Archive for September 11th, 2022

THE DECISION TO EDUCATE IN THE ENGLISH MEDIUM

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS I read a news report in Daily Mirror that the education in Sri Lanka from next year would be in the English medium. It is a good decision and it would support reducing social differences in the country. As we have seen for a long-time education in the English medium is an […]

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Malnutrition

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga It was refeshing to see our Parliament debating for two days on a critical problem of child malnutrition facing the country, without wasting time on splitting hairs on political issues. It is sad that the debate was triggered not on a finding of the government but on a statement made by the UNICEF […]

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Interim measures for energy needs

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

by Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island According to a media report the Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera has set up a committee to evaluate renewable energy project proposals…with the aim of identifying the obstacles to the quick implementation of renewable projects and providing solutions for them” (Daily News, August 27, 2022). This step has […]

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The Billion-dollar bribe & balkanization of Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

C. Wijeyawickrema, LL.B., Ph.D. The map above shows 4 ideas: A. the division of the island as seven major river basins instead of the 1832 Colebrooke-based artificial nine provinces (1. Yalpanam 2. Rajarata 3. Dambadeni 4. Mahaveli 5. Deegavapi 6. Kelani 7. Ruhunu). B. red line demarcates the mythical Tamil homeland (Eelam) boundary. C. broken […]

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Expatriate remittances up 16 percent to USD 325 million – number of overseas job departures exceeds 200,000 in 2022

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Manusha Media  Labour and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said that the foreign exchange sent by expatriate workers to Sri Lanka has increased by 16.4 percent in August compared to July this year, and the number of workers who have registered with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) to leave for foreign jobs […]

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Reply to “How a Separate State in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka will be beset with poverty and destitution”

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Dilrook Kannangara Having read an interesting article by Garvin Karunaratne prompted me to write this to bring to attention real issues of today that were disregarded in it. In short, if a separate state or states are declared in the northern and eastern provinces, they will be rich and developed countries in a generation thanks […]

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ලොව ප්‍රථම සිංහල සංවිධානය ආරම්භ කල ගාමිණී ‘දිවයින’ට කතා කරයි

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින එංගලන්තයෙන් දුටුගැමුණු කෙනෙක් ඇවිත්….සිංහල බල මණ්ඩලය ආරම්භ කරලා කොළඹ සිටඅනුරාධපුරය හරහා නුවරට රථ පෙළපාලියක් ගියා…ලෝකය පුරා රටවල කොටි සාමාජිකයන් යුද පුහුණුව ලබන බවප්‍රථම වරට මෙරටට දැනුම් දුන්නේ මමයි… අදටත් ඒ හඬ ගාම්භීරය. සිංහල ජන දුක හමුවේ දැනුදු ඒ හදවත කම්පනයට පත් වේ. හිරු නොබසින අධිරාජ්‍යයේ සැපවත් ජීවිතයක් ගත කිරීමට අවස්ථාව තිබියදී, ඔහු […]

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Chinese loans allow developing countries to avoid IMF-imposed structural reform

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy Morning Star CHINESE loans to countries facing financial ruin in recent years, including Sri Lanka, Argentina and Pakistan, mean that Beijing is increasingly seen as an alternative to the International Monetary Fund, an analysis published in the Financial Times has found. China’s Belt and Road Initiative had already led to it eclipsing the World Bank as […]

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No objection from CB chief to tabling IMF deal:SpeakerNEWS

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy The Island ECONOMYNEXT –Sri Lanka’s central bank chief has informed the speaker of parliament that he has no objections to presenting the country’s agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) though doing so is a decision up to the minister of finance.Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena informed parliament Friday September 09 morning that Central Bank […]

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President says he will give Parliament 6 months to agree on electoral reforms

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he is focusing on an export oriented, very competitive market economy for Sri Lanka as the country has the opportunity of supplying South Asia, Southeast and east Asia. Our focus is on competitiveness and export markets. That’s what we are working on looking at the industry for technology […]

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Sri Lanka crowned Asian Netball Champions

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka beat Singapore to win the Asian Netball Championship and also qualify for the 2023 World Cup. Sri Lanka defeated Singapore 63 – 53 at the finals on Sunday (11) to become six-time Asian Netball Champions. Singapore were forced to settle for second at the Asian Netball Championship for a second straight […]

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Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to clinch sixth Asia Cup title

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka produced a dominant performance to defeat Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2022 Asia Cup final on Sunday.  Bhanuka Rajapaksa (71*) and Wanindu Hasaranga (3/27) were the stars of the night for Sri Lanka as they lifted a sixth continental title in Dubai.  Being invited to bat, the Sri Lankans posted […]

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