Archive for September 16th, 2022

God Save the King – which King?

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Senaka Weeraratna I wish the British were as kind to the Kings of other countries that they conquered in South Asia as they are to their current Monarch today.  We lost our King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe, the last King of the Kingdom of Kandy in Ceylon because the British captured him and exiled him to […]

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Wayfaring Soldier

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Ruwan M Jayatunge I am a poor wayfaring soldier I fought in many battles I am wounded and tired Wasted and have no hope I killed many people I saw death and dying I saw burning villages Weeping widows and children I saw dark clouds over me I was not sure of my fate I […]

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Instead of Remedying It, WFP Creates Selective Hunger in Sri Lanka

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Dilrook Kannangara Sri Lanka has an estimated 6.3 million individuals suffering hunger. World Food Program (WFP) distributes money to a selected crowd, mostly based on ethnicity. The north, east and Nuwara Eliya districts are the biggest recipients of WFP’s food aid. However, these areas have only a small population of hungry people. Other areas have […]

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Lanka tells UNHRC it is committed to ensuring human rights through a credible domestic process

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 16: Addressing the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry stated that, notwithstanding severe constraints and challenges in the current economic situation, Sri Lanka remains firmly committed to pursuing tangible progress in the protection of human rights and reconciliation through independent […]

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Geneva 51 session: Wimal questions legitimacy of India’s call for implementation of 13 A.

Friday, September 16th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The National Freedom Front (NFF) has urged the government and the Opposition to resist a move by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to haul up the war winning Sri Lankan military before foreign judges.NFF leader and former Minister Wimal Weerawansa also raised the issue of India reiterating […]

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Mahinda Deshapriya’s advise to youth – Learn how to do an Aragalaya first

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former Chairman of the Elections Commission, Mahinda Deshapriya said that he opposed the campaign slogan that called to reject all 225 politicians.  “Everybody knows how I supported the Aragalaya and I even held a placard on my own. But they attacked houses of politicians on May 9 and they even came […]

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Easter Sunday attack: Court names Maithripala as a suspect

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today issued notices directing former President Maithripala Sirisena to appear in court  on October 14 over a private plaint relating to Easter Sunday attack. Magistrate Thilina Gamage further decided to name former President Maithripala Sirisena as a suspect of the private plaint. Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando […]

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Colombo Lotus Tower’s opening day earnings exceed Rs. 1 million

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Lotus Tower, which was officially declared open to the public last afternoon, has reportedly earned an income exceeding one million rupees through ticket sales within yesterday (Sep 15). The Chief Executive Officer of Colombo Lotus Tower Pvt. Ltd., Major General (Rtd) Prasad Samarasinghe pointed out that the first day’s income was […]

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USAID to provide additional $65 million in assistance to Sri Lanka over five years

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Building on the USAID Administrator Samantha Powers’s recent visit, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung announced today that the United States, through USAID, will provide an additional estimated $65 million (more than 23 billion Sri Lankan rupees) in assistance to Sri Lanka over a five-year period.  The assistance falls under the Development […]

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New budget office to be established in Parliament oversee financial affairs

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said that steps will be taken to establish a separate budget office in Parliament to monitor the financial affairs by directly obtaining accurate information related to the government’s financial control including income and expenditure. The Secretary General said this at a special public service program jointly […]

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Japan to extend additional emergency grant aid of USD 3.5 million to Sri Lanka

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Government of Japan has decided to extend additional Emergency Grant Aid of USD 3.5 million for Sri Lanka in response to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation. This Emergency Grant Aid will allow implementing humanitarian assistance activities delivering food worth USD 2 million through the World Food Programme (WFP), food, nutrition, health, […]

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The official Hindi remix of the viral song Manike Maga Hithe records 3 million views

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Courtesi Hiru News The song titled Manike is the official Hindi remix of the viral song Manike Maga Hithe by Sri Lankan singer Yohani the Bollywood film. The song has crossed 3 million views within 6 hours of being uploaded to YouTube. The makers of Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra’s film ‘Thank God’ have released […]

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