Archive for August 20th, 2022

US Footprints at the Galle Face Protest Site

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya M.P. Wimal Weerawansa participating in the debate on Emergency Regulations on 27 July said that CIA through USAID and NED (National Endowment for Democracy) have funded various Sri Lankan Non-Governmental Organisations aiming regime change and protesters were attempting to destroy the State with the aid of external forces. He disclosed the amount […]

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Privatizing Sri Lanka ex-ante? IMF Bailing out BlackRock amid Adani Greenwash in Mannar and Pooneryn?

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Buenos Aires was rocked again last week by massive protests against austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Structural reforms with austerity have resulted in soaring inflation, currency depreciation, poverty and inequality that is eroding Argentine society and economy, while enabling bail out of private lenders and vulture funds like BlackRock. […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Lc

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS There is systemic ragging in the universities of Sri Lanka. This ragging is not something generated from within the University. It is a political enterprise  directed from outside the University but executed by students within the University.  This fact is now in the open domain. University ragging is a political enterprise, announced Prof […]

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The NATO Alliance of Sri Lanka: No Action, Talk Only way to overcome an economic crisis

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results – Albert Einstein Where are the protestors, the system has drowned them. Where is the system, it is where it has always been. Where are the people? they’re all back in the hole they have always been” – paraphrasing the lines […]

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“Out of 26 Christian nations in Europe, 24 do not even recognise Hinduism.”

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

The Festival of Bharat Out of 26 Christian nations in Europe, 24 do not even recognise Hinduism as a religion. They practise such overt discrimination at home, yet target India for ‘Christian persecution’: Pt. Satish K. Sharma

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Official recognition of Buddhism in non-Buddhist countries

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna Courtesy The Daily Mirror This is an edited version of an address delivered by Senaka Weeraratna, Hony. Secretary of the German Dharmaduta Society, on September 28, 2016 in support of his resolution entitled ‘Recognition of Buddhism as an official religion in non – Buddhist countries’ at the First Plenary Session of the 28th […]

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IMF and WB’s assessment of ‘No crisis situation and major food shortage in Bangladesh

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Mehjabin Bhanu Rajshahi City Corporation in Bangladesh According to the IMF, Bangladesh is not at risk of experiencing a crisis similar to the one that occurred in Sri Lanka. An IMF official said Bangladesh is not facing a crisis and its external position is “very different from several countries in the region”. When describing Bangladesh’s […]

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US envoy is confident about Lanka’s recovery but warns that the road to it is hard  

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 20: The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung is confident that Sri Lanka will recover from its present political and economic troubles, but she cautions that it will have to ensure political stability and take hard decisions in consonance with the IMF’s stipulations to bring about the desired […]

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CID record statements from Dulanjalee Premadasa and Hirunika

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Dulanjalee Premadasa, the sister of Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and SJB Member Hirunika Premachandra today gave statements to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over ongoing investigations. The CID summoned Dulanjalee Premadasa to record a statement over the investigation into the setting of fire to President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence in Colombo. […]

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‘ගෝඨා නැවත රජ වෙනවා.. ඔහුගේ දෛවය වළගම්බා රජුට සමානයි…’- අධ්‍යාත්මවේදියෙක් අනාගතය කියයි…

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් හිටපු ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා රටේ ජනතාව විසින්ම නියත වශයෙන්ම මීලඟ රාජ්‍ය නායකයා ලෙස පත් කර ගන්නා බව ආධ්‍යාත්මික වේදී ඇහැලේපොළ රන්තිලකගෙ කමල් රෝහණ මහතා පවසයි. ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතාගේ දෛවය වළගම්බා රජුගේ දෛවයට සමාන බවද පවසන ඔහු මෙය විශ්ව ශක්තිය විසින් සිදුකරන දෙයක් බවත් කියා සිටියි. අන්තර්ජාල නාලිකාවක සාකච්චාවකදී ඔහු […]

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On China connection, Lanka minister says India understands its situation

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy The Indian Express Indian authorities have expressed worries about the ship’s snooping capability. Amid concerns over a visit by Chinese ship Yuan Wang 5 to his country, visiting Sri Lankan Tourism Minister Harin Fernando on Saturday said that he hoped it would not cause a major diplomatic row, as India understands” its situation. Indian […]

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Mystery as Tamil Tiger found dead at a Torquay hotel

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy DevonLive By the side of his naked body was a glass of Coke which it later turned out contained cyanide Twenty-five years ago Devon was gripped by the story of a mysterious death that was likened to an Agatha Christie novel, and remains unsolved to this day. A man, calling himself Mr Patel, was […]

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SL aims to welcome 1 million tourists this year; Harin Fernando

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Tourism minister Harin Fernando who was in Ahmedabad to promote tourism in the island nation said that as things get back to normal after the recent political crisis in the island nation, the government aims to receive at least 10 lakh tourists this year, mostly from India. Fernando, who was in Ahmedabad to […]

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Police seek public assistance to identify 50 suspects

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo South Police Division is seeking public assistance to identify the 50 people who are charged with forcible entry to the Temple Trees in Colombo and damaging its properties on July 09. Information can be submitted to the following telephone numbers: 011 242 1867076 347 73421997 (hotline)

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Hirunika records statement with CID

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Former parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at around 11.00 a.m. this morning to record a statement with regard to an ongoing probe. Speaking to the media, Premachandra said she was not informed of the nature of the investigation. She alleged that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is now attempting to […]

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IMF eyes creditor assurances as it prepares Sri Lanka visit

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The International Monetary Fund said it will need adequate assurances” from Sri Lanka’s creditors for a new program as it prepares a visit to Colombo later this month. The goal of the visit is to make progress on a staff-level agreement for an aid package in the near term,” to help the island […]

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