Archive for August 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s president to cut spending in interim budget

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy Reuters.com COLOMBO, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s president is set to slash expenditure when he presents an interim budget on Tuesday to see the crisis-ridden country through the rest of the year, amid discussions with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout package. The tourism-dependent nation of 22 million is facing its worst […]

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SL envoy woos Chinese investment in solar, wind energy

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lankan Ambassador to China Dr. Palitha Kohona said Sri Lanka is an ideal spot for solar energy development and also wind energy development and China can be a big help as we transition to clean energy. We would be able to address a huge part of our energy crisis by […]

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සිංහල භාෂාවේ පිරිහීම සිදුවන්නේ ප්‍රගතියේ නාමයෙන්ද?

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Geethanjana සිංහල භාෂාවේ පිරිහීම සිදුවන්නේ ප්‍රගතියේ නාමයෙන්ද? ඇත්තටම එහෙම වෙන්නේ ඒ නිසාද? සිංහල හරියට කතා කරගත නොහැකි රාජ්‍ය නායකයින් පත් කර ගන්නා රටේ දේශීය ජනයාගේ භාෂාව පිරිහීම අහඹු සිදුවීමක් නොවේ. සිංහල භාෂාව යනු නුදුරු අනාගතයේදී ලෝකයේ අතුරුදහන් වන භාෂාවන් අතරින් එකක් බව මානව විද්‍යාඥයින් මෙන්ම අදාල ජාත්‍යන්තර සංවිධාන විසින් හඳුනාගෙන ඇත. එය එසේ වීම යහපත් […]

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චීනය ලංකාවේ ණය කපා නොහැරි හේතුව කියයි..

Monday, August 29th, 2022

ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ ‘චීනය පසුගියදා ප්‍රතිපත්තිමය තීරණයක් ගෙන තිබෙනවා, අප්‍රිකානු රටවල් 17කට ලබාදී ඇති පොලී රහිත ණය කපා හැරීමට. නමුත් ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය පොලී සහිතව ලබා ගත් ණය ප්‍රතිව්‍යුහගත කරන ලෙස වත්මන් පාලනය කර ඇති ඉල්ලීමට චීනය කිසිදු ප්‍රතිචාරයක් දක්වා නැහැ. එමගින් පෙනෙන්නේ රාජ්‍යතාන්ත්‍රික වශයෙන් මතුව ඇති ගැටලුවයි’  යයි පෙන්වා දෙන ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණේ දේශපාලන මණ්ඩල […]

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Sri Lanka launches tender for 100 MW solar park

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy pv magazine The Sri Lankan authorities are seeking a developer to build a 100 MW solar project on a build-own-operate basis, in addition to a new 132 kV transmission line. The facility will sell power to the Ceylon Electricity Board under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka’s largest electricity supplier, has […]

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Twenty-four foreign firms interested in Sri Lankan petroleum business: Official

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy Peoples Gazette The interested countries are the UAE, Saudi Arabia, U.S., China, India, Russia, Britain, Malaysia, Norway, and the Philippines. At least 24 foreign companies are interested in the petroleum business in Sri Lanka, a government official said on Monday. The companies are from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, the United States, […]

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US will support SL through IMF, if agreement reached: Julie Chung

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The US will support Sri Lanka through International Monetary Fund (IMF), if Sri Lanka could reach an agreement with the IMF, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung said. She said in a twitter post that the US will redouble its endeavours to support Sri Lanka through ongoing efforts such as […]

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All-party govt. essential to defeat Intl. agendas

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Whilst highlighting that some international forces might want to keep Sri Lanka as a weak state, UNP MP Vajira Abeywardene said an all-party government is essential to defeat these agendas. Speaking during a UNP meeting in Galle, MP Abeywardene said all parties should get together to defeat the desires of some […]

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IMF rescue package could take six months after staff-level agreement

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prof. Prema-chandra Athukorala says China’s position on SL’s debt could drag negotiations for at least six months Cites Zambia as example where debt restructuring negotiations took about 7 months to conclude as a result of China’s initial hesitancy in debt restructuring  After reaching staff-level agreement, debt restructuring advisors will approach creditors […]

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Govt. decides to sell 49% stake in SriLankan Catering

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says that proposals are to be called for from desiring investors to invest in 49% shares and administration of SriLankan Catering and also 49% shares and administration in SrLankan Airlines’ Ground Handling.  The minister stated this at a press conference held today at the ministry regarding the […]

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05 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 05 coronavirus related deaths for yesterday (28), the Department of Government Information reported today (29). The new Covid-19 deaths include two males and three females while one of the patients is between the ages 30-59 years. The rest are aged 60 years and above. 

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