Archive for April 16th, 2022

Bolstering Myanmar-Bangladesh Ties With Neighbourly Spirit

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury in Dhaka city Myanmar and Bangladesh should bolster their ties with neighbourly spirit for various reasons. Currently the strained Myanmar-Bangladesh relations need to be smoothened. 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 […]

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How great is the 19th amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge There are increased calls to return to the 19th amendment, little do they know the confusions & contradictions that prevails an amendment presented as an Urgent Bill & passed given little or no time for the People to make their observations or for counsels to study, though the most alarming part was the […]

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POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 3 G

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS  JR meddled in the transport sector. Ceylon Transport Board had been set up on 1 January 1958, during MEP rule. At its peak, it was the largest omnibus company in the world – with about 7,000 buses and over 50,000 employees. The government of J.R. Jayewardene was intent on destroying what was now […]

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ලංකාවේ ආදර්ශ අරගලය, ජාත්යන්තරයට පැතිර ගියොත්

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත්  Martin Luther King දක්ෂම කථිකයා ය. I Have A Dream ය. කොසොල් රජුට Dreams 16 ක් තිබුනේය. දියව් දියව් ආපහු දියව් දමව් දමව් හිරේ දමව් ගොල් පීස් Dream රැල්ල ස්විස් බැංකුව ඉදිරියටත් පැතිරිණි. ස්විස් කොල්ලෝ කෙල්ලෝ සමග එක්ව සිංහල දෙමල මුස්ලිම් කොල්ලෝ කෙල්ලෝද අරාබි, අප්රිකානු, යුක්රේනියානු, රුසියානු, ඇමෙරිකානු, චීන මෙකි නොකී සියලු රටවල […]

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How did President End Up Holding the Entire Bucket of Faeces?

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today In record time Sri Lanka’s most beloved Presidential candidate had become Sri Lanka’s most hated President. This transformation took place despite being one of the few world leaders who had successfully managed the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who congregate in the streets today with placards of ‘Go Gota Go’ forget […]

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‘’TOURISM IN SRI LANKA – THE WAY FORWARD TO BE THE BEST DESTINATION ON THE GLOBE’’

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Article jointly by Sarath Wijesinghe President’s Counsel and former Ambassador to UAE and Israel President Ambassador’s Forum and Jeff Goonawardena – former Counsel General in LA  -Managing director Tilanka Group of Hotels (International)-Joint Secretary Ambassador’s Forum. Sri Lanka a most popular tourist destination For centuries, Sri Lanka has been a popular place of attraction for […]

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WILL THE NEW GOVERNOR OF CENTRAL BANK DR.NANDALAL WEERASINGHA  BE SUCCESSFUL? IF NOT HOW SUCCESSFUL WILL HE BE?

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Apolitics 1) WILL HE BE ABLE TO MAKE CBSL AN INDEPENDENT BODY SERVING THE COUNTRY? DID NOT HE SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN RECENT INTERVIEWS? LET SEE? THE ANSWERS TO ABOVE QUESTIONS DEPEND ON HIS ABILITY TO EXECUTE THE FOLLOWING? 2) HE HAS TO FIND OUT ALL THE WAYS OF SPENDING OR WASTING DOLLARS IN […]

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Opposition disunity and foreign aid may help the Rajapaksas stay afloat

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandan Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 16: The Rajapaksa regime in Sri Lanka, extremely hard-pressed though it economically and politically, might still survive  thanks to disunity among the Opposition parties and the massive infusion of financial and material aid to the country from abroad. The fact that the politically savvy Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has […]

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Why Punjab, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra, UP must learn from Sri Lanka, cut debt and freebies

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

SHUBHAM BATRA Courtesy The Print At 53% in 2021-22, Punjab has worst debt-to-GSDP ratio. CAG data shows UP’s interest payments have grown by 6% in 5 years. Andhra’s outstanding debt hit Rs 3.89 lakh crore in 2021-22. New Delhi: On 4 April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a long meeting with secretaries of the central government […]

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Buy Sri Lanka and name it Ceylon Musk: Snapdeal CEO advises Elon Musk

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy mint Elon Musk has recently announced that he would pay $54.20 per share for Twitter, valuing it at about $40 billion. As Tesla chief Elon Musk has launched a hostile takeover effort for Twitter with a $43 billion cash takeover offer, Snapdeal CEO has cracked a joke on Twitter on this multi-billion dollars bid. […]

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Colombo Stock Exchange to remain shut for 5 days as Sri Lanka struggles to combat forex crisis

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy India Today With Sri Lanka on the brink of bankruptcy and saddled with dwindling foreign reserves and $25 billion in foreign debt, the CSE will remain temporarily closed for a week from April 18. The stock market will remain temporarily closed for a period of five business days from Monday. (File The Colombo Stock […]

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Sri Lanka Crisis: Army Denies Speculations That It Will Crush Protests, Vows To Safeguard Constitution

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy Outlook The Sri Lankan Army also denied speculation that soldiers were undergoing training to assault protesters.  Following speculations on social media that military might be roped in to crush ongoing anti-government protests in the country, the Sri Lankan Army on Saturday said they would not be part of a crackdown on protests and would […]

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Why India should pull Sri Lanka out of China’s ‘debt trap’ and take it closer to the US

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

SHREY KHANNA Courtesy The Print The Rajapaksas’ political future is shaky. New Delhi will only prolong the hardship faced by Sri Lanka unless Colombo turns to the US. Sri Lanka should move closer to the US and resolve its ongoing crisis. For all the Rajapaksas’ giving cold shoulder to the International Monetary Fund’s offer for […]

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Drug dealers, fundamentalist groups taking advantage of economic crisis, says Advisor to Sri Lanka President

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

By Ravi Jalhotra Colombo [Sri Lanka], April 17 (ANI): Amid protests in Sri Lanka over the country’s worst economic crisis, an advisor to the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday said the government has tried to control drug dealers “who have a lot of money” and that they are “very angry”.In an interview with […]

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India and China are friends of Sri Lanka and Russia in need indeed

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Rabi Sankar Bosu Courtesy CGTN India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar attends the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 29, 2022. /VCG Editor’s note: Rabi Sankar Bosu is an Indian contributor to Chinese media outlets. He writes about Chinese politics, social and cultural issues, and China-India […]

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A constructive critique of the protests

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

By Uditha Devapriya Courtesy The Island I’d like to say this is the beginning of the end, but it’s not. The latest spate of protests to hit the country has now been going on for more than a week. These protests have targeted one thing and one thing only: the Rajapaksas’ exit from power. While […]

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Flight that leaves Ratmalana belongs to UK millionaire

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The flight that left Ratmalana today morning – N750GF – for Dubai, belongs to British national and UK millionaire George Davies, the Daily Mirror learns. Rumors were rife that former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa had left Colombo for Dubai on this flight, but sources confirmed that this private aircraft was carrying […]

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Stock market temporarily closed next week

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka has directed the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to temporarily close the stock market for a period of five business days commencing from the 18th of April. In a statement, the SEC director, Tushara Jayaratne said the Board of Directors of the CSE, by way […]

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Sabry-led delegation to depart tomorrow for talks with IMF

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lankan delegation led by Finance Minister Ali Sabry will depart the island in the early hours on Sunday (April 17) to take part in the discussions with the International Monetary Fund. The talks are taking place in Washington, United States from 19-24 April. The finance minister is accompanied by Central Bank […]

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Pole antenna structure at Galle Face Green removed

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The pole antenna structure installed at the Galle Face Green by a leading telecommunications service provider in the country has been removed, Ada Derana correspondent says. Concerns were raised on social media platforms with regard to the Capacity Enhance solution at the Galle Face Green premises where the ongoing public protest against the […]

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