Archive for October 11th, 2022

UNIVERSITY RAGGING IN SRI LANKA PROVES THAT EROTIC CRIMINALS ARE IN UNIVERSITIES

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS Erotic crimes are punished by criminal law and the ragging in Universities of Sri Lanka could be investigated and punished as criminal offences. These barbaric activities are going on in universities despite controls and laws against these barbaric activities. When I entered a university in 1969, I was relegated to ragging which […]

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Call for a Statue to Commemorate Mrs Bandaranaike, the first Stateswoman Prime Minister in the world,

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Sudath Gunasekara Today is the 22nd death anniversary of this illustrious daughter of mother Lanka. I am compelled to re-publish an article here again which was published on 30th Jan 2021 Lankaweb (First, published on the 14th, December 2010 in Lankaweb), since we have miserably failed as an ungrateful nation to fulfil this proposal, I […]

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CONCEPT OF AN APPROACH TO ENCOURAGE EXPAT CONTRIBUTION TO SECURING AND IMPROVING FOREIGN RESERVES WITH EARNED FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNTS AS NON-RESIDENT SRI LANKANS (With or without Dual Citizenship)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Anjalika Silva – USA I.                     Purpose:  To examine all avenues available to find appropriate avenues to address the current foreign reserves crisis with the help of a ready resource of foreign earners as expats for a long-term relationship beneficial to the country and individuals who are a strength that has not been tapped while many […]

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වන්දි ගන්න අවුරුදු ගාණක් බලන් ඉන්න ක්‍රමය වෙනුවට නඩු නැති ව වන්දි ගෙවන ක්‍රමවේදයක් හදුන්වා දෙනවා

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Manusha Media ජාතික වෘත්තීය සුරක්ෂිතතා හා සෞඛ්‍ය සතියේ සමාරම්භක සැසිය අමතමින් අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර කියයි. දැඩි නීතිරීති පනවා හෝ වැඩබිමේ කම්කරුවාගේ සෞඛ්‍ය සහ සුරක්ෂිතතාව තහවුරු කරන බවත්, අනතුරක දී රක්ෂණ අරමුදලක් හරහා නඩු නොමැතිව වන්දි ලබා දීමේ ක්‍රමවේදයක් නිර්මාණය කරන බවත්, කම්කරු හා විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා පැවැසීය. ඒ අද (11) උදෑසන කොළඹ […]

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The report of the committee appointed to investigate the frequent fires in Modara Kajimawatte is handed over to the Prime Minister.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Prime Minister’s Media Unit The report containing the observations and recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Committee, which was appointed to investigate the cause of the frequent fires in Modara Kajimawatta houses, was handed over to Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena on 10-10-2020 at the Prime Minister’s Office, Colombo. The co-chairmen of the committee, Member of Parliament […]

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Urban poverty triples in Sri Lanka amid enduring crisis  

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu World Bank flags need for higher social security in the island   As Sri Lankans continue braving their worst economic crisis since Independence, urban poverty on the island has tripled in the last year, from 5% to 15 %, according to a recent World Bank report.     Sri Lanka is experiencing its […]

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Two Australians arrested for bribing Sri Lankan officials for lucrative contracts

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Two Australian men have been charged with bribing Sri Lankan officials to secure infrastructure contracts worth millions of dollars. Australian police arrested the pair last month after a decade-long investigation spanning several countries. The men, aged 67 and 71, worked for a company which has been accused of misconduct in South Asian countries. […]

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Bond scam: Charges against Mahendran, Aloysius & other accused dropped

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar has accepted that charges cannot be maintained under the Public Properties Act against former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Arjun Mahendran, Perpetual Treasuries Ltd, Arjun Aloysius and the other defendants over the case on Treasury Bond auction of 27 February 2015. The order was issued […]

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President’s office strikes at Bandula, says SL will remain ’middle income’

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Contradicting Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardane, President’s Media Division (PMD) said Sri Lanka will remain a middle-income country. The PMD said in a statment that the government is pursuing a “reverse graduation” policy for a limited period of time. Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardane told the weekly Cabinet briefing this morning that the […]

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Sri Lanka seeks ‘low income country’ status; move to ease financial support

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy WION The Sri Lankan cabinet has approved a proposal to downgrade the country’s status from a middle-income country to a low-income country. The cabinet spokesperson says Sri Lankan GDP is expected to decline further and that this step was being taken to unlock more financial support from international institutions.

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Sri Lanka’s status to be downgraded to ‘low-income country’

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the proposal to downgrade Sri Lanka’s status from a ‘middle-income country’ to a ‘low-income country’, the Cabinet Spokesman says. Joining the Cabinet press meeting held today, Minister Bandula Gunawardene stated that Sri Lanka was declared a middle-income country in accordance with international classification, adding that […]

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Ready to intervene at any time to ensure food, economic security – President

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A country’s security is not only ensured militarily but is also secured through food and economic security, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasized. The President said this during the progress review meeting of the National Food Security and Nutrition Assurance Program held at the Presidential Secretariat last morning (11). Emphasizing that urgent measures should […]

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UNDP says 54 countries including Sri Lanka need immediate debt relief

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The United Nations’ Development Programme (UNDP) joined on Tuesday the chorus of institutions and charities warning that a serious debt crisis is now taking hold in the poorest parts of the world. In a new report, the UNDP estimated that 54 countries, accounting for more than half of the world’s poorest people, now needed […]

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