Archive for May 24th, 2022

Constitutional Amendments: What the Public must demand from the Government

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Electoral System must be changed before 2025 General Elections WHY: This is a key area that will clean up the Parliament from corrupt. A criteria to accept nominations, voting system changed to FIRST PAST THE POST system, seat allocation for province revisited & allocated as per population representation. This must include no dual citizen […]

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Sri Lankan medicine shortage a death sentence for some

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale A shortage of medicine caused by an economic crisis in Sri Lanka could soon cause deaths, doctors said, as hospitals are forced to postpone life-saving procedures for their patients because they do not have the necessary drugs – Reuters In a news item titled as above, Reuters have bared what many in […]

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Partial de-militarization in the appointment of new Secretaries to Lankan Ministries

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 24 (newsin.asia): Three military officers who were Secretaries to ministries in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government have been replaced in the reshuffle carried out by the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday. In the partial de-militarization, Adm.Prof. Jayanath Colombage, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been replaced by Mrs.Aruni […]

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How the world’s first all-organic farming nation has led to hunger, riots and economic ruin in Sri Lanka… The consequences have been nothing short of catastrophic, writes TOM LEONARD

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

By TOM LEONARD FOR THE DAILY MAIL Courtesy MailOnLine From the ethically sourced produce shops of Islington to the chemical-free acres of the Prince of Wales’s Highgrove farm, you could almost hear the cheering three years ago when Sri Lanka’s future president pledged a revolution. It wouldn’t be on the streets but in the fields — […]

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Mahinda has not asked for a safe haven in Maldives – Nasheed

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed who is presently in Sri Lanka, said former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had not sought a safe haven in the Maldives and he had not met Rajapaksa during his current visit in the country. Speaking to Daily Mirror, Nasheed said reports stating that Mahinda had asked […]

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Sri Lanka to seek additional $ 500 mn Indian loan for fuel 

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Meera Srinivasan  Courtesy The Hindu Motorists waiting to buy fuel from Lanka IOC fuel station in Colombo on Tuesday. | Photo Credit: AFP Govt. tells non-essential staff to work from home to save fuel; social media saw many accounts of families being unable to access emergency medical care due to the lack of fuel Sri […]

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How can the new PM overcome the Sri Lankan crisis

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy Pakistan Today Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the people of Sri Lanka that he will fulfil the promises he had made to them when he assumed office last week after the fall of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government. In his first TV address after assuming office, Wickremesinghe listed the grave challenges ahead of […]

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Exclusive-Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Says He Will Slash Expenditure in New Budget

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy USNews COLOMBO (Reuters) -Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday he will present an interim budget within six weeks, slashing infrastructure projects to re-route funds into a two-year relief programme for the crisis-hit island nation. Wickremesinghe, who took office two weeks ago, warned that inflation would rise as the government gets […]

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World Bank says no new financing for Sri Lanka without policy framework

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy CNA WASHINGTON : The World Bank on Tuesday said it is not planning to provide any new financing to cash-strapped Sri Lanka until an adequate economic policy framework has been put in place. In a statement, the multilateral development bank said it was repurposing resources from previously approved projects to help the Sri Lankan […]

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka Planning to Study on Oil Exploration in Mannar Basin: Minister

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy News18 A natural gas field was reportedly discovered for the first time here in 2011, but the country has not yet capitalised on this treasure trove, which could potentially solve Sri Lanka’s energy requirements, news portal Ada Derana has reported. he crisis-hit Sri Lankan government is planning to undertake a feasibility study on oil […]

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ඉන්ධන මිල සංශෝධනය සති දෙකකට හෝ මාසයකට වරක්…

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana

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USAID pledges support for Sri Lanka to ride out crisis situation

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will closely work with other donors such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, G7 countries, and other stakeholders to support Sri Lanka during this extraordinarily difficult period, the agency’s administrator Samantha Power has assured Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. During a telephone conversation […]

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Sri Lanka to receive USD 2 million from WHO

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization (WhO) has assured its fullest support for Sri Lanka to come out of the ongoing medical crisis. The organization has also agreed to provide USD 2 million to the island nation as a part of the initial phase of this assistance program. This was conveyed by WHO Representative to […]

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