Archive for April 20th, 2022

POLITICS IN SRI LANKA Part 3 L

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS UNP loyalists were overjoyed when the UNP won a landslide election in 1977. They felt a sense of power, they thought they were going to be there forever and started to intimidate those opposed to the UNP. Wiswa Warnapala saw this in action in University of Peradeniya and wrote about it in his […]

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ගෝට ගේ ගම

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් අප බොහෝ දෙනාගේ ගම් වෙනස් වෙනව වගේ, ගෝටගේ ගමත් වෙනස්වන සුලුය. ඒවා මානව අයිතින්ය. ඉස්සරහට එංග ලන්තේ වෙන්නත් බැරි නැත. නියතය වෙනස් වීමය. ගම කොහේ වුනත් වැඩ්ඩ වැඩ්ඩමය. මැදවච්චි යනවා කියා ගියේ කිලිනොච්චිය. ඇමරිකාව සෑදී ඇත්තේ රතු ඉන්දියානුවන්ගේ ඉඩම් මං කොල්ල කාලාය, කෑ ලි  කෑ ලි  එකතු කරලා ය. මුළු ඇලස්කාවම ගත්තේ සෝවියට් […]

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The Vatican must apologize to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna The Portuguese landed in Sri Lanka in 1505 and after a couple of decades in occupation started the inhumane Portuguese Inquisition intending to destroy Buddhism Temples and the Buddhist Civilization, and convert Buddhists to Christianity. Its inspiration was the Goa Inquisition which led to the Inquisition being conducted in almost all territories of […]

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ජාතික හෙද විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය ආරම්භ කිරීම පිළිබඳව ඒකාබද්ධ කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකාවක් යොමු කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමාගෙන් උපදෙස්

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ජාතික හෙද විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය ආරම්භ කිරීමට අදාළව අධ්‍යාපන හා සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය ඒකාබද්ධව කැබිනට් පත්‍රිකාවක් යොමු කරන්නැයි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (20) දින පෙරවරුවේ විෂය භාර අමාත්‍යවරුන්ට උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. ජාතික හෙද විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය ආරම්භ කිරීමට අදාළව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ පිහිටි අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්යාලයේ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මෙම උපදෙස් දුන්නේය. තමන් විසින් මෙයට පෙර […]

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Lankan regime’s intention to bring about constitutional changes is suspect

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 19: With pressure mounting on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to quit, both in parliament and on the streets of Sri Lanka, the President and his Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, are proposing constitutional changes in the hope that these will satisfy the people, yearning for democracy.    While constitutional changes to […]

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Top Sri Lankan Buddhist clergy call upon government and opposition to resolve crisis

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 20: Sri Lanka’s top Buddhist clergy called Mahanayakes on Wednesday called upon the President, Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader and all Members of Parliament to implement the proposals put forward by them on April 4, to resolve the present crisis in the country. Issuing a joint statement, the Chief […]

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India to provide additional $500-mn assistance to Sri Lanka for fuel

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Business Standard Meanwhile China, whose large loans and investments to the island nation led to allegations of debt diplomacy, has said it will provide “emergency humanitarian assistance” to Colombo

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Ambassador Kananathan sends letter of demand to Hirunika

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lankan Ambassador in Kenya Veluppillai Kananathan sent a letter of demand to Hirunika Premachandra contesting her recent slanderous and baseless statement against him in a press conference on April 15, 2022.  Hirunika Premachandra said that Kananathan was the owner of the jet bearing number T7JSH on which Prime Minister Mahinda […]

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Police had to use minimum force against Rambukkana protesters: IGP

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D Wickramaratne said that  the Police had to use minimum force against the protesters in Rambukkana today. Following the Rambukkana incident, the IGP said in a statement that the Police resorted to minimum force to prevent a group from setting fire to a Bowser with […]

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IMF says any loan to Sri Lanka requires debt sustainability

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said discussions with Sri Lanka on a potential IMF loan program are at an early stage and any deal would require adequate assurances” that the island country’s debts can be put on a sustainable path. In a statement emailed to Reuters, IMF Sri Lanka Mission Chief Masahiro […]

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Army, Air Force to provide security for fuel bowsers and trains

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara says that the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will provide security to trains transporting fuel and the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) will provide security to fuel bowsers, if and when necessary.  The minister had earlier assured safety for fuel bowsers and fuel trains while also requesting […]

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World Bank stands ready to provide emergency support to Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The World Bank says it is ready to provide emergency support to Sri Lanka and protect the vulnerable people amidst the unprecedented economic crisis in the country. World Bank Vice President for South Asia Hartwig Schafer said he held talks with Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ali Sabry and Governor of the Central Bank […]

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Special police team appointed to probe Rambukkana incident

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that a special team of 20 police officers has been appointed under the IGP’s instructions to investigate yesterday’s incident at Rambukkana, which resulted in the death of a protester and left several others injured.  Senior Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana stated this during a press briefing held today (20) […]

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World Bank’s Vice President meet SL delegation and assures support

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News World Bank’s Vice President for the South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer states that he met Finance Minister Ali Sabry and CBSL Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe and discussed actions to address the economic crisis, support stabilization and recovery, and protect the vulnerable people in Sri Lanka

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Treasury bill annual rates increase to 24.36%

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Sri Lanka’s government Treasury Bill yields increased to 24.36% at the auction today (20). Rs 97.5 billion was offered by CBSL and Rs 48 billion was accepted. The weighted average yield Rate was 23.21 % for 91 days 24.77% for 182 days and & 24.36% for 364 day Treasury bills.

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