Archive for April 17th, 2022

Sri Lanka – People’s Protest – the planners behind the protests

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge In Sri Lanka a series of protests are taking place with central location set up in Galle Fact Green. The original grievances have got diluted in a plethora of other slogans automatically questioning a possible covert game plan in operation. Having taken out the textbooks and gone through similar protests choreographed by […]

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POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 3 J

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JR meddled in appointments. He engaged in nepotism. Brother HW was sent to the UN where he did excellent work for Sri Lanka on the UN Convection on the Law of the sea.   Brother RP was appointed as Chairman Nation Science Council.  JR’s sister in law, Dr. Gladys Jayewardene was appointed Chairman, State […]

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The Partition of India – A Betrayal of Hinduism

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Both Gandhi and Nehru betrayed the Hindus at the time of partition of India. When Mohammed Ali Jinnah sought a separate nation for Muslims by partitioning India, the leaders of the Hindu community should have demanded likewise for the Hindus. All Muslims in one part and the Hindus in the other part, would […]

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POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 3 H

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JR tried to appear interested in agriculture. I recall a photo in the Daily News at the time, of JR bare bodied and dressed in an amude, inexpertly holding a plough at a Vap Magula. During JR’s period of rule, the Guaranteed Price Scheme for rice was scrapped and the farmers had to […]

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SL to raise $ 8 bln by selling valuable assets

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

By Bandula Sirimanna Courtesy The Sunday Times The Government is hoping to raise US$8 billion from the lease or sale of valuable public assets to bolster rapidly dwindling foreign reserves, the report of a newly-appointed economic advisory committee has revealed. Among the main items in the list were the long term leases of Katunayake International […]

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ශෝක පණිවුඩය

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ප්‍රවීණ ජ්‍යොතිෂවේදියෙක්, පුවත්පත් කතුවරයෙක්, කවියෙක් හා සාහිත්‍යධරයෙක් මෙන්ම හිටපු විදුහල්පතිවරයෙක් වූ පියසේන රතුවිතාන මහතාගේ අභාවය අසා මම බලවත් ශෝකයට පත්වූයෙමි. සමාජයේ වැඩිදෙනෙක් ජ්‍යොතිෂවේදියෙකු ලෙස හඳුනාගෙන සිටි පියසේන රතුවිතාන මහතා, කවිය, භාෂාව හා සාහිත්‍ය ආදී සෑම ක්ෂේත්‍රයකම විශිෂ්ටයෙකි. කළුතර කොහොලාන ගම්පියසේ උපත ලැබූ රතුවිතාන මහතා, කොහොලාන විදුහලෙන් මූලික […]

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SL delegation leave for USA for IMF discussion

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A delegation including Finance Minister Ali Sabry, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Finance Ministry Secretary Mahinda Siriwardene left the country this morning to participate in discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Accordingly, they will hold discussions at IMF headquarters in Washington DC, USA. The talks are scheduled to […]

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විරෝධතාකරුවන් ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයේ කුණුහරුප පින්තූර මවයි..

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය ඉදිරිපිට විරෝධතාවයේ යෙදෙන විරෝධතාකරුවන් විසින් අද රාත්‍රියේ ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයට ලේසර් එළි එල්ල කරමින් විරෝධතාවය අලුත් මුහඑුණුවරක් එක් කර ඇත. ගෝඨාභය ජනාධිපතිවරයාට ඉල්ලා අස්වන්නැයි සදහන් පාඨ ආලෝක ධාරාවන් මගින් නිරූපනය කර ඇත. එමෙන්ම සාටක පැලදාගත් රාජපක්ෂ පවුල ඇතුළු විවිධ නිර්මාණ එමගින් නිරූපණය කරන අතර ඇතැම් අසත්‍ය සංකේත […]

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මහින්ද උගන්ඩා සමාගමක බිලියන 10ක් දාලාද.. සමාගමේ නිවේදනය මෙන්න..

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් අගමැති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා උගන්ඩාවේ සෙරනිට් ගෲප් නැමැති සමාගමක ඩොලර් බිලියන 10 ක් ආයෝජනය කර ඇතැයි පලවන වාර්තා සම්බන්ධයෙන් එම සමාගම ප්රතිචාර දක්වයි. නිවේදනයක් නිකුත් කරමින් ඔවුන් සඳහන් කරන්නේ විවිධ පාර්ශව විසින් එල්ල කරන චෝදනා සම්පූර්ණයෙන්ම අසත්‍ය බවයි. නොමඟ ගිය පිරිසක් විසින් එම චෝදනා එල්ල කරන බවත් පවසන ආයතනය තම […]

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Sri Lanka seeks bridging finance from India till IMF bailout

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Times of Oman Colombo: While India plays a prominent role in helping its neighbour Sri Lanka come out of a deep economic crisis, it was learnt from reliable sources that Colombo has asked New Delhi to provide bridging finance for the crisis-ridden country till the International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides adequate funds, which may […]

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Was the regime change part of the US Indo-Pacific strategy? 

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

ByKomal Khan Courtesy Pakistan Today Pakistan joined those countries where de-dollarisation was followed by regime change The geopolitical and geoeconomic competition in theIndo-Pacific is specified by the intense US-China competition to secure their national interests, however, at the cost of national security and stability of the other states in the Indo-Pacific. The ongoing political crises […]

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Implausibility of impeachment

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today There is a major economic crisis in the country which has led to political instability and a constitutional stalemate. With the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers barring the Prime Minister, there is an urgent need to appoint a Cabinet in addition to the four Ministers already appointed. There […]

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Protests have woken up politicians, but further economic harm must be avoided

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

by Gnana Moonesinghe Courtesy The Island People have demonstrated their opposition to the way the affairs of the country have been conducted bringing the economy to near collapse. To curb the growing tide of protest, curfews were declared but disregarded. What next? Not a state of anarchy surely. Chaos and total disarray is bound to […]

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Catholic Church backs Galle Face protests

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Island The Catholic Church has decided to extend its fullest support to the Galle Face protest demanding the resignation of the President, said Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando, Director, National Catholic Center for Social Communications and spokesman for the Church. Addressing a press conference at Bishop’s House in Colombo on Thursday he said […]

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Bandula, Dullas and Thondaman also refuse Cabinet posts

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former Minister of Mass Media Dullas Alahapperuma says he will not accept a position in the new Cabinet of Ministers.  In a twitter message posted today, the SLPP parliamentarian said he believes that a government consisting of all the political parties represented in Parliament will be the best option at this critical juncture. […]

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I won’t accept any post in new Cabinet – Sarath Weerasekara

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera said he had decided not to take up any post in the new Cabinet. “I have always stood for the unity of the country, the Buddha Sasana and the people and I will continue to do my duty for the nation and for the […]

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Lanka IOC increases fuel prices again

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Lanka IOC has once again decided to increase the retail prices of petrol and diesel sold through its filling stations.  LIOC announced that the price of all types of petrol has been increased by Rs. 35 per litre and diesel by Rs. 75 per litre. The price hike is effective from midnight today […]

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No plans to unleash military power on peaceful protesters – Defence Secretary

Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne says that there are no plans to abuse military power by unleashing it on peaceful protester. He stated this in a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence, in response to a Facebook post made by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka addressing the Secretary of Defence and and […]

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