Archive for May 4th, 2022

Why didn’t HarinF tell the Cardinal about Easter Sunday attacks?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge According to the former SIS head Nilantha Jayawardena at least 15,000 people knew of an impending attack on Easter Sunday – to this list of 15,000 people included entire Parliament & even diplomatic missions. All of them are now trying to palm of their guilty conscience by accusing others. Amongst the MPs […]

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Politicians fiddle while Sri Lanka burns

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale Those who desire to treat politics and morals separately will never understand anything of either. The practice of politics not only can, but must be reconciled with the imperatives of honesty – Jean-Jacques Rousseau It is often said that politicians have the morals of alley cats. Some say asking a politician whether he or she is […]

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ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා 2022.05.03 වන දින අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතා වෙත එල්ල කරන ලද අසත්‍ය චෝදනා පිලිබඳව නීතිමය පියවර ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී කාර්යාලය ශ්‍රී ලංකා පදනම් ආයතනයේ දී  2022.05.03 දින පවත්වන්නට යෙදුනු මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවේ දී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට අයත් ඉඩම් ලෙසට යම් ඔප්පු අංක සහ ඉඩම්වල නම් ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ නායක පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක මහතා විසින් අසත්‍ය හා ජනතාව නොමගයවනසුළු ප්‍රකාශ කරමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල ප්‍රධානී යෝෂිත රාජපක්ෂ මහතාට […]

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Australian documentary contends corrupt transactions in Hambantota hospital project

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s leading investigative journalism and current affairs programme, Four Corners, recently released a documentary suggesting a major corruption case pertaining to the multi-million dollar hospital project in Hambantota The video reveals how Aspen Medical profited from the pandemic and got itself embroiled in an international criminal investigation into corruption […]

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අනුර කුමාර එලියට දැම්මේ යහපාලන දුෂණ විරෝධී කමිටුවට ආ තොරතුරුයි.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy Colombotoday යහපාලන සමයේදී අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ පවත්වාගෙන ගිය බවට චෝදනා එල්ලවූ දුෂණ විරෝධී කමිටුව වෙත සිවිල් සංවිධාන සහ මහජනතාව විසින් ලබා දුන් තොරතුරු ජවිපෙ නායක අනුර කුමාර දිසානායක අද (3) දින වීරයෙකු මෙන් මාධ්‍ය වෙත ලබා දුන් බවට පාරිභෝගික අයිතිවාසිකම් සුරැකීමේ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය පවසනවා. තම සංවිධානයද ඇතුළුව සිවිල් සංවිධාන රැසක් අල්ලස් හෝ දුෂණ වැළක්වීමේ කොමිෂන් […]

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‘MynaGoGama’ dismantled after court order

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

BY Buddhika Samaraweera Courtesy Aruna Police remove their vehicles, protestors remove their constructions Peaceful non-inconveniencing protests still permitted Following an order issued by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court and a heated debate between Police and protestors outside Temple Trees in Kollupitiya, vehicles parked on the pavement in the area and the constructions of the protest […]

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Sri Lanka to replace ‘unrealistic’ budget, in talks to extend World Bank aid

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia May 5 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka plans to replace its current unrealistic” budget and is in talks with the World Bank to extend its support by $300 million to $700 million, the country’s finance minister said on Wednesday. The island nation, hit hard by COVID-19 and short of revenue after steep tax cuts […]

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Lankan workers in essential services not to participate in May 6 strike

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 4 (newsin.asia): Representative of trade unions in a number of essential services have said that they will not support the strike which is expected to be launched on the 6th of May. The strike will cause inconvenience to the general public and will only help achieve narrow political gains, they said. […]

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‘විශ්වාස භංගයෙන් ආණ්ඩුව පෙරලමු.. ඉන්පසු වගකීම ගන්න බෑ..’ සජිත් කියයි…

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් සමගි ජන බලවේගය විසින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති විශ්වාසභංගය සඳහා සහාය ලබා දෙන්නේ විශ්වාස භංගයෙන් අනතුරුව රටේ වගකීම භාර ගැනීමට සූදානම් නම් පමණක් බව පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියෝ සඳහන් කරති. විශ්වාසභංගයකින් ආණ්ඩුවක් පරාජය කල යුත්තේ ආණ්ඩුවක් පිහිටුවා එම වගකීම ගෙන ආණ්ඩුව කරගෙන යා හැකි නම් පමණක් බවත් එසේ […]

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Sri Lanka posts the lowest tea exports in 23 years

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Coutesy Taipei Times FERTILIZER BAN: Asia Siyaka Commodities blamed the drop on the agrochemical ban, a government push to transform the country’s farms into 100 percent organic Sri Lanka’s tea exports have dropped to their lowest level in 23 years, official figures showed yesterday, hit by a fertilizer ban and Russia’s war against Ukraine. Tea is […]

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Sri Lanka crisis will last at least two more years: govt

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy MailOnLine Buddhist monks protest outside the president’s office in Colombo on Wednesday Sri Lanka will have to endure its unprecedented economic hardships for at least two more years, the country’s finance minister said Wednesday while warning of an imminent cash crunch. Months of blackouts and acute shortages of food, fuel and pharmaceuticals have brought […]

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The Genuine Article?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

By Michael Gregson Courtesy Ceylon Today You can’t believe everything you read on the internet – especially these days, with so many false claims and misleading stories. Some governments have even taken to blocking social media to prevent ‘rumours’ spreading. In fact, no less than 32 countries in Asia restrict social media platforms in some […]

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Private sector demanded tax cut soon after govt. came to power: Ranil

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror It was the private sector that demanded a tax cut soon after the present government came into power, Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today.  “No politicaian in the government wanted a tax cut, as it was the private sector that wanted it,” he said.  The former Premier also found […]

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Sri Lanka’s foreign liquidity reserves critically low, govt planning new budget: Sabry

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Finance Ali Sabry, delivering a special statement in parliament today (May 05), revealed that Sri Lanka’s foreign liquidity reserves, which amounted to USD 7.6 billion by the end of 2019, have dropped to a critically low level below USD 50 million. Speaking further, the lawmaker said the reserves declined to USD […]

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Court order issued on the protesters near Temple Trees

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Fort Magistrate’s Court has issued a court order for the removal of all the structures, vehicle and belonging of protesters near Temple Trees in Kollupitiya, that cause obstructions to the pedestrians using the pavement and inconveniences the public. However, the court order further says that it does not impede the protests carried […]

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Dinesh refutes rumours on prime minister resigning

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, addressing the rumours circulated on the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, said the reports are baseless. He made these remarks speaking to the media following the meeting of the parliamentary group of the ruling party today (May 04). When asked about the rumours stating that the prime minister is […]

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USD selling rate hits Rs. 370 at several banks

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana UPDATE: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has announced the official exchange rates of the US Dollar. Accordingly, the selling rate of the USD is listed as Rs. 350.05 and the buying rate is Rs. 362.99, according to the central bank.  Several licensed commercial banks in Sri Lanka today (May 04) announced their […]

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