Archive for May 16th, 2022

HOW TO GET OUT OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC CRISIS IN SRI LANKA

Monday, May 16th, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS It is reported that Sri Lanka has a gigantic economic crisis. The major reason is the mismanagement of the economy since 1978, and money printing without control began in the late 1980s and has been continued by later governments.  There are reported cases in that the Rajapaksa family associated with investment projects […]

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Masks of democracy and energy geopolitics: Is Full Spectrum Dominance the endgame?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

 Dr. Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake South Asia’s Arab Spring has arrived amid energy wars and slow tectonic shifts in power and wealth eastward to Asia and the Indian Ocean Region. This has been hastened by the new Cold War proxy-war in Ukraine, US-led sanctions on energy-rich Russia and a refugee crisis in Europe.  Two regime change operations […]

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වර්තමාන සමාජය ගිනිබත් කරන පෘතුගීසි ආභාෂය.

Monday, May 16th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි  අපේ රට ගිනිබත් කලේ වරක් දෙවරක් නොවේ. මේ රට, ඉතිහාසය තුලදී දස දහස්වාරයක් ගිනිබත් කොට විනාශ කල රටකි. ඒ රටට බටහිර ජාතීන්ගේ ගලා ඒම ආරම්භවුයේ 1505 වසරේදී වන අතර, 1518දී එවකට කෝට්ටේ රාජධානිය පාලනය කල බුවනෙකබාහු රජතුමාගෙන්, ගෙරිහම් කඩක් එලා ගන්නට තරම් කුඩා භූමියක් ඉල්ලු පෘතුගීසින්, ඒ ගෙරිහම් කඩ එළිම ආරම්භ කල […]

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THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA Part 4 B3

Monday, May 16th, 2022

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Sri Lanka gems  are celebrated worldwide for  their high quality, their clarity, transparency and saturation. Some are  with private collectors, others are in prestigious museums, a few were bought for necklaces for royalty. In Britain,  a Sri Lanka gem  was at  the centre of the engagement ring worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, […]

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ජූලි චං අන්ර චූන්

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් යකා පේන තරම් කළු නැතය කියූ බෝං-අගේන් අන්ර, ජූලි චං බැහැ දකින්නට ගියේය. පස්ස දොරෙන් ඇතුළු වී ඉස්සරහ දොරෙන් මතු විය. දැන් දැන් අවවාද අනුශාසනා ලැබෙන්නේ ඇමරිකන් එම්බසියෙන්ය. උතුරු කොරියාවෙන් කිම් ඉල සුං නොවේය. වෙනස මරුය. කියුබාව දෙස බලන්නට අන්ර ජූලි චංට  කිව්වද දන්නෙත් නැත. කියුබාව පරෙස්සම් වෙන්න ඕන දැන් ය. අන්රගෙ ස්ලෙව්ස්ලා  […]

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THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA Part 4 B2

Monday, May 16th, 2022

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Sri Lanka is best known for the following gemstones: Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Cymophane, ‘Cats eye’, Garnet, Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Topaz, Tourmaline and Zircon.   Agate is a semi-precious gem occurring in a wide range of colors including brown, white, red, grey, pink, black, and yellow. Sri Lanka is known for […]

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“Gravitas Plus: Which countries could go the Sri Lanka way” on YouTube

Monday, May 16th, 2022

WION Sri Lanka’s debt crisis is a warning to the world. The World Bank says a global debt storm is coming. It could engulf 70 developing countries & make their economies fall like dominoes. What are the threats they face? How can they be averted? Palki Sharma explains.

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THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA Part 4 B1

Monday, May 16th, 2022

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Sri Lanka is one of the top gem bearing countries in the world. It has the highest density of gems in the world and is known the world over as a destination for over 75 varieties of precious and semi-precious gemstones. Sri Lanka is best known for the following gemstones: Agate, ,Amethyst, Aquamarine, […]

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NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON THE PROPOSED 21ST AND 22ND AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION SUBMITTED BY SJB / GROUP OF ELEVEN POLITICAL PARTIES AND THE PROPOSAL OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION TO ABOLISH THE EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY

Monday, May 16th, 2022

National Joint Committee The SJB has proposed an amendment to the Constitution to abolish the Executive Presidential system without changing the current electoral system or repealing the 13th Amendment. The Bar Association proposal to abolish the Executive Presidential System is on similar lines.  The Need to Change the Electoral System. The proportional representation system was […]

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ලෙඩ්ඩු හරවා යවන්න නීතියෙන් ඉඩක් නැති ලන්ඩන් දොස්තරලා  

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ගාල්ලේ දෙව්සිරි පී. හේවාවිදාන ලන්ඩන් නුවර සිට ලියයි මැයි 15 ඉරිදා සති අග අරුණ ලෙඩේ මොකක්ද ඔයා මොන පක්ෂෙද තමන්ගෙන් ප්‍රතිකාර ගන්නට ආ ප්‍රසන්න රණතුංග මන්ත්‍රිවරයාට දේශපාලන හේතූන් මත ප්‍රතිකාර නොකළ විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍යවරයෙක් වන මහාචාර්ය රනිල් ජයවර්ධන එක් පිරිසකට වීරයෙකි. තවත් පිරිසකට ද්‍රෝහියෙකි. ඒ අතරේ සැත්කමට භාජනය කර සිටි විමලවීර දිසානායක මන්ත්‍රිවරයාට රෝහලේදි සෞඛ්‍ය කාර්ය […]

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Holidays to Sri Lanka cancelled as FCDO travel advice changes

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ByDanielle-Kate Wroe Steven SmithNetwork Content Editor Courtesy Cornwalllive TUI has cancelled holidays to the destination until May 31 Holidays to Sri Lanka are being cancelled as the British government advises people not to travel there. TUI has cancelled all trips until May 31. The Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to the […]

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Sri Lanka out of petrol as economic crisis deepens

Monday, May 16th, 2022

ByMary Izuaka Courtesy Premium Times The Indian Ocean Island nation faces its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. Sri Lanka’s newly appointed prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, announced Monday that the country has run out of petrol stock. Reuters reports that Mr Wickremesinghe disclosed this in an address to the nation amid uncertainties over fuel […]

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The next couple of months will be the most difficult of our lives, PM informs the nation

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Monday said the next couple of months will be the most difficult ones in the lives of all citizens and the country must prepare to make some sacrifices and face the challenges of this period. In a special statement, Wickremesinghe said he had no desire to hide the […]

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230 arrested for recent violent incidents: Police seek public help to net more

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Some 230 people have been arrested over various charges including  violation of curfew, attacking public, causing damages to public and private properties since May 9. Police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said 68 out of them have been remanded. He said among the arrested, 71 were from the Western Province, 43 from […]

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Buses burnt, like in middle of terrorism: Gemunu

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The buses that were provided to support the struggle by our association on May 9 were burnt as if they were destroyed during the height terrorist activities. Therefore, the police should take action to arrest those involved the incidents, Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said. He told […]

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Committee led by Ruwan to look into facilities at ’’GotaGoGama’’

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a committee led by former Minister Ruwan Wijewardene to look into the security, health and other needs of “GotaGoGama” at Galle Face. The committee includes officials from the Colombo Municipal Council, Urban Development Authority, Health Ministry, Police and Army.

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Prime Minister’s special statement

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s special statement addressing the nation commenced, a short while ago.  He stated that last Thursday, he had accepted the Premiership of Sri Lanka.  I did not ask for that position. In the face of the crisis situation in the country, the President invited me to accept this position,” he […]

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SJB MPs decide to support new govt without accepting posts

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The parliamentary group of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has unanimously decided to fully support all progressive steps taken by the new government and development activities through parliamentary processes, without accepting any posts.  The party said in a statement that the decision was taken at a meeting of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya’s parliamentary […]

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10-party alliance reach agreement on supporting new govt.

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana During a discussion with the Prime Minister, the 10 political parties that quit the former government have assured that they would contribute to the new government’s efforts through the National Council and the Parliament Oversight Committees proposed to be set up. Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) leader MP Udaya Gammanpila stated this while speaking […]

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