Archive for May 26th, 2022

Constitutional Reform: the wages of haste, sloth and expediency.

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne There are certain rules of thumb with regard to constitutional reform. First, such exercises should never be predicated on political expediency. In other words, one’s allegiance or otherwise to the immediate beneficiary, beneficiaries or political party/coalition should not be a factor in offering support or objecting, respectively. Secondly, one’s allegiance or otherwise to […]

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Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Peden Doma Bhutia, Courtesy Skift The Sri Lanka tourism chief’s resignation letter has enough warning signs for the country’s tourism industry. Now, if only someone is listening.-Peden Doma Bhutia Mired in its worst-ever economic crisis with debts totaling over $50 billion, Sri Lanka may have to wait for some time to fall back on tourism to […]

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ජපන් භාෂා ප්‍රවීණතාවය නොමැති 1000කට ජපානයේ රැකියා අවස්ථා කඩිනමින් ලබාදෙන්න – කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර ජපානයෙන් ඉල්ලයි

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Manusha Media ජපන් භාෂ ප්‍රවීණතාවයක් නොමැති, පාසල් හැර ගිය ළමුන් දහසකට ඉදිරි මාස කිහිපය තුළ ජපානයේ රැකියා අවස්ථා ලබාදෙන ලෙසට කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා මෙරට  ජපාන තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ භාරකාර ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ තානාපති නිලධාරී Katsuki Kotara මහතාගෙන් ඉල්ලීමක් කළේය. මෙරට සිටින ජපාන තානාපති භාරකාර ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨ තානාපති නිලධාරී Katsuki Kotara ඇතුළු ජපානයේ ඉහළ රාජ්‍ය […]

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ඉන්දීය සහනාධාර යටතේ ලබාදෙන අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය අඩු ආදායම්ලාභීන් වෙත ලබාදීම

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

සංවර්ධන නිලධාරී සේවා සංගමය. ලේකම්,ස්වදේශ කටයුතු රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය,නිල මැඳුර,නාරාහේන්පිට,කොළඹ – 05. ලේකම්තුමනි, ඉන්දීය සහනාධාර යටතේ ලබාදෙන අත්‍යාවශ්‍ය ආහාර ද්‍රව්‍ය අඩු ආදායම්ලාභීන් වෙත ලබාදීම. උක්ත උධෘතය යටතේ 2022/05/20 දින FC/09/03/05/India-Donation/Distri අංකය සහිත ආහාර කොමසාරිස්වරයා විසින් දිස්ත්‍රික් ලේකම්වරුන් වෙත යොමු කර ඇති ලිපිය හා බැඳේ. රටේ ආර්ථිකය බිඳවැටීමත් ආර්ථික අතින් බංකොලොත් වීමත් හේතුව මත ලාංකීය ජනතාව පත්ව […]

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‘China has always come to Sri Lanka’s aid in times of need’:envoy

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

By Sun Haoran and Yin Yeping Courtesy Global Times Western ‘debt trap diplomacy’ narrative not the reality China Sri Lanka Photo:VCGEditor’s note:China and Sri Lanka have long maintained a close relationship of mutual support and understanding, regardless of how the international situation changes. In recent years, the two countries have seen steady development in bilateral […]

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The Lost World: Hidden Wonders of Ancient Ceylon

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today This article is based on our forefathers, excellent engineers and craftsmen, who possessed exceptional skills. How many of our present generation is conversant of the activities of Ceylon engineers in the bygone years who amazed the whole world. During the remarkable Parakramabahu reign, construction of the tallest […]

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SL Police App to monitor vehicles at fuel stations

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lanka Police has developed an application to monitor vehicles at fuel stations, in an attempt to prevent cars from pumping more fuel than the quota issued. Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera revealed that the app was currently being tested in several fuel stations across the country, explaining that once the number plate […]

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Committee to probe lapses by tri-forces during recent unrest

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A committee has been appointed to look into any lapses by tri-forces during the unrest at Mirihana on the 31st of March and the nationwide tensions erupted on the 9th of May. The committee comprises Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda, Marshal of the Air Force Roshan Gunathilake  and General R. M. Daya […]

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PM Ranil wants IMF program in place by mid-June

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka is looking to fast-track talks with the International Monetary Fund and agree on a loan by mid-June so that it can then approach other lenders for urgently needed funds. The bankrupt nation will slash its budget expenditure to bare bones” and hopes to break even or post a primary surplus of […]

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Fourteen suspects in total under arrest over killing of MP Amarakeerthi

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Fourteen suspects in total are currently under arrest in connection with the killing of MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala and his security officer earlier this month, Sri Lanka Police says. Two of them, reported to be drug addicts, were taken into custody yesterday (May 25). One of them is a 28-year-old from Nittambuwa, employed in […]

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Foreign Minister discusses Sri Lanka’s food security challenges with FAO, WFP reps

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris met with Vimlendra Sharan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative and Abdur Rahim Siddiqui, the Country Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) to Sri Lanka on Wednesday (May 25), at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The focus of the discussion fell on further […]

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IMF Staff concludes virtual mission to SL & reaffirm commitment to support SL

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News IMF staff has concluded their virtual mission to SL & state “IMF staff will  engage with the authorities to formulate concrete measures under an IMF-supported program to support a timely resolution of the crisis. We reaffirm our commitment to support Sri Lanka at this difficult time, in line with the IMF’s policies”. […]

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General Vikum Liyanage to be appointed as the New Commander of the Army

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Major General Vikum Liyanage is to be appointed as the new Army Commander of Sri Lanka on June 01 after General Shavendra Silva relinquishes his post, Army media said. General Shavendra Silva will assume office on 1 June 2022 as new Chief of Defence Staff after relinquishing the office of the Commander […]

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