Archive for March 28th, 2022

Dairy industry and price of milk

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered price controls on farmgate prices of milk, following a visit to Milco, a state-run dairy firm.” The present Farm gate price is Rs 80-110. Dairy farmers demand that it should be Rs 130. Dairy industry is one which has immense potential but also one of the […]

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LTTE Diaspora & Sri Lanka’s Economy & Balkanizing India

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge This news is upsetting for several reasons as there are many Sri Lankans who selflessly defended the nation with their own funding in the halls of Geneva against the lying machine of the LTTE Diaspora inspite of successive governments offering only lukewarm assistance. For 3 decades India & West between each other […]

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ඩොලර් අර්බුධයෙන් ගොඩ ඒමට ආණ්ඩුව හමුදාකරණය විය යුතුය.

Monday, March 28th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් අපේ ඩොලර් අර්බුධය පැන නැගී ඇත්තේ පසුගිය ආණ්ඩු වල වැරදි වලට වඩා විරුද්ධ පක්ෂ වල කඩා කප්පල් කාරී  ක්‍රියාවලියන් නිසාය. 56 සිටම රට අගාධයට දැම්මේ මේ  කඩාකප්පලකාරීන්ය. මහජනතාව පත්කර එවන ආණ්ඩු වලට වැඩ කරන්න නොදුන්නේ විරුද්ද පක්ෂ ය. විරුද්ද පක්ෂවලට  ජනතාවගේ ප්‍රශ්න වලට විසඳුම් නැත. ආණ්ඩු අභියෝගයන්  අභිභවා යාමේ ශක්තිය ඵලදායී ලෙස භාවිතා […]

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ERASING THE EELAM VICTORY Part16 F Pt 3

Monday, March 28th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The LTTE was able to obtain the support of the Tamils living in the north through clever propaganda.   Kumaran Pathmanathan, (KP) said   he had got involved in politics in the 1970s at the early stages of the Tamil youth uprising in the Northern Province. At that time there was much unrest among the […]

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Colombo asks Beijing for another 2.5 billion in loans

Monday, March 28th, 2022

by Arundathie Abeysinghe Courtesy Asianews.it The amount would be added to the 2.8 billion the Chinese have granted since the outbreak of the pandemic. New economic agreements also with India. Blackouts continue due to lack of fuel. Colombo (AsiaNews) – Sri Lanka has made a new request to China for 2.5 billion dollars: a loan […]

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What’s behind Sri Lanka’s economic crisis?

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy DW Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst economic crises in recent decades, with skyrocketing inflation, weak government finances and COVID wreaking havoc on the economy. The economic pain has caused growing anxiety and frustration among Sri Lankans Sharine Silva, a hair and makeup artist in Colombo, has been struggling to make ends […]

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BR tries to duck IMF debate, MR gives nod

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa who has not attended Parliament for the past three months will finally have to attend sittings and face questions from legislators when the IMF debate is taken up for discussion in the first week of April following a nod given by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday. The […]

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UNP hints RW to play a major role soon?

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardene today hinted that there will be a national consensus soon where all the parties will get together to resolve the crisis which Sri Lanka has been plunged into and Ranil Wickremesinghe will play a major role in it.  Abeywardedne told a press conference that the need of […]

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SriLankan Airlines suspends flights to Moscow

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana SriLankan Airlines announced the suspension of operations between Sri Lanka and Moscow, Russia with effect from today (March 28), due to operational restrictions that are outside of the airline’s control.  The restrictions are in the form of international financial and aircraft insurance limits which have been imposed on Russia due to the ongoing […]

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Sri Lanka seeks further $1 billion credit line from India – reports

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has sought an additional credit line of $1 billion from India to import essentials amid its worst economic crisis in decades, two sources said on Monday, as the Indian foreign minister began talks with the government of its neighbour. The island nation is struggling to pay for essential imports of food […]

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US assistance for renewable energy projects in Sri Lanka

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The recent US-SL Partnership Dialogue underlined our commitment to a democratic, prosperous, and sovereign Sri Lanka. I met with President @GotabayaR to discuss SL’s economic challenges and how we can work together to promote inclusive governance and protect #humanrights. pic.twitter.com/Ji1rqrNrLE— Ambassador Julie Chung (@USAmbSL) March 28, 2022 US Ambassador Julie Chung has said that the United States Agency […]

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Cabinet approval to revise train fares

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for Sri Lanka Railways to revise train fares of several categories, according to Transport Minister Dilum Amunugama.  He said that the effective date for the fare revision will be announced later.  Accordingly, the rail fares are to be increased as follows:

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