Archive for August 5th, 2022

China and India: friendship and ‘friendship’

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne India is reported to have ‘raised concerns at the highest levels’ over Sri Lanka’s decision to allow the Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 to dock at the Hambantota Port. Yuan Wang 5 is said to be a ship engaged in marine scientific research, but benign though that sounds, it is also one […]

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US Capitol Hill Investigations & Charges key to Sri Lanka’s Investigation & Charges

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge On 6th January 2021 groups of Americans, some armed, stormed Capitol Hill and even captured and held an autonomous zone. Extensive damage was caused and US National Guards had to be brought in to disburse the unruly mobs. The whole world took the side of the US Govt & demanded action against the […]

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Lessons for Sri Lanka: What US means when it delivers “Democracy” via NED to China

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge US Govt delivers democracy through National Endowment for Democracy NED. Foreign aid & programs associated with the aid were to determine the manner of democracy” to be delivered. That democracy” meant helping friendly regimes, toppling unfriendly regimes, propping puppets, assisting dictators – all in the name of ‘democracy’. Democracy became intertwined with […]

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The building of new places of religious worship should be in proportion to the number of followers whether in the North, East, or South of Sri Lanka

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Janaka Perera The building of new places of religious worship should be in proportion to the number of followers whether in the North, East, or South. No matter which religion, Sri Lanka does not need any more ‘Kattankudys’ (where the mosques far outnumber the Muslims there). This policy should be enforced constitutionally. It would be […]

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Friday, August 5th, 2022

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Police seek public assistance to identify several suspects

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Police is seeking public assistance to identify the suspects involved in the stealing of two T-56 firearms and the assault on 26 army personnel during the protest near Polduwa Junction last month. During the protest held on July 13 near the Parliament entry road at Polduwa Junction, protesters had snatched two […]

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Rising prices reduce access to food for millions in Sri Lanka: WFP

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis since independence is spinning off a serious food crisis,” said World Food Programme Representative and Country Director Abdur Rahim Siddiqui, while describing a toxic mix of spiking prices, shrinking crop yields, the fallout of the war in Ukraine and a lack of state funds to pay […]

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Four new COVID-related deaths confirmed

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services today confirmed 04 new coronavirus-related deaths for August 04, pushing the country’s death toll from the pandemic to 16,578. The deaths reported today include 02 males and 02 females, according to the figures released by the Department of Government Information.  The two female victims and one of the […]

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We can no longer rely on old economic model – President Ranil

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe says there can be no reliance on old economic models any longer and there should be innovative thinking while paying prompt attention to the global changes. The President made these remarks while delivering the keynote address at the launch of the research reports on Sri Lanka’s economic reforms and the […]

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Pelosi’s Pivot as Cold War and Colonialism rebound: Militarization and Indian Ocean Greenwash

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake All bets were off as Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, and second in line to the United States Presidency pivoted to Asia, August 1st. As Ms. Pelosi tottered off a US Air Force plane at Singapore’s Changi Airport in her signature stilettos South East Asia tripped into high tension as a collective […]

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High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda meets Tamil Nadu Parliamentarian Kanimozhi Karunanidhi

Friday, August 5th, 2022

High Commission of Sri Lanka New Delhi Further strengthening the engagement with the State of Tamil Nadu and as a follow-up to the meeting with its Chief Minister in early June, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Milinda Moragoda met with Lok Sabha MP for Thoothukkudi constituency, Kanimozhi Karunanidhi in New Delhi. Parliamentarian Kanimozhi Karunanidhi […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8K

Friday, August 5th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JVP had two levels of activity, open and secret. [1] They had two parallel political agendas, one for the public and another for the insiders in the party, said analysts.[2] JVP functioned openly as an agitation group, whilst, at the same time recruiting combatants into a clandestine military organization, said Jayantha Somasunderam. [3] […]

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RAJAPAKSAS BACK TO THE FOLD THEY DESECRATED OR IS THIS SOME KIND OF A JOKE !

Friday, August 5th, 2022

 Insight by Sunil Kumar  Is this some kind if joke that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP)  General Secretary MP Sagara Kariyawasam has said that if former  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is willing to engage in politics with the  Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) after his return to Sri Lanka, the  SLPP will gladly accept him?  Or […]

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Sri Lanka committed to ‘one-China’ policy: President Wickremesinghe says after Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy India Today Hours after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe said the country was committed to ‘one-China’ policy. Sri Lanka is firmly committed to the one-China policy, President Ranil Wickremesinghe reaffirmed on Thursday, a day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan despite vociferous protests from Beijing. […]

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Sri Lanka to hold crucial talks on formation of all-party govt. to combat economic meltdown

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Hindu Main opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said their approach is to form a common all-party programme rather than an all-party government The crucial talks on the possibility of forming an all-party government to tackle Sri Lanka’s economic meltdown will take place on August 5, 2022 evening, officials and political leaders in […]

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Aragalaya Pushing State Towards Anarchy

Friday, August 5th, 2022

By Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today Independent MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday (27) said in Parliament that there is a conspiracy to take the State towards anarchy in the guise of ‘Aragalaya’ and that attempt should be defeated. Weerawansa made this remark during the debate on Emergency Regulations. The country has reached to a critical junction […]

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Countries must refrain from provocations – President

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Countries must refrain from provocations which further escalate the current global tensions, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said. He said in a Twitter post that during a meeting with Ambassador of China Qi Zhenghong, he reiterated Sri Lanka’s firm commitment to the one-China policy, as well as to the UN Charter principles of […]

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Cabinet nod awaited for drafted duty-free regulations to set up South Asia’s first downtown duty-free mall

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The facility to be operated by two of world’s leading DF operators to showcase Sri Lanka as a world-class dining destination  Key regulations been drafted prioritising strategically-important businesses backed by an expedited approval system As the construction of Colombo Port City’s downtown duty-free (DF) Mall steams ahead, the Colombo Port City […]

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Ceylon Chamber cheers President’s call to form all-party government

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Says concerted and united effort necessary to address current challenges facing the country  Stresses that all political parties must join hands and put Sri Lanka first over individual agendas Says consensus of all parties required for the reform agenda as only then it will spur global confidence amongs investors, private sector, […]

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CTU’s Joseph Stalin remanded

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) Joseph Stalin, who was arrested by police for violating a court order during a recent protest, has been remanded till August 12. He was ordered to be placed under remand custody after being produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today (04). He was arrested […]

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Supreme Court recommends further streamlining fuel distribution through SLTB

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The distribution of fuel should be further streamlined through the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), the Supreme Court pointed out today. This was mentioned when two fundamental rights (FR) petitions filed over the country’s economic crisis were called before the Supreme Court judges Vijith Malalgoda and Arjuna Obeyesekere this morning. The FR petitions […]

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