Archive for June 9th, 2022

Sri Lanka Govt is clueless about gazetted ACTS: Ownership deed for State land not required for bank loans

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The caretaker Prime Minister in Parliament made an emotional appeal showing his concern for farmers in these trying times who could not obtain loans because they did not have title ownership to the State land leased to them. His solution was to give full ownership to those on state land. Besides the […]

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Grow More Food

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga It is gratifying to see that the grow more food campaign is on the move. The media has something more than the Aragalaya to talk about. But it seems to be ad hoc and not well planned as a national campaign. We have over 20 distinct agroclimatic zones with their distinctive advantages. Of […]

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Bangladesh’s potato assistance to Sri Lanka reminds the urgency of SAARC revival

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Dr. Shakuntala Bhabani Kolkata As the island nation confronts a terrible economic and humanitarian food crisis, Sri Lanka’s prime minister has warned of a food shortage, promising to buy enough fertilizer for the upcoming planting season to enhance yields. Sri Lanka is pleading with its neighbors for food assistance as the country’s fiscal problem worsens […]

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රුසියාවෙන් තෙල් ගන්නේ නැත්තේ ඇමරිකාව තරහ වෙන නිසා..- අගමැති රනිල්

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් රුසියාවෙන් ඉන්ධන, ගෑස්, පොහොර ලබා ගැනීම සඳහා මැදිහත් නොවන්නේ ඇමරිකාව අමනාප වන නිසා බව අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ මහතා සඳහන් කර තිබේ. මේ අවස්ථාවේ එවන් තත්ත්වයක් ඇති කර ගත යුතු නැතැයි අගමැතිවරයා සඳහන් කර ඇත්තේ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ස්වාධීන පක්ෂ සමඟ පැවති සාකච්ඡාවකදීය. තමන්ද එම අවස්ථාවේ එහි සිටි බව ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුනේ නායක […]

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TUI cancels more holidays to Sri Lanka amid Foreign Office warnings not to go

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy Daily Record The airline said that it is getting in touch with all customers affected by the decision. TUI has cancelled more holidays to Sri Lanka amid political and economic instability in the country. The airline had originally cancelled all flights and holidays up to June 12 – but this has now been extended to June 30. Bosses are […]

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Can’t go for polls until economic crisis is addressed: Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Chairman

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy India Today ri Lanka’s Election Commission Chairman Nimal G Punchihewa said that if an election is held, it will be free and fair only if there is an environment to support it. Sri Lanka’s Election Commission Chairman Nimal G Punchihewa on Thursday said that the country cannot go for an election until the economic […]

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IMF plans in-person Sri Lanka mission in coming weeks for policy talks

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy CNA LONDON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is planning a staff-level mission in the coming weeks to Sri Lanka “to engage on policy discussions on a programme”, the fund’s spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday (Jun 9) in Washington. The goal of the next mission will be to build on the technical discussions already […]

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Initiate bilateral talks with Russia: Nine political parties tell Prez

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Leaders of nine political parties including National Freedom Front (NFF) and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya have requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to initiate bilateral discussions with Russia in view to procure fuel on long term credit facility. In a letter addressed to the President, they said if the government fails to do so, […]

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Several irregularities within Urban Development Authority revealed at COPE (English)

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Ada Derana

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President highlights corruption during auction of imported goods confiscated at port.

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the country must build trust in the international community regarding Sri Lanka Port by providing an efficient service utilizing modern technology.  The President made these remarks participating in the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation held at the President’s House, Colombo today (09).  […]

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Ex-finance secretary on what led to Sri Lanka’s economic collapse

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Mr. S.R. Attygalle says it is unreasonable to claim that the country lost nearly Rs. 500 billion due to the change in tax policies of the new government, as this was due to the loss caused by the import restrictions imposed, including the suspension of the […]

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Sri Lanka Electricity Amendment Bill passed in parliament

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Sri Lanka Electricity Amendment Bill No. 20 of 2009 was passed in the parliament today (June 09) without committee state amendments, by a majority of votes. Following the debate on the second reading of the Bill, the Opposition had demanded a vote. A total of 120 votes were cast in favour and […]

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Basil Rajapaksa hands over letter of resignation to Sec Gen of Parliament (Video)

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Basil Rajapaksa has handed over his resignation letter to the Secretary General of Parliament. The letter of resignation was handed over to the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake at the Parliament premises today (09). Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa stated that he handed over the letter to the Secretary General of […]

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