Archive for April 18th, 2022

Making sense of Sri Lanka’s crisis & predicting the outcome

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Where do we start? How about the US-engineered regime change in 2015. It remains a puzzle why the engineers of the regime change decided to end yahapalana shelf-life, just as it is a puzzle why the present US-linked leaders together with a coterie of pro-US advisors, US-inclined Secretaries & Public Officials should […]

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Hark to past Successes in Development to solve the anarchy in development today

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Garvin Karunaratne, Ph.D. Michigan State University, Former G.A. Matara The experience of the Divisional Development Councils Programme(DDCP) of Sri Lanka(1970-1977) is currently of great importance in today’s situation of unemployment and also the inability to import goods due to the lack of foreign exchange.   This is because the DDCP is a programme that really creates […]

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‘PEACE AND RECONCILATION – DEVELOPMENT AS A VEHICLE’

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Article jointly by Sarath Wijesinghe President’s Counsel, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel, President Ambassador’s Forum  and Thumilan  Sivarajah –  Chair Blue Ocean group of companies (international) (Construction) Peace is valuable and rare but easy to achieve in realization Peace is valuable pleasant and rare. Freedom from war and disturbances bring peace, calmness, and Loving […]

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Ron Nixon on US nurturing Arab Uprisings

Monday, April 18th, 2022

International Ron Nixon writing to the New York Times in April 2011 says that the US democracy-building campaigns played a bigger role in fomenting protests” than was previously known. They key words here is than previously known. Which means we only come to learn of the involvement much later. By that time the expected damage […]

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POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 3 K

Monday, April 18th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JR’s rule   was a period of lawlessness and corruption. Elections commissioner Punchihewa listed 3 elections as having the worst abuses in Sri Lanka’s electoral history. Two of these were held during the time of JR, the 1981 Jaffna District Development Council polls and the 1982 referendum.  His ministers were corrupt. Critics were beaten […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධන යෝජනාවක්

Monday, April 18th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජනතාවට වග කියන රජයක් බිහි කිරීම සඳහා විවිධ පාර්ශවයන්ගෙන් ලැබෙන ඉල්ලීම් ගරු අග්‍රමාත්‍යතුමාගේ අවධානයට යොමු වී ඇත. විධායකය, ව්‍යවස්ථාදායකය සහ අධිකරණයට අදාළව, සාධනීය කරුණු ඇතුළත් ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් කිරීමේ යෝජනාවක් කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයට ඉදිරිපත් කිරීම සඳහා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බලාපොරොත්තු වේ. එම සංශෝධිත ව්‍යවස්ථාව මඟින් ජනතාවගේ අපේක්ෂාවන් සාක්ෂාත් කර ගැනීමට හැකි වනු ඇති […]

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ව්‍යවස්ථාව පිළිබඳ අවබෝධයකින් තොර විරෝධතා හේතුවෙන් රටට සිදුවන අගතිය පිළිබඳ නීතීඥවරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාට පැහැදිලි කරති

Monday, April 18th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය රජයට සහය පළ කරන නීතීඥවරුන් සහ ගරු අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අතර හමුවක් අද (18) දින පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී පැවැත්විණි. මේ වන විට රටේ උද්ගතව ඇති ගැටලු නිරාකරණය කිරීම සහ රජයට විරුද්ධව පවත්වන අරගල හේතුවෙන් රටට සිදුවන අගතිය පිළිබඳව මෙහිදී සාකච්ඡා විය. ව්‍යවස්ථානුකූලව ජනාධිපතිවරයා ඉවත් කිරීම ඔවුන් පවසන පරිදි සිදු කළ නොහැකි […]

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WHY SHOULD HEALTH AUTHORITIES INCLUDING DR. HEMANTHA HERATH EXPLAIN TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT IT IS NOT ADVISABLE TO GO AHEAD WITH VACCINATION CARD RESTRICTIONS?

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Politics 1) SRI LANKANS HAVE BEING EXPERIENCING TOO MUCH RESTRICTIONS AND TOO MUCH DEFICIENCIES FOR SOME TIME NOW. 2) WILL THEY ACCEPT NEW RESTRICTIONS NORMALLY?  WILL THERE BE ANY CLASHES FOR NOT ADHERING TO THESE RESTRICTIONS ?  VERY LIKELY. IF THE AVAILABLE STATISTICS ARE CORRECT, MORE THAN HALF OF THE POPULATIONS MAY BE INVOLVED IN […]

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Creating Employment and Incomes- the need of the hour

Monday, April 18th, 2022

by Garvin Karunaratne I enclose a write up of my Youth Self Employment Programme in Bangladesh, written by me in 2016, which details  how the Programme came into being. It is hoped that this writing detailing  how Bangladesh succeeded in employment creation may offer ideas to our leaders to get out of the problems that […]

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Lankan President holds out an olive branch to the opposition 

Monday, April 18th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 18: The beleaguered Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Monday held out an olive branch to the opposition parties and people wanting him to quit for the economic mess he has allegedly created. But he firmly stated that he will not quit yielding to extra-constitutional methods of removal, including […]

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Sri Lanka’s President Says Ready to Review Executive Powers

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Anusha Ondaatjie, Courtesy Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — After weeks of defiance Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he’s open to changes in the nation’s constitution to appease protesters calling for his ouster, likely setting the stage for curbing the executive’s sweeping powers as the nation’s deepening economic crisis has boiled over into political turmoil. To […]

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President accepts not providing chemical fertilizer was a mistake

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabaya Rajapaksa admitted today that he made a mistake by banning chemical farming, and therefore he decided to re-introduce it. He also said the government should have reached out to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a programme much earlier. Making his remarks to the newly appointed Cabinet ministers, the […]

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Ceypetco increases fuel prices

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has announced an increase in its fuel prices with effect from midnight today (18). Accordingly, the new CPC fuel prices are as follows: Petrol Octane 92  – Rs. 338 per litrePetrol Octane 95  – Rs. 373 per litreAuto Diesel          – Rs. 289 per litreSuper […]

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Six sentenced to death in Priyantha Kumara lynching case

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan awarded death sentences to six accused over their role in the lynching of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara at a Sialkot factory, Pakistani reported on Monday. As per details, the verdict was announced after hearing of the high-profile lynching case concluded at the Kot Lakhpat prison. Statements of […]

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Sri Lanka should have gone to IMF much earlier – President

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he believes that Sri Lanka should have gone for an IMF programme much earlier and that not providing chemical fertilizer to farmers was a mistake which is being rectified. The President made these remarks today (18) addressing the newly appointed Cabinet Ministers. He stated that during the last two […]

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President appoints 17 new Cabinet ministers

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The new Cabinet Ministers have sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (18).   Accordingly, the President has appointed 17 new cabinet ministers. However, the President’s Media Division stated there were no changes in the portfolios held by the President, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister Prof. […]

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