Archive for January 18th, 2022

Is Three years enough to make a country?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

By Garvin Karunaratne President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda have stated that two years were lost, but the promise of a glorious country will be achieved in the three years that remain. Can we re assert the economy of our country within three years? Having served in the Administrative Service of Sri Lanka where one […]

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India’s “helping hand” to forex and energy-starved Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 18 (newsin.asia): India on Tuesday extended a US$ 500 million  credit to Sri Lanka for emergency purchase of petroleum products. In a tweet, the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka tweeted to say that a friend holds out a helping hand again.” Energizing bilateral economic partnership, India offers a credit line […]

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Sri Lankans celebrate Buddha’s first visit to the island

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, January 18:  The Buddhist festival Duruthu Poya was celebrated on January 17, the first full moon in January. It marked the first visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka. This is a key religious and historic date in the calendar for Sri Lankan Buddhists as it marks Gautama Buddha’s first visit to […]

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Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

JYOTI MALHOTRA Courtesy The Print While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like ‘takeover’ of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs. Days after Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi returned home from his trip to a handful of Indian Ocean countries, including Sri Lanka, New Delhi eased Colombo from its stressful […]

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Faulty decisions

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Dr. C. S. Weeraratna Courtesy The Island Farmers protesting against the prevailing fertiliser shortage. (file photo) The importation of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides was banned by a Cabinet Memorandum, dated April 27, 2021, to promote the use of organic fertilizers and natural pesticides. As a result, inorganic fertilisers such as urea, Triple superphosphate, Muriate […]

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More power to Farmers

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Farmers who use complete organic fertilizer for their crops are very rare in Sri Lanka Before this ban, the cost of fertilizer was about Rs.3,000 and now it’s Rs.9,000 If our food security is under threat, that becomes a national security issue Agriculture should be changed into a situation where the farmers have […]

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Fossilised remains of a herd of Rhinoceros unearthed in Lunugala

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The fossilised skeletal remains of a herd of Rhinoceros that died in a meteoric shower more than 80,000 years ago have been unearthed from an 80ft deep gem mine at the foot of Rilaulu hill range in Lunugala in Modalsima. Biologist of the Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology Kelum Nalinda Manamendra […]

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Ex IGP made prior warning to four top Police officers.-Senior DIG.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former IGP Pujitha Jayasundera had given a prior warning about the Easter Sunday attacks on Catholic Churches to four of the top police officers including DIG Western Police and to the DIG-in-charge of the STF, Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon said today before the trial-at-bar at the Colombo High Court. DIG Tennakoon […]

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India offers $500 million credit line to Sri Lanka for fuel purchase

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana India has offered a new Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 500 million to Sri Lanka for purchase of petroleum products.  India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar extended this critical support in his letter addressed to the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, Prof. G.L. Peiris, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said […]

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Retired doctor arrested over Borella church hand grenade incident

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A retired doctor has been arrested in connection with the hand grenade which was recently found planted inside All Saints’ Church in Borella. He was taken into custody in the area of Piliyandala by the crimes investigation unit of the Colombo South Division. According to the police, lengthy interrogations into the 65-year-old suspect […]

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Sri Lanka records 672 new cases of novel coronavirus and death toll goes up with 13 new victims

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases recorded in Sri Lanka moved to 672 today (January 18), the Health Ministry said. According to the Government Information Department, the newly-detected cases include 05 individuals who recently arrived on the island from overseas. The latest development has brought the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus […]

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