Archive for May 18th, 2022

Practical approach to solving Sri Lanka’s crisis

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge A crisis is the best time to analyze what went wrong & what we can do to correct this. A constitution is just a piece of paper. Its applicability is what matters. Its applicability by the correct persons is equally important. The problem lies in the issue of definition of ‘correct persons’. […]

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Warning of an unprecedented nemesis to Sri Lanka if the Kotmale Dam breaches by an LTTE attack

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Dr Sudath Gunasekara This is a letter I wrote to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the present President,  in 2006 from Texas USA, when I was holidaying at my younger daughter Achala when he was the Defense Secretary in President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government requesting him to take immediate safety measures against a possible LTTE attack on the Kotmale […]

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“රටම වවමු – එක්ව දිනමු !” ආහාර නිෂ්පාදන වැඩසටහන

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Mr. D R Kanchana The Secretary Agriculture Graduate’s Association of the Sri Lanka Agriculture Service මෙරට තුළ ඇති වී ඇති ආර්ථික අර්බුදය හමුවේ ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් ලෙස අප  ආහාර සුරක්ෂිතතාව” පිළිබඳව වෙනදාට වඩා වැඩි වශයෙන් කතා බහ කරන කාලයක් නිර්මාණය වී ඇත. එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ ආහාර හා කෘෂිකර්ම සංවිධානයට (FAO) අනුව, සියළුම මිනිසුන්ට ඔවුන්ගේ ආහාර අවශ්‍යතාවයන් සපුරාලීමට ප්‍රමාණවත් පරිදි සෑම […]

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Why Should South Asian Countries be thankful and grateful to India?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India South Asian countries should be thankful and grateful to India for various reasons. India is a friend in need to all South Asian countries. Despite having some internal problems, India always tries to help others. Even, India set examples by assisting Pakistan at different times.  However, since the start of the […]

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Doesn’t JVP want to win elections?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge JVP is undoubtedly the best organized political party in Sri Lanka. It is also the richest party in Sri Lanka. Its base includes the youth & adults & disenchanted voters of other parties. Prior to every election, the JVP take pains to support the ground campaigning of other parties instead of its […]

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ගෝල්පේස් වනාන්තරය, ගෝඨාභයගේ දෙවන යුද්ධය හා බෞද්ධ මධ්‍යම ප්‍රතිපදා විසඳුම –  (6 කොටස).

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D. ‘අපේ ප්‍රධාන ඉල්ලීම ජනාධිපතිතුමා ගෙදර යන එක. ජනාධිපතිතුමා ගෙදර යාමෙන් පස්සේ සම්පූර්ණ සිස්ටම් චේන්ජ් එකක් සඳහා ලස්සනට පැහැදිලිව මේකේ යෝජනාවලියක් ඉදිරිපත් වෙලා තියෙනවා’ – රතිදු සේනාරත්න හෙවත් රැට්ටා බැටරිය වැඩකරන්නේ ධන (+) හා රින (-) යන බල දෙකේ එකතුව නිසාය. මානව ශිෂ්ටාචාර ගොඩනැඟී තිබෙන්නේ එකිනෙකට ප්‍රතිවිරුද්ධ පරිසර දෙකක්-ගඟක්/කාන්තාරයක්, කන්ඳක්/තැනිතලාවක්, ශීත-උණුසුම් දේශගුණ […]

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Separating Bhikkus from Laypersons: Bhikku’s must enter only Bhikku universities

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge One of the biggest mistakes made post-1978 was to create a lay-focused education system for Bhikkus allowing them to enter universities/institutes with laypersons. This resulted in the decline in the importance given to pirivena education system as well as the Bhikkus. While this is not to discuss or debate on Bhikkus, it […]

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18 May 2009 Sri Lanka defeats LTTE: If you can’t name the dead 40,000 there is no ‘genocide’

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka’s conflict is defined a non-international armed conflict. LTTE was an armed non-state actor. 3 decades of armed militancy ended on 18 May 2009. The military offensive took place amidst a humanitarian rescue operation that saved 294,000 people. The victory was marred by allegations initiated by entities linked to the militants. The most […]

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More pain in Sri Lanka before any resolution to crisis

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

By Jorgelina do Rosario and Swati Bhat Courtesy FXEmpire By Jorgelina do Rosario and Swati Bhat (Reuters) -Running out of petrol, medicines and foreign reserves, once-booming Sri Lanka is in a mess. And the measures needed to pull its economy out of the unparalleled crisis are likely to bring even more pain.Advertisement 71% of retail […]

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JPMorgan backs Sri Lanka bonds on bets that crippling crisis to ease

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy Reuters LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. investment bank JPMorgan backed Sri Lanka’s crisis-hit government bonds on Wednesday, saying recent political changes in the country should gradually improve its strains and help its talks with the International Monetary Fund. Adding an ‘overweight’ – effectively a buy recommendation – JPMorgan analysts said: “political stability should […]

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Sri Lanka to default on debt, no money for fuel: minister

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Star Sri Lanka was expected to be placed into default by rating agencies on Wednesday after the non-payment of coupons on two of its sovereign bonds, while the energy minister said the country had run out of money to pay for fuel. An economic crisis unprecedented in the country’s history since independence […]

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Sri Lanka violence: Burnt-out super cars and ransacked hotels are remains of fury

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

By Nicole Johnston, news reporter, Sri Lanka Courtesy Sky News It’s difficult to fathom the fury that people must have felt to not only set fire to it and smash it to pieces, but also loot everything they could get their hands on. An hour’s drive from Colombo, a luxury hotel wedding venue was utterly […]

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SJB thinking how they could marginalize me: Ranil

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa were engaged in an open dialogue in Parliament yesterday for the first time after the two split giving birth to the Samagi Jana Balawegiaya(SJB), Prime Minister Wickremesinghe who started the dialogue said in a lighter vein that the SJB was not […]

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Energy Minister says petrol unavailable for two days

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara has requested the general public to refrain from waiting in queues to obtain petrol as supplies are unavailable today and tomorrow (May 19 and 20). Giving an update on the fuel stocks available in the country during today’s parliamentary session, the lawmaker pledged to resolve the […]

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Ramesh Pathirana’s revelation in parliament regarding attack on protesters

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Inspector-General of Police and the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security had given directives not to use water cannons and tear gas at the ruling party supporters who were heading towards the GotaGoGama protest site at the Galle Face Green on the 9th of May, says MP Ramesh Pathirana. The former […]

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MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayatilleke remanded

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court has ordered to remand SLPP MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayatilleke until May 25.  The two parliamentarians, who were arrested in connection with the attack on the anti-government protest sites in Colombo on the 9th of May, were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court earlier today.  The […]

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“අද සිදුවෙන දේ ගැන සම්පූර්ණ චිත්‍රය දකින්න. ආර්ථික ආපදාව ‘පූර්ණ මානව ආපදාවක්’ බවට පත් කොට ‘මේ රටේ බින්න බැසීමේ බාහිර බලවතුන්ගේ ප්ලෑන් එකේ’ කොටස්කරුවෙකු වෙන්න එපා!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ ජාතියෙන් කළ විශේෂ ඉල්ලීම

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‘අයිය-මල්ලිගෙ ප‍්‍රශ්ණ.. ෂේප් එකේ ඉන්න..’ ගෝල්ෆේස් ගැටුම වලකන්න ගිය දේශබන්දුට පොලිස්පති කියලා..

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් පසුගිය නම් වෙනිදා ගාලු මුවදොර විරෝධතාවයට පහරදීමට එමින් සිටි පිරිස වලක්වීම සඳහා ජනාධිපතිවරයා තමන්ට නියෝග ලබාදී තිබූ බව කොළඹ දිසාව භාර නියෝජ්‍ය පොලිස්පති දේශබන්දු තෙන්නකෝන් මහතා සඳහන් කර තිබේ. ජනාධිපති වරයාගේ නියෝග ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමට යාමේදී පොලිස්පතිවරයා සහ මහජන ආරක්‍ෂක අමාත්‍යාංශයේ ලේකම්වරයා එය නවත්වන්නැයි දුරකථන මාර්ගයෙන් ඔහුට දැනුම් දී ඇති බව […]

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