Archive for May 29th, 2022

Is returning 19a dual citizenship only to be applicable to Basil?

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge There is a raucous regarding the need to return to 19a simply to bring back the dual citizenship clause. Magnanimous as the request is, the aim is to only remove Basil Rajapakse from Parliament. There is stark silence on others who are dual citizen not only in Parliament but in Public Service […]

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The Blurb on release of Book containing Essays in Honour of Maithri Panagoda

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Maithri Panagoda has led an exceptional life, worthy of being narrated as a story, from the perspective of Maithri himself and from the perspective of others providing fascinating biographical details of their encounters with Maithri at various stages of his remarkable life journey. Maithri’s autobiographical sketch ‘ Along the Dusty Road’ is a […]

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CAN RANIL PULL THROUGH THE PRESENT PANDEMONIUM?

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy The Daily News Everyone doesn’t agree on Ranil Wickremasinghe’s appointment as Prime Minister. He was the only Member of Parliament (from the National List) when the whole group of UNP candidates lost their Parliamentary seats. It took nearly a year to fill the UNP National List vacancy. In the end, […]

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Lankan PM proposes sweeping changes in Lanka’s governance system

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 29: The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday proposed sweeping changes in the country’s governance system in a television address to the nation. He proposed the re-adoption of the committee system of the 1930s and 40s to run ministries, with the chairmen of the committees becoming ministers. […]

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Lankan flights refuel at Kerala T’puram airport to trim fuel expenses

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Long-haul flights from Sri Lanka, which is grappling with fuel shortage, have been making a pitstop at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala for refuelling, Indian media reported. The SriLankan Airlines’ Airbus 330, heading to Melbourne in Australia from Colombo, landed at the Thiruvananthapuram airport on Saturday for refuelling. An airbus, […]

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Additional funding from China will not complicate ties with India: Ranil

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Says no issues as long as SL doesn’t do any harm to India’s national security Shares additional aid and loan from China quite substantial Will reach out to Beijing after IMF deal is sealed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed confidence that Sri Lanka’s relationship with India would not be impacted as […]

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New committee system to strengthen Parliament’s financial powers – PM

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says a new committee system will be introduced to strengthen the Parliament’s financial powers and a National Committee will be established to make the President and Prime Minister answerable to the Parliament.  He stated this while delivering a special statement on the 21st Amendment to the Constitution […]

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Police arrest more suspects for illegally storing and selling fuel

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police says that another 37 persons have been arrested for illegally storing fuel for the purpose of selling at a higher price. The suspects were arrested in 38 raids carried out within yesterday (28), police spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said. A police spokesman said that 814 liters and 800 milliliters of […]

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Sri Lanka to pay $34 per barrel(US) for Russian oil

Sunday, May 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka News Sri Lanka will pay $US72.6 million to buy a 90,000-tonne shipment of Russian oil docked at Colombo’s port for weeks, its energy minister says, as the island nation works to restart its only refinery and address a crippling energy crisis. That means Sri Lanka pays only $34 per barrel(US) when the market price […]

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