Archive for December 26th, 2021

Sri Lankan Economy has floundered. Is there a way ahead?

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

By Garvin Karunaratne  The economy of Sri Lanka has come to a situation where the Government has allowed it to freewheel, without any controls. Going on this path It is  purely a matter of time-  for the economy to totally crash. The Aim in writing this Paper is to find a solution to the present mayhem where […]

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Declassified documents show how US lied to Russia about NATO in 1990s

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Courtesy RT Promises that the bloc wouldn’t expand appear to have been ignored in Washington’s quest for influence in Europe. FILE PHOTO: Russian President Boris Yeltsin (L) and US President Bill Clinton shake hands before leaving a final news conference in the Kremlin in this September 2, 1998. © REUTERS In April 2014, President Vladimir […]

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Your $1.7 billion of gold is now ours, UK tells starving Venezuelans

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Eva Bartlett Courtesy RT In its prolonged freezing of Venezuelan assets, the UK continues to withhold 31 tons of its gold stored at the Bank of England, with a new Supreme Court ruling supporting the seizure. © REUTERS / Tamara Abdul Hadi 5/ Ultimately the UK Supreme Court has legitimised a modern expression of piracy […]

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Afghanistan emerges most dangerous country for scribes: PEC

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Nava Thakuria Geneva: As the year 2021 sets to finish its cycle, Afghanistan emerges as the most dangerous country for scribes with 12 journo-casualties, followed by Mexico (10 dead), Pakistan (7), India (6), etc. The south Asian nation also lost at least 10 media workers to the Covid-19 complications till date, said Press Emblem Campaign […]

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ඩොලර් අර්බුදය රුපියල් වලින්ම විසඳා ගැනීමට වෙර දරමු.

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි ඩොලර් අච්චු ගහන්නේ ඇමරිකාවේය. ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය රුපියල් අච්චු ගහන්නේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේය. ආර්ථිකය තුල ගැටළු ඇති වුනත් අපිට රුපියල් අච්චු ගැසීමේ කටයුත්ත කල හැක. නමුත් අපිට ඩොලර් අච්චු ගැසීම කල නොහැක. දැන් අත්‍යවශ්‍ය සාධකයව ඇත්තේ ඩොලර්ය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය උග්‍ර ඩොලර් හිඟයකට මුහුණදී සිටි. ඕනෑම දෙයක් හිඟ වෙනවිට එම භාණ්ඩයේ වටිනාකම ඉහල යන […]

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Losing goodwill: Assam media’s way

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

by Nava Thakuria Public reactions against a news item in any newspaper or news channel may be usual in India, but public outrages in digital platforms against the mainstream media outlets for not covering a particular issue is definitely an unusual phenomenon. Far-eastern Indian State of Assam witnessed such a public fury against some of […]

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“City of the future” rising from the sea at Colombo

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

By Xinhua Writer Tang Lu Colombo, December 26 (Xinhua):  On the golden artificial beach in Colombo’s Port City, the Sri Lankan Sanjeewa Alwis was earnestly building” a sandcastle model similar to the financial center building that will be built in Port City. Noticing Alwis’ masterpiece” on the beach, three Sri Lankan kids playing by the […]

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Sri Lanka to sign Trincomalee oil tank farm deal with India in a month, says Minister

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Meera Srinivasan courtesy The Hindu The facility has 99 storage tanks with a capacity of 12,000 kilolitres each After a year of visible strain in its ties with Colombo, New Delhi may finally have some reason for cheer. In a month’s time, Sri Lanka will ink the long-dragging deal with India to jointly develop the […]

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Chinese Ambassador’s visit to Jaffna sparks concern, commentary in Sri Lanka

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Some newspapers and television channels saw the visit as a provocation to India, which has traditionally held close ties with the North, owing to geographic, cultural, and linguistic proximity. A recent visit by the Chinese Ambassador in Colombo to Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province has sparked concern and considerable commentary […]

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Registration of marriages between foreigners and Sri Lankans to require ‘security clearance report’

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Registrar General has issued a circular to all District Registrars and Additional District Registrars informing of the additional documents required for the registration of marriages between foreigners and Sri Lankan nationals.  The circular states the current procedure of registration of marriages between a foreigner and a Sri Lankan under (112 chapter of) marriage (Genera) […]

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398 fresh cases and another 13 coronavirus deaths reported today

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that 398 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 within today (26).  This includes two persons who had returned from overseas. Meanwhile the tally of confirmed cases of coronavirus climbs to 583,649 with this.  9,329 patients infected with the virus are currently undergoing treatment across the island.  The Director […]

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