Archive for September 28th, 2022

What Protesters (and Politicians) Should Know About Systems, Systems Theory and System Change?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

By Sena Thoradeniya 1. CALL FOR SYSTEM CHANGE When President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa came into power calling for a System Change” we looked at him positively, that he was promising something his predecessors had failed to deliver. In his pre-Corvid encounters with the villagers in remote areas (Gama Samaga Pilisandarak”) he expressed powerfully in front of […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Mh

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS JVP has cleverly used the disorientation felt by the rural, low income, district quota student when he comes into a university, to gain power in the university. These district quota undergrads   have many problems. They have difficulty in understanding certain technical modules, and are hampered by a lack of English. Their z-scores are […]

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Oslo pullout, new Geneva resolution and origins of terrorism (part 1)

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island ” Norway will never forget how LTTE influenced the worst ever act of terrorism on its soil. Far right Norwegian Andres Breivik, 32, responsible for the July 22, 2011 massacre of 77 persons, mostly teenagers in two successive attacks in Norway was inspired by the LTTE. A few hours before, […]

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Dasun Shanaka Great Captain and Sportsman – “Not only cricket, but other sports should also be on top”

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Kithsiri Senadeera    I have the highest regard for our Sri Lanka’s cricket captain Dasun Shanaka  not only because he lead a young team to win the T20 Asia  Cup under extremely difficult conditions, but the statement he made at the post-match press conference after winning the Asia Cup. Dasun Shanaka said “Not only Cricket, […]

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Sri Lanka appears to be wary about going for FTA with China

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Colombo, September 28: Reporting on the meeting between the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ali Sabry and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, last Friday on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session in New York, the Chinese embassy in Colombo said that the two sides had agreed to speed up the negotiation […]

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Wickremesinghe’s bid to revive Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA appears unrealistic

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 28 (Counterpoint):  Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe told Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Tokyo on Tuesday, that Sri Lanka would give priority to reviving the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) of 2018. The SLSFTA, which was signed when Wickremesinghe was Prime Minister, became operational on May […]

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PM invites France to invest in fishery, agriculture, IT, renewable energy, electronics, tourism sectors

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said he is hopeful that French investors would enter into new areas of investment such as fishery, agriculture, information technology (IT), renewable energy, electronics and tourism sectors. He said this at a function to bid farewell to the outgoing French Ambassador Eric Lavertu at the Prime Minister’s […]

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President Media gets new unit to counter disinformation

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In parallel with the International Day for Universal Access to Information which falls today, a new unit Counter Disinformation Unit” was launched by the President Media division. This program was initiated under the guidance of President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake at the President’s Office in Colombo. With the aim of countering disinformation […]

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Court issues arrest warrant on Dhammaloka Thera

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka thera of Alan Mathiniyaramaya Temple in Polhengoda for not appearing in Court over a private plaint filed against him for allegedly using loudspeakers in a manner of causing nuisance. When case came up before Colombo Additional […]

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Apparels, textiles boost August exports income

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror August merchandise exports income tops US$ 1.2bn Apparel & textile exports up 15% to US$ 565mn Jan-Aug. cumulative exports up 12% to US$ 8.85bn Cumulative apparel & textile up 19% to US$ 4.08bn Sri Lanka recorded its highest merchandise export income so far for this year in the month of August […]

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Tourism back on track for recovery: SLTDA Chief says on World Tourism Day

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Although Sri Lanka tourism had to face some unprecedented challenges over the past couple of years, the industry is now back on track for recovery, said the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).  Giving a positive message on World Tourism Day, the state agency highlighted that over the past couple of months, […]

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Inaugural meeting of National Council on Sep. 29

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The inaugural meeting of the National Council is scheduled to be held tomorrow (Sep. 29) under the patronage of the Speaker of Parliament, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. The meeting will commence at 10.30 a.m. in parliament. On Sep. 23, the Speaker announced to the parliament the list of Members of Parliament who have been […]

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe in bilateral talks with Prime Ministers of Japan and Singapore

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News President Ranil Wickremesinghe held bilateral talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The discussions are taking place in Tokyo, Japan. President Ranil Wickremesinghe also called on His Majesty Emperor Naruhito at Imperial Palace in Tokyo. President Wickremesinghe left the island last morning (Sep. 26) on […]

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