Archive for September 13th, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Policy of Appeasement betrayed the Nation & Armed Forces at UNHRC

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Shenali D Waduge It’s now 13 years since LTTE was defeated. Let’s cut to the chase & put on the table the reason why Sri Lanka is still grappling to close the witch hunt taking place smearing the good name of the Nation & its Armed Forces. The fault lies entirely with the Foreign Policy […]

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We have fine tuned the art of begging for Aid and have forgotten that before 1977 we managed our economy without begging.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

By Garvin Karunaratne In presenting the budget of 1978, the Finance Minister, Ronnie de Mel wrote: We cannot go round the world begging for Aid like international beggars for ever. We must get out of this vicious circle of no growth, stagnation and mounting international and external debt.” Then, in 1978, Sri Lanka had a […]

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Mr. President please stop appointing politicians as Chairmen of District Development Coordinating committees

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Dr, Sudath Gunasekara, Secretary to Former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranayaka and President Sri Lanka Administrative Services Association (1991-1994) Mr. President please stop appointing politicians as Chairmen of District Development Coordinating committees by resorting to political gimmick and don’t bury the District Administration of this Island, once considered the hall mark of governance in the whole […]

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Accountability of Parliamentarians

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

By Dr Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Daily News-Tuesday, September 13, 202 The world is keeping an eye on the worsening political, economic and widespread suffering of Sri Lankans. Citizens of this country hope to find answers to overcome the high Cost of Living and to have adequate fuel and medical supplies to bring the situation […]

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A hotline to inquire about obtaining vehicle permit 

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Manusha Media The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment has introduced three telephone numbers for obtaining information, including a hotline number to refer problems related to obtaining electric vehicle import permits under the recently introduced initiative of allowing Sri Lankan migrant workers remitting money through formal channels to import an electric vehicle. Accordingly, the necessary […]

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New location for Aragalaya: Presidential advisor

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A new location which is in line with the developing world will be provided for the youth to get on with their protest activities, Presidential advisor Sagala Ratnayake said  today. He said a location adjacent to the Floating Market in Pettah will be given to Aragalya shortly. This centre will have […]

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Ranil’s exit will be more fearsome than Gota’s: Hirunika

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s exit from office will be more fearsome than former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s, former MP and Samagi Wanitha Balawegaya Head Hirunika Premachnadra said today. Ranil’s exit will happen soon and it will be more fearsome than that of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He will be removed instantly and may […]

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Hotline to inquire about obtaining electric vehicle permits

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment has introduced three telephone numbers for obtaining information, including a hotline number to refer problems related to obtaining electric vehicle import permits under the recently introduced initiative of allowing Sri Lankan migrant workers remitting money through formal channels to import an electric vehicle. Accordingly, the necessary […]

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Chinese envoy discusses Sri Lanka’s economic situation with ADB reps

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka, Qi Zhenhong has held a discussion with Asian Development Bank’s South Asian Department Director General Kenichi Yokoyama and its Sri Lanka Mission Director Chen Chen today (Sep. 13). According to the Chinese Embassy in Colombo, they have had exchanged views on Sri Lanka’s current economic situation and […]

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Programme launched by the President to ensure food security and nutrition

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Multi-Sector Combined Mechanism for Empowering Rural Economic Revitalization Centres to ensure food security and Nutrition No citizen should starve due to lack of food 07 committees for food safety Prioritizer eradication of malnutrition Fertilizer at reasonable prices for farmers Continuity of agricultural inputs to make the season successful Plans to meet food […]

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Debt restructuring : Talks commence with India, China and Japan

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News The Financial advisory group Lazard hired by Sri Lanka has started talks with India, China and Japan on restructuring Sri Lanka’s debt, Minister Ramesh Pathirana the Cabinet spokesperson said today, as the country seeks an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout. Lazard was hired by Sri Lanka in May, along with international lawyers […]

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