Archive for August 23rd, 2022

Group Formation and Culture of Galle Face Protesters -Part I

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya During their occupation of the Galle Face Green, Galle Face Protesters (GFP) had brought forth the relationship between youth, politics and culture to the focus of cultural critics. Nobody had ventured into study this phenomenon in detail in the uprisings of 1971, 1988-89 and Tamil Eelam War, although fragmentary  references were made […]

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Ahmadiyya Delegation Meets Hon. Vidura Wickramanayaka.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz – Chairman, Press & Media Desk, AMJSL. A four member delegation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Sri Lanka (AMJSL) visited to Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs in Colombo on 22 August 2022.  Ministry Officials welcomed the delegation and arranged to meet  Hon. Vidura Wickramanayaka, Minister of Buddhasasana, Religious and […]

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Sri Lanka is not a boxing arena for India to curb China’s influence

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Rabi Sankar Bosu Courtesy CGTN China’s space-tracking ship Yuanwang-5 dock at Hambantota International Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, August 16, 2022. /Xinhua Editor’s note: Rabi Sankar Bosu is an Indian contributor to Chinese media outlets. He writes about Chinese politics, social and cultural issues, and China-India relations with a special interest in the Belt and Road […]

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Sri Lanka: Hope May Be A Firefly But It Has Replaced Darkness Of Last Couple Of Months

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Sam Peres Courtesy Outlook This is in Colombo where I live, and the situation in the interior must be more difficult. However, there is general agreement that the QR system introduced for the distribution of fuel is a success. Life is not perfect in Sri Lanka, but it is definitely better than it was when […]

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PTA, a must to tackle terrorism: Cabinet Spokesman

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Was there a conspiracy to topple the government The government today said that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) sleuths are questioning several suspects including the convener of the IUSF Wasantha Mudalige detained under the provisions of Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to determine whether there was a conspiracy to topple the […]

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Ex-President Gotabaya may return home by early September – sources

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa may return home in about two weeks after fleeing a popular uprising in July, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, depending in part on arrangements to secure his safety. One of the sources said his return was partly linked to the costs of […]

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Sri Lanka aims to cut fiscal deficit in budget 2023

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s 2023 budget would aim to reduce the fiscal deficit to 6.8 per cent in 2023 from the projected 9.9 per cent in 2022, a senior Cabinet Minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the visit by the IMF delegation for a bailout package to the crisis-hit island nation. Sri Lanka is in […]

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Sri Lanka suspends import of over 300 items.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The import of over 300 items has been temporarily suspended with effect from today (August 23) under the Import and Export Control Act through a government notification by the Finance Ministry. The regulation has been issued by has been issued by President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic […]

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Sri Lanka’s Experiment with Organic Farming Fails Miserably

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

By Ted Nordhaus, the executive director of the Breakthrough Institute, and Saloni Shah, a food and agriculture analyst at the Breakthrough Institute. Courtesy  Foreign Policy.com A nationwide experiment is abandoned after producing only misery. Faced with a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis, Sri Lanka called off an ill-conceived national experiment in organic agriculture this winter. Sri Lankan […]

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පාණදුරා වාදයේ කාලීන වටිනාකම

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලයේ ආර්ථික විද්‍යා අංශයේ මහාචාර්ය ලලිතසිරි ගුණරුවන් විසිනි 1873 අගෝස්තු මස 26 හා 28 දෙදින තුළ පාණදුරේදී ඉමහත් ආශ්චර්යාත්මක පරිවර්තනයක් සිදු විය. ඒ අන් කිිසිවක් නොව අධිරාජ්‍ය විරෝධී සහ දේශීයත්වය නියෝජනය කළ බෞද්ධයන් හා සුදු අධිරාජ්‍යවාදය නියෝජනය කරමින් යටත්විජිත පාලනයේ අනුග්‍රහය ලද ක්‍රිස්තියානි මිෂනාරින් අතර පැවැති මහා වාදයයි. මේ වසරේ දී අප සමරන්නේ […]

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Why do some think that one has to be politically correct all the time?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya The Editor, Lanka Web, Dear Sir Why do some think that one has to be politically correct all the time? A video doing the rounds on many social media platforms shows a woman being caught red-handed by the owner of a lost credit card. The gist of the incident was that […]

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මේ අවස්ථාවේදි මහ මැතිවරණයකට යාම කිසිසේත්ම සුදුසු නැත-( ඉහහත සඳහන් ලිපියට කෙටි එකතුවකි)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

ආචාර්‍ය සුදත් ගුණසේකර -මහනුවර.  23.8.202 ඉහත ලිපියේ සඳහන් ගැටළු කිසිවක් නොසලකා හදිසි මැතිවරණයක් ඉල්ලා වටිනා කාලය සහ මිනිස්දින කා දමමින් ඝෝෂා කරමින්, විරෝධතා පෙළපාලි යන ජේ වී පී එක මැතිවරණයක් තිබ්බොත් ඔවුන්ට දැනට තිබෙන ආසන 3, රජයක් පිහිටුවීමට අවශ්‍ය 113 ක් වෙයි කියා හිතනවාද?  ඒ වගේම දැනට 50 ක් පම්ණ තිබෙණ තව නොබෝ දිනකින් එයද […]

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