Archive for June 10th, 2023

Is US envoy venturing into India’s “Kashmir” in Central Sri Lanka to woo Hill Country Indian Tamils?

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Shenali D Waduge Geneva diplomatic protocols appear not to apply to US envoys and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister/Ministry is little bothered to remind diplomats that there are protocols to their movements. Having said that, it is interesting how the US is aggressively entering the Hill Country wooing the Hill Country populace who are Indian Tamils […]

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MERRILL FERNANDO AND THE TEA INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA Part 2

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

KAMALIKA PIERIS Merrill decided early on that someday he would develop ‘my own brand of tea and deliver to the customer genuine pure Ceylon tea at a reasonable price and also transfer those profits to the betterment of the people here.’  It took him four decades to achieve this. When he first spoke about it, […]

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MERRILL FERNANDO AND THE TEA INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA Part 3

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

KAMALIKA PIERIS Like most business men, Merrill also faced problems with unreliable business partners.  He has described one partnership with a Sinhala family firm, that of the Fernandos, as a ‘prickly partnership’  Merrill was full of praise for Victor Santiapillai, the first Chairman of Export Development Board. Merrill said he was the only person in […]

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Monkey Problem

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Sugath Kulatunga On a private members motion in the Parliament last Wednesday there was a debate on the damage done to the agricultural crops done by monkeys (Toque macaque}. There was unanimity across the party divide that crop damage by monkeys has increased very rapidly and now is in a crisis proportion. It was mentioned […]

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කොරියානු නැව් ඉදිකිරීම් ක්ෂේත්‍රෙය් රැකියා ඉලක්ක කරගත් පුහුණු මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් ආරම්භ කිරීම සදහා අවභෝධතා ගිවිසුමකට එළඹේ

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Manusha Media කොරියානු නැව් ඉදිකිරීම් රැකියා සදහා පුහුණු ශ්‍රමිකයින් යොමු කිරීම ඉලක්ක කරගනිමින් පුහුණු මධ්‍යස්ථානයක් ආරම්භ කිරීම සදහා ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති කාර්යාංශය, ගංගාරාම විහාරස්ථානයට අනුබද්ධිත ශ්‍රී ජිනරතන අධ්‍යාපන ආයතනය සහ කොරියානු ක්ලූලයිෆ් ආයතන අතර  අවභෝධතා ගිවිසුමක් කම්කරු සහ විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන්  අද අත්සන් කළේය ශ්‍රී ලංකා විදේශ සේවා නියුක්ති […]

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