Archive for April, 2022

What is the Sri Lankan President up to?

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The President of Sri Lanka came to power in November 2019 with an overwhelming majority promising to deliver on his manifesto. He will go down in history as one of the most unluckiest leaders walking into a covid crisis – deaths & lockdowns, vaccinations & dealing with the collapse of revenue. This […]

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Sri Lanka’s Protestors – Your solutions, please

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Governments are changed by elections. The people’s sovereignty is claimed during an election where they either elect or reject political parties or politicians. Suddenly, we are seeing people demand the stepping down of the entire government apparatus. Are Protestors the voice of the entire voting population. Does the demands of the protestors […]

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හොඳම අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති වීමට නම් . . .  

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් ලංකාවටම සිටියේ අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිලා එක්කෙනය ඒ කන්නන්ගරය. එක අද්යාපන ලේකම්ය ඒ ප්‍රේමදාස උඩගමය. නව අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිගේ තාත්තාත් අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිය. තාත්තා කරපු දෙයක් නම් මම දන්නේ නැත. අලුත් අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිට  තාත්තාගේ නමත් රැකගෙන හොඳම අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති වීමේ අවස්තාව ලැබී තිබේ. වැඩේ සිම්පල් ය. කළයුතුව ඇත්තේ information highways සෑදීමය. තරුණයින්ගේ විස්මිත හැකියාවන් අපතේ යා නොදී […]

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SRI LANKA IS FALLING BACK TO RECEIVE MEDICINES DONATED ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DUE TO LETHARGY OF SRI LANKA HIGH COMMISSION OFFICIALS IN OTTAWA  AND SOME BUREAUCRATS IN COLOMBO.

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, Convener – The Muslim Voice”, April 30th., 2022. The news item published in “ColomboPage” dated 30th., April, 2022 which is attached below is of great interest to me a “PATRIOTIC SRI LANKAN-CANADIAN CITIZEN” domiciled in Canada. “Indonesia donates 3.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid to […]

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මැයි දින පණිවුඩය

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය සමස්ත පුරවැසියන්ගේ අභිවෘද්ධිය වෙනුවෙන් දිවා රෑ නොබලා වෙහෙසෙන ආදරණීය කම්කරු ජනතාවට මාගේ හෘදයාංගම සුභාශිංසනය පිරිනමමි. වසර දෙකකට අධික කාලයක් ලෝක වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ විවිධ ආර්ථික දුෂ්කරතාවලට මුහුණ දුන් ඔබ, රට හමුවේ පවතින මෙම ආර්ථික අර්බුදය හේතුවෙන්ද පීඩාවට පත්ව ඇති බව නොරහසකි. අනපේක්ෂිතව මුහුණ පෑමට සිදුවූ මෙම ආර්ථික […]

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Sri Lanka says IMF bailout three months away

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

https://borneobulletin.com COLOMBO (AFP) – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package for crisis-hit Sri Lanka could take up to three months to arrive, the country’s central bank chief said on Friday, as anti-government protests over the economic crisis continue to escalate. The island nation of 22 million people has been rocked by months of acute […]

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Premier Mahinda ready to bow out

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

By Norman Palihawadana Courtesy Island Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday told The Island that he was ready to accept any decision taken by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa about the post of Prime Minister. If the President decides to replace me with another person, I am ready to accept that. We must respect and accept the decisions taken by […]

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Prices of 60 varieties of medicinal drugs increased by 40%

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Health Prof. Channa Jayasumana has issued a Gazette Extraordinary, allowing a price increase on a total of 60 varieties of medicinal drugs. As per the communiqué, dated April 28, the traders, distributors, pharmacists, medical practitioners, dentists, veterinary surgeons, medical institutions including private medical institutions, and pharmacies are permitted to raise the […]

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Finance Ministry’s statement on recent meetings with IMF, World Bank

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Finance says international financial institutions (IFIs), including the IMF, the ADB and the World Bank, have emphasized the importance of maintaining social stability and protecting democratic institutions in the country for them to assist Sri Lanka to effectively manage the economic issues confronted by the country and the people.  The […]

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Over 96% of Sri Lankans want all politicians audited: CPA survey finds

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The latest findings of the survey Confidence in Democratic Governance Index (Wave 2) have found that an overwhelming majority of Sri Lankans have been affected by the current crisis. The survey conducted by the Social Indicator (SI), the survey research arm of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), aims to capture a snapshot […]

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Finance Minister says no choice but to raise sales tax

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s finance minister has told the BBC he has no choice but to hike the country’s sales tax as it faces its worst-ever economic crisis. In an exclusive interview, Ali Sabry conceded the government made a mistake when it almost halved the rate of value-added tax (VAT) to 8% in 2019. Mr […]

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Should Sri Lanka de-dollarize? Beyond Bananas, Beaches, Bases and Dependent Development

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Necessity is the mother of invention: Protests are mounting by people from all walks of life in all parts of Sri Lanka against the soaring cost of living, food and fuel shortages, black outs, lockdowns, forced Covid injections, and the sale of national assets by the ruling dual US citizen Rajapakse led regime […]

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The President of the National Assembly and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Thailand Chuan Leekpai hands over 700,000 Thai Baht aid to crisis-hit in Sri Lanka

Friday, April 29th, 2022

PRESS RELEASE Embassy & Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok The President of the National Assembly and Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Thailand Chuan Leekpai handed over a cheque valued 700,000 Thai Baht to Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to the UNESCAP, C. […]

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Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: The “mahamolakaruwa” its pawns & those who knew

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge On 21st April 2019 after exactly 10 years following 30 years of brutal terror, another form of terrorism struck. Everyone is seeking justice – but from whom, is the question. The Pope and the Vatican who has been appraised by the Cardinal is also seeking investigation. No investigation can be completed unless there […]

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THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA Part 1

Friday, April 29th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS This series will not be a series of expert essays, discussing the economy of Sri Lanka.  That must be done by economists. This series brings before the public certain aspects of the economy which may be of public interest. The initial favorable economic conditions that Sri Lanka inherited from its colonial past, provided […]

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Memories are short? It is time to learn from mistakes not vilify leaders

Friday, April 29th, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale During Mahinda Rajapaksa’s time at the helm of Sri Lankan politics, the 30 year war was won, GDP growth reached 7% by 2015, per capita income rose from USD 1065 in 2004 to USD 3843 by 2015 and GDP rose from USD 20.66 Billion in 2004 to USD 80.6 Billion by 2015. […]

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President invites all political parties in parliament to form all-party govt.

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to form an all-party government comprising all political parties represented in the Parliament, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement issued today regarding the meeting held with party leaders and representatives who now sit independently in Parliament. The discussion was held at the President’s […]

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Finance Minister says no choice but to raise sales tax

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s finance minister has told the BBC he has no choice but to hike the country’s sales tax as it faces its worst-ever economic crisis. In an exclusive interview, Ali Sabry conceded the government made a mistake when it almost halved the rate of value-added tax (VAT) to 8% in 2019. Mr […]

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Sri Lanka to make payments for imports through banking system mandatory

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Finance Ministry will issue a new gazette notification under the Import and Export Control Act, making all payments on imports to Sri Lanka through a banking system compulsory, says the Central Bank Governor. Addressing a special media briefing this evening, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe said several measures will be taken by the Finance Ministry […]

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Staff-level agreement with IMF likely to be reached – CBSL governor

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana While external debt restructuring remains a top priority for the Sri Lankan government, domestic debt in the form of government securities and Sri Lanka Development Bonds will not be restructured, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe announced Thursday (April 28). Dr. Weerasinghe made these comments while addressing a meeting of the Committee of […]

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ජාත්යන්තරය නොදුටු පිටි-කිරි

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත්  ගෝල් පීසේ දීකිරි පුස්සන්ගේ කිරි ඉල්ලීම ජාත්යන්තරය දැකපු වගක් නැත දැක, නොදැක සේ ඉන්නවත් වෙන්න පුළුවන. තේ, කොෆී වල කළු සුදු කරන්නට අවශ්ය හරක් කිරි පිටි මිල වැඩි වීම ජාත්යන්තරයේ හොද්ද බොර වීමක් වුනාද දන්නෙත් නැත. චිත්තරපටියක් වාගේ වුනා නං ඉල්ලුම වැඩි වෙන්න තිබුණාය, ආකර්ෂණය කර ගන්නට තිබුණාය ප්රේක්ෂක හද ඇද බැද ගන්නට […]

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ගෝල්පේස් වනාන්තරය, ගෝඨාභයගේ දෙවන යුද්ධය හා බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදා විසඳුම –  (3 කොටස)

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. මීට පෙර ලියූ දෙවන කොටසේ <ගෝල්පේස් තරුණයින්-තරුණියන්ගේ> අවධානය පිණිස  කාරණා ගණනාවක්ම මතුකරණ ලදී. ඔවුන් ප්‍රජා-තන්ත්‍ර (නාස්ලණු ) වාදය නමැති මිථ්‍යාවක් ගිලගෙන සිටින බව පෙනෙන්නේ  චතුර අල්විස්ගේ දෙරණ බිග් ෆෝකස් යූටියුබ් වැඩ සටහනට සහභාගීවූ හතර දෙනාගේ <දාර්ශනික> කතා ඇසූ විටය. ඔය වයසේදී රැවුලක් වවාගෙන මහපොළොවේ යථාර්තයක් නොවන දේ ගැන සුරංගනා සිහින මැවීම, […]

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Supreme Court of Sri Lanka-Interim Order to control Noise Pollution

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

SC Application   FR 38 / 05 Supreme Court of Sri Lanka SC Application   FR 38 / 05 Interim Order to control Noise Pollution Delivered on November 9, 2007 The following Order was delivered by the Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and Justices Shiranee Tilakawardena and A.M. Somawansa; Chief Justice Sarath N. […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa confident of bouncing back even if sacked – Interview

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Daily Mirror Colombo, April 28 (DailyMirror) – Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is presently facing one of the toughest challenges in his political career with certain sections of the population calling on him to step down with the present crises. In an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the people to be patient, stating […]

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Case against Namal fixed for further hearing

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The case filed against former Minister Namal Rajapaksa and five others, for allegedly purchasing stocks using ill-gotten funds amounting to Rs 30 million has been fixed for further hearing. When the case was called today, the accused including Namal Rajapaksa appeared before Colombo High Court Judge Navaratne Marasinghe. Further examination of evidence in […]

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No-confidence motion to be moved next week

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Samagi Jana Balawega (SJB) says that the no-confidence motion against the government will be tabled in Parliament before May 4. SJB Member of Parliament Ashoka Abeysinghe said he believes that they have so far received around 125 signatures from MPs for the motion. He added that they have made requests to the […]

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MISUNDERSTANDING DEMOCRACY AND COMPLICATED ISSUES IN SRI LANKA

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The concept of democracy for government administration arrived in Sri Lanka with foreign invasion, especially by Europeans.  In the book of John Doily, the sketch of the Kandian Kingdom attempted to give reasonable details of the system of administration in Sri Lanka in the past and it indicated that Sri Lanka had […]

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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith must listen to Zaharan Hashim made before Easter Sunday suicide mission

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge On 21st April 2019, 8 suicide bombers carried out attacks on 3 churches, 3 hotels and 1 guest house. This mass suicide killed close to 300 people and has injured many more. It took place during the government of President Maithripala Sirisena & Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The suicides took place inspite of […]

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Sri Lanka: A country where the buck seeks the least fortunate and the most disadvantaged

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale The sign “The Buck Stops Here” that was on President Truman’s desk in his White House office was made in the Federal Reformatory at El Reno, Oklahoma. Fred A. Canfil, then United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri and a friend of Mr. Truman, saw a similar sign while visiting […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතු නැතැයි ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා සභාපතිවරු සහ නගරාධිපතිවරු ඒකමතිකව තීන්දු කරති

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සිය ධුරයෙන් ඉල්ලා අස්විය යුතු නැතැයි ප්‍රාදේශීය සභා සභාපතිවරු සහ නගරාධිපතිවරු ඒකමතිකව තීන්දු කළහ. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා සමඟ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී අද (27) දින පැවැති හමුවේ දී ඔවුන් මෙම තීරණයට එළැඹිණි. දිස්ත්‍රික් නායකයෝ සහ පළාත් පාලන ආයතන ප්‍රධානීහු මෙම හමුවේදී රටේ පවතින වර්තමාන තත්ත්වය සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔවුන්ගේ අදහස් ඉදිරිපත් කළහ. මහින්ද […]

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