jurists in Sinhala at a function in Colombo, justice minister Ali Sabry said (December 12): To me as minister for justice, and to us all as citizens of this country, people are the most important factor. It is because of them […]

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‘One Country, One Law’ in an aggrieved and anxious nation

Friday, December 24th, 2021

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E The appointment of a presidential task force mandated to draft relevant legislation aimed at operationalising the ‘One Country, One Law’ concept precipitated howls of protests. The howlers weren’t exactly from those opposed in some way to a single corpus of rules; rather they by and large belonged to that small set of people […]

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රජයේ නිළධාරීන්ට අලුත් ගමනකට ඇමති දුමින්ද ආරාධනා කරයි….

Friday, December 24th, 2021

තිසර සමල් – අනුරාධපුර දේශපාලන අධිකාරියට, නායකත්වය දෙන්න පුලුවන් මතවාද හදන්න පුලුවන් හැබැයි මේක ගමේ ගිහින් ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන්න නිල වශයෙන් වගකීම හා අයිතිය තියෙන පිරිස තමයි රජයේ නිළධාරීන්,  රජයේ සේවය නැතිව අපිට මේ වැඩ කරන්න බෑ,අපි එහෙම නම් රණ්ඩු වෙලා හරියන්නේ නෑ, අපි යාලු වෙන්න ඕන, අපි යාලු වෙලා හරියන්නේ නෑ, අපි හොඳම යාලුවෝ විදිහට තවත් […]

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නත්තල් පණිවුඩය.

Friday, December 24th, 2021

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය  සාමයේ හා ප්‍රේමයේ සළකුණ මිහිමත තැබූ උතුම් නත්තල ජේසුස් ක්‍රිස්තුන් වහන්සේගේ උප්පත්තිය සිහිගන්වයි. දෙවියන්වහන්සේගේ ප්‍රේමය සහ මානව ගරුත්වය මනුෂ්‍යත්වය පෙරදැරි සමාජයකට විශ්වාසනීය පදනමක් විය. බෙත්ලෙහෙමේ දිළිඳු ගවලෙනක ගවඔරුවක උපන් ජේසු බිළිඳා යථාර්ථවාදීව ලෝකය දෙස බැලීමට සිය උපතේ පටන්ම ආදර්ශයක් ගෙන දුන්නේය. අසිරිමත් හදවත් ඇත්තෝ සාමය බෙදා ගනිති. […]

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Don’t Let Covid Spoil Christmas

Friday, December 24th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando  Christmas 2021 approached with several restrictions from the Sri Lankan Health authorities due to Covid-19. Over two billion people celebrate the birth of Christ on 24 December every year. Christmas is the most joyful season in the year. Generally it’s an occasion for the family to reunite and everyone in […]

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Colombo Stock Exchange ASPI crosses 12,000 points for first time ever

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Dec 24 (AdaDerana) – The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) set a new record today (December 24) as the All Share Price Index (ASPI) surpassed 12,000 points for the first time in history. The ASPI closed at 12,070.68 points at the end of trading today (November 16), marking an increase of 1.00% (119.45 […]

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Domestic Gas Explosions

Friday, December 24th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando  During the past few weeks, wives, cooks at various hotels and restaurants and other family members were shocked by gas explosions originating from the domestic liquid petroleum (LP) gas cylinder. From 1 January to 5 December 2021 there were 244 explosions. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed an eight-member committee to investigate […]

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නව වසරේ එළවළු හිඟයක් ගැන තවත් අනතුරු ඇඟවීමක්

Friday, December 24th, 2021

රංජිත් රාජපක්ෂ – හැටන් මව්බිම දැන් ලබන වසරේ මුල් කාර්තුවේ යළිත් මේ රට තුළ එළවළු හිඟයක් ඇති වන බව සමස්ත ලංකා ඒකාබද්ධ විශේෂිත ආර්ථික මධ්‍යස්ථාන එකමුතුවේ සභාපති අරුණ ශාන්ත හෙට්ටිආරච්චි මහතා පවසයි. අද (‍දෙසැ. 24) දින මාධ්‍යයට ප්‍රකාශයක් කරමින් ඔහු මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ ය. ලබන වසරේ මුල් මාසය තුළ ගොවීන්ට අවශ්‍ය රසායනික පොහොර ලබා […]

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Adaptation and sustainability integral to ancient civilization

Friday, December 24th, 2021

By Seneka Abeyratne Courtesy The Island Ruminations on Sri Lanka’s Ancient Past – Part VI The evidence assembled by C.R. Panabokke, in ‘Evolution of the Indigenous Village Irrigation Systems of Sri Lanka’ (2010), shows the transition from rainfed to irrigated agriculture took place mainly in the 3rd century BCE. A study by Rukshan Jayawardena, ‘Ancient Irrigation […]

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Agro sector mess: Govt. cannot absolve itself of responsibility by sacking Secy. – Opposition

Friday, December 24th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) has called for a thorough inquiry into the conduct of sacked Agriculture Secretary Senior Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe by Auditor General W.P.C. Wickramaratne and other relevant authorities. Matale District lawmaker Rohini Kaviratne on behalf of the SJB said that the truth couldn’t […]

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Sri Lanka to maintain healthy reserve position throughout Year 2022

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy The Island The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said on Wednesday that measures being taken at present would ensure that by end of 2021, official reserves would remain above US dollars 3 billion. Thus the government and the Central Bank remain confident that expected inflows will materialise and the reserve position will remain […]

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No request for IMF funding during visit

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka had not sought financial support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a just concluded staff team visit to Colombo.  IMF’s mission chief for Sri Lanka, Masahiro Nozaki told Daily Mirror via email that the staff is still ready to discuss the option if requested.  Nozaki said a staff […]

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PM Rajapaksa offers prayers at Tirupati

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a two-day spiritual visit to India, on Friday offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala in India’s Andhra Pradesh along with his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa. PM Rajapaksa came to India on Thursday to pay his visit to the temple […]

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Sri Lanka reports 573 new coronavirus cases and 20 new COVID-related deaths

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reports that 573 new cases of coronavirus have been detected in the country within today (24). This includes two persons who had arrived from overseas, the Govt. Information Department said in a release.  Meanwhile this brings the tally of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka thus far to 582,722. Presently […]

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Agri. Minister assures there will be no food shortage

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage has assured that there would not be a food shortage in the country next year. He says certain statements warning about a looming food shortage cannot be accepted as 90 to 95 percent of paddy fields in each district have already been cultivated now. The minister’s remarks came […]

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Former Agriculture Secretary exposes fertilizer fraud (Video)

Friday, December 24th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Former Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture Prof. Udith K. Jayasinghe stated that there was a fraud in importing nano fertilizer at a higher price. He pointed out that a bottle of nano liquid fertilizer, which could have been bought for USD 5.25, has been bought for USD 10. Meanwhile, farmers are […]

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