Archive for April 19th, 2022

How can a government that cannot name a proper list of Cabinet Ministries govern a country?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Dr Sudath Gunasekara Maahnuwara This puzzle came to my mind as I was going through the list of Cabinet and State Ministries published yesterday. Having seen the overlapping and confusion found in the previous lists of Ministries, I was expecting some improvement at least this time. But it was even more disgusting and appalling to […]

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ගෝල්පේස් වනාන්තරය, ගෝඨාභයගේ දෙවන යුද්ධය හා බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදා විසඳුම –  (1 කොටස)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D අප්‍රේල් 9 දා සිට ගතවන දිනයක් පාසා ගෝල්පේස් වනාන්තරයෙන් එලියට පනිණ කරුණක් නම්, එය රටේ <රීසනබල්> මිනිසුන් හැම දෙනාම විසින් අවිවාදයෙන් පිළිගන්නා රට තුල <සිස්ටම් චේන්ජ්> උදෙසා කරණ අරගලයක් නොව, 2005 ජනාධිපති මැතිවරණයේ සිටම usa, uk, eu, india, canada, australia, unhrc බටහිර ඒජන්සිය යන ආයතන (පාලන තන්ත්‍ර, ආණ්ඩූ) විසින් ලෝකල් කළුසුද්දන් […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (19)  දින පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කළ ප්‍රකාශය

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ගරු කථානායකතුමනි, මේ වනවිට රට මුහුණ පා ඇති අභියෝගයන් පිළිබඳව මේ ගරු සභාවේ සිටින  මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට හොඳ අවබෝධයක් තියෙනවා. අපේ රට ඉතිහාසය පුරා දිගු කාලීනව මුහුණ දුන් ආර්ථික අභියෝගය අද වනවිට ඉතා දුෂ්කර තැනකට පත්ව තිබෙනවා. ගරු කථානායකතුමනි, ආණ්ඩුවක් කවදාවත් කැමැත්තෙන් තමන්ගෙ ජනතාව දුෂ්කරතාවයට පත්කරන්නෙ නැහැ. එහෙත් අද රටේ ජනතාව දුෂ්කරතා රැසකට මුහුණ […]

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වර්තමාන අර්බුධයෙන් රට ගොඩ ගැනීමේ ඒකායන ක්‍රමය

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

ආචාර්ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර අග්‍රාමාත්ය සිරිමාවෝ බන්ඩාරනායක මැතිනියගේ හිටපු ස්ථිර ලේකම්, ශ්‍රී ලන්කා පරිපාලන සේවා සන්ගමයේ සභාපති (1991-1994) සහ මහනුවර සින්හල බෞද්ධ ජෙස්ඨ පුරවැසියන්ගේ සන්විධානයේ සභාපතී   (මව් බිමට ආදරය කරණ පුරවැසියෙකුගෙන් මුලු රටටම අලුත් අවුරුදු තෑග්ගක්!) වර්තමාන අර්බුධයෙන් රට ගොඩ ගැනීමේ ඒකායන නොවුනත් හොඳම ක්‍රමය පුලුල් ජාතික වැඩපිලිවෙලක් ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට එකඟවන නව ජනාධිපතිවරකු යටතේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ […]

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Tourist arrival rate dips in April as economic crisis worsens

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Down to 1, 000-2, 000 a day from 4, 000-5, 000 SL welcomed 43, 761 tourists from April 1 to 18 Cumulative tourist arrivals up to April 18 at 329,095 Sri Lanka’s tourist arrival rate has started to witness a dip in the month of April due to the ongoing economic […]

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Sri Lanka crisis: China to provide emergency assistance

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy Punchng.com The Chinese government has decided to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka to help the country cope with the current difficulties. The spokesperson for China International Development Cooperation Agency, Xu Wei, on Tuesday, said China had noticed Sri Lanka’s economic difficulties and was ready to help. Wei said, We believe that the […]

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka, India revive talks to link electric grids

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Uditha Jayasinghe Courtesy FXEMPIRE COLOMBO (Reuters) – India and Sri Lanka have resumed talks on linking their electricity grids, officials told Reuters on Tuesday, a step that could aid New Delhi’s goal of reducing China’s influence on the island nation, now grappling with a severe economic crisis.Advertisement 71% of retail investor […]

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Muslims are at forefront of unprecedented protests in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy 5 Pillars Sri Lankan Muslim Mohamed Nafas says that Muslims are at the forefront of unprecedented public protests against the Rajapaksa government and are rebuilding their strained relationship with the majority Sinhalese community in the process. Sri Lankans – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and political affiliation – have taken to the streets demanding the immediate […]

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Sri Lankan PM: President’s powers to be trimmed

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Manila Times COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Tuesday the constitution would be changed to clip presidential powers and empower parliament as protesters continued to call on his brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and their powerful family to quit over the country’s economic crisis. The premier told the legislature that the power […]

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‘India could meet Sri Lanka fate if freebie culture persists’

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Vikas Dhoot Courtesy The Hindu NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand says ‘mind–boggling’ farm subsidies make sector dependent on State ‘crutches’ India could end up facing a Sri Lanka–type economic crisis if it doesn’t shun the culture of freebies” and subsidies in sectors like agriculture, NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand warned, stressing that the mind–boggling” support measures for farmers has made […]

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IMF agrees to consider SL’s request for rapid aid

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Finance Minister Ali Sabry and Sri Lankan delegation meeting Indian Finance Minister N. Sitharaman and a top level Indian economic delegation at IMF Headquarters in Washington IMF says will consider request for RFI even though outside the standard of circumstances Commends SL for the steps already taken in the direction of […]

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Crisis in Lanka benefits Indian textiles

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy Livemint.com NEW DELHI : With Sri Lanka buffeted by economic headwinds, Indian apparel exporters are beginning to receive orders from the UK, EU, and even Latin American countries where Indian textiles had little or no presence. Textiles and garments contributed nearly half of Sri Lanka’s exports but fuel shortages amid its worst financial crisis and […]

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IMF commends steps taken by Sri Lanka to stabilise economy

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

XINHUA COLOMBO (XINHUA) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended the steps already taken by Sri Lanka to stabilise its economy, the Sri Lankan Finance Ministry said in a press release yesterday. The ministry said Finance Minister Ali Sabry met with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Monday at the IMF headquarters. The IMF assured […]

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STF deployed in Rambukkana, situation tense

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The STF has been deployed in Rambukkana as protestors continue to protest in the area. Eye witnesses on ground said the situation in the area remains tense and angry protestors are demanding justice for the protestors who were injured and killed as police opened fire earlier this evening.  Eight policemen have […]

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19A with necessary changes has to be implemented: Prime Minister

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The 19th Amendment to the Constitution with necessary changes has to be implemented as an initial step to resolve the present political and economic crisis, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told Parliament today. The Prime Minister also called for the support of all political parties representing Parliament to make this exercise a […]

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Police curfew declared in Rambukkana

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police curfew has been declared within the limits of Rambukkana police area with immediate effect. The curfew order will be effective until further notice, the Police Spokesman said. The move came after one person died this evening (April 19) following a clash between the protesters and the police during a demonstration staged in […]

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IGP issues statement on police shooting during Rambukkana protest

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Inspector-General of Police says the law enforcement officers had to resort to minimum force to prevent a group of individuals from attempting to set fire to a bowser containing nearly 33,000 litres of fuel during the protest staged in Rambukkana. In a statement issued on the casualties reported in police shooting during […]

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Rambukkana protest: One dead in police shooting, at least 24 injured

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE: The number of people injured during the Rambukkana protest has risen to 24, including eight policemen, the police media spokesperson says. One person died this evening (April 19) following a clash between the protesters and the police during a demonstration staged in Rambukkana against the recent fuel price hike. The injured individual, […]

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