Archive for May 23rd, 2022

Comparing the 19th amendment & 20th amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Anything done in haste is wasted and both 19th and 20th amendment as well as 18th amendment were clearly not done with country interest but with personal interest. This is undemocratic and unhealthy for a country & it is reason for so many confusions and contradictions and heated debates. These are all uncalled for and […]

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Why 21a should not be passed – Ranil is only a caretaker PM

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge 21a is re-attempting to transfer the powers of the President to the Prime Minister. Ranil is only a caretaker PM. The newly appointed cocktail cabinet are only care taker Ministers. They are not part of the Government elected in 2020 which still has the numbers though the PM of the Govt was […]

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ප්රීති අපිට අපි ප්රීතිට.

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් ආරගලිස්ට්ලාට මාර්ගයේ එක පැත්තකට වී හෝ ගෝල්පීසයේ මුහුදු වෙරල මාඉමට  වී සාමකාමිව විරෝධතා පවත්වන්නට අවසර දුන්නත්, මහජන පොදු දේපලවලට, ව්යාපාර ආයතනවලට අලාභ හානි කරමින්,  බලහත්කාරකමෙන් ඒවායේ දීර්ඝ කාලීනව රැඳී සිටීම අවුරුදු දෙකකට නොඅඩු බරපතල වැඩ සහිත සිර දඬුවමකට සහ දඩයකට යටත් කල යුතුය. සෑම ප්රධාන මාර්ගයකම එක තීරුවක් පමණක් ආරගලිස්ට්ලා වෙනුවෙන් වෙන් කලාට […]

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Markers of a failing state 

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By. P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 23 (Ceylon Today): When Sri Lanka was teetering at the edge of a politico-economic abyss, some wondered if it was on the way to becoming a failed state. But mercifully, a political consensus emerged this week, and the new Ranil Wickremesinghe government is attending to the economic problem which […]

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Lankan cabinet discusses 21 st. Amendment to reduce President’s powers 

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 23: The Sri Lankan cabinet, which met here on Monday, discussed a draft 21 st. Amendment of the constitution meant to reduce the powers of the Executive President and increase the powers of the parliament on the pattern of the repealed 19 th.Amendment. The Prime Minister’s office said in […]

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Media must stop fomenting tensions

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By Nadira Gunatilleke Courtesy Daily News Colombo, May 23 (Daily News): The entire country watched live what had happened on May 9th and thereafter here in Sri Lanka. Since the entire country watched and listened to the main incident and its aftermath, it will be worthwhile analyzing the incidents. In the past one and half […]

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Sri Lanka will need structural reforms for debt sustainability

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Mint An IMF bailout would depend on the country fixing its economy. High school teacher S. Jeeva spent two days in the hot sun lining up for cooking gas in Sri Lanka’s capital. He’s been standing with thousands of others waiting for a delivery that so far hasn’t come. Many of his students have […]

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Sri Lanka picks Lazard, Clifford Chance as advisers for landmark debt restructuring: Report

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy CNA COLOMBO/LONDON: Sri Lanka has hired heavyweight financial and legal advisers Lazard and Clifford Chance as it prepares for the difficult task of renegotiating its debts, a trio of sources told Reuters on Monday (May 23). The move is the latest development in Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948 […]

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SAARC Chamber urges IMF for timely bail out package to Sri Lanka

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Pakistan Observer President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik Sunday urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to work out timely bail out package to put defaulting Sri Lanka, a financially crumbled country, on track. Talking to a delegation of women entrepreneurs led by Noreen Asim Siyal-an emerging youtuber, he said that […]

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Inflation in crisis-hit Sri Lanka hits new record

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy MailOnLine +1View gallery A woman sits beside liquefied petroleum gas cylinders on a street in Colombo. Fuel is in short supply across Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s inflation hit a seventh consecutive record high in April as a petrol shortage worsened and food prices rose sharply, official data showed Monday. The National Consumer Price Index […]

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Sri Lanka’s controversial 21st Amendment to Constitution fails to come up for Cabinet approval

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy India Today Sri Lanka’s contentious 21st Amendment to the Constitution was denied Cabinet approval after the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) objected to it. In a major blow to Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the proposal for the 21st Amendment to the Constitution to curb the unfettered powers of President Gotabaya […]

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Who Has Had the Last Laugh?

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By N. Sathiya Moorthy Courtesy Ceylon Today Ironic but true. At the end of Act II, Scene II (if that is what it is), the villain has turned hero, and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, against whom the whole world seemed to have turned, has proved that he has Parliament on his side. The 119-68 headcount on […]

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Terrorism Disguised as Peaceful Protests

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By Shirani ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today There is a strong opinion in Sri Lanka that we need educated people in Parliament. The conclusion of many is that our politicians are not professional and that is the bane of the country. Heeding that call, a number of top professionals entered the political arena at the last […]

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MR had not decided to resign on 09 May, says Weerasekra

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island SLPP MP Rear Admiral (retd.) Sarath Weerasekera says Prime Minster Mahinda Rajapaksa had not decided to resign on 09 May 09 although the SLPP MPs had been asked to bring supporters to Temple Trees for a meeting.Weerasekera said so when The Island asked him why he had skipped the Temple Trees […]

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Proposals for 21st Amendment presented to Cabinet

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Proposals for the 21st Amendment to the Constitution have been presented to the Cabinet of Ministers today (May 23). Accordingly, the Cabinet has decided to forward the draft proposals to the party leaders for their comments by Friday (27).  The first meeting of the new Cabinet was held today under the patronage of […]

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Cabinet spokesman and co-spokesmen appointed

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Mass Media, Transport and Highways Bandula Gunawardene has been appointed as the new Cabinet Spokesperson. Meanwhile ministers Mahinda Amaraweera, Manusha Nanayakkara and Kanchana Wijesekara have been appointed as Co-Cabinet Spokespersons, the Govt. Information Department said. 

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DIG in charge of CID transferred

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has reportedly been transferred.  It is reported that the Minister of Public Security has accepted the request for a transfer made by the DIG of the CID W. Thilakaratne. The request had been made around two weeks ago […]

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Eight more ministers sworn in before President

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The appointing of eight more Cabinet Ministers of the All-Party Government took place before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (23). The new ministers were sworn in at the President’s House in Fort, the PMD reported.  Mahinda Amaraweera has been sworn in as the Minister of Agriculture, Forest Resources and Wildlife while Roshan Ranasinghe […]

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