Archive for April 30th, 2022

What is the Sri Lankan President up to?

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The President of Sri Lanka came to power in November 2019 with an overwhelming majority promising to deliver on his manifesto. He will go down in history as one of the most unluckiest leaders walking into a covid crisis – deaths & lockdowns, vaccinations & dealing with the collapse of revenue. This […]

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Sri Lanka’s Protestors – Your solutions, please

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Governments are changed by elections. The people’s sovereignty is claimed during an election where they either elect or reject political parties or politicians. Suddenly, we are seeing people demand the stepping down of the entire government apparatus. Are Protestors the voice of the entire voting population. Does the demands of the protestors […]

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හොඳම අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති වීමට නම් . . .  

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් ලංකාවටම සිටියේ අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිලා එක්කෙනය ඒ කන්නන්ගරය. එක අද්යාපන ලේකම්ය ඒ ප්‍රේමදාස උඩගමය. නව අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිගේ තාත්තාත් අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිය. තාත්තා කරපු දෙයක් නම් මම දන්නේ නැත. අලුත් අධ්‍යාපන ඇමතිට  තාත්තාගේ නමත් රැකගෙන හොඳම අධ්‍යාපන ඇමති වීමේ අවස්තාව ලැබී තිබේ. වැඩේ සිම්පල් ය. කළයුතුව ඇත්තේ information highways සෑදීමය. තරුණයින්ගේ විස්මිත හැකියාවන් අපතේ යා නොදී […]

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SRI LANKA IS FALLING BACK TO RECEIVE MEDICINES DONATED ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE DUE TO LETHARGY OF SRI LANKA HIGH COMMISSION OFFICIALS IN OTTAWA  AND SOME BUREAUCRATS IN COLOMBO.

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

By Noor Nizam – Peace and Political Activist, Political Communications Researcher, Convener – The Muslim Voice”, April 30th., 2022. The news item published in “ColomboPage” dated 30th., April, 2022 which is attached below is of great interest to me a “PATRIOTIC SRI LANKAN-CANADIAN CITIZEN” domiciled in Canada. “Indonesia donates 3.1 tonnes of humanitarian aid to […]

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මැයි දින පණිවුඩය

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජයේ අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය සමස්ත පුරවැසියන්ගේ අභිවෘද්ධිය වෙනුවෙන් දිවා රෑ නොබලා වෙහෙසෙන ආදරණීය කම්කරු ජනතාවට මාගේ හෘදයාංගම සුභාශිංසනය පිරිනමමි. වසර දෙකකට අධික කාලයක් ලෝක වසංගත තත්ත්වය හමුවේ විවිධ ආර්ථික දුෂ්කරතාවලට මුහුණ දුන් ඔබ, රට හමුවේ පවතින මෙම ආර්ථික අර්බුදය හේතුවෙන්ද පීඩාවට පත්ව ඇති බව නොරහසකි. අනපේක්ෂිතව මුහුණ පෑමට සිදුවූ මෙම ආර්ථික […]

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Sri Lanka says IMF bailout three months away

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

https://borneobulletin.com COLOMBO (AFP) – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout package for crisis-hit Sri Lanka could take up to three months to arrive, the country’s central bank chief said on Friday, as anti-government protests over the economic crisis continue to escalate. The island nation of 22 million people has been rocked by months of acute […]

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Premier Mahinda ready to bow out

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

By Norman Palihawadana Courtesy Island Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday told The Island that he was ready to accept any decision taken by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa about the post of Prime Minister. If the President decides to replace me with another person, I am ready to accept that. We must respect and accept the decisions taken by […]

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Prices of 60 varieties of medicinal drugs increased by 40%

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Health Prof. Channa Jayasumana has issued a Gazette Extraordinary, allowing a price increase on a total of 60 varieties of medicinal drugs. As per the communiqué, dated April 28, the traders, distributors, pharmacists, medical practitioners, dentists, veterinary surgeons, medical institutions including private medical institutions, and pharmacies are permitted to raise the […]

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Finance Ministry’s statement on recent meetings with IMF, World Bank

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Finance says international financial institutions (IFIs), including the IMF, the ADB and the World Bank, have emphasized the importance of maintaining social stability and protecting democratic institutions in the country for them to assist Sri Lanka to effectively manage the economic issues confronted by the country and the people.  The […]

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Over 96% of Sri Lankans want all politicians audited: CPA survey finds

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The latest findings of the survey Confidence in Democratic Governance Index (Wave 2) have found that an overwhelming majority of Sri Lankans have been affected by the current crisis. The survey conducted by the Social Indicator (SI), the survey research arm of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), aims to capture a snapshot […]

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Finance Minister says no choice but to raise sales tax

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s finance minister has told the BBC he has no choice but to hike the country’s sales tax as it faces its worst-ever economic crisis. In an exclusive interview, Ali Sabry conceded the government made a mistake when it almost halved the rate of value-added tax (VAT) to 8% in 2019. Mr […]

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