Archive for August 19th, 2022

Political geographies: imagined and real

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne In his ‘The Ballad of East and West’ Rudyard Kipling put the issue of political geographies in a nutshell.Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat Literally, yes, where one ends the other starts and apart from […]

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The Blessings & Impact of Ahmadiyya Convention United Kingdom.

Friday, August 19th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz – Chairman, Press & Media Desk – AMJSL. ((Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 12 August 2022, at ‘Masjid Mubarak’, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K. gave a discourse on The Blessings & Impact of […]

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CB Governor: Lanka now in a position to pay for essentials

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Island ‘Inflation will not be as high as initially expected’ Inflation will not be as high as initially expected and there are signs of economy stabilising, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe says.Dr. Weerasinghe said that during the past few months a number of initiatives had been made to improve the economy and […]

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Veteran journalist Sugeeswara Senadhira appointed Lankan Prime Minister’s Media Advisor

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 18 (newsin.asia): Veteran Sri Lankan journalist of audiovisual and print media, Sugeeswara P. Senadhira, has been appointed as Advisor (Media) to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena. Sugeeswara has the unique record of serving as International Media Director to three Presidents, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Maithripala Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He also served as Sri […]

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IMF Staff Statement on Sri Lanka

Friday, August 19th, 2022

IMF Communications Department Washington, DC: IMF staff plans to visit Colombo during August 24-31 to continue discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on economic and financial reforms and policies. The objective is to make progress towards reaching a staff-level agreement on a prospective IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement in the near term. Because Sri Lanka’s […]

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CB optimistic of wrapping up IMF staff-level deal towards end of this month.

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Says IMF mission due in Colombo towards end of this month to reach staff-level agreement Stresses that no change in govt.’s position about not opting to restructure domestic debt  Reiterates that domestic debt restructuring will have detrimental effects on banks and it will delay economic recovery process Expects inflation to peak […]

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90-day detention order issued on two including IUSF convenor

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Defence Ministry has issued detention orders on IUSF convenor Wasantha Mudalige and Hashan Gunathilake, who were arrested following a protest march in Colombo yesterday.  Accordingly, the Defence Ministry has granted permission for them to be detained for 90 days and questioned by the police.  Earlier today, sixteen individuals who were arrested following […]

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COVID: Six more deaths and 164 new cases reported

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 06 more coronavirus related deaths for yesterday (18). According to the Govt. Information Department, the victims include 01 male and 05 females. One of them is between the ages 30-59 years. Another one was aged below 30 years while the remaining four were aged 60 […]

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Police initiate probes in search of Jehan Appuhami

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Actor Jehan Appuhami, who was arrested yesterday (18) in Colombo during the protest march held by the Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) has escaped custody, the police said. The police have initiated an investigation to arrest him. Meanwhile, 16 people who were arrested during the protest were granted bail after being produced before Colombo […]

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Fuel distribution to 12 filling stations to be suspended

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Distributing fuel to 12 filling stations that have failed to comply with the guidelines will be suspended, Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera says. The decision was taken at the review meeting of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) marketing division held today (Aug 19) at which the implementation of the QR code […]

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Who Were Not Afraid of Galle Face Protesters?

Friday, August 19th, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya Broadly speaking there were two major groups who supported and sympathised with the Galle Face Protesters (GLF); (1) Local players and (2) International players. It was easy to identify the local players, but not the international players who were hidden and used various agents and dubious methods to attain their main objective, […]

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Sri Lanka’s external relations amidst power rivalries

Friday, August 19th, 2022

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island Relationship Not Normal, Can’t Be…”: S Jaishankar On India-China Ties As reported by a NDTV Staff Writer (13 Aug, 2022}, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India-China relations cannot be normal unless border situation is and added that if China disturbs the peace and tranquility in […]

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