Archive for June 25th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s State Land – Will title ownership solve farmers problems?

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The caretaker Prime Minister is once again trying to complete the project given to him – his vision was to destroy agriculture, transfer agricultural land and see farmers in jeans. He even promised chewing gum and gold chains to the farmers in Polonnaruwa in 1999. This was the Parakumba era Ranil wanted […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 5C

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The USA needed supportive persons in Sri Lanka if its plan to take over Sri Lanka was to succeed. Though Sri Lanka did not realize it at the time, Neelan Thiruchelvam was USA’s best link with Sri Lanka.   Neelan Thiruchelvam was a leading advocate of Tamil separatism from the 1970s onwards. Unlike […]

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Give Aussies a Ticker Tape parade before they leave Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Give Aussies a Ticker Tape parade as a farewell gesture by driving them through the streets of Colombo (Galle Road near Galle Face Green) once this popular Australian cricket tour is over. This is exactly what the Australians did in Melbourne on February 17, 1961 when they bid goodbye to the West Indian […]

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Patrick Brown and Tamil Diaspora politics

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Asoka Weerasinghe Kings Grove Crescent . Gloucester . Ontario .K1J 6G1 Canada 25 June 2022 Mr.Patrick BrownMayor of Brampton,Ontario/Candidate for Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.Office of the MayorCity of Brampton2 Wellington Street West.Brampton, OntarioL6Y 4R2 Dear Mayor Patrick Brown: I just received an email about YOU which said, Patrick Brown and the Brampton […]

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Abby Martin’s Speech on US Sanctions & Economic Gangsterism

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Empire Files Abby’s speech at the People’s Summit for Democracy, the progressive counter to Biden’s imperialist ‘Summit of the Americas’ on June 9 2022.

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Bharat readies to welcome a tribal President

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

By Nava Thakuria If one believes in the simple mathematical calculation and minimum political honesty by public representatives  in the Indian Parliament and State legislative assemblies, the largest democracy on Earth is expecting a lady tribal President in New Delhi. As Draupadi Murmu, a simple Janjati family woman turned a teacher turned a politician, gets […]

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ඉඩම් මන්කොල්ලය

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් ගේට්ස් ගොවි බිම්වල විශාලතම පුද්ගලික හිමිකරුවාය. වටිනාකම ඩොලර් බිලියන 130 කි. ඉඩම් අයිතිය අක්කර 268,000 කි. ළඟදී අක්කර 2,100 ක් නොර්ත් ඩකොට වලින් ගත්තේ ඩොලර් මිලියන 13.5 ට ය. කෙරවලපිටිය ඇමරිකන් සමාගමකට වික්කේ මිලියන 500 ටය. සිරිමා දන් දුන්නී පුද්ගලික ඉඩන් ය. රනිල් මේ දවස් වල දන් දෙන්නේ ඉඩම්ය. එයාගේ වගේ පුද්ගලික ඉඩම්ය. […]

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Sri Lanka Runs Out of Petrol, Diesel After Delay in Expected Shipments Amid Economic Crisis

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Courtesy News18 Energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera said oil cargoes due last week did not turn up while those scheduled to arrive next week will also not reach due to “banking” reasons. Sri Lanka has virtually run out of petrol and diesel after several expected shipments were delayed indefinitely, the energy minister said Saturday while apologising […]

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Schools in certain areas will be open on three days – other schools to operate as previous week

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The Ministry of Education has issued a statement regarding the manner in which academic activities will be conducted in schools during the coming week (June 27 – July 1). Schools in cities and suburbs which did not have schools last week have been directed to conduct schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays […]

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Sri Lanka amends limit on foreign currency possession

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Minister of Finance has issued an order to reduce the amount of foreign currency retained in possession by an individual in Sri Lanka from USD 15,000 t0 USD 10,000 or its equivalent in other foreign currency. The directive, issued pursuant to Section 08 of Foreign Exchange Act No. 12 of 2017, is […]

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High-ranking U.S. delegation to arrive in Sri Lanka tomorrow

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A high-level delegation representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State will visit Sri Lanka from June 26- 29, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo says. Members of the delegation include Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Asia Robert Kaproth and Ambassador Kelly Keiderling, who is also the Deputy […]

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