Archive for January 7th, 2022

Abort Immediately the Indian Oil Tank Deal – A Statement by the ‘Socialist Vanguard Party for the Restoration of a United and Sovereign Sri Lanka’

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Sri Lanka Study Circle” A wild frenzy to sell-off the country’s assets to foreign parties, making dishonourable gains in the process and making plans to push off to foreign abodes to enjoy their booty, appears to be the sole aim of the members of the current government; there appears to be no difference between them and […]

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Towards a future free from fears of Islamism

Friday, January 7th, 2022

By Rohana R. Wasala Gravitas News (wionews, World is One News) web portal reported Tuesday December 21, 2021: Riyadh holds 4-day EDM carnival”. Commenting on the electronic dance music extravaganza, unprecedented in Saudi Arabia,  the young news anchor  said, The defacto leader of the Islamic World, the Guardian of the two holiest sites in Islam, […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part 25 D1

Friday, January 7th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The UN started to take an interest in the Eelam war from Eelam War III onwards.  Eelam War III was from `1995-2002 and Eelam War IV was 2006 -2009 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (not to be confused with UNHRC) was in Sri Lanka in 1987, invited by the Sri Lankan Government […]

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Nearly 2000 journalists died of Covid-19 in 94 countries

Friday, January 7th, 2022

T Navajyoti No continent is spared by the pandemic. Of the 1940 journalists dead registered by the PEC since March 1, 2020, Latin America leads with half of the victims, or 955 deaths. Asia follows with 556 dead, ahead of Europe 263, then Africa 98 and North America 68. More than 50 casualties are still […]

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ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් දේශපාලන අතකොළු බවට පත්කරවීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි.

Friday, January 7th, 2022

සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. ලේකම්, ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශය, නිල මැඳුර, නාරාහේන්පිට. ලේකම් තුමනි, ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් දේශපාලන අතකොළු බවට පත්කරවීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි. 2021 නොවැම්බර් 25 ස්වදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයෙන් නිකුත් කරන ලද රාජකාරී ලැයිස්තු ප්‍රකාරව රාජකාරී පැවරීම වෙනුවට ආණ්ඩුවේ දේශපාලන අධිකාරියේ පටු වුවමනාවන් ඉටු කිරීමට ආර්ථික සංවර්ධන නිලධාරීන් යොදා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි. 2022 අයවැය යෝජනා අනුව […]

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Banks turn cautious on Sri Lanka exposures

Friday, January 7th, 2022

By Sugata Ghosh Courtesy The Economic Times As Sri Lanka grapples with a severe foreign exchange crunch, the high street banks in India have turned cautious and selective about their exposures to the island nation. Several institutions have reduced discounting letters of credit (LC) – the basic instrument for financing trade – issued by many […]

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Sri Lanka rations electricity as dollar crisis worsens

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy MailOnline Sri Lanka’s only oil refinery at Sapugaskanda has been shut down Sri Lanka imposed electricity rationing Friday with the main power utility unable to buy fuel oil for its power stations as a result of the island’s worsening dollar crisis. Oil normally accounts for around nine percent of electricity generation on the island, […]

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Revisiting presidential system of government

Friday, January 7th, 2022

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island The government’s announcement that a new Constitution will be unveiled within the next few months is in keeping with one of the ten key policy commitments in the President’s election manifesto. This announcement has encouraged several prominent constitutional experts to express opinions relating to constitutional reforms, perhaps in the […]

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Looming spectre of rice shortage

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Editorial Courtesy The Island Friday 7th January, 2022 Has the country become rudderless? This is the question one asks oneself when one sees widespread chaos. The political authority does not take responsibility for virtually anything and baulks at taking decisive action. The cooking gas shortage, which has lasted for weeks, is not likely to be […]

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Forerunner of purge?

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Editorial Courtesy The Island Thursday 6th January, 2022 The sacking of State Minister Susil Premjayantha is indicative of the government’s desperation to suppress dissent, which shows signs of getting out of hand. It could be considered the beginning of a purge of sorts in the SLPP. Premjayantha got President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s goat, as it were, […]

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Lankan dollar salary earners face forcible conversions by banks

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror CB Governor denies such claims dismissing them as rumours spread by mischievous elements  New rules intended at wooing more services income and remittances appear to be backfiring  Some migrants say they would hold off repatriations beyond a bear minimum until the rules are scrapped  CB instructions appear to have caused some […]

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FR petition filed seeking to revoke Trinco oil tank farm deal

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A fundamental rights (FR) petition has been filed seeking the nullification of the agreement signed with India to develop the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm. The petition was lodged before the Supreme Court by the Secretary of National National Bhikkhu Front, Ven. Wakmulle Uditha Thera. A total of 47 parties including the Attorney General […]

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It’s a collective responsibility to face setbacks as a team – President

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana All lawmakers should unite as one group for the country’s future, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today (January 07) during an event held in Monaragala. He made this remark addressing the augural ceremony of the 1,000 New National Schools establishment programme at the Siyambalanduwa Maha Vidyalaya this morning. It is their collective responsibility to […]

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Coronavirus: 588 new cases, 16 deaths & 5,203 recoveries recorded today

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Another 588 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 07), the Ministry of Health reported. This figure includes 07 persons who recently arrived from overseas while the rest are new community cases.  The total number of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far stands at 590,651 with the new […]

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කෘෂිකර්ම ඇමතිට ගොවීන්ගෙන් පිළිතුරු – සහල් හිඟයක් ගැනත් අනතුරු ඇඟවීම් (වීඩියෝ)

Friday, January 7th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් වී කිලෝවක් රුපියල් 75 කට මිලදී ගැනීමේ කටයුතු රජය ආරම්භ කළ බව කෘෂිකර්ම අමාත්‍යවරයා පැවසුව ද එම මිලට හෝ ලබාදීමට වී තොග තමන් සන්තකයේ නොමැති බව ගොවීන් පවසනවා. මේ අතර, යල කන්නයේ මිලදී ගත් වී තොග මේ වන විට අවසන් ඇති බවයි වී අලෙවි මණ්ඩලයේ උසස් නිලධාරියෙකු කියා සිටියේ. කෙසේ වෙතත්, […]

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වැටුණු ආර්ථිකය ගැන පක්ෂ විපක්ෂ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන් ගැටේ (වීඩියෝ)

Friday, January 7th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් වත්මන් ආණ්ඩුව වනාහි රටේ ජීවත් වන ගොවි ජනතාව දැඩි අසීරුතාවට ලක් කරමින්, ඔවුන්ට පොහොර ඉල්ලා පාරට බැසීමට ඉඩ සැලැස්වූ රජයක් බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ගයන්ත කරුණාතිලක පවසනවා. අද (06) පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා සඳහන් කළේ, රුපියල් 5000ක් වැනි මූල්‍යාධාරයක් ලැබීමට නම් ගොවි ජනතාවට ගෙවතු වගාවට යොමුවන ලෙසට රජය විසින් දැනුම් දී […]

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Trinco Petroleum Terminal : An attempt to provide Oil Tank Farm completely to India?

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Written by Staff Writer Courtesy News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lankan Trade Unions have raised concerns with regard to the agreement on the Trincomalee Oil Tank Complex, citing that the agreement could be an attempt completely have over the facility to India. Meanwhile, in Trincomalee in the presence of Minister of Mass Media Dullas […]

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SL simply can’t continue asking for financial assistance from China -Palitha Kohona

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Country should increase exports to China instead  SL lags behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal in exports to China  Exported only US$ 280 million; imports US$ 4 billion from China in 2020 Huge potential for SL products such as tea, coconuts, seafood, readymade garments   Colombo should catch the bull by the horns […]

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