Archive for May 5th, 2022

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh: Bangladesh proves itself as a donor country from donation seeker by providing medical assistance to Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

John Rozario, Kornataka , India Bangladesh’s medical and financial assistance to Sri Lanka increases its image and prestige. Once upon a time, Bangladesh was a ‘bottomless pit’ and a donation seeker in the international arena. Now it is a donor and lending country. It shows all-South Asian countries how to revive from ashes. Bangladesh establishes […]

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Rajapaksa govt emerges stronger after Opposition candidate loses Deputy Speaker election

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Week MP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya was re-elected to the position from which he had resignedBy PTI Updated: May 05, 2022 14:21 IST(File) Mahinda Rajapaksa, on left, and Gotabaya Rajapaksa | Bhanu Prakash Chandra In a major victory for Sri Lanka’s embattled Rajapaksa clan, the government backed nominee on Thursday won the secret vote for the […]

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ආතල්ගමයි අනාගතයයි

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

ප්‍ර සමරසිංහ ආතල්ගමේ ප්‍රධාන අපේක්ෂාව වුනේ රටේ සියලුම හොරු එළවා රට පාරිශුද්ධ කිරීම. මේ අපේක්ෂාව මහ ඉහලින් සම්පුර්ණ වෙන්නේ 1977 න් පස්සේ රට හූර ගෙන කාපු හොරු රංචුවට අයත්, මේ දක්වා පැවති ආණ්ඩුවල මැති ඇමතිවරුන්ගේ ඉඳන් පරිපාලන සේවයේ නියතු නිලධාරින් සහ වෛද්‍යවරු,නීතිඥවරු, ඉංජිනේරුවරු, බැංකුකරුවෝ, ගුරුවරු, මාධ්‍යකරුවෝ, පූජකවරු කුදලා ගෙන ඇවිත්, කොළඹ ආතල්භුමියේ දි ප්‍රසිද්ධියේ පව් […]

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Tomorrow, tomorrow and so forth…

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E Even in uncertain times, especially times of political turmoil marked by continuous and widespread agitation as well as unmistakable confusion regarding governance and indeed governability, there is clarity on certain matters. It is clear, for example, that for all the political brouhaha of parliamentary intrigue and agitational grandstanding, what brought the citizen out […]

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Tribute to my Elder Brother

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

By Dr.Tilak S. Fernando My elder brother, M. R. Fernando, passed away on 5 May 1995. On his 27th death anniversary, I write this to him tribute because at the time of his death I was living in London. Everyone called him MR. He missed his university entrance as our father suffered from Typhoid fever. […]

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A season of (il)legitimacies

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E Politics is about claims and counter-claims. It is about profit-seeking through exaggeration and pooh-poohing. It is also about wild extrapolation of conclusions wrought in echo-chambers. It is as much about deception as it is about self-deception. Perhaps an example would illustrate the point. Way back in 2010, a few weeks before the presidential […]

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Bangladesh sends medical supplies worth US$ 2.32 million to Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Dhaka, May 5 (newsin.asia): The Government of Bangladesh donated much needed medical supplies to the people of Sri Lanka at the request of the Sri Lankan Government at a simple ceremony held at the State Guest House Padma in Dhaka on May 5. The urgent medical supplies provided are of a total value […]

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Sri Lanka Deputy Speaker’s re-election doesn’t bode well for no-confidence motion

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 4 (ECONOMYNEXT):  The near two thirds’ vote in favour of Sri Lanka’s government-backed deputy speaker candidate on Thursday (05) revealed the likelihood of the government easily defeating a proposed no confidence motion against it, opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam said. In an impassioned speech following the vote, Rasamanickam […]

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Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa-led govt emerges stronger after defeat of Opposition in dy speaker election

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy First Post This demonstrated the ruling SLPP coalition’s ability to prove their parliamentary majority despite raging public protests demanding their resignation for mishandling the country’s worst economic crisis Colombo: In a major victory for Sri Lanka’s embattled Rajapaksa clan, the government backed nominee on Thursday won the secret vote for the position of Deputy Speaker, […]

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Sabry tells Parliament some home truths

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Island Finance Minister Ali Sabry yesterday told Parliament that continuous budget deficits had led to accumulation of public debt, which was now unsustainable. In this process, I do not rule out the element of corruption, and therefore we need to emphasise the institutional factors, such as an independent judiciary, a credible Central Bank, […]

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IUSF protesters tear gassed near Parliament

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Police fired tear gas on students of the Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) who were protesting near Parliament entrance this evening.

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Sri Lanka tea exports lowest in 23 years

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Courtesy Daily Mirror AFP: Crisis-struck Sri Lanka’s vital tea exports have dropped to their lowest level in 23 years, official figures showed yesterday, hit by a fertiliser ban and the war in Ukraine.Tea is the island nation’s biggest export commodity, bringing in about US $ 1.3 billion annually before the current economic downturn, the worst […]

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