Archive for May 12th, 2022

Wind Power to our rescue

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

by Garvin Karunaratne These days when we have to live with hours of power cuts, and when we are really short of dollars- scraping the barrel, my theory that wind power offers the solution to our power requirements comes to the forefront. I enclose a write up by eesrilanka wordpress.com/2019/04/13/playing with history: __________________________________________________________ C2. Buying Power […]

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Why Myanmar Should Have ‘Friendship and Neighbourhood policy to Bangladesh’?

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Fumiko Yamada Bangladesh and Myanmar share a land boundary of 271 kilometers. Prior to their establishment as contemporary nation states, both countries had a long history of exchanging political, cultural, and economic concerns. They also share a common history of British colonialism. The relationship between these two countries is based on demography rather than geography. […]

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අරගලය ජවිපෙ ට යද්දී රට රනිල්ට යයි

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

 චින්තන ධර්මදාස උපුටා ගැන්ම  අරුණ පුවත් මේ වෙලාවේ රටට ඕන රනිල් මං ප්‍රතිසංස්කරණවාදියෙක්. කොයි විදිහකින්වත් සිස්ටම් චේන්ජ් වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී ඉන්න කෙනෙක් නෙමෙයි. කවුරු හරි එහෙම එකක් කරනවා නම් පැත්තකට වෙලා බලන් ඉන්නවා මිස විරුද්ධතාවයක් නෑ. අපි එක එක්කෙනා විශ්වාස කරන දේශපාලනය වෙනස්. රනිල් කියන්නෙ මගේ ප්‍රියතම දේශපාලකයා නෙමෙයි. රනිල්ට ජනතා දේශපාලනය තේරෙන්නෙ නැති ප්‍රශ්නයක් තියෙනවා […]

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පුද්ගල චරිත මතුවේ, නිර්පාක්ෂික හැව ගැලැවේ, අරගලය ඉදිරියටම….

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

MALINDA SENEVIRATN​E අදේශපාලනික අරගලකරුවන් සිටිය නොහැක. නිශ්චිත නොවුනත්, දේශපාලනික පක්ෂ සහ ඒවායේ අරමුණු සමග අනන්‍ය නොවුනත්, අරගලකරුවා දේශපාලනිකයි. අදේශපාලනික අරගලකරුවන් සිටිය නොහැකි නමුත් නිර්පාක්ෂික අරගලකරුවන් සිටිය හැක.  නිර්පාක්ෂික අරගලකරුවන් අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම නිර්පාක්ෂික නොවූ අරගලකරුවන්ට වඩා උසස් වන්නේ ද පහත් වන්නේ ද නැත. එහෙත් යම් දේශපාලන සංවිධානයක් සමග අනන්‍ය වී ඇති අතරම තමුන් ‘නිර්පාක්ෂික’ යැයි කියන, ‘නිර්පාක්ෂිකයෙකු’ […]

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THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA Pt 4 A

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Sri Lanka possesses an abundance of minerals. The best known of these in Sri Lanka is our gemstones. Sri Lanka also has an abundance of good quality non-metallic mineral resources. They are mainly industrial minerals. These include Apatite, Calcite, Clay, Dolomite,  Feldspar, Garnet sand, Graphite, Ilmenite, Kaolin, Mica, Quartz, Rutile, Silica Sand, and […]

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Sri Lanka’s Demise: What has to be done immediately.

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

By Garvin Karunaratne, former Government Agent, Matara Sri lanka my beloved motherland has descended to chaos. The causes are many, mainly by the country closely following the IMF’s Structural Adjustment Programme since it was imposed at the end of 1977 when President Jayawardena requested financial help and the ineptitude of our leaders. I have since […]

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යල කන්නයේ පොහොර අවශ්‍යතාවය කඩිනමින් ඉන්දියාවෙන් සැපයෙන තීරණයක්

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi යල කන්නයේ පොහොර අවශ්‍යතාවය කඩිනමින් ඉන්දියාවෙන් සැපයෙන තීරණයක්ඉදිරි යල වගා කන්නයේ වී වගාව සඳහා අවශ්‍ය යූරියා සැපයීම පිළිබඳව සාකච්ඡා කර තීරණ ගැනීම සඳහා නවදිල්ලියේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් මිලින්ද මොරගොඩ මහතා අද (12) ඉන්දියාවේ ජාතික පොහොර දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ ලේකම් රාෙජ්ෂ් කුමාර් චතුර්වේදි මහතා හමුවිය. මෙම කන්නයේ වී සඳහා යූරියා […]

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Press release issued by the Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture (AMSA) Sri Lanka regarding the present crisis in the Agriculture Sector

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

The Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture (AMSA) in Sri Lanka The Academics’ Movement to Safeguard Agriculture (AMSA) in Sri Lanka expresses grave concern about the potential impact of the current national crisis on the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka. First, we vehemently condemn the brutal assault launched against the peaceful protesters in front of Galle […]

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Lines of credit extended to Sri Lanka may go through rough patch: Exim Bank

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Courtesy Business Standard Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), however, said there is no overdue payment from the Sri Lankan government as of now The lines of credit extended to the Sri Lankan government by India Exim Bank may go through a “rough patch” as the island nation faces the worst economic crisis, a senior bank […]

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Time is running out to save Sri Lanka from total economic collapse

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Rashmee Roshan Lall OpenDemocracy Oonce hailed as South Asia’s ‘success story’, the island nation has faced months of escalating violent unrest. Sri Lanka is in a state of chaos. Faced with the worst economic crisis of its 74 years of independence, the country has been roiled by days of violent unrest – leading the government […]

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‘You can’t throw out a president’: Namal Rajapaksa on Sri Lanka crisis

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Akshaya Nath Courtesy India Today Speaking about the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, MP Namal Rajapaksa said one cannot throw out a president as it will deepen the political instability. Since the start of the economic crisis, Opposition leaders have called for the removal of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from office. Namal Rajapaksa, the son of […]

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MR felicitates Ranil

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Courtesy Daily Mirror Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa extended his wishes to newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. In a twitter post, he said “Congratulations to the newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. I wish you all the best as you navigate in these troubled times,”

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Public requested to provide information on violent acts

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Courtesy Ada Derana The Ministry of Defence has requested the general public to inform the details of criminal activities by mobs or violent groups and incidents of damaging of public and private properties, looting and assaults from any parts of the island. The public can provide such information through the following contact numbers: Defence Ministry […]

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President responds to Sajith’s letter on Premiership

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, responding to the letter directed by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa has said the decision to appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as the new Prime Minister cannot be reversed at the moment. You refused my prior invitations to accept the Premiership. Following discussions with political party leaders representing the parliament, I have appointed […]

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Accepted premiership to deliver solutions, PM Ranil says

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Courtesy AdaDerana Newly-appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he accepted the President’s invitation by choosing to deliver solutions over practicing petty politics. Speaking to the media following his swearing-in, PM Wickremesinghe stressed that the country’s economy needs to be rescued and the people are living with great difficulty.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as new Prime Minister

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Courtesy AdaDerana The Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe took oath before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House this evening (May 12). Secretary to the President Gamini Senarath and Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe were also present on the occasion.  […]

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