Archive for April 23rd, 2022

The Singapore success story

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Jack D’Arbo Sri Lankans fondly hope to emulate the Singapore success story, and become another ‘Tiger‘ economy. But there are some major difficulties with that hope. The most glaring of these is the fact that the Chinese of Singapore are deeply engrained entrepreneurs and businessmen. To demonstrate that, in the 1950s and 1960s passenger cruise […]

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“රෝමය ගිනි ගනිද්දී නීරෝ වීණා වාදනය කරයි” පැරණි කියමනක්”

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

ආචාර්ය සුදත්  ගුණසේකර. මහනුවර මුලු ලක්දිවම අරාජිකව ගිනිගෙන දැවෙද්දී ඝෝථාභය ඇමතිවරුන් සහ රාජ්ය ඇමතිවරුන් පත්කරයි” අද්යතන කියමනක් මුළු රටම අද ඉතිහාසයේ මින් පෙර කිසිම දිනක නොවූ පරිදි එදි නෙදාට අත්යාවශ්ය බඩු හිඟය, දැරිය නොහැකි බඩු මිල, දවසේ වැඩ අවසන්වි පැයගනන් පෝලිම්වල සිට සවසට නිවසට ගේන හාල් ඇටය තම්බා ගැනීමට  මෙන්ම පවස නිවා ගැනීමට තේ කහට […]

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UNPRECEDENTED AND DIRE ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SRI LANKA There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR Amidst the unprecedented and dire economic crisis in Sri Lanka and massive anti-government street protests turning into all-night vigil as thousands of demonstrators gather daily at the Galle Face Green in the capital city of Colombo, there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel. The latest information is […]

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Human suffering continues

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz Having read the Biblical account of how Adam and Eve were punished, one cannot help wondering if the pain and throes of labour were unknown to woman until the beginning of the era of Adam and Eve. A scientist will be hard to come by, who believes in such fantasies. Again, […]

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍යතුමා සුපුරුදු සුවෙන්

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය තමන් සුපුරුදු සුවෙන් සිටින බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා පවසයි. අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා රෝහල්ගතව ප්‍රතිකාර ලබන බවට සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ඔස්සේ සංවිධානාත්මක කණ්ඩායමක් විසින් ගෙන යන අසත්‍ය ප්‍රචාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. රෝගීයකු බැලීමට හෝ මේ දිනවල තමන් රෝහලකට නොගිය බව පවසන අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා, දැනටත් තමන් […]

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Chinese assures support to SL for greater economic stability

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Ceylon Today Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has assured China’s continued support to Sri Lanka to assist in greater economic stability. During a phone conversation with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Chinese Premier said China empathizes with Sri Lanka for the difficulties and challenges it faces and asserted that China is ready to provide […]

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Securing IMF funding will take time – Sabry

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and it would take some time to secure funding, Finance Minister Ali Sabry noted yesterday (22). The Minister, who is in Washington, DC to hold discussions with the IMF, made this remark at an online Media […]

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Call for abolition of executive presidency prevents consensus on proposed 21-A

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island SJB says SLPP rebels’ proposal doesn’t reflect demand for Gotabaya’s resignation The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) and the SLPP rebel group haven’t been able to iron out their differences as regards the urgently required proposed 21 Amendment to the Constitution meant to address the current political crisis […]

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‘Fruitful’ technical talks held with Sri Lanka on loan request – IMF

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday that its staff held fruitful technical discussions” with Sri Lankan authorities on the crisis-wracked country’s request for an IMF-supported loan program this week. The Fund said in a statement that the discussions included the need for Sri Lanka to implement a credible and coherent strategy” to restore macroeconoimc […]

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China to extend support to SL

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News During a phone conversation with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, China’s Premier Li Keqiang assured his country’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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UNP leader meets financial sector (Video)

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy  Hiru News The Leader of the United National Party, Parliamentarian Ranil Wickremesinghe states that the Indian loan scheme for fuel subsidies and the USD 1 billion credit line for essential commodities will be finished by the first week of May. He further stated that the country’s economy and banking sector will be at high […]

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I want to be the PM in an interim government – PM (Video)

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa states that if an interim government is to be formed, it should be done under his leadership. He made this statement in an interview issued by the Prime Minister’s Media Unit. However, the group of 41 independent parliamentarians have focused on supporting the no-confidence motion brought by the […]

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Rambukkana youth released on bail – No one to place bail

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The youth taken into custody by the CID for allegedly attempting to set fire to the fuel bowser at Rambukkana, has been released on two surety bails of Rs.100,000 each by Kegalle Magistrate Court. However, no one placed bail. The youth who was arrested for allegedly setting fire to or attempting to set fire […]

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