Archive for July 21st, 2022

Sri Lanka: Ranil becomes the President, the Phoenix rises, again.

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale A chattering crow lives out nine generations of aged men,but a stag’s life is four time a crow’s,and a raven’s life makes three stags old,while the phoenix outlives nine ravens,but we, the rich-haired Nymphsdaughters of Zeus the aegis-holder,outlive ten phoenixes. The phoenix is an immortal bird associated with Greek mythology (with analogs in many cultures) that cyclically regenerates or is […]

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Who is NED & what is its role in Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Shenali D Waduge The term democracy” has become a tool used to undermine democracy in the name of democracy by interfering into the internal affairs of countries & causing mayhem. What the CIA did back in the 1970s has now been outsourced to an entity called NED – National Endowment for Democracy. Entire vocabulary of […]

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WHAT ARE THE REFORMS NEEDED TO GET BACK SR LANKA TO THE STABILITY LEVEL? PART ONE

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Although Sri Lanka is a small country with a limited land area and resources it needs radical reforms to achieve stability and expected development. It is needed to understand that stability in this dynamic world is like a dream. The country has a long history of seditions (Aragala) and the result of […]

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ඩලස් – සජිත් හවුල පැරදුණේ ඇයි?

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

රජිත් කීර්ති තෙන්නකෝන්  විපක්ෂයේ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ දෙකක් ගත් අමනෝඥම තීරණය සජබ හා ‘කහ පක්ෂය’ ජනපති තරඟයට එක්ව තරඟ කිරීම ලෙස ඉතිහාසගත වනු ඇත. ප්‍රතිපත්ති – වැඩපිළිවෙලක් – අරමුණක් – සැලසුමක් නැති බෝඩ් ලෑල්ලට සජබ මන්ත්‍රී රැසක් ඡන්දය දී නැත.    සජිත් ඉවත් වූ පමණින් ඩලස් දිනන්නේ නැති බව සරළවම විග්‍රහ කළෙමි.  අවසනාවකට පුද්ගලික න්‍යාය පත්‍රයකත්, […]

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ජනසතු අරගලය ජනතාකරණයට ලක් වුනාද?

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne ජනතා අරගලයක් අලුතින් ජනසතු කරන්න ඕනේ නෑ.  තිබ්බේ අරගලයක් නෙවෙයි, අරගලයන්. බහුවචනයෙන් තමයි කතා කරන්න වෙන්නේ. එක් එක් අරගල වල එක එක ජන කොටස්. සමපාත වුන තැනුත් තිබුනා. නොවුන තැනුත් තිබුනා. වඩා නිවැරදිව කිව්වොත් කවුරු කවුරුත් ‘අරගලයක්’ තුල හිටියා, ඉන්නවා සහ තමන් තේරුම් ගත්ත කුමන හෝ අරගලයක් සමග අනන්‍ය වුනා, අනන්‍ය වෙලා ඉන්නවා. […]

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FOUR-DAY WEEK

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Employees at work.  In June 2022, the Sri Lankan Government declared a ‘four-day week’ for Public Sector workers for three months, except for the essential services. It started on Friday, June 17th, giving a holiday to public sector employees. Critical services are categorised as the public sector for employees in the […]

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The Aragalaya: a postscript

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne Ranil Wickremesinghe is no longer president in an acting capacity. He is the president, period. Did someone say ‘I don’t know whether to laugh or cry?’ I am pretty sure someone did. Did someone say, ’who wudda thunk?’ Well, if two or three years ago, if anyone suggested that in July 2023 Ranil […]

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Aragalaya only managed to send elected Prez home and bring in defeated Ranil as Prez: Wimal

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror What the Aragalaya (struggle) has finally done was to send home President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who was elected through an election, and elect Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was defeated in the election, as the President, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said today. He told a news conference that as a result […]

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Security forces smash Sri Lanka’s main protest camp

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy MailonLine View gallery Members of Sri Lankan security forces remove a barricade blocking the main gate of the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo early Friday Sri Lankan security forces demolished the main anti-government protest camp in the capital early Friday and evicted activists hours before the new president was due to name a cabinet. The […]

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Sri Lankan soldiers ‘raid’ main protest site in Colombo

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy TRTWORLD Hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers and police swoop in on unarmed activists blocking Presidential Secretariat in the capital after new President Ranil Wickremesinghe is sworn in, according to AFP. Hundreds of Sri Lankan soldiers and police have raided the main anti-government protest camp in the country’s capital and started tearing down tents of […]

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Tense situation at Galle Face protest site as security forces move in

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A tense situation is reported at the Galle Face protest site near the Presidential Secretariat as Police and troops moved in and remove protesters from the area. The security forces removed some of tents and structures placed around the Presidential Secretariat.

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Sri Lanka made ‘dumb bets’ on Chinese investment: CIA chief

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief has held China responsible for Sri Lanka’s economic collapse, saying Colombo’s dumb bets” on high-debt Chinese investment have led to the catastrophic outcomes. The Chinese have a lot of weight to throw around and they can make a very appealing case for their investments,” William Burns said […]

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“I am not a friend of the Rajapaksas – I have been against them ever since I knew them” – President

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Yesterday evening, President elect Ranil Wickramasinghe visited Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple in Colombo. Although this was planned as a private visit, many politicians of the ruling party and journalists from home and abroad who came to know about it also attended the event. A British sky news journalist asked the President that since […]

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UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in today (21) as the 8th Executive President of Sri Lanka. This was at the Parliament complex. Ranil Wickremesinghe is the first President of Sri Lanka to be elected in a vote held in the Parliament. Former MP Sirima Bandaranaike, the world’s first Prime Minister, was sworn in […]

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