Archive for May 22nd, 2022

To change the system – change the electoral system first

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Everyone is parroting system change but everyone is reluctant to point out where to start the change. The present parliament is already elected. We cannot make changes to the present Parliament. But we can make sure the next Parliament makes the changes we want. What are the changes that we want. Re-allocating […]

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19th amendment attempted to transfer powers of the President to the PM

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge It was clear that 19a was drafted taking into consideration the President in power & the hurriedly appointing Ranil Wickremasinghe who was Opposition Leader as PM without removing the sitting PM (D M Jayaratne) The legality of this remains unanswered. 18 FR petitions were filed in SC. There were amendments to amendments […]

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මේ රටේ කුමන රජයක් බලයට පත්වුවද අනිවාර්‍යයෙන්ම එක්සත්, සව්භාග්‍යමත් ප්‍රබල ශ්‍රී ලාන්කික ජාතියක් ගොඩ නැගීම සඳහා එම රජය විසින් අවිවාදයෙන් පිළිගත යුතු ජාතික  සම්මුති මාලාවක් පහත දක්වමි

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

සුදත් ගුනසේකර මහනුවර “මේ රට සින්හල බෞද්ධ රාජ්‍යයකි” යන මූලික සම්මුතිය ඇතුළු පහතසඳහන් ජාතික ප්‍රතිපත්ති පිළිගෙන ඒවා ක්‍රියාත්මක කරණ බවට මහනුවර ශ්‍රී දළදා මාලිගාවේදී ත්‍රයිනිකායික නායක හිමිවරුන් ප්‍රමුඛ සන්ඝ සභාවක් ඉදිරියේදී දිවුරා පොරොන්දු නොවන කිසිවෙකුට මේ රටේ කිසිදාක පාලන බලය නොදිය යුතුය”                                            1 කොටස එක්සත්, සව්භාග්‍යමත් ප්‍රබල ශ්‍රී ලාන්කික ජාතියක් ගොඩ නැගීම සඳහා මේ […]

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Can rejected Ranil transfer powers of the Executive President to himself?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge This is the question everyone should be asking. To answer this we need to return to the regime change & coup that led to the January 2015 Presidential election of Maithripala Sirisena as President & the swearing in of Ranil as PM without removing the sitting PM D M Jayaratne. With this […]

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Why Cambodia now lavishes praise on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Pathik Hasan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The Cambodian media has published excellent article praising Bangladesh’s economic model. Cambodian media has  lavished praise on Bangladesh and its economic success.  At age 51, Bangladesh is going to be a South Asian economic miracle. Although Bangladesh is also a South Asian country , an immediate neighbour of Sri Lanka, it […]

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බුදුන්ගේ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ නාමයට හා බුදු දහමට අපකීර්තියක් සිදු කිරීම – උපුල් ශාන්ත සන්නස්ගලට අධිකරණයෙන් ඇප

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  Colombo Today බුදුන්ගේ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨ නාමයට හා බුදු දහමට අපකීර්තියක් සිදුවන ආකාරයේ පොතක් මුද්‍රණය කිරීම හා බෙදා හැරීම සිදු කළැයි කියන සිද්ධිය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අධිකරණය හමුවේ පෙනී සිටි කන්දේ කපුගේ ශ්‍රීනාත් චතුරංග හා උපුල් ශාන්ත සන්නස්ගල යන අයට එක් අයකුට රුපියල් 50,000 බැගින් වූ ශරීර ඇපයක් මත මුදා හැරීමට කොළඹ ප්‍රධාන මහේස්ත්‍රාත් නන්දන අමරසිංහ මහතා […]

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In pics: Pettah Market amid economic crisis in Colombo

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 21 (Xinhua):  Pettah Market is one of Sri Lanka’s most important and busiest commodity hubs in Colombo,  where one can find a wide variety of goods. Due to the economic crisis, business in Pettah Market is not as prosperous as before, but the wholesale food market, which is closely related to […]

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Sri Lanka moves to rein in Gotabaya

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The TelegraphOnLine 21st Amendment to the Constitution to be referred to the cabinet for approval on Monday. Sri Lanka’s minister of justice has said that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be referred to the cabinet for approval on Monday, a media report said on Sunday, paving the way to curb the unfettered […]

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Inside the collapse of the Rajapaksa dynasty in Sri Lanka

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

By Gerry Shih and Hafeel Farisz Courtesy Washington Post How two powerful brothers fell out and took their country down with them COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The mob was bashing on the gates of the Sri Lankan prime minister’s official residence, its size and fury swelling dangerously. For weeks, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the 76-year-old prime minister, had been […]

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Ship carrying Rs.2Bn relief materials from India reaches Colombo

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An Indian ship carrying urgent relief supplies including rice, life-saving medicines and milk powder arrived in Colombo on Sunday and the consignment was handed over to the government, the Indian High Commission said. High Commissioner Gopal Baglay handed over a large consignment of humanitarian assistance worth more than SLR 2 billion […]

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Fuel station owner’s residence set on fire

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The residence of an owner of a filling station in the Ipalogama area in Anuradhapura has been set ablaze by a certain group of individuals. The incident had occurred at around 9.40 p.m. last night (21) at the residence located in the Bogaha Akkare area in Ipalogama. The home owner’s wife and two […]

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Sri Lanka like protests could erupt in other nations, warns IMF

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Governments need to subsidise the cost of food and energy for the poorest members of society and without the correct support, the protests seen in Sri Lanka could be repeated in other countries.”  This is the observation of the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva. Kristalina Georgieva, while speaking […]

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