Archive for March 23rd, 2022

Time for Sri Lanka to move from the Hydrocarbon age to the age of Electricity

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Harvey Perera  Currently, we are using hydrocarbons for all our energy needs. We use it for our transportation, for cooking, and production of some of the electricity. Due to global warming, it has become imperative that we start using renewable energy instead of hydrocarbons for our energy consumption. If we switch to electricity we can […]

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Getting out of the economic anarchy

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Bt Garvin Karunaratne It is good news that we have reached an input of $ 1 billion aid from India and that China is considering and very likely to give a 2.5 b. loan, but this can bring us out of the economic mess we are in if only we act in a prudent manner. […]

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Is “Eershiyawa” (Jealousy) blocking Senaka Weeraratna and Sri Lanka from gaining credit for the invention of DRS?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Shenali Waduge On 25 March 1997, the prestigious Australian” national newspaper published a letter to the editor from Senaka Weeraratna entitled Third Umpire should perform the role of Appeal Judge”.  It spelled out the concept of ‘Player Referral’ which is now universally known as the UDRS or DRS (Decision Review System). It’s now exactly 25 […]

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A Tribute to Podi hamuduruwo

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando | When I was in London my niece Shyamala Fernando asked me to interview Dr Galagoda Gnanissara Thera when I visited Sri Lanka on holiday in 2000, one of the most respected Buddhist prelates in Sri Lanka. He’s popularly known as Podihamuduruwo, the Chief Incumbent at the Gangarama Temple.   Venerable […]

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OIC Conference and Rohingya Refugee Issue

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Hafizur Talukdar Dhaka city in Bangladesh A conference of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) started at the Parliament House in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on March 22. This year the conference was held under the theme ‘Building Cooperation for Unity, Justice and Development. The conference was very important to address some […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගෙන් ඉන්දීය අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට ප්‍රණාමය

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික සංවර්ධනයට ඉන්දියානු රජය කරනු ලබන සහයෝගයන් පිළිබඳව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා ඉන්දියානු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදි මහතා වෙත සිය ස්තූතිය පළ කර ඇත. විශේෂයෙන්ම පසුගියදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ලබාදුන් ණය ආධාර පිළිබඳව ස්තුතිය පළ කළ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා, ඉදිරියේදීත් ඉන්දියානු රජය  ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ කටයුතු පිළිබඳව සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සංවර්ධනය පිළිබඳව […]

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka; US dollar further increases

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 22 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar as per the official exchange rates for foreign currency issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) today.  For similar articles, join our Whatsapp group for the latest updates. – click here The exchange rates are as follows: READ: 4 things […]

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What Led To Sri Lanka’s Worst Economic Crisis In Recent History, What Is The Way Forward?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Outlook Sri Lanka is facing an acute economic and energy crisis triggered due to a shortage of foreign exchange. A sudden rise in prices of key commodities and fuel shortage forced tens of thousands of people to queue for hours outside petrol pumps. Two elderly men reportedly fainted on Sunday in Sri Lanka while […]

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Six Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees Land in TN to Escape Food Inflation, Unemployment

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Wire As the foreign exchange crisis goes from bad to worse in India’s southern neighbour, an exodus of refugees into India seems more and more likely in the coming weeks. New Delhi: Six members from two ethnic Tamil families in Sri Lanka, including a four-month-old child, were found to have snuck into India in the […]

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Sri Lanka: Criminalisation Of Same-sex Sexual Activity Breached Rights Of A LGBTI Activist – UN Women’s Rights Committee

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Press Release: UN Treaty Bodies GENEVA (23 March 2022) – Sri Lanka violated the rights of a lesbian and leading LGBTI activist who was subjected to discrimination, threats and abuses due to the country’s Penal Code that criminalises same-sex sexual activity, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has found. In its decision published today, CEDAW […]

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Inflation in Bangladesh better than neighbours’

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Star Inflation in Bangladesh is at a better level than that in nearby countries like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka alongside Southeast Asian countries, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday. “You can compare with nearby countries, as well as more Southeast Asian countries, and see what our inflation is and what […]

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Sri Lanka’s Financial Meltdown Could Be End Of The Road For Rajapaksa Family

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Seema Guha Courtesy Outlook The Russia-Ukraine war which has led to a steep hike in oil prices has further amplified Sri Lanka’s economic problems. The crisis resulting from Sri Lanka running out of foreign reserves has led to shortages of almost everything. Is this the end of the road for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the […]

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