Archive for January 1st, 2022

What the Government should do to get rid of the present financial crisis ailing the country?

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Dr Sudath Gunasekara. Mahanuwara 30.9 2021 (A. republication) 2.1.2021 Fail Clipart Financial – Financial Crisis Icon – Free Transparent PNG Clipart Images DownloadFree Image Clipartmax Definitely one doesn’t need to be a financial or an economic wizard or a John Keynes to un-mess this mess that has emerged as a direct result of mismanagement of […]

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Learning from the Past: The Divisional Development Councils Programme Offers hope for our Economic Woes

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

By Garvin Karunaratne   The experience of the Divisional Development Councils Programme(DDCP) of Sri Lanka(1970-1977) is currently of great importance in today’s situation of unemployment and also the inability to import goods due to the lack of foreign exchange.   This is because the DDCP is a programme that really creates employment. Further it is important to […]

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Sri Lanka-India-Bangladesh As A South Asian Triumvirate

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury Bangladesh-India bilateral relations are a role model in the world in terms of relations among neighboring countries. They are deep and have evolved over time. India is seen as Bangladesh’s true friend.   On December 6, 1971, India granted diplomatic recognition to Bangladesh as an independent and sovereign country. The same day, Bhutan […]

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වටේ උන් මොනව කියුවත් අහන මිනිහ සිහිබුද්ධියෙන් අහන්න ඕනනේ. හිටපු කෘෂිකර්ම ලේකම් Truth with Chamuditha

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Truth with Chamuditha

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මහින්ද තිරුපති ගිය ගුවන් යානයේ හිමිකරු මෙන්න…

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් රාජපක්ෂලාගේ සෑම චලනයක් ගැනම දැන් තියෙන්නේ දැඩි අවධානයකි. මේ රටේ දේශපාලන නායකයන්, ව්‍යාපාරිකයන් ඉන්දියාවේ තිරුපති ගිහින් තරාදියේ ඉඳගෙන තම බරට සරිලන පූජාවක් කළත් ඒ සියලු දෙනාට වඩා රාජපක්ෂලා තිරුපති ගියොත් හිතන්නට දෙයක් ප්‍රචාරයට දෙයක් ජනතාවට ලබා දෙති. ඒ අනුව ගිය සතියේ තිරුපති ගිය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂත්, පවුලේ උදවියත් සමාජ මාධ්‍යවලට හොඳ […]

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Sri Lanka food prices hit record highs as shortages bite

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Courtesy MailOnline People queue outside a state-run supermarket to buy essentials in Colombo Sri Lanka’s food prices rose by a record 22.1 percent in December, official figures showed Saturday, as the country struggles to finance urgent imports to tackle an acute shortage of essentials. The census and statistics department said food inflation hit an all-time […]

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Sri Lankan delegation to visit Pakistan

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Usman Hanif Courtesy The Express Tribune Representatives from 40-50 firms will explore avenues of mutual cooperation, says envoy KARACHI: Sri Lankan trade minister will be visiting Pakistan on January 23 accompanied by representatives from 40 to 50 companies to explore avenues of cooperation and collaboration with the business community of Pakistan, revealed Consul General of Sri Lanka […]

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The Tangled Diplomacy Of Sri Lanka’s Currency Crisis – Analysis

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

By Dushni Weerakoon* Courtesy Eurasia Review Sri Lanka ends 2021 with foreign currency reserves in hand (US$1.6 billion) to support a month of imports. For much of the year, a shortage of dollars saw uncleared essential imports piling up at the Colombo port as domestic prices soared. Directions from the country’s central bank to maintain an […]

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India will have direct say in 75 of Trinco oil tanks

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Courtesy Ceylon Today India will have a direct say in as many as 75 of the oil tanks in Trincomalee, with 14 of them to be retained by the Indian Oil company on lease for another 50 years. The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will manage the remaining 24, energy minister Udaya Gammanpila said. He spoke to […]

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‘Highest ever export earnings from tea, rubber and cinnamon this year’

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Courtesy The Island Exports of rubber, coconut, and cinnamon have generated US $ 4 billion in export earnings this year, Plantation Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said. This year is the golden year of the plantation industry despite some issues,” the minister said. The Minister made this observation while participating in a function organized at the […]

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Govt. to lease out oil tank farm to LIOC for 50 years despite chance to take it over in two years: JVP

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today alleged that the government was planning to lease out the Trincomalee oil tank farm to LIOC for another 50 years, albeit there is a chance to take over them by the government as the 20-year lease agreement with LIOC is to expire in two years’ […]

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Daily count of COVID cases moves to 351 and 16 new COVID deaths

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 351 today (January 01), the Health Ministry confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 587,596. As many as 560,725 recoveries have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the COVID-19 […]

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