Archive for August 13th, 2022

UN Women’s MoU with BlackRock

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

global campaign, To: Sima Sami Bahous, UN Women Executive Director,Åsa Regnér, UN Women Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Programme, Civil Society and Intergovernmental Support; Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director for UN Coordination, Partnerships, Resources and Sustainability Subject: UN Women’s MoU with BlackRock Dear Ms Bahous, Ms Regnér, Ms Bhatia, We write to you on behalf […]

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Import Substitution is the only way ahead today

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

by Garvin Karunaratne  Import Substitution does not ring a bell with the IMF, The talk today is to privatize. However what we need today in order to tackle the economic meltdown is import substitution.   My mind travels to an older Paper of mine which offers the solution to provide the production that we need which […]

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The Yuan Wang 5 affair turns out to be a storm in a teacup

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 12 (Counterpoint): The geopolitical controversy over Sri Lanka’s granting permission to the Chinese survey and tracking vessel Yuan Wag 5 at the Hambantota port from August 11 to 17, has blown over with India and the US finally taking an accommodative stance. The vessel, which was in the vicinity of the Hambantota […]

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Coronavirus: Five more deaths and 181 new cases reported

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 16,619 today after the Director General of Health Services confirmed 09 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 12).  According to the Govt. Information Department, all five victims were aged 60 years and above. Three were males and the remaining two were […]

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Clearance given to Chinese vessel Yuan Wang 5 – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News On 12 August 2022 the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China had informed the Foreign Affairs via Diplomatic Note that the Vessel YUAN WANG 5 was scheduled to arrive in the port of Hambantota on 16 August, 2022 and applied for clearance for replenishment purposes for the new dates 16 to 22 August, 2022. […]

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Will form an all party government with those who are willing” – Minister of Justice (Video)

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

CourtesyHiru News Justice and Prison Reforms Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says that he will work with any group willing to support the formation of an all-party government. He stated that today (13) while speaking to the media in Kandy. The minister further said that if it is not possible to gather all the political parties representing the […]

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