Archive for April 7th, 2022

CONCEPT OF AN APPROACH TO ENCOURAGE EXPAT CONTRIBUTION TO SECURING AND IMPROVING FOREIGN RESERVES WITH EARNED FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNTS AS NON-RESIDENT SRI LANKANS (With or without Dual Citizenship)

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Anjalika Silva – USA I.                  Purpose:  To examine all avenues available to find appropriate avenues to address the current foreign reserves crisis with the help of a ready resource of foreign earners as expats for a long-term relationship beneficial to the country and individuals who are a strength that has not been tapped while many […]

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South Asia’s Arab Spring: Protests Amid Hybrid Economic War in Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Viewpoint by Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake The writer, Dr Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake, is a Sociocultural and Medical Anthropologist based in Colombo. Her latest publication is ‘Multi-religiosity on Contemporary Sri Lanka: Innovation, Shared Spaces, Contestation”. (Routledge 2022) South Asia’s Arab Spring is here, amid global Cold War tensions and slow tectonic shifts in power and wealth east, to Asia […]

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බයිඩන් සහ Nato ද මෙයට වග කිව යුතුයි

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ ‘ඉවසලා ඉවසලා බැරිම තැන එතනයි ඉවසිය යුතුම තැන’ – සිංහල වහරේ එන මෙම කදිම උවදෙස පුටින් නොදැන සිටියා විය හැකියි. නැත්නම්, 24 පෙබරවාරි 2022 දා යුක්රේනයට විරුද්ධව යුධ ප්‍රකාශ කිරීමට තරම් ඔහු අමන නොවනු ඇත. තමන්ට දිනන්න බැරි යුද්ධයකට ප්‍රවේශ වන්නේ මෝඩයෙකි.  සාමාන්‍යයෙන් දක්ෂයෙක් වන පුටින් මේ අවස්ථාවේ ඉතා මෝඩ තීරණයක් ගත්තේය. පුටින්ට […]

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Sustainable concept for wood-based textile fibres

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Press release The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. The future demand for textile fibres is growing due to global population growth. Production of cotton, the predominantly used cellulose fibre […]

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Close down the Dehiwala Zoo

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Close down the Dehiwala Zoo – wrongful imprisonment of innocent animals for life who have done no wrong and away from their natural habitat, is a blot on our moral conscience.  Animals cannot speak for themselves. We have to give Voice for the Voiceless. That is the test of our humanity and moral […]

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අප්‍රේල් 6  (ඊයේ) සල්ලි අච්චු ගැහිල්ල රු. බිලියන 119.08 යි  

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් විධායක අධ්‍යක්ෂ/ශ්‍රී ලංකා මානව හිමිකම් කේන්ද්‍රය මුදල් ඇමති, මුදල් ලේකම්, මහ බැංකු අධිපති නැති රටේ අච්චු ගැසිල්ල දිගටම හිටපු ආණ්ඩුකාර කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන් කියයි 2022 අප්‍රේල් 6 (ඊයේ දිනයේ) පමණක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ බැංකුව රු. බිලියන 119.08 ක මුදලක් අච්චු ගසා ඇත. කැබිනට් බලතල සහිත මහ බැංකු අධිපති ධූරයක් ස්ථාපනය කර […]

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The road to Ukraine started with 1999’s Kosovo War

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Nebojsa Malic Supporters of NATO’s war on Yugoslavia have no right to talk about law, sovereignty or borders Nebojsa Malic is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT.  @NebojsaMalic@TheNebulator The remains of a building that was bombed by NATO […]

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MSM’s Bucha Tall Tale

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

NICK GRIFFIN Courtesy UNZ Review The Bucha Massacre” has now become the driving force for the propaganda push for even more NATO involvement in the conflict in Ukraine. Yet the claim that this is a Russian war crime is so patently false that a rational observer can only be left astounded by the combination of […]

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Indian businessman in Sri Lanka helping people cope with economic crisis

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy ANI Colombo (Sri Lanka), Apr 08 (ANI): As Sri Lanka is reeling under an economic crisis, Indian businessman in the island nation is taking initiatives under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to help the people cope with the current situation.Sanjay Baid, Managing Director at a diamond cutting unit in Sri Lanka, said that he is […]

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Lankan president asks experts to plan debt restructure

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Star Forex reserves drop to $1.93b People stand in a queue to buy liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in Rathgama, Sri Lanka on March 27. Scarce supplies of food and fuel, along with record inflation and regular blackouts, have inflicted widespread misery in the country’s most painful downturn since its independence. Photo: […]

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Is struggling Sri Lanka salvageable?

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Bangkok Post Last Sunday — with two notable exceptions — Sri Lanka’s cabinet resigned en masse in protest against the government’s handling of the worst economic crisis to hit the island in decades, which has sparked widespread rioting, unrest, and arson attacks on police property. The two men stayed put were President Gotabaya […]

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US Arrests ‘Yakuza Chief’ Who Sought Missiles for Myanmar, Sri Lanka Rebels

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy VOA U.S. authorities said Thursday that they had arrested a Japanese yakuza organized crime leader and three Thai men who trafficked heroin and methamphetamine and tried to acquire surface-to-air missiles for rebel groups in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Takeshi Ebisawa, Sompak Rukrasaranee, Somphob Singhasiri and Suksan Jullanan were arrested in New York on Monday […]

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No takers for Finance portfolio as time runs out to leave for IMF

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror – GR appoints high powered advisory team to advise on IMF and debt management – Bandula Gunawardena’s name was proposed for Finance but he hesitates – Finance Minister, CBSL Governor, Treasury Secretary seats vacant – SL expected to be at IMF by second week of April Following the resignation of Ali […]

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Demonstrators’ demands not realistic: GL

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. GL Peiris today pointed out that some of the demands by the demonstrators were not realistic and cannot be met and that they did not seem want a solution based on available options in keeping with the Constitution. While explainig the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka to […]

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Payment made for another 37,500 MT diesel shipment

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) says that a payment of USD 52 million has been made to a Singaporean company for 37,500 metric tonnes diesel in a tanker held at Colombo Port for the last two weeks. CPC chairman Sumith Wijesinghe said that unloading of the fuel stocks will commence tomorrow (April 07).

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Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe appointed new CBSL Governor

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe has been appointed as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) and Mr. K.M. Mahinda Siriwardena has been appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of Finance.  They received their letters of appointment from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (07).  […]

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SLMA urges govt to secure funding to fulfill basic needs of hospitals

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) on Thursday said there is an acute shortage of essential medicines, reagents, equipment and consumables in government hospitals and the private healthcare sector in Sri Lanka.  In a letter addressed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the SLMA Medical Intercollegiate Committee called for urgent corrective measures for the crisis […]

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Surcharge Tax Bill passed with amendments

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Surcharge Tax Bill has been passed in Parliament with amendments and without a vote, a short while ago.  The committee stage of the Surcharge Tax Bill had taken place this morning (07). The second reading of the Surcharge Tax Bill had been scheduled for today. Last month, the Supreme Court informed Speaker […]

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