Archive for August 30th, 2022

Sri Lanka: Aragalaya has a message. Don’t shoot the messengers

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

By Raj Gonsalkorale One needs to question whether strengthening of Sinhala Buddhist hegemony has been a consequence of other religious denominations veering more towards orthodoxy and fundamentalism or whether it has been the other way about. There is confusion as to where the Egg is and where the Chicken is. During a meeting in Anuradhapura […]

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OFFER OF ASSISTANCE BY ‘FORMER’ PRO-SEPARATIST GROUPS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPEN  A PANDORA’S BOX

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

RANJITH SOYSA We wish to refer to Sri Lanka government’s  decision to de-list some of the banned designated persons, groups and entities which were proscribed  under paragraph 4 (2) of the United Nations Regulations no 1 of 2012. The main reason for the proscription was their direct assistance and funding of  the Liberation Tamil Tiger […]

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“D.B. Jayatilaka’s pioneering contribution to the Buddhist Revival in Sri Lanka as a Buddhist educationist at Ananda and Dharmaraja Colleges”

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

by Senaka Weeraratna Attorney-at-Law 29th August 2022 The Buddhist Revival was one of the great landmarks in the history of Sri Lanka during the 19th and 20th centuries. It was followed by a Buddhist Renaissance in the Post-Independence period when the state machinery was regained by the downtrodden people after nearly 500 years of Euro-Christian colonial […]

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රන්ජන් බාගෙට නිදහස් වී ආ ගමන්ම කට වරද්දාගනී.. බන්ධනාගාරයෙන් ප‍්‍රකාශයක්..

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Mawbima බන්ධනාගාර ආයතනවල සපයන ආහාර ප්‍රමිතියෙන් තොර බවට හිටපු පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී රන්ජන් රාමනායක කළ ප්‍රකාශය සම්පූර්ණයෙන් ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරන බව බන්ධනාගාර මාධ්‍ය ප්‍රකාශක, බන්ධනාගාර කොමසාරිස් (පාලන) චන්දන ඒකනායක පවසයි. අද (අගෝ. 30) පැවති මාධ්‍ය හමුවකදී ඔහු මේ බව පැවසීය. ඔහු ප්‍රකාශ කළේ, පණුවන් සිටින මාළු හෝ දහඩිය, සෙම්, සොටු සමග ආහාර පිසීම කිසිදු අවස්ථාවක සිදු නොවන […]

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President’s Full Interim Budget Speech 2022

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Delivering the Interim Budget Speech for 2022 in Parliament today (30), President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the government’s aim is to create a surplus in the primary budget by the year 2025.  Our effort is to stabilize the economic growth rate. Our aspiration is to establish a solid economic foundation by the year […]

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Sri Lanka has made good progress in negotiations with IMF – CBSL chief

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe says that Sri Lanka has made good progress” in the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are aimed at clinching a bailout package. I can announce that we have made good progress in the negotiations with the IMF. […]

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Sri Lanka reports 3 more Covid-19 deaths, 74 cases

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another three Covid-19 related deaths for yesterday (August 30), the Department of Government Information reported. The victims include one male and two females, all in the age group of 60 years and above.   Meanwhile 74 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed within today (30), […]

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Special unit to be set up for restructuring state-owned enterprises

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The government has decided to establish a State-Owned Enterprise Restructuring Unit” with the aim of facilitating the restructuring of government-owned business entities. Presenting the Interim Budget 2022 in the parliament, President Ranil Wickremesinghe further proposed to allocate Rs. 200 million to implement this proposal. He mentioned that the decision was taken as some […]

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Sri Lanka to establish National Debt Management Agency

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his interim budget speech, said an independent National Debt Management Agency (NDMA) would be established in the country. Speaking further, he said the government debt management-related activities are carried out by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, External Resources Department, National Budget Department and the Treasury Operations Department at […]

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Govt to suspend purchase of fossil fuel-powered vehicles for state sector

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The government has decided to suspend the purchase of vehicles powered by fossil fuels for the state sector, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said delivering the interim budget speech in the parliament today. As per this policy, only electric-powered vehicles will be purchased for the use of the public sector in the future. Meanwhile, […]

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