Archive for July 20th, 2022

The Elephant in the Room: Geopolitics and the ‘Great Reset’ in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Darini Rajaisngham-Senanayake But to watch cricket, there has to be a country left for us to watch it in, no?” A fan at the Galle Test Match that ended with an innings victory for Sri Lanka. July 11, 2022 Spirits were high on July 11 when the Sri Lankan cricket team beat the visiting Aussies […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 7B

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JVP was allowed to register as a political party in 1981. The first elections the JVP contested were District Development Councils elections.  JVP contested four seats in the District Development Councils election in 1981, and won two.  The seats were Colombo, Gampaha, and Galle. I was unable to find out what the fourth […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 7A

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS Why did the two JVP uprisings happen precisely in 1971 and 1987, asked commentators. The answer is that they were both linked to the Eelam war. JVP insurgency and the Eelam Wars both started around the same time. The first JVP insurgency started in the south in 1971. LTTE activities also started in […]

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සිංහල බෞද්ධ ඉවරද?

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

බෞද්ධ අධ්‍යයන පිළිබඳ සේවාර්ජිත මහාචාර්ය අසංග තිලකරත්න දම්රිවි පදනමේ සභාපති දැනට උද්ගතව ඇති ආර්ථික හා දේශපාලන අර්බුදය සම්බන්ධ ප‍්‍රධාන ආගමික ක‍්‍රියාකාරිකයෙකු වන ඕමල්පේ සෝභිත හිිමිපාණන්ගේ ප‍්‍රකාශයක කොටසක් පමණක් උපුටා දක්වමින්ිදැන් සිංහල බෞද්ධ ඉවරයැ’ යි පිරිසක් උදම් අනනු සමාජ මාධ්‍ය ජාලාවල දක්නට ඇත. කෙනෙකුගේ ප‍්‍රකාශයක් විකෘති වන සේ උපුටා දැක්වීමේ වරදට අමතරව, මෙහිදී අප අවධානය යොමු […]

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An Analysis of Wickremesinghe’s thumping victory in Lankan Presidential poll

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 21 (newsin.asia): Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe won the Sri Lankan Presidential election with a thumping majority against Dullas Alapahpperuna and Anura Kumara Dissanayake. In the election held on Wednesday in the Sri Lankan parliament, with its 225 members as the voters, Wickremesinghe got 134 of the 219 valid votes, […]

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Real Debt Trap: Sri Lanka Owes Vast Majority to West, Not to China

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Benjamin Norton Courtesy https://towardfreedom.org/ Facing a deep economic crisis and bankruptcy, Sri Lanka was rocked by large protests this July, which led to the resignation of the government. Numerous Western political leaders and media outlets blamed this uprising on a supposed Chinese debt trap,” echoing a deceptive narrative that has been thoroughly debunked by mainstream academics. […]

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Dinesh Gunawardena tipped to be PM

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Leader of the House and MP Dinesh Gunawardena is tipped to be appointed as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka under the Presidency of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

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Our candidate couldn’t win: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that his party’s candidate was unable to win the Presidential election in Parliament today. We presented Dullas. We voted for him, but lost. Somebody has to win,” he told media in parliament. “He (Ranil) got more votes, so he became the president. That’s what has happened. […]

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New President vows tough line against troublemakers

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s president-elect vowed on Wednesday to take tough action against anyone resorting to what he called the undemocratic means that led to his predecessor’s ouster. Six-time prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will not bow to violence after winning a parliamentary vote to succeed Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled the country and resigned […]

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CBSL chief confident Sri Lanka can overcome economic crisis within 5 months

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe says he is confident that Sri Lanka can come out of this severe economic crisis within a period of 05 months. We have a clear program and a clear path,” he added. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=329050316110205&ref=external In an interview with CNN, the governor said […]

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IMF hopes to complete Sri Lanka aid talks ‘as quickly as possible’

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The International Monetary Fund hopes to complete rescue talks with Sri Lanka as quickly as possible,” Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday, hours before the crisis-hit South Asian nation elected a new president. Speaking with Nikkei Asia in Tokyo, Georgieva said the fund was very deeply concerned about the well-being of the […]

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Ranil to be sworn in as President tomorrow

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Ranil Wickremesinghe is to be sworn in as Sri Lanka’s 8th Executive President at the Parliamentary complex tomorrow morning (21 July). Sri Lankan Parliament today voted acting president Ranil Wickremesinghe as the next President of the country. He won 134 of the total 219 votes that were found valid. The other main candidate, […]

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Newly elected President’s invitation to all political parties

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Newly elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe invited all parties in Parliament including the opposition to work together on a new strategy fulfilling the aspirations of the people. Addressing the House after he was elected as President by a majority of votes in Parliament, he expressed his gratitude to fellow presidential candidates MPs Dullas Alahapperuma […]

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Sri Lanka parliament elects Ranil Wickremesinghe as new President

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Parliament today (July 20) elected Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka by majority votes. In a secret ballot that got underway in the House this morning, the Members of Parliament voted to elect a succeeding President to fill in the post left vacant after the resignation […]

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Dullas, Sajith agree to fulfill TNA demands in return for support

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Presidential candidate Dullas Allahapperuma and his prime ministerial candidate Sajith Premadasa have agreed to fulfill demands put forward by the TNA in a meeting held today evening which included the release of all political prisoners and the release of all private lands, including those occupied by the army and archeological sites […]

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A VERY CREDIBLE NEWS ITEM THE SRI LANKA ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO LOOK AT SERIOUSLY

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

 INSIGHT BY SUNIL KUMAR  July 19th 2022  The objective of this posting is not to cause alarm but to warn the  Sri Lanka authorities to take preventive action before the Nation  already imperiled by the Rajapaksa debacle takes another unexpected  hit from an unlikely source which in all probabilities has been  planning for exactly such […]

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