Archive for February 11th, 2022

Strikes – another form of terrorism

Friday, February 11th, 2022

S. Akurugoda A leading news item appeared in the Divaina dated 08 February 2022, under the title (translated to English) The people must stand up against strikes – Dr Rukshan Bellana” has quite rightly exposed the hidden agenda of the strikes are being carried out by some trade unions affiliated to political parties (https://divaina.lk/ මේ-වර්ජනවලට-එරෙහිව-ජනතාව/) […]

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The Challenge to get Sri Lanka on the right track to face  the economic problems of today.

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Michigan State University The Editorial of The Island tells it all: The challenge before us is to retrace our steps, figure out where we took wrong turns, and forge ahead in the right direction as many other nations have already done. Easier said than done, but there seems to be no other […]

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Should Bangladesh Lease Land from South Sudan?

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Nandita Roy Bangladesh For a long period of time, Bangladesh has been striving to ensure food security at home by planning to shop farmland abroad. Recently, South Sudan, an African country, has expressed interest in leasing a vast area of its fallow land to Bangladesh in order to collaborate in agricultural production, processing, and marketing […]

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Ambassador Chaminda Colonne highlights citizens’ national responsibility to work together to build motherland

Friday, February 11th, 2022

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok, Thailand Commemorating 74th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence, Ambassador Chaminda Colonne highlights citizens’ national responsibility to work together to build motherland On 04th February, 2022, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, C.A.Chaminda I. Colonne, Spouse  and Embassy staff […]

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වෙල්ඩින්  ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ නව රැකියා අවස්ථා වෙනුවෙන් VTA සහ Tantri Trailers සමාගම අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කෙරේ.

Friday, February 11th, 2022

නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය Tantri Trailers සමාගම සහ නිපුණතා සංවර්ධන, වෘත්තීය අධ්‍යාපන, පර්යේෂණ හා නව නිපැයුම් රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෘත්තීය පුහුණු අධිකාරිය (VTA) සමඟ අවබෝධතා ගිවිසුම් අත්සන් කිරීම රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය සීතා අරඹේපොල මැතිණියගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් 10 දින සිදු කෙරිණ. Tantri Trailers සමාගම විසින් ට්‍ර‍ෙලර්, ඉදිකිරීම් […]

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සමස්ත ලංකා ශාසනාරක්ෂක මණ්ඩලයේ ගැටලු විසඳන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් දෙයි

Friday, February 11th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය සමස්ත ලංකා ශාසනාරක්ෂක මණ්ඩලයේ දැනට පවතින ගැටලු විසඳීමට කටයුතු කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඊයේ (10) පස්වරුවේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලේකම්තුමා සහ බුද්ධශාසන ආගමික හා සංස්කෘතික කටයුතු අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම්තුමා ඇතුළු නිලධාරීන්ට උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී පැවැති සමස්ත ලංකා ශාසනාරක්ෂක මණ්ඩලයේ සාකච්ඡාවේ දී ඉදිරිපත්වූ කරුණු සැළකිල්ලට ගනිමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා මෙම උපදෙස් ලබා දුන්නේය. නාගදීප රජමහා […]

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Sri Lanka: Government’s Badly Planned Organic Farming Policy Upsets Rice Farmers

Friday, February 11th, 2022

By R.M. Samanmalee Swarnalatha Courtesy Eurasiareview Sri Lankan government’s badly planned organic farming policy that has banned the use of chemical fertilizer in farms has upset farmers in this rice-growing heartland and a political stronghold of the ruling coalition. The policy has also drawn criticism from agricultural experts, who warn that Sri Lanka’s food security […]

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Sri Lanka says it won’t rush to IMF despite rising economic risks

Friday, February 11th, 2022

By Uditha Jayasinghe and Devjyot Ghoshal Courtesy Fxempire COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves are plummeting, essential imports are stalling and opposition leaders and some experts warn that time is running out to avoid a sovereign default that would further upend the economy. 71% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs […]

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SJB says its economic experts formulating solution to economic crisis

Friday, February 11th, 2022

By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sajith Premadasa  The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) together with its economic experts are currently in the process of formulating a solution to the present economic crisis and are discussing with local and international experts on restructuring Sri Lanka’s debt, the Leader of Opposition […]

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Gagan Malik enters 15-day monkhood in Bangkok

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Courtesy Ceylon Today Indian movie superstar Gagan Malik entered the monkhood at a temple in Bangkok yesterday (10). Malik was ordained at Wat Thatthong and will spend the next 15 days as a monk. “One of the most important moments of life is going to come tomorrow [Thursday]. Becoming a monk for 15 days in […]

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Island-wide health strike goes on despite court order

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The island-wide strike action launched by 18 trade unions in the health sector, including those affiliated with nursing, supplementary and paramedical services, is continuing for the fifth consecutive day today despite the enjoining order issued by the court.  The Government Nursing Officers’ Association said they are yet to receive the enjoining order in […]

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University of Vavuniya declared open under President’s patronage

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (February 11) declared the Vavuniya Campus, affiliated to the Jaffna University, as a state university named ‘Vavuniya University’. Accordingly, the institution will be considered the 17th state university in Sri Lanka. The Faculty of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Business and the English Language Unit affiliated to the University […]

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Daily Covid-19 cases count reaches 1,259 today and confirms 31 new deaths from Covid-19

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 1,259 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, as the daily count of new cases continues to rise in the country. This brings the tally of Covid-19 cases registered in the country thus far to 624,545.  According to official figures, 594,348 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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Top CWE officials including chairman interdicted

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The chairman and the transport manager of Co-operative Wholesale Establishment (CWE) have been interdicted with immediate effect. The decree was made by Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardene until the conclusion of disciplinary inquiries against the duo.

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SL envoy meets Indian finance minister to discuss USD 1 billion credit line

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Source: Hindustan Times Indian Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Sri Lankan high commissioner Milinda Moragoda on Friday discussed the finalisation of a USD 1 billion line of credit to be provided by India to the island nation to purchase essential items to tide over an economic crisis. Moragoda met Sitharaman and conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation […]

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