Archive for August 31st, 2022

Did the US use Ukraine-Russia war to weaken Europe?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Shenali D Waduge Was US using Ukraine for a bigger goal than to draw Russia into a proxy war? Did US use the Ukraine war to destabilize & weaken EU? Shouldn’t EU leaders & Europeans wake up to this unpalatable reality. While many Europeans are asking why America does not fight its own wars & […]

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Significance of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Dr Arpita Hazarika  Gauhati University, Assam, India After almost three years, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to Delhi again on a state visit on September 5. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit is very significant in India-Bangladesh bilateral relations. The Modi government also wants to give special importance to this visit. Because in the […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Le

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS An unprecedented number of first year undergraduates have complained that they were abused mentally, physically and sexually in the fresher rag, said Daily Mirror in 2018. We have received detailed accounts from students subjected to ragging. Freshers are humiliated, abused, threatened and physically attacked. However, none were ready to reveal their ordeal, even […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Lf

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS The majority of the freshers are scared and submit as commanded by the seniors without complaint. Many are afraid to stand against it.  Our precursor batch complained about the rag, and this simply prolonged the rag, said an undergrad. My friends and I formed a group and planned to escape the evening rag, […]

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Lankan President says he will not sanction death penalty

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 31 (PMD): Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday (August 31) through the Attorney General that he will not place his signature for the execution of the death penalty. Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, who appeared for the Attorney General, stated this when several fundamental rights petitions […]

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Sky diving and bungee jumping from Lotus Tower in Colombo

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 31 (PMD): Adding a new experience for the people of Sri Lanka, the operations of the tallest self-supported structure in South Asia, the Lotus Tower, is planning to commence operations from the 15th of September. With the commencement of operations of the Lotus Tower, which was built at a cost of […]

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s inflation hits another record

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy MailOnLine Crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s inflation hit an eleventh consecutive monthly record in August, official data showed on Wednesday, rising to 64.3 percent as the International Monetary Fund extended bailout talks by one more day. The benchmark year-on-year Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI) in August was more than eight times higher than the 7.6 percent […]

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Julie Chung and fire hoses of falsehoods

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne Courtesy Courtesy The Daily Mirror When it comes to fire hoses and falsehoods, the USA would be tough to beat. Chung and Biden ought to know. US Ambassador Julie Chung was spot on. A few days ago, she pointed out, correctly, that ‘fake news – and fake tweets – are a real problem.’ She […]

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Sri Lanka, IMF reach preliminary agreement on emergency loan: reports

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have reached a preliminary agreement on an emergency loan to the crisis-hit country and a formal announcement will be made on Thursday, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The island nation, struggling with its worst economic crisis in more than seven decades, […]

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Circular issued allowing migrant workers to import electric vehicles

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment has issued a circular allowing migrant workers to import an electric vehicle with the intention of promoting migrant worker remittance. The Cabinet of Ministers green-lighted the proposal tabled by Minister of Labour & Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara earlier this month. Through this move, a license is […]

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Two accused of stealing from Temple Trees further remanded

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court ordered today (Aug 31) to further remand two suspects who allegedly entered the Temple Trees and stole two televisions and a bag containing a camera, until September 14. The case filed against the suspects for forcibly entering the Temple Trees, stealing its properties and being a member of […]

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ADB approves $200 million loan to mitigate Sri Lanka’s food crisis

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $200 million emergency assistance loan for Sri Lanka, with funds repurposed from other ongoing ADB projects, to improve food security and protect the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children. Food insecurity has severely affected the people of Sri Lanka amid the current […]

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