Archive for July 22nd, 2022

Turn National List 29 Members into an Advisory Council not MPs

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Sri Lanka’s Parliament consists of 225 Members of Parliament from which 196 are elected by the People and 29 are not-elected but nominated by the respective parties & enter depending on the allocation as per the votes obtained by each party. Therefore, the composition of the National List corresponds to the votes […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Pt 7C

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna   was created by Rohana Wijeweera, whose real name was Patabandige Don Nandasiri Wijeweera. He was a member of Sri Lanka’s Communist Party   (Moscow wing) led by S.A. Wickremasinghe and in 1962 was awarded a scholarship to Lumumba University in Moscow, to study medicine. Sunday Times carries biographical information on […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 7D

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The subversive activities of the JVP had come to the attention of the intelligence services and  a special unit has been formed in the CID to watch them, said Indradasa Godahewa. The first police report of the existence of the JVP underground movement was presented to the Cabinet in 1968. In 1970 the […]

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Why did Indian Army Chief go to Bangladesh?

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

DR Arpita Hazarika The chief of army staff of India, General Manoj Pande completed his Bangladesh visit recently (from July 18 to July 20) as part of the “outstanding” bilateral defense relations between Bangladesh and India. General Manoj Pande was on his first trip abroad since taking over the post. First day of his visit, […]

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Geopolitcs

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Sri Lanka Political News European ambassadors gave President GR an “ultimatum”, a “last chance” to condemn Russia, but Sri Lanka had refused to condemn either side. A few days later the Aragalaya started. When things had cooled down somewhat, Gota arranged to talk to Putin. Within 24 hours of talking to Putin, two Russian oil […]

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Sri Lanka won’t get a bailout from the IMF until chaos ends, Johns Hopkins professor says

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Ravi Buddhavarapu Courtesy CNBC KEY POINTS The IMF cannot… interact with the government when things are in a continuing crisis mode. So until the government stabilizes, until they have a minister of finance, there’s no one for the IMF to talk with,” professor Deborah Brautigam told CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia” on Friday. The IMF will […]

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China offers support for new Sri Lankan President

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Chinese President Xi Jinping says he is hopeful that Sri Lanka and China will carry forward the traditional friendship, consolidate political mutual trust and push forward the strategi cooperative partnership of sincere assistance and ever-lasting friendship. He conveyed this in a letter to Sri Lanka’s new President Ranil Wickremesinghe to extend congratulations and […]

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Nine arrested during Galle Face military raid granted bail

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The nine protesters, who were arrested this morning near the Galle Face protest site for allegedly causing damages to properties at the Presidential Secretariat premises, have been granted bail. They were produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court earlier today. The arrestees, including Attorney-at-Law Nuwan Bopage, were released on cash bails Rs. 10,000 […]

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US envoy meets President Ranil, raises concerns over violence against protesters

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Ambassador of the United States to Sri Lanka Julie Chung says she called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe to express her grave concern over the unnecessary and deeply troubling” escalation of violence against protesters overnight. Taking to her official Twitter handle, the US envoy noted that the President and the Cabinet of Ministers have an […]

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New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The swearing-in of the new Cabinet of Ministers of the interim government under President Ranil Wickremesinghe took place at the Temple Trees. The ceremony was held after MP Dinesh Gunawardena took oaths as the new Prime Minister this morning. President Wickremesinghe has decided to continue the interim government with the cabinet ministers of […]

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Dinesh Gunawardena sworn in as new Prime Minister

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Member of Parliament Dinesh Gunawardena has taken oaths as the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He took oaths before President Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning (July 22). Gunawardena embarked on active politics in late 1970s and entered the parliament in 1983 representing the Maharagama electoral district. He has held cabinet ministerial portfolios under […]

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