Archive for June 1st, 2022

Meaningful ways to help targeted known families in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Anjalika Silva I wrote this under comments on my posting.  As there are requests to share this I. Am posting again. Anjalika Silva In this hour of need I have found useful and meaningful ways to help targeted known families, individuals and destitute kids in Sri Lanka.  We don’t let them starve.  Now it has […]

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Grow More Food for Domestic Consumption & Exports with Imagination!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Prof. Hudson McLean It is about time that the President has declared the need to develop food cultivation.  Above all, Use your Imagination! Necessity is the Mother of Invention.  Add Imagination! Sri Lanka desperately needs both! During ancient times, Ceylon, Lankaawa, was a net exporter of rice. The British watered-down domestic production for their own […]

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යුද හමුදාව වන වගා කළ වත්තේගම කැබලිත්ත කොටියාගල රක්ෂිත, ඉඩම් හොරුන් විසින් වනසයි. මොණරාගල DIG ත් හවුල් බවට පොලිස් ඇමති ටිරාන් අලස්ට පැමිණිල්ලක්.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

වැසිවනාන්තර සුරකින්නෝ සංවිධානය විල්පත්තු වන විනාශය මෙන් 20 ගුණයක වන විනාශයක්. මොනරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ සියඹලාණ්ඩුව ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කාර්යාලය අයත් වත්තේගම කැබලිත්ත කොටියාගල වන සංරක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට අයත් ඉතා වටිනා රක්ෂිත වනාන්තර ප්‍රදේශ කාලයක සිට ප්‍රදේශයේ දේශපාලනඥයින්ගේ සහායද ඇතිව හොරෙන්ම අල්ලාගෙන නොයෙක් ආකාරයේ වගාවන් සිදු කිරීම මහා පරිමාණ ව්‍යාපාරිකයින් සහ අතලොස්සක් දූෂිත රාජ්‍ය නිලධාරීන් එකතුව කරගෙන යන්නේ වසර […]

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What they do not teach in law schools

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna In the name of Justice what is taught in Law Schools is a form of compartmentalized Justice totally focused on the wrongs done to one species I e. Human Species, and the manner of remedying these  wrongs. The teaching of law in law schools desensitizes the student to wrongs done to non human […]

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දිස්ත්‍රික්කයක 1% ජනතාවට “ජනතා පනත් කෙටුම්පත්” ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථා සංශෝධනයක් ගෙනවිත් ජනතාවගේ ව්‍යවස්ථාදායක බලය රැක ගනිමු…!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B Sc(Col), PGDC(Col) (Let us bring in a constitutional amendment to introduce “People’s Bills” and protect the legislative power of the people by 1% of the population in a district.) යම් දිස්ත්‍රික්කයක ජනතාව 1% අත්සන් කර යම් කරුණකට, ඉල්ලීමට අදාලව නීතියක් පනවන ලෙස අදාල දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ  මන්ත්‍රීවරයෙකු මගින් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට යෝජනාවක් ඉදිරිපත් කර […]

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Story Of Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge: More Than Just A Bridge?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Dr. Malika-e-Abida Khattak from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, Bangladesh’s much anticipated Padma Bridge, also a dream project of theBangladesh, is going to be inaugurated on June 25 this year and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed will inaugurate the long-awaited bridge at 10:00am.  The commuters of 21 districts of the south-west part of the country cross the […]

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Tax on several imported items significantly increased: Full list

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Vegetables. Image credits – Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash Colombo, June 1 (News1st) – Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry has decided to impose a 100% surcharge rate on both General and Preferential Custom Duty of multiple products with effect from Wednesday (1). A surcharge — or additional charge — is essentially a tax levied on […]

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Cigarette & alcohol prices increased

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 1 (NewsWire) – Price of a cigarette increased by Rs 5 with effect from today (01 June) due to the increase in VAT. Meanwhile, The Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) has also announced a hike in the price of locally manufactured liquor. According to DCSL, the price of a 750 […]

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Lankan Prez appoints commission to inquire into arson, vandalism and murder during youth agitation

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 1: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to investigate and report on the incidents of arson, looting, and all types of damages to properties and loss of life in several parts of the country between March 31 and May 15.    The Commission of […]

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Lankan Prez and PM open avenues for youth involvement in decision making

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 1: As a result of the 50-day Gota Go Home” campaign demanding the ouster of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the exit of the Rajapaksa clan from the government, the President  as well as his new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, have woken up to the need to consult […]

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Sri Lanka’s President Won’t Be Stepping Down Soon, Minister Says

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa signaled to a group of lawmakers just before they joined his cabinet that he wouldn’t be stepping down soon, a move that falls short of demands from protesters who want his immediate ouster. The president had agreed to whittling down his powers when he met with […]

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Sri Lanka inflation hits a record of 39%

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy LBC Group TV Sri Lanka’s headline inflation hit a new high in May, owing to ongoing food and fuel shortages as the country struggles to recover from its worst economic crisis in decades. The Department of Census and Statistics said in a statement on Tuesday that consumer prices in the capital Colombo jumped 39.1 […]

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The Sri Lanka economic crisis: India’s response

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

AKASH CHOWDHURY Courtesy Observer Research Foundation It would be strategically and geopolitically prudent for India to extend assistance to Sri Lanka during such trying times. Sri Lanka, a nation of 22 million people, is today facing an unprecedented economic crisis that threatens to undo much of the progress that had been made since the end […]

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Sri Lanka’s Poor Hardest Hit by Economic Crisis

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy VOA Growing economic and political crises in Sri Lanka are pushing more than 10% of its 22 million people beneath the poverty line and millions more are losing jobs, health care and food security, experts say. The human development impact of the unfolding economic crisis is severe,” a World Bank spokesperson told VOA. The […]

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Sri Lanka in talks with IMF to borrow at least $3b: sources

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy The NewArab Sri Lanka is seeking to overcome its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948. A $3 billion deal would represent almost four times Sri Lanka’s quota with the IMF [STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty-file photo] Sri Lanka is in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to borrow at least $3 billion via the lender’s extended fund facility […]

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Airlifting medicines to Sri Lanka and the IMF’s role

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy The New Indian Express Does anyone expect the International Monetary Fund to just pass on billions of dollars to Sri Lanka without corresponding obligations of placing the economy in order? By M R Sivaraman And V Suryanarayan An Indian ship carrying the first consignment of much-needed rice, milk powder and life-saving medicines reached Colombo harbour […]

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Duminda Silva under CID custody, still at J’pura hospital

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Housing Development Authority Chairman, Duminda Silva who was taken into CID custody was handed over to prison officials and is currently receiving treatment at Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital. The arrest was made following the Supreme Court order.   According to sources, the former Minister is to be transferred to prison custody. He […]

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President appoints 3-member commission to probe recent unrest in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The President has appointed a three-member Presidential Commission to inquire into the incidents of arson, looting, murders, injuries caused to individuals and damages to properties in parts of the country between March 31 and May 15, 2022. The commission of inquiry is headed by Supreme Court Justice Buwaneka Aluvihare and also includes former […]

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