Archive for May 27th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Parliament: 29 Member National List should not be given Ministerial Portfolios

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The national list comprises 29 people nominated by political parties. They are not nominees of the People but the political party they are aligned to or have been named by. That they are included in a particular party automatically displays a tilt of bias towards that party.  The rationale behind the insertion […]

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Sri Lanka’s Independence – a by product of India’s Freedom Struggles

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna The transition from a colony to political freedom was a peaceful one in Ceylon unlike in a  large majority of Asian countries. Independence was attained by Ceylon relatively painlessly as a by product of India’s Freedom Struggles that were assisted by Japan through its support to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and his Indian […]

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21a cannot pass powers to a Rejected National List Caretaker PM

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Democratic principles are being questioned following the scurry to pass the 21st amendment, drafted by a caretaker Justice Minister and aspiring to pass powers from a directly elected President to a caretaker Prime Minister rejected by voters & undemocratically returning to parliament as a National List MP. All norms and ethics of parliamentary […]

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වෙල් එක්ස්පිරියන්ස්ඩ් මෑන් ගෙන් සල්ලි

Friday, May 27th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් රනිල් ‘මුදල් අගමැතිය’. ගිය පාර දුන්නේ පොඩි ගානක්ය. මෙදා පාර එක කුටුම්භයකට රුපියල් ලක්ෂය බැගින් දෙනවානම්   මරුය. මිලියන් 20 ට ම ලක්ෂය ගානේ දුන්නත් ඕනා ට්රිලියන 2 ය. අච්චු ගසා බෙදුවාම හරිය. ක්‍රෙඩිට් උනත් ප්‍රශ්නයක් නැත. ජනතාව ප්රීති ප්රමෝධයට පත් වී තව දෙතුන් පාරක්  මුදල් අගමැති ලෙස රඳවා ගන්නවාට සැකයක් නැත. ලෝකය පාලනය […]

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High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and the Finance Minister of India evaluate the status of ongoing economic cooperation and discuss the way forward

Friday, May 27th, 2022

High Commission of Sri Lanka New Delhi Following his meeting in mid-April, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda again met with the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman to evaluate the status of ongoing cooperation and to discuss the way forward. High Commissioner Moragoda thanked Minister Sitharaman for the […]

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Sri Lanka Debt ‘unsustainable’, Need Adequate Assurances On Reforms: IMF On Debt Reconstruction

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy Outlook The IMF-Sri Lanka discussions focused on fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, financial sector stability and structural reforms. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assessed Sri Lanka’s public debt as “unsustainable” and has said it requires “sufficient assurance” from that Sri Lanka will restore debt sustainability during the debt restructuring process, according […]

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150 JVP members arrested MPs blame AKD, a murderer

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Sandasen Marasinghe and Camelia Nathaniel Courtesy The Daily News A tense situation arose in Parliament yesterday when several SLPP MPs began to obstruct JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s speech during the debate on the recent violence in the country. Some Parliamentarians began calling Dissanayake a murderer and blaming him for the violence. In response, Dissanayake […]

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India, Japan to work together to assist Sri Lanka

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily News India and Japan have agreed to work together on assisting crisis-hit Sri Lanka, the Japanese Government said, following a recent meeting between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. Modi and Kishida met on May 24 on the sidelines of the Quad summit and held bilateral talks on close […]

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Lanka on the brink of economic collapse: Prez seeks international help to overcome crisis

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy The Island President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, addressing the 27th International conference on ‘Future of Asia’, yesterday, called upon the international community to help Sri Lanka overcome its economic crisis. Addressing the virtual summit, the President said that it was no secret that the last several months had been extremely difficult for Sri Lanka. We are […]

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Shashi Weerawansa files appeal challenging prison sentence

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The attorneys representing the wife of MP Wimal Weerawansa have filed an appeal challenging the two-year prison sentence handed down to their client earlier today. The appeal was lodged before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court, to be forwarded to the High Court. Taking up Weerawansa’s appeal, Colombo Additional Magistrate Harshana Kekunawala said it would […]

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All-party reps unanimously decide to submit 21A in Cabinet

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says a unanimous decision was taken at the all-party meeting to present the draft 21st constitutional amendment to the Cabinet of Ministers on the 6ht of June. A meeting of political party leaders, chaired by PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, was convened on Friday (May 27) to discuss the draft […]

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Energy crisis: Russia confirms SL request for assistance – under consideration

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Russia has received an appeal from Sri Lanka for help in overcoming the energy crisis in the country and Russia is now considering the next steps to provide assistance, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday according to foreign media. Last Thursday, Sri Lankan Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera told reporters that Colombo […]

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Court issues order preventing protesters from entering key economic areas in Colombo

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Court issues an order preventing protesters from entering several roads including York Street, Bank Street, Chatham Street and also preventing them from forcibly entering or damaging state or official buildings in Fort Police Division on Saturday 28 May. The court documents state that it has been informed or a planned protest on […]

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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

Friday, May 27th, 2022

සුදත් ගුන්ණසේකර 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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