Archive for January 12th, 2022

Retired DIG’s Anguish

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando The writer and his partner were invited on 1 January 2022 by Ceylon oldest living Olympian boxer, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Sumith Liyanage, with some guests. Our conversation at the lunch table discussed details of Sumith’s career in Sri Lanka’s Police force. During the 1960 Olympics in Rome, […]

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මේ රට නාවික කේන්ද්‍රයක් කරමින් ආසියාවේ බලවත් රටක් ලෙස ඉදිරියට යාමට තැබූ බලාපොරොත්තුව අත්හැර නැහැ – අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය වරාය ගොඩනැගීම මඟින් මේ රට නාවික කේන්ද්‍රයක් බවට පත්කරමින් ආසියාවේ බලවත් රටක් ලෙස ඉදිරියට යාමට  තැබූ බලාපොරොත්තුව අත්හැර නොමැති බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පැවසීය. දකුණු ආසියාවේ සමුද්‍රීය කේන්ද්‍රස්ථානය කොළඹ වරාය නැගෙනහිර පර්යන්තය ඉදිකිරීම් කටයුතු ආරම්භ කිරීමේ අවස්ථාවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (12) දින පෙරවරුවේ මේ බව අවධාරණය කළේය. නැගෙනහිර […]

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Border killings: detrimental to the India-Bangladesh bilateral ties?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Mehjabin Bhanu  Rajshahi Bangladesh No one has the right to kill a citizen at the border. This is a clear violation of human rights and international law. We need to intensify our foreign policy and diplomatic efforts to reduce border killings to zero. According to Human Rights Watch, between 2000 and 2019, the BSF shot […]

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අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපීඨවල 02 වන වසර සිසුන් නැවත මාස 03 ක නේවාසික පුහුණුවට කැදවීමේදී පැනනැගී ඇති ගැටඵ සම්බන්ධයි

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

ලංකා ගුරුසේවා සංගමය. ගරු අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍ය, දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා, අධ්‍යාපන අමාත්‍යංශය, ඉසුරුපාය, බත්තරමුල්ල. අමාත්‍යතුමනි, අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපීඨවල 02 වන වසර සිසුන් නැවත මාස 03 ක නේවාසික පුහුණුවට කැදවීමේදී පැනනැගී ඇති ගැටඵ සම්බන්ධයි. කොවිඩ්-19 වසංගතය හේතුවෙන් 2020 ඔක්. 10 වෙනි දින වසා දැමුණු අධ්‍යාපන විද්‍යාපීඨ පළමුව නිරෝධායන මධ්‍යස්ථාන බවටත්, පසුව ප්‍රතිකාර මධ්‍යස්ථාන බවටත් පත් කිරීමෙන් අනතුරුව එහි […]

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China to revise Lankan loans repayment schedules

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 12 (newsin.asia): China has plans to revise schedules for the repayment of loans given to Sri Lanka, in response to the request made by the Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during his meeting with the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on January 9, the Global Times said. The Communist Party-run Global […]

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Sri Lanka to meet all debt repayments while rebuilding forex reserves: Central bank

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO (REUTERS) – The Sri Lankan government will meet all debt repayments in 2022 and work on a more comprehensive plan to address its dwindling foreign exchange reserves, said central bank governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal on Wednesday (Jan 12). Sri Lanka managed to boost its reserves to US$3.1 billion (S$4.2 billion) at […]

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China To Revise Sri Lankan Loans Repayment Schedules – OpEd

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

By P. K. Balachandran Courtesy Eurasia Review A part of interest-free loans may be the first to be rescheduled while arrangements for other loans will have to be negotiated China has plans to revise schedules for the repayment of loans given to Sri Lanka, in response to the request made by the Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa […]

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Sri Lanka seeks 1 billion dollar loan from India

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Courtesy Financial Express Last week, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi that Sri Lanka would be helped if the debt could be restructured. Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a shortage of almost all essentials due to a shortage of dollars to pay for the imports. Sri Lanka is negotiating a […]

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Sri Lanka is on the road to recovery: Cabraal

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s economy is gradually but surely on the road to recovery and the country will record a GDP growth of over 5% in 2022, Governor of the Central Bank, Ajith Nivard Cabraal said today. The government is in the process of negotiating with India and China to […]

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Sri Lanka rules out IMF bailout, seeks new China loan

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Courtesy Business Recorder COLOMBO: Sri Lanka ruled out an IMF bailout on Wednesday and said it plans to seek another loan from China to address an economic crisis that has led to food and fuel shortages. The island’s tourism-dependent economy has been battered by the pandemic, with supermarkets rationing goods and rolling blackouts imposed by […]

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Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief released on bail in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Riyaz ul Khaliq    Courtesy Anadolu Agency Rasheed Hajjul Akbar was arrested in March 2021 by counterterrorism police, say sources. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Sri Lanka was released on bail by a Colombo court on Wednesday, sources said. Our lawyers had challenged the detention of Usthadh Rasheed Hajjul Akbar as illegal under fundamental rights […]

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Daily Covid-19 cases count climbs to 653 and records 14 more COVID-related deaths

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 653 today (January 12), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 02 individuals who recently arrived on the island. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in […]

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