Archive for August 9th, 2022

Why follow Bindu(of Sunday Times): It is NATO- No Action Talk Only.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

By Garvin Karunaratne It was four months ago in March 2022 that I suggested immediate action re our economic meltdown. I recall:The Way Out of the economic abyss besetting Sri Lanka” in the Lanka Web of March 11 th. It is months- four months have passed and yet as Bindu says we are only talking. […]

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Genesis of the the Export Development Board (EDB)

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga In January I wrote on FB that I would take up the genesis of the EDB. But other than in bits of anecdotes where I dealt with a few salient developments of the institutional history I had not attempted a comprehensive cover of the fascinating story which is given below. When the Additional […]

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ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නියෝජනය

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

ආචාර්ය දසරත් ජයසූරිය සභාපති, ස්පර් සoවිධානය ( ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව ) ශ්‍රී ලoකාවේ සාමය, ඒකීය භාවය සහ මානව අයිතීන් රැකීම උදෙසා, දැනට දශක දෙකකට අධික කාලයක් ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාවේ  සිට අඛණ්ඩව කටයුතු කරනු ලබන, දේශහිතේශී ශ්‍රී ලාoකිකයින්ගෙන් සැදුම්ලත්  ‘ස්පර්’ නමින් හදුන්වන අප සoවිධානය, ඕස්ට්‍රේලියාව තුල ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික නියෝජනය සිදු කෙරන ආකාරය පිළිබඳව සිය කණගාටුව සහ කනස්සල්ල ප්‍රකාශ […]

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BRITAIN BIGGEST ANNUAL MUSLIM GATHERING CONCLUDES.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary. CONVENTION CALLS FOR JUSTICE AND WORKING FOR THE GREATER GOOD TO ATTAIN LASTING PEACE  The 56th Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom concluded on Sunday 7th August 2022 in which five speeches delivered by the World Head the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness […]

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Lankan Prez praises army for protecting parliament and saving the constitution

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 9: On Tuesday, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe paid his first official visit to the Army HQ in the outskirts of Colombo and addressed the troops even as protesters were planning to renew the agitation to oust him from the Presidency.   As it turned out, the function at the Army […]

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It was the Security forces that safeguarded the legislature – President Wickremesinghe

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Security forces have saved the day by safeguarding the legislature and thus avoided further anarchy, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said today. President Wickremesinghe during his visit to the Defence Secretariat in Akuregoda said a very few understand the important operation in which security forces were involved in July this year. Protesters were […]

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Activists leave Galle Face protest site

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Actress and GotaGoGama activist Damitha Abeyratne said today that they have decided to vacate from the Galle Face protest site. However, speaking to the media she said that the Aragalaya was not over. “Though we have physically left the Galle Face, the Aragalaya is very organized. Remember that we are ready […]

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Six more Covid-19 deaths, 214 cases reported

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Six new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed for yesterday by the Director-General of Health Services bringing the country’s death toll to 16,594. Also, 214 persons tested positive for COVID-19 today. Accordingly, Covid-19 cases reported in the country since the pandemic began rose to to 6667,158

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AG raises strong objections to Fr. Jeewantha Peiris’ petition

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court today (09), that he has strong objections with regard to the Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris. Rev. Fr. Jeewantha Peiris, who is an activist of the ‘Aragalaya’ protest movement, had previously filed an FR petition with the Supreme Court seeking an […]

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Another person arrested over forcible entry to President’s House

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A suspect has been arrested in connection with the forcible entry into the President’s House in Colombo and obstructing the duties of police officers. The 32-year-old suspect, who is residing in the Koswatte area, was arrested on charges of engaging in a demonstration by being a member of an unlawful assembly at Bank […]

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Two arrested for stealing MP Amarakeerthi’s gold rings during assault

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Two individuals who had stolen three gold rings worn by former MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala when he was assaulted and killed by a mob have been arrested. The parliamentarian and a police sergeant attached to his security detail were killed in a mob attack in Nittambuwa amidst the nationwide unrest on the 9th of […]

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