Archive for May 6th, 2022

Post of President

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga  It was a pleasure to see Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka defending the post of President against the popular will of the party of which he is the Chairman. His argument was based on the significance of the post in national security on which his expertise cannot be questioned. The demand for the abolition […]

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Summary of Recommendations to Revive Sri Lankan Agriculture

Friday, May 6th, 2022

The Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture in Sri Lanka (AMSA-Sri Lanka) The Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture in Sri Lanka (AMSA-Sri Lanka) proposes thefollowing short-, medium- and long-term measures to address immediate and medium- to longtermthreats faced by Sri Lankan Agriculture.Immediate threat:An imminent threat of widespread crop failure in the next two seasons leading to […]

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Recommendations to Revive Sri Lankan Agriculture

Friday, May 6th, 2022

The Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture in Sri Lanka (AMSA-Sri Lanka) The Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture in Sri Lanka (AMSA-Sri Lanka) proposes thefollowing short-, medium- and long-term measures to address immediate and medium- to longtermthreats faced by Sri Lankan Agriculture.Immediate Threat:There is an imminent threat of widespread crop failure in the current (2022) Yala […]

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Sri Lanka ‘risks running out of food and fuel’ and could descend into ‘anarchy’, former energy minister says

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Paul Kelso Courtesy Sky News Udaya Gammanpila has issued the warning after being sacked for criticising government policy that has taken the country to the brink of bankruptcy. Sri Lanka could run out of fuel and food in the next month, according to the former energy minister. Udaya Gammanpila was sacked earlier this year for […]

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IMF and the Sri Lanka bailout drama

Friday, May 6th, 2022

By Kandaswami Subramanian Courtesy The Indian Express How many more International Monetary Fund programmes will Lanka need to put itself through to reach that manna of economic stabilisation? This is not the first time that Sri Lanka has come out of a battle with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is sufficiently battle-scarred over the years […]

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President declares state of emergency in Sri Lanka

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A state of emergency will be declared by the President with effect from midnight today (May 06), the President’s Media Division said.  The PMD states that the state of emergency will be declared in accordance with the powers vested in the President by the Constitution to safeguard the well-being of the country and […]

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President requests PM to resign at cabinet meeting – sources

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with the backing of several Cabinet Ministers, has requested Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from his position, during the special Cabinet meeting today (06), sources told Ada Derana. It is reported that several cabinet ministers had backed the request made by the President. However, it is also reported that […]

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Ranjith Siyambalapitiya to resign as Deputy Speaker again

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana MP Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, who was re-elected as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament yesterday, says he has decided to once again resign from the position.  It is reported that he is expected to officially tender his resignation to the President shortly.  The SLPP parliamentarian was re-elected as Deputy Speaker of Parliament yesterday (May 05) […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa plotted with LTTE and defeated me in the elections – Ranil (Video)

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that he has never had deals with the Rajapaksa family. MP Wickremasinghe said that Mahinda Rajapaksa had plotted with LTTE leader Prabaharan to defeat him in the elections. The former Prime Minister made these comments in Parliament today (06) in response to the allegations made by […]

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