Archive for April 22nd, 2022

The IMF Has Learned Nothing From The Greek Crisis

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Frances Coppola Courtesy Forbes The IMF has just published a new review of Argentina’s economy. It is grim reading. Argentina is in trouble: economic conditions have worsened considerably since the last IMF review, back in June 2018. But the review also reveals that the IMF could be in even bigger trouble. It is repeating the same mistakes […]

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IMF admits: we failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Larry Elliott, Phillip Inman and Helena Smith in Athens Courtesy Guardian (uk) The International Monetary Fund admitted it had failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece as the Washington-based organisation catalogued mistakes made during the bailout of the stricken eurozone country. In an assessment of the rescue conducted jointly with the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European commission, […]

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පිටි කිරි වලට ඇමරිකන් විසඳුම්

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් අපේ කොල්ලන් කෙල්ලන් අරගල  කරන්නේ, පිටි කිරි බොන්න නැති නිසාය . highway එකේ රේස් යන්න ඉන්ධන නැති නිසාය පැය 24රේම විදුලි පංකා වැඩ නොකරන නිසාය වායු සමිකරණයේ සමිකරණය විසඳා ගන්න බැරි නිසාය tv එකේ, අයි ෆෝනයේ එල්ලී ගෙන ඉන්න විදුලි-බලය නැති නිසාය පිටි කිරි වෙනුවට පොල් කිරි සෝයා කිරි කොට්ටම්බා කිරි මයියොක්කා කිරි […]

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Is Sri Lanka & Sri Lankans ready to face tough IMF conditions?

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka is in a crisis. How much of that crisis is to be blamed on every government that ruled Sri Lanka since 1978 who have gone to monetary lending institutes for loans for loan repayment/development & meet budget deficits? From 1980s to 2009 much of the country’s expense went to defeating […]

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Is Sri Lanka being manipulated by elements from within and leading it towards anarchy?

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, […]

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Where the Galle face protests are heading for…

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

By Harsha Kumar Suriyaarachchi Movement of Citizens for Our Values Proposals to have a corruption free government which will not disrespect the generations of values of the Sinhalese society that protected and saved this country for last 2500 years We have seen our motherland deteriorating very seriously in economic, political and technical aspects along with […]

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ගෝල්පේස් වනාන්තරය, ගෝඨාභයගේ දෙවන යුද්ධය හා බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදා විසඳුම –  (2 කොටස)

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D ජේ.ආර් මරමු! ජේ. ආර් විසින් ඔහු අතගැසූ හැම දෙයකින්ම රට ජාතියට ගෙනාවේ විනාශයය. එහෙත් ඔහු විසින් කල එක ක්‍රියාවකින් රට දෙකඩවී යාම වැළකුණේය. එය නම් මහල්ලෙක්වූ ඔහු  රජීව් ගාන්ධි නම් කොළුගැටයා ඉදිරියේ දණ ගැසීමය. එසේ නොකරන්නට රජිව් හා ඩික්ෂිට් උතුර හා නැඟෙනහිර අල්ලාගෙන එය ප්‍රභාකරන්ට පූජා කරන්නේය. ප්‍රේමදාස හා චන්ද්‍රිකාද ප්‍රභාකරන්ට […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නායකත්වයෙන් ආණ්ඩුව ශක්තිමත්ව පවත්වාගෙන යෑමේ යෝජනාව ඒකමතිකව සම්මතයි

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුතුව ආණ්ඩුව ශක්තිමත්ව පවත්වාගෙන යෑමේ යෝජනාව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කමිටු කාමර අංක එකේ අද (21) පස්වරුවේ රැස්වූ ආණ්ඩු පක්ෂ මන්ත්‍රී කණ්ඩායම් රැස්වීමේදී ඒකමතිකව සම්මත විය. රටේ උද්ගතව ඇති තත්ත්වය හමුවේ ආණ්ඩුව ඊට ශක්තිමත්ව මුහුණ දිය යුතු බවත් ඒ සඳහා අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ නායකත්වයෙන් යුතුව ආණ්ඩුව ඉදිරියටත් පවත්වාගෙන යායුතු […]

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ආර්ථික හා සමාජයීය ස්ථාවරත්වය සඳහා චීනයේ සහය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ලබාදෙන බවට චීන අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයාගෙන් සහතිකයක්

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය ආර්ථික හා සමාජීය සංවර්ධනයේ ස්ථාවරත්වය සඳහා චීනයේ සහාය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ලබා දෙන බවට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සමඟ අද (22) පැවති දුරකථන සංවාදයකදී චීන අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය ලී කෙකියැන්ග් (Li Keqiang) මහතා සහතික විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව දැනට මුහුණ දෙන දුෂ්කරතා සහ අභියෝග පිළිබඳව චීනයට අවබෝධයක් ඇති බවත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජනතාවගේ ජීවනෝපාය වැඩිදියුණු කිරීම සඳහා අප […]

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Limits of US Human Rights Report on Bangladesh

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury The United States recently released a report on the human rights situation on 198 countries in 2021. The country’s state department made various allegations of human rights violations against Bangladesh. The US State Department’s annual global report on human rights was launched on April 13, 2022, by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. […]

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Desperation of an Executive President

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government leaders have been chest-thumping over the dictatorial powers awarded to the President through the 20th Amendment to the Constitution adopted in October 2020 and its two-thirds majority in Parliament gained at the general election held in August 2020 The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) government is no longer a […]

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Advisers seek role with creditors for $12 billion Sri Lanka debt revamp

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

CNA Ayres Investment Management LLP, DecisionBoundaries LLC and Perella Weinberg LP are among firms seeking to provide financial advice to Sri Lanka’s creditors, sources said, as the country heads towards a revamp of its $12 billion of external debt. Some bondholders are weighing their options after the South Asian island nation unilaterally suspended external debt […]

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India, World Bank considering $2-billion bridge finance: Sri Lanka

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Business Standard India has extended the duration of the $400-million currency swap facility which had been concluded with the island nation in January.

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Israeli film crew in SL to shoot ‘Arugam Bay’

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Visiting Israeli film crew at Bandaranaike International Airport with Frames TV & Film Productions and Sri Lanka Tourism officials Feature film is expected to be screened in Israel and over 50 countries across Europe   UCM, Sri Lanka Tourism and Frames TV & Film Productions to co-produce film SLTPB says project is […]

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Sri Lanka’s economic crisis dashes hopes for post COVID-19 tourism recovery.

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy https://www.reuters.com/ GALLE, Sri Lanka, April 22 (Reuters) – With its ancient fort and sandy beaches, the city of Galle on Sri Lanka’s southern coast should be awash with holidaymakers at this time of year. Instead, another power cut has plunged the city into darkness, and the historic quarter lies mostly deserted except for a […]

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Sri Lanka minister warns crisis will worsen as inflation hits record high

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy MailOnLine +1View gallery Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has led to clashes at nationwide demonstrations calling on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down Sri Lanka’s unprecedented shortages of food, fuel and vital medicines will worsen before an international bailout is negotiated, its finance minister warned Friday as inflation hit another record high. Ali Sabry, who […]

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LP gas price increase by Litro reversed

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The price hike announced by Litro Gas Lanka Limited has been rolled back after the government refused to give the go-ahead to the move. Earlier, Litro Gas, the primary liquefied petroleum gas supplier in the country, announced that the price of a 12.5kg LP gas cylinder would be increased to Rs. 5,175, with […]

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Chinese Premier assures support to SL to address economic and social development

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror During a phone conversation with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, China’s Premier Li Keqiang assured China’s support to Sri Lanka to facilitate greater stability in economic and social development. China feels for Sri Lanka for the difficulties and challenges you face, and we want to do our utmost to provide help to […]

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I delayed NCM against govt.: Ranil

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the no-confidence motion against the government was delayed following a request made by him. He said this when Leader of the House Dinesh Gunawardena asked as to why the opposition didn’t bring in the no-confidence motion against the government as planned earlier. “The opposition […]

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PM and Cabinet should resign and form an all party govt- Dullas writes to Prez

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror PM and Cabinet should resign and form an all party govt- Dullas writes to Prez Former Minister Dullas Alahapperuma in a letter to the President says the Prime Minister and cabinet should resign immediately and form a new All Party government soon. In his two-page letter, the former minister stated that […]

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