Archive for May 17th, 2022

Shouldn’t Sri Lanka have defaulted on the settlement of the ISB of USD 500 million on 18th January 2022? Wouldn’t that have saved the Forex for the import of essential items?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

State of Sri Lanka’s Economy – Research Team Defaulting debt is a very complicated and painful matter. It is not a casual or frivolous matter. It is well known that various people had suggested to the Sri Lankan authorities at various times to default on its external public debt. They gave various reasons as to […]

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THE ECONOMY OF SRI LANKA Part 4 B4

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

KAMALIKA  PIERIS Sri Lanka’s gem-bearing gravels, called illam, are some of the richest in the world. The gravels yield sapphire, ruby, cat’s-eye and other chrysoberyls, spinel, garnet, beryl, tourmaline, topaz, quartz, and many other gemstones. The island was blessed with   geology that provided an ideal blend of chemistry, heat, pressure, time, weathering, for gem crystals […]

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How about thanking Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces for saving Tamil children from becoming Child Soldiers!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Bricks are easier to throw than Bouquets. Sri Lanka’s Armed Forces sadly have never got the accolades they deserve. They never will. Being grateful doesn’t fit into the scheme of things. Every time well-funded campaigns nit-pick on what they didn’t do ignoring all that they did. No national army in the world […]

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පිච්චිය නැතත්…

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

ප්‍ර සමරසිංහ පොඩි වලවල් හාරා, ඒවට සීරුවට ගස්ලබු ඇට දමා, උදේ හවස වතුර වත් කර, පොහොර වර්ග දමා හැදු එකම ගස්ලබු ගහක් අපේ ගෙවත්තේ එකල තිබ්බේ නැත. වත්ත පුරා තැනින් තැන තිබුනේ ගස්ලබු ගස්ය. පැලේ ලොකු වෙන කොටවත් ඒ වටේට සුද්ද කර කොළ රොඩු ටිකක් යහමින් එකතු කලේද යලටමහටය. කිසි සාත්තුවක් නැතුව ලොකු වුන ගස් […]

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How Can Sri Lankan PM Overcome the crisis by following Bangladesh’s ‘PM Sheikh Hasina Model’

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India, The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the people of Sri Lanka on Monday, that he will fulfil the promises he had made to them when he assumed office last Thursday after the fall of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government. In his first TV address after assuming office, Wickremesinghe listed the grave […]

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2022/05/15 දින අසිරිමත් තෙමගුල සිහිපත් කරමින් වෙසක් පොහෝ දින බර්ලින් බෞද්ධ මහා විහාරස්ථානයේ සිදු කරන ලද ශීල භාවනා වැඩසටහන

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

බර්ලින් බෞද්ධ මහා විහාරස්ථානය 2022/05/15 දින අසිරිමත් තෙමගුල සිහිපත් කරමින් වෙසක් පොහෝ දින බර්ලින් බෞද්ධ මහා විහාරස්ථානයේ සිදු කරන ලද ශීල භාවනා වැඩසටහන පිණ්ඩපාත චාරිකාව සහ දන්සල යන ආදිය විශාල ශ්‍රී ලාංකික පිරිසකගේ දායකත්වය ඇතිව සිදු කරන ලදි. එම පිංකම් හා සහභාගී වීමට ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් මෙන්ම ජර්මන් ජාතිකයන් තායි, බුරුම, බංග්ලාදේශ, චීන , ආජන්ටිනා ඇතුළුව […]

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Worldwide Devastation-The history of the British Empire’s violence.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

By Howard W. French Courtesy The Nation British colonials with a pet cheetah in Secunderabad, India, 1906. (Hulton Archive / Getty Images) In 2005, Britain’s then–Labour chancellor of the exchequer, Gordon Brown, chose the backdrop of Tanzania to make a dramatic statement about his nation’s unmatched record of imperial conquest and rule. The time is long gone,” […]

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Sri Lankan lawmakers fail in no-confidence motion bid

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Deutsche Welle (DW) Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said his country only has enough gasoline to last one more day, and is $74 billion short of funds to pay for essentials. Ruling party lawmakers in Sri Lanka blocked quicker debate of a no-confidence motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday, as the country’s economic crisis intensified. Opposition […]

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MPs’ residences attacked from April 4: Minister

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Claiming that attacks on MPs’ residences were not restricted to May 9, Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said today MPs residences were being attacked from April 4. He told Parliament that some organised groups started attacking the residences of MPs after the incident where the President’s private residence was surrounded by a group […]

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CID arrests MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested SLPP MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake this evening, in connection with the attack on the anti-government protest sites in Colombo on the 9th of May. The Attorney General, on Monday (May 16), instructed the CID to arrest 22 suspects including MPs Johnston Fernando, Milan Jayathilake, Sanath […]

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Ceypetco requests public not to queue up for petrol tomorrow

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The petrol supplies will be limited tomorrow (May 18), the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco) says. Hence, the general public is requested not to queue up for petrol tomorrow (May 18) unless essential. The petrol distribution process will resume on Thursday (May 19) as per usual, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation added.

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PM says existing parliamentary culture needs to be changed

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says it is high time the existing parliamentary culture underwent a change. Addressing today’s parliamentary session, the prime minister said the National Council should be established as the first step towards a change in the parliamentary culture. The ruling party today blocked the motion expressing displeasure against the President […]

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Proposal to suspend Parliament Standing Orders defeated

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The proposal to suspend Parliament Standing Orders to take up the debate on the motion expressing displeasure against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a matter of urgency was defeated in the Parliament today (May 17). The proposal tabled by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A. Sumanthiran was rejected in the parliament by a majority […]

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MP Ajith Rajapakse elected new Deputy Speaker of Parliament

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The nominee of ruling party Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Ajith Rajapakse has been selected as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament in a secret ballot that took place in the House today. He obtained 109 votes in total. He was voted in with a majority of 31 votes as MP Rohini […]

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