Archive for September 29th, 2022

Two faces of the “Aragalaya”

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Prof. N.A.de S. Amaratunga DSc When goons attacked Aragalaya” at GFG one woman activist, an actress I think, shouted at her comrades Polu bima damanda. Passata yanda, bithiyata hettu wenakan yanda” (Drop your sticks. Retreat back up to the wall). That depicts the peacefull face of the Aragalaya”. On another day when a crowd surrounded […]

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IBRD RECOMMENDATIONS

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga Sri Lanka tends to decline the advice of local professionals but accept unreservedly opinions and recommendations of particularly organizations like the World Bank and IMF. But there are instances when even credible and convincing opinions from them have been ignored by our obdurate policy makers. The IBRD report in 1951 had made a […]

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POHOTTU AS USA’ S PROXY Part 8Mi

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

KAMALIKA PIERIS  Weeramunda made the perceptive observation that JVP has made use of the laxities and weaknesses of the university system   to get a foothold in the university.  JVP’s methods were founded on the principle of making the most out of laxities and weaknesses of the university system, he said.  The weaknesses of the university […]

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Fruit forbidden to liberals.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne One of the most thorny problems for self-styled liberals in Sri Lanka is that they use the liberal label as though it’s some kind of impenetrable shield, hiding behind which they take on specific enemies in accordance with preferred outcomes. Scratch them and you find some grotesque creatures. You would find colonial remnants, […]

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THE FORMATION OF LYNCH MOBS IS INEVITABLE SOON

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Sasanka De Silva Pannipitiya Every time a serious crime is reported in the country, the subsequent revelation that there is a politician or someone close to him or her is involved is a common thing to hear these days. Interestingly, it is only one political party that participates in such incidents, which is worth noting. […]

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Constants: tired, boring, obnoxious and laudable

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Malinda Seneviratne Sri Lanka is a resilient nation. That’s almost a given. A constant. All talk of peace, human rights, democracy, good governance, reparations  and other such goodies emanating from Washington, London and other empiric capitals are disingenuous and laughable. Constant. Meddling, self-righteous and downright obnoxious North American and European diplomats: well, almost par for […]

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ආසියානු සංවර්ධන බැංකු අධිපතිවරුන්ගේ සැසියේදී ජනපති කළ සම්පූර්ණ කතාව

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

උපුටාගැණීම  මව්බිම කොවිඩ් වසංගතය මෙන් ම යුක්‍රේන යුද්ධය හේතුවෙන් නිර්මාණය කරන ලද ගෝලීය ආර්ථික අස්ථාවරත්වයේ අහිතකර ප්‍රතිවිපාක වන ආහාර, ඉන්ධන සහ පොහොර මිල අධික ලෙස ඉහළ නැගීම දරාගත නොහැකි තත්ත්වයක් නිර්මාණය කළ බව ජනාධිපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ පෙන්වා දෙයි. ගෝලීය දේශපාලන ප්‍රවණතා එම ආර්ථික අර්බුදය තවදුරටත් උග්‍ර කර ඇති බව ද ජනාධිපතිවරයා පැවසීය. ජනාධිපති රනිල් වික්‍රමසිංහ […]

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Wickremesinghe says geopolitics is a contributory factor in Lanka’s economic crisis

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 29 (newsin.asia): Addressing the 55th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank’s Board of Governors in the Philippines on Thursday, the Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that apart from domestic factors, geopolitical developments have also contributed to the economic crisis being faced by Sri Lanka.   Wickremesinghe noted that as this […]

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Police to quiz some politicos over secret plot to overthrow govt.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror ● Govt. to brief Supreme Court over Highsecurity Zones ● Investigations have revealed that some groups had aimed to take over Parliament to prevent MPS from voting for a new President The police have launched extensive investigations over the involvement of some politicians who had encouraged some ‘protester’ groups to overthrow […]

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IMF says timeline remains uncertain as Sri Lanka eyes December bailout

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s government appears increasingly upbeat about its chances of receiving International Monetary Fund (IMF) board approval for a USD 2.9 billion bailout by December, but the multilateral lender has cautioned that the time frame remains uncertain, and much depends on discussions with the heavily indebted country’s creditors. Peter Breuer, senior mission chief […]

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Regulations pertaining to Port City Economic Commission Act gazetted

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A Gazette Extraordinary has been published specifying the regulations pertaining to the Colombo Port City Economic Commission. The regulations, issued by President Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization & National Policies, are made under Section 71(1) read with Section 27(1), 41(3)(f), 41)9) of the Colombo Port City Economic Commission […]

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BJP’s Subramanian Swamy meets Gotabaya and Mahinda Rajapaksa

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy on Thursday met former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo, becoming the first foreign visitor to call on the ousted Sri Lankan president, following his return to Sri Lanka after leaving the country amidst unprecedented protests against his government. Swamy, a close friend of the Rajapaksa family who […]

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Japan set to do its part over Sri Lanka debt woes: finance minister.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana apan is prepared to do its part” over Sri Lanka’s debt issue, but other creditors, such as China and India, should also be involved in efforts to resolve it, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said Thursday. Suzuki made the remarks after meeting with Ranil Wickremesinghe, president of Sri Lanka, which has reached a preliminary […]

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Creditor, debtor nations must work collectively: President Ranil at ADB’s 55th annual meeting

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Addressing the 55th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in the Philippines, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said amidst major economic stress, Sri Lanka is undertaking an unprecedented fiscal effort as part of the government’s commitment to restoring the country’s debt sustainability.  Therefore, he expressed hope and expectation that Sri Lanka’s creditors, and […]

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