Archive for July, 2022

Time for New Solutions for Sri Lanka. Fight for Private Creditor Debt Cancellation.

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Charith Gunawardena With the whole world watching the deteriorating political, economic and humanitarian situation unfolding in Sri Lanka, and while we pray for swift solutions to food, fuel and medical shortages, there is now an opportunity to reinvent how countries caught in post-Covid 19 debt traps recover from crippling debt and re-emerge as healthy, functioning […]

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Regime Change Role of International Republican Institute (IRI) in Sri Lanka

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Shenali D Waduge US foreign policy does not change whatever party comes to power. American Exceptionalism is at the forefront of US foreign policy for Democrats & Republicans. Soft-power tools are terms democracy” freedoms” rights” gender equality” youth empowerment” lavishly used to exert pressure on third world target nations. The International Republic Institute was led […]

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WHAT IS THE SOLUTION FOR STAGFLATION IN SRI LANKA?

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Stagflation means double-digit inflation seems in many countries as a result of the post-Corona pandemic, and the temporary solution to this situation being used by many countries is to increase subsidies to lower income earners, how these countries spend for subsidies (Source of funds) has not been disclosed and it could assume […]

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Unheard Voices of Youth and Women, The Referendum and All-party government.

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga In the present system of governance there are two deep rooted shortcomings which have surfaced frequently, but no acceptable solution has been found. The explosive issue of the neglect of the voice of youth was addressed partially after the 1971 JVP insurgency, but practical mechanisms have not been institutionalized to meet the concerns. […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Da

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Wiswa Warnapala declared that violence was first injected into the politics of Sri Lanka by the JVP. JVP was a violent murderous movement from the very beginning. They were guilty of gruesome killings, said Rohan Gunaratne. Despite JVP ‘s attempts to identify itself with Fidel Castro and Ché Guevara,  JVP had more in […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Db

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The JVP’s Political Bureau  its highest decision  making body decided  in September 1970 decided to begin collecting arms, with Loku Athula placed in charge of the armed section and directed to collect 100,000 bombs. At the next PB meeting, held at year-end, Loku Athula reported that 3,000 bombs were ready. The hand bomb […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8E

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JVP was given a new lease of life when the UNP came to power in 1977. Under the previous SLFP government JVPers were brought before the Criminal Justice Commission, (CJC) a special tribunal set up through a special Act of Parliament. JVPers were charged with waging war against the lawfully elected government, breaking […]

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Time for ‘System Change’

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Saturday, July 30, 2022 – Daily News The Seventh Executive President of the Socials Republic of Sri Lanka, Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa RWP RSP, finally had to leave the country after a public campaign that commenced on March 31, 2022 at his private residence in Mirihana, Nugegoda. On June 9, followed […]

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ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතිඥ සංගමයේ ඇතැම් හැසිරීම් පිළිගැනීමට බැහැ-අධි නීතිඥ මනෝලි ජිනදාස

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Lanka Lead News නීතිඥ සංගමයේ සාමාජික අධිනීතිඥ මනෝලි ජිනදාස මහත්මිය හිරු ප්‍රවෘත්ති සමග සම්මුඛ සාකච්ඡාවකට එක් වෙමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතිඥ සංගමයේ ඇතැම් ක්‍රියාකලාපයන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් සංගමයේ සාමාජිකයින්ට ගැටලු පවතින බව පවසා සිටියි. එහිදී ඇය සඳහන් කළේ නීතිඥ සංගමයට අදාළ නොවන කරුණු සම්බන්ධයෙන් නිකුත් කරන ඇතැම් ප්‍රවෘත්ති නිවේදන හේතුවෙන් සංගමයේ පැවැත්මට ද ගැටලු මතුවිය හැකි බව […]

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Aragalaya backfired? Where are we heading?

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

By Dr Upul wijayawardhana Courtesy Island Whilst the economy, the basic underlying problem that needs urgent attention remains largely unattended by all concerned, political changes have moved at an alarming pace. So fast, that the totally unexpected has happened. Who would have imagined that Ranil, humiliatingly rejected by the voters in August 2020, would achieve […]

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya is a green light for an all-party government

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The Samagi Jana Balawega declared that there should be discussions with the party leaders to form an all-party government. Its national organizer Tissa Attanayake said this while addressing the media in Kandy yesterday

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Lanka nod to China ship, India wary

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy The Telegraph OnLine The southern deep-sea port of Hambantota is considered strategically important for its location Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickeresinghe Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese research vessel to dock at the Hambantota port next month, the island nation’s army spokesman said on Sunday, days after India said it carefully monitors any development […]

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Sri Lanka: President Wickremesinghe says not the time for Rajapaksa to return

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Khaleej Times Sri Lanka’s new president Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday it was not the right time for former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to return to the country as it could inflame political tensions, the Wall Street Journal reported. “I don’t believe it’s the time for him to return,” Wickremesinghe said in an interview with […]

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Easter Sunday attack suspects still engage in politics: Cardinal

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Those who set off bombs on Easter Sunday in 2019 are still engaged in politics and work as police officers to date, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today. Delivering a sermon at the festive mass held to mark the annual feast of St. James Church, Mutuwal, Cardinal […]

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Elections after another two and a half years – Manusha

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Minister Manusha Nanayakkara says that the incumbent government will continue permanently for the next two and a half years and another election will only be held after that. He stated that the political stability demanded by the world has been provided today through the country’s parliament.  This stable government will continue to operate […]

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Patali Champika says no invitation to form all-party govt

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana MP Patali Champika Ranawaka says that they have not received an invitation to join an all-party government. The former minister stated this while speaking to the media after attending an event held at the Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo. Asked why they are still holding back despite being invited to join an all-party government, […]

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Sri Lanka clarifies on Chinese research vessel to dock at Hambantota Port

Sunday, July 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has allowed a Chinese research vessel to dock at the Hambantota port next month, the island nation’s Army spokesman said on Sunday, days after India said it carefully monitors any development having a bearing on its security and economic interests. The southern deep-sea port of Hambantota is considered strategically important for […]

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A Message for our Leaders

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

By Garvin Karunaratne If President Gotabhaya had taken action on the suggestions in my  Paper: The Way Out of the Economic Abyss besetting Sri Lanka published in the Lanka Web on 11 th March 2022, he would not be in the present plight. Our country would also have been saved from its present disastrous situation. […]

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රනිල්-දිනේෂ් සගයින් දෙදෙනා හා කළුකොඳයාවේ ප්‍රඥාශෙඛර මොඩලය

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

චන්ද්‍රසිරි විජයවික්‍රම, LL.B., Ph.D  හැඳින්වීම 2017 දී මුලින් ලියන ලද කළුකොඳයාවේ ප්‍රඥාශෙඛර මහනාහිමියන්ගේ ජාතික මෙහවර යන ලිපිය මීට පෙර දෙවතාවක්ම ලංකාවෙබ් වෙබ් අඩවියේ පලවිය. ඒ අවස්ථා දෙකේදී ලියු හැඳින්වීම් මෙම රචනාව ආරම්භයේ කොපිකර ඇත. මෙය නැවත වතාවක් රටවැසියා  විසින් කියවිය යුතුයයි සිතෙන්නේ, කාලෝචිත වන්නේ, කරුණු කීපයක්ම නිසාය. *(1) <ගෝල්පේස් ගෝ-හෝම් විකාරයට> මේ වනවිට සරත් ෆොන්සේකාද […]

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ලෑන්ඩ් ඔෆ් තව දියව්.

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

ජයන්ත හේරත් ’60 ’70 ’80 ගණන් වල අපි නෑවේ සීතල වතුරය. කන්දෙන් ලන්දෙන් වැස්සෙන්  ලිඳෙන්, ඇලෙන්  ගලා ආ වතුරය. මුලින් දැනුන තද හීතල ටික වෙලාවක් ගියාම දැනෙන්නේ නැත, සුන්දර වතුර ටිකය මරුය. ජර්මනිය ළඟදී සීතල වතුරෙන් නාන්නට පටන් ගෙනය, ආලෝකමත් කර තිබු විශේෂ ස්ථාන කළුවරට, හඳපානට බාර දීලාය මේවා “තිරසාර දියුණුවේ” ලක්ෂණ වෙන්නට පටන් ගෙනය,  […]

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The Tokyo Trials – How America Sabotaged Justice in the Far East, 1945-58

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna A critical comment Japanese leaders have unfortunately paid the supreme penalty for their defiance of the West. They were brought before Tribunals which in the words of their own American judges were nothing but ‘ high grade lynch mobs’. In a sense, these Tribunals were nothing but ‘ Kangaroo Courts’. A survey of […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8c

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS One of the tasks assigned to the JVP in 1987-89 was to    weaken the Sri Lanka army and divert military attention away from the Eelam war. The first targets of the JVP in 1987 were, therefore, armed forces and police. JVP targeted the armed services and the police in both insurgencies. JVP infiltration […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Pt 8b

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The notion that in 1971 the JVP was only interested in taking over police stations is incorrect. This was only a cover. Even then, the target was the armed forces and the military installations. During the 1971 insurgency, JVP took over the Anuradhapura air strip and was eyeing the one at Vavuniya. JVP […]

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Sri Lanka President announces postponement of reaching agreement with IMF

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy News.am Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to help bring the country out of the economic crisis has been pushed back to September due to unrest in recent weeks, AP reported. The President of Sri Lanka said that negotiations with the IMF on […]

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Chinese ship set to dock in Sri Lanka

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 5. Photo: brisl.org It is arriving for replenishment, says Colombo Days after denying reports of the scheduled arrival of a Chinese research vessel, and following India’s clear message” about carefully monitoring” the development, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Defence on Saturday confirmed that the vessel had sought clearance […]

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Sri Lanka President Wickremesinghe says IMF agreement delayed after unrest

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy The New Arab Sri Lanka’s president said on Saturday that an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help pull the bankrupt nation out of its economic crisis has been pushed back to September because of unrest over the past weeks. President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his first speech since he was elected by parliament on 20 […]

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“ගෙදර යන්න කියන්න එපා. මට යන්න ගෙයක් නෑ” – ජනපති

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම නව බලවේගයකට සූදානම්ව රට ගොඩ නැගීමේ අභියෝගයට සියලු දෙනා ම කැපවී වැඩ කිරීමේ කාලය දැන් එළඹී ඇති බව ජනාධිපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ පවසයි. ජනාධිපතිවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළේ, මහනුවර ජනාධිපති මන්දිරයේ සිට අද (ජූලි 30) විශේෂ ප්‍රකාශයක් සිදු කරමිනි. රට තුළ පවතින ප්‍රශ්න විසඳීමට ඇති සුදුසු ම ක්‍රමය සර්ව පාක්ෂික ආණ්ඩුවක් පමණක් බව ජනාධිපතිවරයා […]

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Oil and gas exploration delays in Mannar basin to cost SL over US $ 1bn in FDI

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The long-delayed Mannar basin M2 block (exploration and production) tender and commencement of exploration work by the selected bidder for the M1 and C1 July 2019 tender could cost Sri Lanka over a billion dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI).  Moreover, the delays conducting a marketing campaign to attract further investment […]

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Merchandise export earnings top US $ 1.2bn in June

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Earnings from merchandise exports reached US $ 1,208 million in June 2022 Key sectors contributing to improved export earnings include apparel, coconut and rubber  Grim export performance witnessed in tea and spices sectors US, UK and India emerge as largest markets for SL export basket Exports to all regions except CIS […]

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SJB disassociates itself from SF’s call for August 9 final battle.

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has not made any decision to participate in a protest which is claimed to be the final battle against the corrupt politicians on August 9 although party Chairman Sarath Fonseka had claimed he and others will participate in it, an SJB MP said today. SJB MP Mujibur […]

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