Archive for January 25th, 2022

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose displaces Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of India’s Independence struggle

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

by Senaka Weeraratna January 25 is India’s Republic Day. It will be celebrated on a grand scale this year as usual but with a marked twist. The Govt. of India will formally salute Netaji Subash Chandra Bose as the father of India’s freedom struggle displacing Mahatma Gandhi from a pedestal that many thought was unassailable. […]

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Negating PSO culture among media persons in India

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

by Nava Thakuria Guwahati: Should the journalist-editor-proprietors continue to have government sponsored personal security officers (PSO) even though they do not have visible threats to their lives ? Are PSOs slowly becoming status symbols for many celebrated media persons in India ? Should not  they withdraw the policemen at the earliest and hire private security […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විදේශ තානාපති කාර්යාලවල නියෝජිතයින් හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා අතර හමුවක්

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විදේශ තානාපති කාර්යාලවල නියෝජිතයින් හා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අතර හමුවක් අද (25) දින පස්වරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැත්විණි. තනාපති සබඳතාවලට අදාළව අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා හා තානාපති නියෝජිතයන් අතර  මෙහි දී සුහඳ සාකච්ඡාවක් සිදුවිය. මෙම අවස්ථාව සඳහා, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලේකම් අනුර දිසානායක, විදේශ අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම් අද්මිරාල් (විශ්‍රාමික) ජයනාත් කොළඹගේ, අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී […]

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Daily COVID cases tally tops 800 for seventh straight day and records 17 new fatalities from Covid-19

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 891 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (January 25).  This figure includes 03 persons who had arrived in the country from overseas.  Sri Lanka’s tally of Covid-19 cases confirmed in the country climbs to 603,654 with this while 11,784 patients infected with the […]

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Export earnings in November 2021 hit record USD 1.211 billion

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Earnings from exports in November 2021 have recorded the highest monthly export value in history, notching up a total of USD 1.211 billion, says the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). According to the press release issued by CBSL’s Economic Research Department, this brings the cumulative export figures for the January to November period, to […]

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China Fertilizer Spat Underlines Sri Lanka’s Struggles With International Trade Deals

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Diplomat Sri Lanka has a lot to learn about entering agreements with  international companies – and the repercussions of violating them. In September of last year, the Sri Lankan government banned a shipment of 20,000 tons of fertilizer, worth $6.9 million, from China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co., alleging that there […]

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As India and China Compete, Smaller States Are Cashing In

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

By Harsh V. Pant, the director of research at the Observer Research Foundation, and Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy, a research assistant at the Observer Research Foundation. The Maldives and Sri Lanka show how they can bargain with bigger powers to their advantage. JANUARY 24, 2022, 2:31 PM This month, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Sri Lanka and […]

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