Archive for July 12th, 2022

Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the country on military jet

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy BBC Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has arrived in the Maldives, after fleeing the country amid protests over the island’s economic crisis. The 73-year-old arrived in the capital city, Male, at around 03:00 local time (22:00 GMT), the BBC understands. Mr Rajapaksa left aboard a military jet, ending a familial dynasty that has ruled […]

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No lawful authority for immigration officers to prevent Prez from flying out – SLIEOA

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Immigration & Emigration Officers’ Association (SLIEOA) says its members have no lawful authority to prevent President Gotabaya Rajapaksa from leaving the country as he is still officially in office. In a statement, the association also said there is no truth to the media reports and social media posts in circulation, which claim […]

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Sri Lanka’s Crisis: Scenarios & Options

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The political system has collapsed. Mob rule has taken over. Where lies the People’s mandate? Is Sri Lanka a functioning democracy or is life to function as per protests, protestors & their demands? What will life be under such a system of lawlessness & disorder when a handful decides what is law […]

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Will all the Problems in this country be over with Gota Going Home?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Dr. Sudath Gunasekara, Mahanuwara 12.7.2022 My answer is no. Only the Chapter on Rajapaksa family in the Mahavamsa will be closed. It will be followed by a very uncertain and really turbulent period that might be followed by  a period of prosperity, happiness and peace for all if the present system of Government is replaced […]

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The dollar crisis

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga In early March this year the Sri Lanka rupee was devalued by about 15% against the dollar. Since then, we have had a fuel and gas crisis and the escalation of all prices of essential commodities. The economic crisis led to Cabinet reshuffles several times and the resignation of the Prime Minister in […]

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Maharaja’s Jockstrap Protest at Galle-Face – A Re-run of Ukraine’s ‘Maiden Square’ False-Flag Operation in February 2014-(Part 2)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

By Jonathan Manz /Contd from Part 1 In Ukraine in Feb 2014, Yatsenyuk, a former Central Banker now installed as the Junta Prime Minister, scrapped the Russian bail-out deal and sought instead IMF assistance.  The IMF demanded the immediate implementation of austerity measures; pensions, heating-assistance and other social programs were slashed.  Describing the situation created […]

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මැතිවරණ සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඡන්ද විමසීම් ජනතාවගේ සෘජු ඡන්දයෙන් පැවැත්වීමට හැකිවන පරිදි ඩිජිටල් ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයට පරිවර්තනය කරන නීති සංශෝධන ගෙනෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස් ජනරාල්ට ඉල්ලීමක්….

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

මාධ්‍ය අංශය, වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන මැතිවරණ සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඡන්ද විමසීම් ජනතාවගේ සෘජු ඡන්දයෙන් පැවැත්වීමට හැකිවන පරිදි ඩිජිටල් ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයට පරිවර්තනය කරන නීති සංශෝධන ගෙනෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා මැතිවරණ කොමසාරිස් ජනරාල්ට ඉල්ලීමක්…. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පවත්වන මැතිවරණ සහ පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ ඡන්ද විමසීම් ජනතාවගේ සෘජු ඡන්දයෙන් පැවැත්වීමට හැකිවන පරිදි ඩිජිටල් ඡන්ද ක්‍රමයට පරිවර්තනය කරන නීති […]

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New economic policies for SL

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Priyantha Hettige Courtesy Island Millions of Sri Lankans are anxiously waiting to see what actions will be taken to make life bearable again. If we follow the example of successful countries, we see how they have exploited their opportunities, and used the wealth created, not to import cars and go on luxury trips abroad, but […]

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The Rajapaksa Regime Is Gone. What Next for Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

By P.K. Balachandran/The Diplomat July 12, 2022: Mobs have ended the Gotabaya Rajapaksa-Ranil Wickremesinghe government in Sri Lanka. On Saturday, huge crowds of angry youth stormed the official residences of the president and the prime minister and set fire to the private residence of Wickremesinghe, forcing the hands of the two leaders. Both President Gotabaya […]

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Wanted ex-CBSL governor speaks to CNN about Sri Lanka’s crisis situation

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, wanted by Sri Lankan authorities over the bond scam, speaking to CNN Philippines about the island nation’s crisis situation said the government of Sri Lanka is finding it difficult to persuade lenders. In response to a question on the events that led to the collapse of Sri […]

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Items and equipment at Temple Trees stolen; Complaints lodged with Police

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Several complaints had been lodged with the Kollupitiya Police claiming that various items and equipment were stolen from the Temple Trees. Police said the staff of the Temple Trees had lodged the complaints. The Media Unit of the Temple Trees also complained that some of their equipment was stolen from the […]

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Archeology Dept officials visit President’s House to assess damage

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A group of officials from the Archeology Department arrived at the President’s House this morning to ascertain whether there have been any damage caused to the properties which have archeological value. The officials including the Director General of the Archeology Department Anura Manathunga discussed with the protesters who are occupying the […]

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa signs resignation letter

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror – Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday signed his resignation letter, dated for July 13 – Speaker will make a public announcement tomorrow ending Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidency – Rajapaksa was still in the country and was protected by the Armed Forces President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday signed his resignation letter, dated for July 13 and […]

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Sri Lanka President Seeks Seaborne Escape After Airport Standoff

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Courtesy International Business Times Sri Lanka’s president was considering using a navy patrol craft to flee the island Tuesday following a humiliating standoff with airport immigration, official sources said. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has promised to resign on Wednesday and clear the way for a “peaceful transition of power” following widespread protests against him over the country’s […]

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