Archive for May, 2022

POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 3A

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Critics want to know whether Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange problem is a staged default”. Mick Moore has described it as the most man-made and voluntary economic crisis.” The current problems were made in the last two years, he said.  Sri Lanka’s current crisis cannot be blamed on global economic problems. No other Asian […]

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Is the Bar Association’s proposal a foothold in a slave system?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

By Upali Gunasekera The Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa told the media that he would not support the 21st Amendment to the Constitution which was to be presented to the Cabinet as it will not be in line with the Bar Association’s proposal. As a freelance sociologist, it is a responsibility of this writer […]

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සාගර ජලය මදි හැඩුවා !

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

From an FB post dated May 28 අද සිරස රාත්‍රී 7.00 ප්‍රවෘත්ති නැරඹූ බොහෝ දෙනෙකුගේ දෑසේ කදුළු බිදුවක් හෝ නොනැගුණා නම් ඒ පුදුමය කි. එසේම ලේ කෝප වන තරම් දර්ශන ද එම ප්‍රවුර්ති විකාශනය අතර තුරවිය. දුක හිතුනේ දකුණු ඉන්දියාවේ තමිල්නාඩුවේ පුංචි තේ කඩයක තේ බීමට එන වතු කම්කරුව න් වැනි දිළිදු ගැහැණු න් ගෙන් […]

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How To Make A Rain Fuel Generator

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Robert Murray-Smith This is the original article A droplet-based electricity generator with high instantaneous power density

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Sri Lanka Proposes Return to Higher Tax Rates to Win IMF Loan

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Courtesy Bloomberg UK Government plans to return to tax status before 2019 cuts Value-added tax to be raised to 12% in bid to boost revenues Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe proposed to raise tax rates to help meet conditions for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. The value added tax would rise to 12% […]

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Sri Lanka hikes tax rates to boost government revenues

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Courtesy Aljazeera The crisis-hit country’s inflation rose to 39.1 percent in May, its statistics office said on Tuesday. Sri Lanka’s cash-strapped government has announced a taxation overhaul to boost revenue amid the country’s crippling economic crisis, hiking value added taxes and corporate income tax, and slashing the relief given to individual taxpayers. Prime Minister Ranil […]

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Lanka government plans taxation overhaul

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

Courtesy The Telegraph online ‘The implementation of a strong fiscal consolidation plan is imperative through revenue enhancement as well as expenditure rationalisation measures. Sri Lanka’s cash-strapped government on Tuesday announced a taxation overhaul to boost revenue amid the country’s crippling economic crisis, hiking value added taxes and corporate income tax, and slashing the relief given […]

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කොවිඩ් 19 අවසානය සහ ඩිජිටල් යටත්විජිතවාදය: උඩු යටිකුරු වූ ලොවක සයිබර් යුද ප්‍රතිමූර්තිය

Monday, May 30th, 2022

ආචාර්‍ය ධරණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක මානව ඉතිහාසයේ වූ විශාලතම මුදල් හුවමාරුව සිදු වී ඇත්තේ කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගත කාලය අතරතුර මුහුණු ආවරණ සහ පෞද්ගලික ආරක්ෂණ උපාංග සමඟ මෙන් ම මෙම කාලවකවානුවේ දී සෙසු ලෝකය දරිද්‍රතාවට පත් ව ඇති බව ද පෙනී යයි. එබැවින්, ඔක්ස්ෆම් සංවිධානය (Oxfam)  විසින් ‘Inequality Kills’ නමින් කොවිඩ් 19 වසංගතයේ ආර්ථික පිරිවැය සහ ගෝලීය […]

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අනෙක් සියල්ල කිරීමට පෙර අගමැතිවරයා විසින් දැන්  වහාම කළ යුතුව ඇති කාර්‍යභාරයන් කීපයක්

Monday, May 30th, 2022

සුදත් ගුණසේකර. මහනුවර. අනෙක් සියල්ලටම පෙර රනිල් වික්‍රමසින්හ අගමැතිවරයා විසින් දැන්  වහාම කළ යුතුව ඇත්තේ උද්ගතව ඇති අලුත්ම තත්වය යටතේ වියරු වැටුන රටේ ජනතාව පාර්ලිමේතුව, රජගෙදර සහ අරලියගහ මැදුරටද ගිනි තැබීමට පෙර වහාම නව දේශපාලන සන්ස්කෘතියකින් වැඩ ආරම්භ කොට  ඒ සියළු ව්‍යශනයන්ගෙන් රට බේරාගැනීම යයි  මම යෝජනා කරමි ඔහුගේ අතීත ක්‍රියාකාරකම් අනුව මෙවැනි අතිෂයින්ම අර්බුධ […]

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Grow More Food

Monday, May 30th, 2022

 Sugath Kulatunga The Prime Minister is predicting a severe famine by August this year and has proposed an urgent food production drive. There have been many such drives previously which fizzled out quickly. This time it could be different. There will be real hunger and it will not be possible to import food stuff from […]

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Changes to the electoral system – should we continue with the current proportional representation system?

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Jayantha Gonsalkorale CPA Christchurch, New Zealand Suggestions and recommendations have been made by the Sri Lanka Bar Association to settle the current stalemate and to bring normalcy to Sri Lanka. The country is in an abyss and the biggest losers are the innocent people whose livelihood is dependent on a daily wage and often do […]

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Khilafat: A Divine Promise

Monday, May 30th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz. ((Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 27 May 2022, at ‘Masjid Mubarak’, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K. gave a discourse on Understanding the True Essence of Khilafat Day. Ahmadiyya Head (Khalifa) His Holiness, Hazrat […]

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Lankan President announces crash plan to meet food crisis  

Monday, May 30th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 30: The Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa came out of his political shell on Monday, and using his Executive authority, announced a crash plan to meet the impending food crisis. He issued instructions to Agriculture Ministry officials to immediately launch a public-private partnership to ensure food security in the […]

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If you are selling loss making entities it should be parliament & not SriLankan Airlines” – NPP (Video)

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Former Member of the Provincial Council of the National People’s Power Samantha Vidyaratne says that it is not right for Air Lanka to make a loss and sell it as a solution. This was at a press conference held yesterday (29). Samantha Vidyaratne emphasizes that if all institutions are to be sold […]

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Economic crisis: MR, ministers, CBSL Governor, Dr.PBJ ignored IMF warnings

Monday, May 30th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island It was disclosed before the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) yesterday (25), the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who served as the Finance Minister, had been briefed, in March-April 2020, on the impending financial crisis of unprecedented magnitude, but he had chosen to ignore the dire warning. The parliamentary […]

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Attack on Opposition Leader at Galle Face goes uninvestigated

Monday, May 30th, 2022

By Norman Palihawadane Courtesy The Island Police said yesterday that no complaint had been made about an incident where Opposition and SJB leader Sajith Premadasa was attacked at Galle Face, on 09 May, and therefore they had not been able to conduct an investigation. Neither Police Headquarters nor the Fort Police Station had received any […]

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Gnanasara Thera visits Saudi Arabia to discuss religious extremism in SL

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had reportedly extended its support to mitigate religious extremism in Sri Lanka during a special meeting they had with Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, who made a recent visit to Saudi on a special invitation, the Daily Mirror learns. Gnanasara Thera who presently heads the Presidential […]

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Central Bank says open account suspension won’t cause huge shortages

Monday, May 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Shrugging off concerns raised by various parties that the restrictions imposed on Open Account Payment Terms would lead to a large-scale shortage of essential food items, the Central Bank yesterday assured the public that it would ensure availability of foreign exchange through the banking system for the importation of essential goods, […]

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Is returning 19a dual citizenship only to be applicable to Basil?

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge There is a raucous regarding the need to return to 19a simply to bring back the dual citizenship clause. Magnanimous as the request is, the aim is to only remove Basil Rajapakse from Parliament. There is stark silence on others who are dual citizen not only in Parliament but in Public Service […]

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The Blurb on release of Book containing Essays in Honour of Maithri Panagoda

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Maithri Panagoda has led an exceptional life, worthy of being narrated as a story, from the perspective of Maithri himself and from the perspective of others providing fascinating biographical details of their encounters with Maithri at various stages of his remarkable life journey. Maithri’s autobiographical sketch ‘ Along the Dusty Road’ is a […]

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CAN RANIL PULL THROUGH THE PRESENT PANDEMONIUM?

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy The Daily News Everyone doesn’t agree on Ranil Wickremasinghe’s appointment as Prime Minister. He was the only Member of Parliament (from the National List) when the whole group of UNP candidates lost their Parliamentary seats. It took nearly a year to fill the UNP National List vacancy. In the end, […]

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Lankan PM proposes sweeping changes in Lanka’s governance system

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 29: The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday proposed sweeping changes in the country’s governance system in a television address to the nation. He proposed the re-adoption of the committee system of the 1930s and 40s to run ministries, with the chairmen of the committees becoming ministers. […]

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Lankan flights refuel at Kerala T’puram airport to trim fuel expenses

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Long-haul flights from Sri Lanka, which is grappling with fuel shortage, have been making a pitstop at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala for refuelling, Indian media reported. The SriLankan Airlines’ Airbus 330, heading to Melbourne in Australia from Colombo, landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport on Saturday for refuelling. An airbus, […]

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Additional funding from China will not complicate ties with India: Ranil

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Says no issues as long as SL doesn’t do any harm to India’s national security Shares additional aid and loan from China quite substantial Will reach out to Beijing after IMF deal is sealed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed confidence that Sri Lanka’s relationship with India would not be impacted as […]

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New committee system to strengthen Parliament’s financial powers – PM

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a new committee system will be introduced to strengthen the Parliament’s financial powers and a National Committee will be established to make the President and Prime Minister answerable to the Parliament.  He stated this while delivering a special statement on the 21st Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Police arrest more suspects for illegally storing and selling fuel

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that another 37 persons have been arrested for illegally storing fuel for the purpose of selling at a higher price. The suspects were arrested in 38 raids carried out within yesterday (28), police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said. A police spokesman said that 814 liters and 800 milliliters of […]

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Sri Lanka to pay $34 per barrel(US) for Russian oil

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka News Sri Lanka will pay $US72.6 million to buy a 90,000-tonne shipment of Russian oil docked at Colombo’s port for weeks, its energy minister says, as the island nation works to restart its only refinery and address a crippling energy crisis. That means Sri Lanka pays only $34 per barrel(US) when the market price […]

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The unseen hands behind the Aragala, by no longer “ peaceful”

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Dr.  Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington NZ The Aragalaya is the work of youth brain washed by the JVP  and supported and fed ( for 50 days now) by funds from Catholic Church, Vatican, Tiger Diaspora and Islamic state .They have  no coherent plans or ideas of what happens after Gota goes” . All of them […]

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Export Development and EDB

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga It was reported that the EDB Chairman Suresh de Mel insists boosting exports and celebrating exporters must be made a national priority, noting that it is the only sector generating a steady foreign exchange inflow to keep the economy afloat. He has stressed that we cannot grow as a country without exports. Any […]

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ගෝල්පේස් අරගලය (2022) හා කෝල්බෲක් කොමිෂම (1832)

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. ‘ලංකාවේ පොලිස් OIC ලා 184 දෙනාගෙන් 182 ක්ම පොහොට්ටු දේශපාලකයින් විසින් කරණ ලද පත්කිරීම්’– පොලිස්පති වික්‍රමරත්න ඔහුගේ ගැලවීමට දුන් උත්තරය හැඳින්වීම මෙය 2022 අප්‍රියෙල් 19 දා සිට ලියන මෙම ලිපි මාලාවේ හත්වන කොටසය. එම පෙර ලිපිවල මාතෘකාව වූයේ <ගෝල්පේස් වනාන්තරය, ගෝඨාභයගේ දෙවන යුද්ධය හා බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදා විසඳුම> යන්නය.  මා ලියූ […]

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