Archive for June 15th, 2023

A METHOD OF REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM GIVING JUSTICE TO ALL COUNTRIES ON THE PLANET EARTH- A PROPOSAL

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

BY EDWARD THEOPHILUS After the Briton-Wood agreement international financial system has created many issues for many countries, developing countries have been major victims, because small and developing countries got caught into in a trap of developed countries where there have hard currencies, and BRICS wants to introduce a new international currency unit despite the existing […]

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BRITISH GOVERNANCE FROM 1815-1832

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando In 1515, the locals consented to hand over the Governance to the British to govern Ceylon. The social standards maintained during the 16, 17 and 18th centuries were challenged mainly by foreigners such as Solis, Portuguese and the Dutch. Some of the social norms were deep-seated in Sinhala traditions. However, […]

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Beira Lake

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Nicholas Dias Abeyesinghe During the Portuguese Era in Sri Lanka the Portuguese referred to the lake in Colombo as ‘Beira’. This is just the Portuguese word for ‘lake’. They did not give it a special name. All the lakes throughout Sri Lanka have special names. Such as, ‘Nuwara Weva’, Tisa Weva, Yoda Weva, MInneriya Weva, […]

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මාධ්‍ය ආයතන වගකීමෙන් යුතුව කටයුතු නොකිරීම රටට විශාල ගැටලුවක් – අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Manusha Media සිංගප්පූරුව වැනි රටවල මාධ්‍ය ආයතන ස්වයං වාරණයක් සහිතව රටේ අවශ්‍යතාවය වෙනුවෙන් වගකීම් සහගතව කටයුතු කරන නමුත් ලංකාවේ මාධ්‍ය ආයතන වගකීමෙන් යුතුව කටයුතු නොකිරීම විශාල ගැටලුවක් බවට පත්ව ඇති බවත් කම්කරු හා විදේශ රැකියා අමාත්‍ය මනුෂ නානායක්කාර මහතා පැවසුවේය. ලංකාවේ මාධ්‍ය ආයතන සිදුකරන ඇතැම් වාර්තා නිසා ලංකාවට පැමිණෙන සංචාරකයින්ද නොපැමිණෙන බවද, එක්තරා ජාතික පුවත්පතක් […]

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The story of Priyangika Samanthie: From Norway’s comforts to Amma’s little island

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Embracing with love – Priyangika with her biological mother Priyangika Samanthie was another ‘brown child from abroad’ when she landed in Norway, seven weeks after she was born. Even though many Sri Lankans thought that she grew up white for a better opportunity, she was searching for her roots since her childhood. […]

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Heavy metals exonerated in Chronic Kidney Disease in dry zone

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The significance of their findings cannot be understated. Water samples collected from the North Central Province revealed shocking levels of calcium, reaching up to 200 mg per litre, and fluoride concentrations of 2-3 mg per litre—both far exceeding acceptable limits CKDu’s impact on Sri Lanka has been staggering. Its discovery over three […]

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Gammanpila to ask UNESCO for help

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror MP Udaya Gammanpila said that he intends to write to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help safeguard Sri Lanka’s national heritage from its own government.  The public has been forced to protect archaeological heritage sites in the North and East from its own government, Gammanpila charged. […]

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Russia’s Rosatom to build nuclear plant in SL

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka has reached a deal with Russian nuclear giant Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant that may run two reactors and generate 300 megawatts of energy, the Sri Lankan ambassador in Russia said Wednesday. “We will go for a nuclear power plant … There are options actually … two […]

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe to appoint committee to find out historical extent of land owned by Kurundi, Thiriyaya Viharas

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Ranil Wickremesinghe is to appoint a committee to determine whether Kurundi Vihara of Mullathivu and Thiriyaya Vihara of Trincomalee historically owned 2,000 and 3,000 acres of land respectively, sources close to President’s office said. The President intends to find out how these two Viharas could own land more than Mahavihara […]

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Sri Lanka’s economy shrinks 11.5% in Q1

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s economy shrank 11.5% in the first three months of 2023 from the previous year, government data showed on Thursday. The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) today released the estimated Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the current price and at constant (2015) price in the Production approach and the other macroeconomic indicators for […]

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No decision taken to distribute land belonging to Kurundi Viharaya – President’s Secretary

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Secretary to the President, Saman Ekanayake has informed archaeological expert Ven. Dr. Ellawala Medhananda Thero that the land belonging to the historical Kurundi Viharaya in Mullaitivu is a government land and that no decision has been taken to distribute it to anyone, the President’s Media Division (PMD) reported. Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe […]

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The Supreme Court dismisses two petitions challenging restructuring of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) PLC.

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court today (June 15) refused to grant leave to proceed with two fundamental rights (FR) petitions filed against the restructuring of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) PLC. The petitions had been filed by Sri Lanka All Telecommunication Employees’ Union president J.B. Gurusinghe, its secretary H.K. Hettiarachchi and the president of SLT Samagi […]

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CID probing Pastor Jerome under money laundering act

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General today informed the Court of Appeal that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is conducting investigations against Pastor Jerome Fernando under the Money Laundering Act.  Senior State Counsel Shaminda Wickrama, who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General, informed the court of this when the writ petition filed by Fernando, requesting […]

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