Archive for March 16th, 2022

Sri Lankan minister in Delhi, India eyes Jaffna airport, harbour projects

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Written by Nirupama Subramanian Courtesy The Indian Express Rajapaksa, who arrived in Delhi on Wednesday for a three-day visit, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to finalise the credit line. AS INDIA prepares to sign off on a $1-bn emergency credit line to […]

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Hundreds protest in crisis-hit Sri Lanka as IMF talks loom

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

NBCNews Anger is growing over a worsening economic situation that has brought fuel shortages and spiraling food prices, prompting officials to seek international help. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Opposition leaders led a march of hundreds of protesters through Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo on Tuesday as anger grows over a worsening economic crisis that […]

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50 Years of Myanmar-Bangladesh Ties: Relations Must Be Warm, Special and Unique with Neighbourly Spirit

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury Dhaka city January 13, 2022, marked the 50 years of bilateral ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Myanmar recognized Bangladesh as a sovereign state on January 13, 1972. But there weren’t any seminars, discussions, statements, reciprocation, felicitations between the two neighbors to mark the special day. There were many ups and downs between the […]

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DID NOT JVP LEADER ANURA KUMARA DISSANAYAKA KNOW THAT FORMER PM RANIL WICKRAMASINGHA HAD MAINTAINED CONTACTS WITH MAKUNDURE MADUSH (THE BIGGEST NARCOTICS DEALER IN SRI LANKA, )

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Politics in Sri Lanka DID NOT JVP LEADER ANURA KUMARA DISSANAYAKA KNOW THAT FORMER PM RANIL WICKRAMASINGHA HAD MAINTAINED CONTACTS WITH MAKUNDURE MADUSH (THE BIGGEST NARCOTICS DEALER IN SRI LANKA, ) 1) THE COURT HAS RECENTLY GRANTED BAIL TO ANURA KUMARA DISSANAYAKA FOR HIS INVOLVEMENT IN POLITICAL VICTIMIZATION OF OPPOSITION POLITICIANS DURING 2015-2020 GOVERNMENT OF […]

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සිමෙන්ති පොළොවේ විදුලි ඉංජිනේරු ගැටළු විසඳු මගේ රූමා

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් අත්තනගල්ලේ  අමරසිංහ  මගේ පළමු වසරේ කටුබැද්ද  නේවාසිකාගාරයේ මිතුරු රූමාය. වර්ෂය 1974 ය. ඔහු එවිට පස් වන අවසන් වසර විදුලි ඉංජිනේරු  උපාධිය ඉවර කරමින් සිටියේය. අමරේ ගණිත ගැටලු විසඳන්න පාවිච්චි කලේ කාමරේ සිමෙන්ති බිම Chalk වලින් ය. ලියලා මකලා ලියනවාය. ගණිත ගැටලු විසඳුම් ලියන්න කඩදාසි ගනන්ය. උපාධිය ලැබීමෙන් පසු CEB electrical engineer රැකියාවක් ලබා […]

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හිස් භාවය

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ කතාව ඇසීමට අපි සියලු දෙනාම බලා සිටියේ නොඉවසිල්ලෙනි. කතාව නිමවීමත් සමග අපට මහත් හිස් භාවයක් දැනුනි. ඇයි මෙතුමාට මෙහෙම කලේ ? මේ පැනය අපි අසන්නේ එතුමාගේ උපදේශකයින්ගෙන් හා මේ කතාව සකස් කර නැවත නැවත කියවමින් ශෝධනය කල එතුමා වටා සිටින මණ්ඩලයෙනි. මේ කතාවෙන්, පෝලින්වල ගෑස් අපේක්ෂාවෙන්, ඩිසල් අපේක්ෂාවෙන්, පෙට්‍රල් අපේක්ෂාවෙන්, බුමිතෙල් […]

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ආර්ථික කණ්ඩායම දෙකට බෙදිලා.. බැසිල් එක මතයක.. කබ්රාල් තව මතයක.. කබ්රාල් ධුරයෙන් ඉවතට යයි තොරතුරු…

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ආර්ථික අර්බුදය පිළිබඳව නිසි තීරණයක් ගැනීමට නොහැකිව මේ වනවිට ආණ්ඩුවේ ආර්ථිකය හසුරුවන කණ්ඩායම දෙකට බෙදී ඇති බවත් බැසිල් රාජපක්ෂගේ කණ්ඩායම සහ මහ බැංකු අධිපතිවරයාගේ කණ්ඩායම අතර මත ගැටුමක් හටගෙන තිබෙන බවත් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ආචාර්ය හර්ෂ ද සිල්වා මහතා අනාවරණය කරයි. කොළඹදී මාධ්‍ය අමතමින් මන්ත්‍රීවරයා පැවසුවේ මේ කඹ ඇදිල්ල නිසා ආර්ථික […]

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බැසිල්-කබ්රාල් ගැටුම ගම්මන්පිල හෙලි කරයි.. කළු කඩ ඩොලරයේ රහසත් හෙලි කරයි…

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් රටේ ආර්ථිකය කඩා බිද දැමීම සදහා මුදල් අමාත්‍යවරයා සිතා මතා සැලසුම් සහගතව කටයුතු කරණ බවට පිවිතුරු හෙළ උරුමයේ නායක නීතිඥ උදය ගම්මන්පිල මහතා චෝදනා කර සිටියේය. ඒ මහතා මේ බව සදහන් කර සිටියේ මුළු රටම හරි මගට යන තේමාව යටතේ බොරැල්ල එන් එම් පෙරේරා මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ දී පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවක් හා […]

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Sri Lankan leader seeks IMF help as economic crisis deepens

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy MailOnLine COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Sri Lanka´s president said Wednesday that his government was in discussions with the International Monetary Fund, other agencies and countries on deferring loan repayments and requested people’s support by limiting electricity and fuel consumption to cope with the worst economic crisis in memory. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his […]

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Sri Lankan FM calls on PM Modi; appreciates India’s economic support

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy Business Standard PM Modi conveyed to visiting Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa that India would always stand with the island nation as it occupies a central role in New Delhi’s ‘neighbourhood first policy’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday conveyed to visiting Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa that India would always stand with the […]

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Protesters blame Sri Lanka leader for severe economic crisis

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy MailOnLine COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Anti-government protests roiled Sri Lanka’s capital on Tuesday amid demands that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign, as the country suffers its worst economic crisis within memory. Tens of thousands of people gathered outside of the president’s office in Colombo, led by supporters of the opposition party of the United […]

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Sri Lankan minister in Delhi, India eyes Jaffna airport, harbour projects

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Written by Nirupama Subramanian Courtesy The Indian Express Rajapaksa, who arrived in Delhi on Wednesday for a three-day visit, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to finalise the credit line. AS INDIA prepares to sign off on a $1-bn emergency credit line […]

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Viyath Maga or Jara Maga?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Island In the nineties with the emergence of the Newly Industrialised Economies (NIEs) or so-called Asian Giants or Asian Miracle, theorists all over the world began to talk about Easternisation” as against Westernisation”, Asianness”, Borderless World” and Blurring of Borders”. In present day Sri Lanka, we witness a new kind of blurring of […]

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Former Auditor General: Parliament has failed

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinandoa Courtesy The Island ‘Yahapalana Govt. paved way for 20A’ Former Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe has presented an eight-point plan to restore democracy, good governance and accountability. He has declared that far reaching remedial measures are required as an utterly corrupt political party system, has caused irreparable damage to the country. Wijesinghe’s proposals pertain to […]

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People languishing in queues due to Basil’s wrong actions: Gammanpila

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Claiming that people have had to stay in gas, fuel and medicine queues because of the failure of Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Leader former Minister Udaya Gammanpila said today people would not have to languish in queues if the import of non essential goods was restricted. He told […]

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I will not remain in govt. If IMF assistance sought: Vasu

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Minister of Water Supply Vasudeva Nanayakkara said today he would not remain in the government, if it was seeking the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and abiding by its conditions. The Minister told a news conference convened by the eleven constituent parties of the government that seeking assistance of […]

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I have decided to work with the IMF – President

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he is very sensitive to the many sufferings the people have experienced over the past two months and said he is determined to make tough decisions to find solutions to the inconveniences experienced by the people. He stated this while delivering his special address to the nation on Wednesday […]

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Sri Lanka detects 320 new positive cases of Covid-19 and death count drops to one

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 320 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 657,134.  According to official figures, 619,193 positive cases have recovered. Following the […]

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GL conveys Sri Lanka’s concerns over UK Travel Advisory

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris has pointed to inaccuracies” contained in the UK Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka in its successive revisions, resulting in the projection of a negative image” of the country.   He has conveyed the above to the UK authorities at a high level on Tuesday (March 15), […]

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Civilians feared trapped and killed in theater explosion in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy RT Russia says neo-Nazi Azov” militants blew up building where they were holding hostages. Responding to claims by Ukraine that an airstrike destroyed a theater in Mariupol and killed civilians sheltering there, the Russian Defense Ministry said there had been no such strikes against ground targets in that city, and accused the neo-Nazi Azov” […]

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West’s global political and economic dominance ends – Putin

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy RT The Russian president says the myth of the Western welfare state, of the so-called golden billion, is crumbling” Russia’s President Vladimir Putin © Kremlin Press Service / Handout / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has opined that the latest rounds of unprecedented sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and […]

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Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

High Commission of Sri Lanka New Delhi Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi stated that India would always stand with Sri Lanka, a close friendly neighbour, when the visiting Sri Lankan Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa called on him this afternoon (16) in New Delhi. Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa is on a two-day official visit […]

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Devaluation

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga 15/3Down with the Rupee Double, double toil and trouble;Fire burn and cauldron bubble, Down with the rupee, make it tumble, Poor people let them crumble. (With apologies to Shakespeare) During the last few days there were many excellent presentations on the present economic crisis. There are several points I as a non-economist do […]

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Are Glory and Pride Over?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando There has been a lot of criticism concerning the dollar deficit that has significantly affected inflation. At long last, the dollar was allowed to free-float. However, financial experts say, it is too late!” Simultaneously, 367 non-essential items were restricted from 9 March 2022 after 45 years.  Many point an accusing […]

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Freeze on Russian Reserves Domino That May Topple Dollar’s World Reserve Status, German Media Warns

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Courtesy Sputnik With a national debt of over $30 trillion, a skyrocketing consumer price index thanks to trillions in new government spending, and renewed efforts by emerging economies to find alternative means of exchange in foreign trade, the greenback’s time in the sun as a harbour of stability in uncertain times could be coming to […]

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