Archive for June, 2022

POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 5Da

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Sarath Fonseka is credited with two achievements relating to the Eelam war. Firstly he single handedly, opposed the Ceasefire Agreement of 2002 (CFA) and secondly he played a major role in winning Eelam War IV. Fonseka had strongly opposed the Ceasefire Agreement. He was the only officer who had the guts to publicly […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 5Db

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Fonseka went in for self promotion once the war ended. DBS Jeyaraj observed that on July 9 2009, Fonseka spoke at a book launch about the war, in which he heaped compliments upon himself lavishly. Token lip service was paid to the President’s role. Gotabaya was virtually ignored. According to Sarath he and […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 5Dc

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Due to the much publicized animosity between the Army commander  Sarath Fonseka and the   head of the Navy,  Wasantha Karannagoda,  relations between navy and army was strained  during Eelam war IV .Officers in the army knew this and were wary and guarded in their actions, said Kamal Gunaratne . The animosity between the […]

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De-dollarize!

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne Sometime in the year 1992, an Economics student at the University of Peradeniya confessed confusion over a comment by Dr S B De Silva regarding multinational corporations. Apparently he didn’t have an issue with MNCs and the student had been shocked. Elaboration cleared it all up. What he had meant was that it […]

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AK-47 හා කාන්තා අයිතිය

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් ඇමරිකාණු තුවක්කු අයිතිය ලිඛිත ව්යවස්ථාවෙන් protected ය. කාන්තා අයිතීන්  එහෙම රකින්නට ව්යවස්ථාවේ ලියවී නැත. එබැවින් පහුගියදා ඇමෙරිකානු මහ උසාවිය කාන්තාවන්ගේ ගබ්සා කර ගැනීමේ අයිතිය උදුරා දමන්නට තීන්දු කළේය. ජේන් ෆෝන්ඩා කාන්තා සිරුර AK-47 හැටියට නිර්වචනය කරන කාලය ඇවිත් බව මතක් කරන්නේ එවිට ව්යවස්ථානුකුලව රැකවරණය ලබන්නට හැකි බව පෙන්වා දෙමින්ය. ඒ අදහසත් එක අතකට […]

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SECULARISM IN QUESTION

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

ALI SUKHANVER From Nepal to Pakistan and from Sri Lanka to India, the South-Asian region is no doubt a paradise on earth, blessed with a lot of scenic beauty, mystic serenity and natural sublimity. Most of the people belonging to this region have hearts enriched with love, kindness and sympathy for the whole humanity. Though […]

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IMF tells Sri Lanka to fight graft, raise taxes

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Star Sri Lanka should stamp out corruption and substantially raise taxes to rescue its economy, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday after bailout talks with the bankrupt island nation. Representatives from the global lender of last resort have just concluded a 10-day visit to the capital Colombo to map out a resolution […]

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A close look into Sri Lanka’s debt crisis: No ‘Chinese debt traps’

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

By Hussein Askary Courtesy The Global Times The global inflationary crisis in 2021 and more dramatically in 2022 triggered a Sri Lankan default on payment of $78 million in matured foreign bonds in April 2022. On May 18, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka declared that the country was in a preemptive default status. Political […]

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A soup kitchen opens in Colombo to cope with hunger caused by the economic crisis

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

by Melani Manel Perera Courtesy Asia News Due to the situation, many Sri Lankans can no longer afford even one meal a day. Between 600 and 700 people show up at the community kitchen run by Rev Geeth Chamara De Silva. Talks for a credit line continue between Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund. […]

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Talks with Sri Lanka made significant progress, IMF mission team says

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The talks with Sri Lankan authorities made significant progress” on defining a macroeconomic and structural policy package, the mission team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a statement issued upon concluding its visit to the island nation. An IMF mission team led by Peter Breuer and Masahiro Nozaki visited Colombo from June 20 […]

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Include SJB and JVP for food security prog – PM (Video)

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe instructed the officials to include the Samagi Janabalawegaya and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in the Cultivation program launched by the government to overcome the food crisis. This was when the Committee on Food Security met today under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister

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SJB should talk sense

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Dr Sarath Obeysekera News below where ex minister talks about India invading Sri Lanka ? Shouldn’t they talk about Malik giving Hambantota on a platter to Chinese ? We should be happy that Trinco will be developed by our Neighbour Do w  ex have any other option ? රටේ සියලු වැදගත් දේ ක්‍රමයෙන් ඉන්දියාව සතු […]

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Why do Americans hate Putin so much?

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

Priyantha Hettige Courtesy The Island Lawyer and ex-KGB officer, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, has pulled together the countries of the Russian Federation after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1979 -1980. He has helped them regain their prosperity. After the fall of Communism, Russia was in the mud, weak and anyone […]

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Allegations of Corruptions : Rajapakse’s must respond

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Ever since Mahinda Rajapakse came into political limelight he has been targeted. Perhaps the targeting and name calling became a primary reason for the majority populace to back him. He did not come from the Colombo elite coterie though from a well-known southern family. Yet, the elitist circles still regarded him an […]

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A note to the President

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

RANJITH SOYSA The president Gotabaya should pick up his phone and call President Putin and request urgently the long term assistance  from Russia to stabilize the fuel and gas supply. Sending of junior minister will not achieve the desired results as the  dealing with a super power should follow the accepted method of diplomacy  through […]

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Interpretation of democracy, human rights and the right to protests

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Sangadasa Akurugoda Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Parliament has passed new legislation to have tough punishments for protesters the state government says wish to wreak “economic chaos” on Sydney. Under legislation, people could be fined up to $22,000 and/or jailed for a maximum of two years for protesting illegally on public roads, rail lines, tunnels, bridges and industrial estates. […]

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WHY DOES SRI LANKA NEED TO PRIVATIZE GOVERNMENT BANKS?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS The current economic crisis in Sri Lanka is a consequence of misguided economic management based on deluded policies that have become operative since 1970 elected government and the management of government banks have been politicalized by the elected government and party members were attempting to control all affairs of banks, which were […]

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ආණ්ඩුවෙන් සල්ලි එපා.. මගේ අතින් කෝටි පහ බැගින් මාස්පතා ජනතාවට වියදම් කරනවා..- ඇමති ධම්මික

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් මාස්පතා රුපියල් මිලියන 50 බැගින් තම පුද්ගලික ධනයෙන් වියදම් කිරීමට කටයුතු කරන බව ආයෝජන ප්‍රවර්ධන අමාත්‍ය ධම්මික පෙරේරා මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. ඔහු මේ බව කියා සිටියේ දෙරණ රූපවාහිනී නාලිකාවේ සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමිනි. ටෙන්ඩර් කෝල් කරලා වැඩ කරන්න ගියොත් එහෙම ඒකට ලොකු කාලයක් යනවා. මම ඇමතිධුරයේ වැඩ භාර ගත්තේ මගේ […]

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GoSL cannot give title ownership of State land only to farmers – all citizens have to be given state land ownership

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The current government is only a caretaker government with a cocktail cabinet. Its mandate was to only deal with the financial crisis. The prime minister has no mandate to give state land to anyone as title ownership. The same prime minister attempted to do same since 1999. He was ousted by the […]

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යාපනය ගුවන් තොටුපල විවෘත කිරීමට කටුනායක සම්පත් යොදා ගැනීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් දේශ හිතෛෂී ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය ජනපතිට ලියයි

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

June 27, 2022 10:23 am | Lanka Lead New ගරු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා,ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලය,කොළඹගරු ජනාධිපති තුමනි, කටුනායක ගුවන් තොටුපලේ භෞතික සම්පත් ගලවා ගෙන ගොස් යාපනය ගුවන් තොටුපල සංවර්ධනය කිරීම සහ යාපනය ගුවන් තොටුපල ජාත්‍යයන්තර සිවිල් ගුවන් ගමන් සඳහා විවෘත කිරීම මගින් රටට සිදුවන පාඩුව සම්බන්ධවයි මේ වන විට සිවිල් ගුවන් තොටුපලක් බවට පරිවර්තනය […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අර්බුදය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රකාශය

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

අවධානය යොමු කළ යුතු දක්ෂිණ හඬ: ණය යුක්තිය, ණය අවලංගු කිරීම සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ සාකච්ඡාවල විනිවිදභාවය සඳහා කැඳවීමක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සඳහා වූ සන්ධානය – The Coalition for Economic Democracy in Sri Lanka (CEDSL) යනු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ඩයස්පෝරාව ද ඇතුළුව රට තුළ සහ විදේශයන්හි සිටින අදාළ විද්වතුන්, ක්‍රියාකාරීන්, කෘෂිකාර්මික, ධීවර හා කාර්මික කම්කරුවන්, […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ අර්බුදය පිළිබඳ ප්‍රකාශය

Monday, June 27th, 2022

ධරණි රාජසිංහම් සේනානායක අවධානය යොමු කළ යුතු දක්ෂිණ හඬ: ණය යුක්තිය, ණය අවලංගු කිරීම සහ ජාත්‍යන්තර මූල්‍ය අරමුදලේ සාකච්ඡාවල විනිවිදභාවය සඳහා කැඳවීමක් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ආර්ථික ප්‍රජාතන්ත්‍රවාදය සඳහා වූ සන්ධානය – The Coalition for Economic Democracy in Sri Lanka (CEDSL) යනු ශ්‍රී ලාංකික ඩයස්පෝරාව ද ඇතුළුව රට තුළ සහ විදේශයන්හි සිටින අදාළ විද්වතුන්, ක්‍රියාකාරීන්, කෘෂිකාර්මික, ධීවර […]

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High Commissioner Moragoda discusses urgent energy requirements of Sri Lanka with the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas of India

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Sri Lankan High Commission  in India High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda met with the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs of India Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, today (27) to discuss urgent matters pertaining to bilateral energy cooperation. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Housing […]

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අප නොවන අප

Monday, June 27th, 2022

ප්‍ර සමරසිංහ අපට, අප වෙන්නට අවස්ථාවක් මතක ඇති කාලයක සිට ලැබී නැත. අපට අපේ කියා දැනුමක් තිබුණත් වන්දනා මාන කරන්නේ පර-දැනුමටය. පර (පර=අනුන්ගේ) දැනුම සහමුලින් අහක දමන්නට කියා තුන් හිතකින් වත් කියන්නේ නැත. අප මතක තබා ගත යුත්තේ ඒ ඒ දැනුම් උත්පාදනය වෙන්නේ ඒ ඒ පරිසරය හා සංස්කෘතිය මුලික වූ චින්තනය මත පිහිටිමෙන් බවය. ඒ […]

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President Joe Biden has told his officials to extend all help to Sri Lanka

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 27 (newsin.asia): A high-level US diplomatic delegation, which is currently in Sri Lanka met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday. The delegation stated that the US Government will continue to strengthen the relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at all levels. The delegations comprises officials belonging to the US State Department […]

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Fuel to be supplied only for essential services until July 10

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Fuel volumes will be dispensed only to vehicles attached to essential services with effect from midnight today (June 27) until the 10th of July, Minister Bandula Gunawardena says. He revealed this addressing a special media briefing held today to announce the decisions taken at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Accordingly, the […]

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Cabinet approval to gazette 22nd Amendment and table in Parliament

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers have approved the proposal to gazette the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution and to present it to the Parliament, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. The amendment, which had been referred to as the 21st Amendment so far, will in fact be the 22nd Amendment, as another draft 21st Amendment […]

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Sri Lanka’s exports record USD 5 billion mark in five months

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s exports recorded the USD 5 billion mark in the first five months of this year, according to the Export Development Board (EDB). Earnings from the merchandise exports increased by 9.9 % y-o-y to US$ 980.2 million in May 2022 as per the data released by the Sri Lanka Customs.  This was […]

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STATEMENT ON THE CRISIS IN SRI LANKA

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham  The Coalition for Economic Democracy in Sri Lanka (CEDSL) is a group of concerned academics, activists, agricultural, fisheries and industrial workers, students, business persons, trade unionists, and professionals based ‘in country’ and overseas, including the diaspora, who uphold the values of economic rights and justice in public policy making. In the wake of […]

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Sri Lanka being hounded by Vultures

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

by Garvin Karunaratne News is just out that Sri lanka has been taken to the Courts in the USA by a bond holding company, Hamilton Reserve Bank Ltd, which owns $ 250 million of International Sovereign Bonds, requesting a Court Order for payment. This refers to a portion of the loan the payment of which […]

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