Archive for June 11th, 2022

Is Sri Lanka being digitally colonized?

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Colonization was when people were sent to occupy territories and claim them as their own drawing artificial borders and christening them with artificial names. Neo-colonialism prevailed using international systems created by the colonials. Digital colonization is when multinational tech companies extract, analyze and own user data & then claim to bring laws […]

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Aragalaya

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Vichara There was tremendous excitement and expectation in the country when Aragalaya appeared in Galle Face. Artists and media fantasized about it. Intellectuals romanticized it and read into the Aragalaya lofty ideals of systems change, ensure accountability, and bring forth an ideal democracy of the people and for the people of Sri Lanka. Even Professor […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 4C

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Why did the attackers not attack the President’s residence in Mirihana, asked Shenali Waduge, though the residences of Mahinda Rajapakse in Tangalle, Medamulana, Carlton House & Kurunegala were burnt down as well as the monument to his father. The attackers were very selective when it came to burning houses. Houses of SJB and […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 4B

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The south was the most affected when MPs houses were burnt.  In Galle there was a series of attacks on the houses of the former Ministers, Members of Parliament and the government supporters including a number of heads of Local Government Institutions. Former Minister Ramesh Pathirana’s house in Kithulampitiya, Galle was set on […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 4A

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS From May 9th and May 14, 2022 the houses of nearly 80 MPs,  of which 74 were Pohottu MPs were burnt down.  Houses of some Pradeshiya Sabha and Provincial Council members were also burnt. The activity started around 5.00 p.m. on May 9th, on the same day that the Galle Face protestors were […]

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Sri Lanka Fuel Crisis To Worsen With No Indications On Sustenance Of Future Supplies

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Outlook Sri Lanka’s fuel purchases have been totally dependent on the ILC(Indian Line of Credit) – a USD 500 million credit line initially which was supplemented with another USD 200 million later. The last of the fuel shipments due under the Indian Line of Credit are arriving in Sri Lanka this month with no […]

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UN warns Sri Lanka could face ‘full-blown humanitarian emergency’

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy  Mizzima The United Nations warns that Sri Lanka’s unprecedented economic crisis could develop into a dire humanitarian crisis, with millions already in need of aid.

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Lawyer’s role in Aeroflot drama: BASL won’t seek SC intervention; law firm declines to comment

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday (10) said that it couldn’t report the lawyer involved in the Aeroflot affair to the Supreme Court, without inquiring into the incident.It transpired, before High Court Judge, S. M. H. S.P. Sethunge, in the Commercial High Court of the Western Province, […]

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UK relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The United Kingdom on Friday (June 10) relaxed the travel advisory issued to its citizens arriving Sri Lanka, announcing that its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office no longer advises against all but essential travel to the island nation. However, a notice issued by the UK government noted that the economic situation in Sri […]

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COPE rebukes CEB for purchasing power at higher prices

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana It was revealed during yesterday’s meeting between the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and the Ceylon Electricity Board that the CEB had continuously purchased power for higher prices from the Ace Power Plant located in Embilitpitya. The CEB had continuously included the capital cost into the purchase of a unit of power even […]

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China assures support to jointly tackle Sri Lanka’s crisis situation.

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana China says it is ready to continue to work with Sri Lanka to jointly tackle risks and challenges and help Sri Lanka overcome the current difficulties, ease the debt burden and realize sustainable development. This was mentioned during a discussion between Director-General of the Department of Asian Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Liu […]

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New website launched in Sri Lanka to check fuel availability

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A fuel information management system has been introduced in Sri Lanka to provide information to the general public on the island-wide fuel distribution process. This initiative is a collaboration between the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Ltd., and the Ministry of Power and Energy. The […]

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Current government should change to overcome present crisis – former President (Video)

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Former President Maithripala Sirisena says that the present government should be changed to overcome the crises facing the country. Meanwhile, politicians also expressed various views regarding the Electricity Act passed in Parliament recently.

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කෝටි ගණනක පොලු තැබූ මොරටුව සරසවි ඇදුරෝ – අනේ මේ ආයතනය පොඩි ළමයි වගේනෙ 

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

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President responds to the statements made by the CEB Chairman

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa categorically denied any authorisation to the award of a Wind Power Project in Mannar to any specific person or entity as stated by the CEB Chairman at a COPE committee hearing regarding the awarding of a Wind Power Project in Mannar.  

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CEB Chairman admits making incorrect statement – offers unconditional apology

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Coutesy Hiru News CEB Chairman, M.M.C.Ferdinando states that he made a reference regarding the Prime Minister of India, when questioned by COPE on 10 June 2022, which was totally incorrect and records his unconditional apology. Hon Chairman of the COPE Committee, In regard to the clarification made by me at the COPE meeting held on […]

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