Author Archive for Forum & Letters

Why Cambodia now lavishes praise on Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Pathik Hasan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  The Cambodian media has published excellent article praising Bangladesh’s economic model. Cambodian media has  lavished praise on Bangladesh and its economic success.  At age 51, Bangladesh is going to be a South Asian economic miracle. Although Bangladesh is also a South Asian country , an immediate neighbour of Sri Lanka, it […]

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USLA Wellington Ranaviru Commemoration 19.5.22-USLA Spokesperson’s Message

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM USLA Wellington Ranaviru Commemoration 19.5.22 USLA Spokesperson’s Message Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for once again offering me the privilege of being able to contribute to this USLA  sponsored Ranaviru commemoration on this the 19th day of May 2022. Today we once again,  remember the Ranaviru, our war heroes […]

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Why Should South Asian Countries be thankful and grateful to India?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India South Asian countries should be thankful and grateful to India for various reasons. India is a friend in need to all South Asian countries. Despite having some internal problems, India always tries to help others. Even, India set examples by assisting Pakistan at different times.  However, since the start of the […]

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How Can Sri Lankan PM Overcome the crisis by following Bangladesh’s ‘PM Sheikh Hasina Model’

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India, The Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the people of Sri Lanka on Monday, that he will fulfil the promises he had made to them when he assumed office last Thursday after the fall of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government. In his first TV address after assuming office, Wickremesinghe listed the grave […]

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Unlocking More Potential For Myanmar-Bangladesh ties

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Pathik Hasan from Bangladesh Myanmar is one of the closest neighbors of Bangladesh. Which is also known as Burma. Before the Second World War, many people from Bangladesh used to travel to Burma in search of livelihood. Since then, the people of this country have developed an economic and social relationship with Burma. Apart from […]

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Not going to IMF then & going to IMF now : Will Sri Lanka’s Problems be solved?

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

State of Sri Lanka’s Economy – Research Team Since early 2020, the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government appeared to implement a plan with several components for the external sector. These components included securing of multi-lateral and bi-lateral loans, monetization of selected assets, obtaining Central Bank SWAPs, promoting Hambantota Industrial & Pharmaceutical Zones, Colombo Port City and other […]

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Sri Lanka Outcome: America Returns To South Asia  

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

 Saeed Naqvi   Whatever the aspiration of the protesters in Sri Lanka, the chaos they created has caused the messiah to appear in the form of the IMF. For the IMF to be effective, it needed a government it could vibe with. That there could not have been a better choice for the job of Prime […]

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Why Does Myanmar-Bangladesh Military’s Strategic Engagement Matter?

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Myanmar military wants now strategic engagement with Bangladesh military for various reasons. Myanmar-Bangladesh must have mutual strategic engagement as they share common border. Myanmar-Bangladesh have some common problems which need to be resolved bilaterally as soon as possible. Myanmar, Bangladesh need defense diplomacy for cementing their ties with neighbourly spirit. Myanmar […]

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Sri Lanka: Debt Crisis, Neocolonialism and Geopolitical Rivalry

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

By Asoka Bandarage Courtesy Inter Press Service World Bank, Washington DC.The multilateral Asian Development Bank and the World Bank owns 13% and 9% of Sri Lanka’s foreign debt, respectively. WASHINGTON DC, May 11 2022 (IPS) – Sri Lanka is in the throes of an unprecedented economic crisis. Faced with a shortage of foreign exchange and defaulting on […]

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බොරදියේ මාළු බෑම!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

වාගිස ප්‍රනාන්දු. ඉන්දීය භාරතීය ජනතා පක්ෂය නියෝජනය කරන තමිල්නාඩුවේ උපත ලද සුබ්‍රමනියම් ස්වාමි දෙමළ බෙදුම්වාදයට තදින්ම විරුද්ධවූ අයෙකි. අපේ රට දෙමළ කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදය හා සටන් කරද්දී ඉන්දීය පාර්ලිමෙන්තුව තුල හා ඉන් පිටත අපේ රට වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටි එකම ඉන්දීය මහජන නියෝජිතයාවූයේ සුබ්‍රමනියම් ස්වාමි පමණයි. ඇතැම් අවස්ථාවන්හීදී කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදයේ ඉලක්කයක් බවට පත්වූ අවස්ථාද නැත්තේ නොවේ. නමුත් […]

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An Open Letter To Myanmar’s Policymakers From Bangladesh

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury  in Dhaka city Dear respected Policymakers of Myanmar, We, Bangladeshi citizens want a friendly relations between Bangladesh and Myanmar with neighbourly spirit. Because you are ours immediate neighbours  Thus, you should strengthen the bilateral ties with Bangladesh by resolving bilateral problems such as Rohingya crisis. Myanmar and Bangladesh should bolster their ties with […]

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Letter to editor

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Diannah Paramour Australia Dear Sri Lankan’s You have been suffering for 1,000’s of years and managed to triumph all alone, with only your passion for the Motherland coupled with your bravery, resilience and loyalty to ensure that Serendib survives. Yes I do believe in the right to protest but if your prize is the resignation […]

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Myanmar, Bangladesh must have mutual strategic Engagement

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury  in Dhaka city Myanmar-Bangladesh must have mutual strategic engagement as they share common border. Myanmar-Bangladesh have some common problems which need to be resolved bilaterally as soon as possible. Myanmar, Bangladesh need defense diplomacy for cementing their ties with neighbourly spirit. Myanmar must understand that Bangladesh is a good neighbor for Myanmar. The […]

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Post of President

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga  It was a pleasure to see Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka defending the post of President against the popular will of the party of which he is the Chairman. His argument was based on the significance of the post in national security on which his expertise cannot be questioned. The demand for the abolition […]

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Essence of Righteousness (Taqwa).

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

by A. Abdul Aziz (Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 22nd April, 2022, at ‘Masjid Mubarak’, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K. gave a discourse on Essence of Taqwa (righteousness). Ahmadiyya Head (Khalifa) His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may […]

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How the Yahapalanaya Govt booby trapped the Rajapaksa Govt

Monday, April 25th, 2022

Sad Sri Lankan How did the Yahapalanaya booby trap the Rajapaksa Govt so that the R Bros would be trapped for Yahapalanaya’s sins?   In 2014 the external debt was $42,262,755,067. By 2019 during the time the Yahapalanaya was in power, the external debt had gone up to $56,095,468,647, How did this happen?  * The Yahapalanaya Govt introduced […]

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JUDICIAL INTERVENTION

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga It is an axiom that the three organs or pillars of any government are the executive, legislature, and the judiciary. For effective governance in a country all three organs must stand firm and support each other. In Sri Lanka the two organs of the executive and the legislature are in an existential crisis. […]

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An open letter to all Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka living in New Zealand.

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Rudra de Zoysa. MNZM. Dear Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka, As you are aware Sri Lanka is currently going through the worst economic crisis since our Independence. For our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka this situation has transformed itself into an endless sequence of hardship – lack of basic food essentials, vital […]

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Human suffering continues

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz Having read the Biblical account of how Adam and Eve were punished, one cannot help wondering if the pain and throes of labour were unknown to woman until the beginning of the era of Adam and Eve. A scientist will be hard to come by, who believes in such fantasies. Again, […]

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Where the Galle face protests are heading for…

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

By Harsha Kumar Suriyaarachchi Movement of Citizens for Our Values Proposals to have a corruption free government which will not disrespect the generations of values of the Sinhalese society that protected and saved this country for last 2500 years We have seen our motherland deteriorating very seriously in economic, political and technical aspects along with […]

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Limits of US Human Rights Report on Bangladesh

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Jubeda Chowdhury The United States recently released a report on the human rights situation on 198 countries in 2021. The country’s state department made various allegations of human rights violations against Bangladesh. The US State Department’s annual global report on human rights was launched on April 13, 2022, by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. […]

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Hela Voice Today

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Media Release https://sites.google.com/view/heladiva-net/hela-voice-today

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Can Sri Lanka follow ‘Bangladesh Model’ to avert its economic recession?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India Sri Lanka can follow ‘Bangladesh Economic Miracle’ model to avert its economic crisis. As Sri Lanka is going through an economic recession, its South Asian neighbor ‘Bangladesh’ has confirmed as a South Asian Economic Miracle’ As Bangladesh marks its 51th independence anniversary this year, its tremendous economic growth has made it […]

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Helping Sri Lanka

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Chula Rajapakse MNZM Wellington, New Zealand Dear Editor , The very laudable efforts of many organizations and individuals world wide to raise funds to help SrI Lanka with obtaining the essential wares that have become unavailable to Sri Lankans through the current economic debacle, is much appreciated. However The intervention that is likely to have […]

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Story of South Asian countries: ‘Bangladesh’ a ‘miracle story’ while Sri Lanka and Pakistan ‘disaster tales’

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

John Rozario Karnataka, India The South Asian Island nation of Sri Lanka is currently going through an extreme economic crisis. Foreign exchange reserves have fallen so low that school examinations have been closed indefinitely due to a lack of imported paper. In addition to cooking gas, there has been a shortage of kerosene or petrol. […]

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ජාතික සංවිධාන යන මග ඔස්සේ…

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

ෂම්මි උයනගේ පරිගණක මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරු ජාතික සංවිධානය යනු කුමක්ද? විජාතික පණ්ඩිතයන් නිතරම අසන ප්‍රශ්නයක්! වචනාර්ථයෙන් ගත්විට එයට යම් නිශ්චිත තේරුමක් පැවතියද එහි නියම අර්ථ දැක්වීම යම්කිසි පරාසයක් තුළ විහිදෙයි. අද කාලයේ සමහර ජාතික සංවිධාන වල සිටින පුද්ගලයන්ගේ කියුම් කෙරුම් අනුව නම් ජාතික සංවිධාන වල ස්වභාවය විග්‍රහ කර ගැනීම තරමක් අපහසු බවයි මාගේ හැඟීම. නම් වලින් […]

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Striving in the Way of God, During Ramadan and Beyond & Launch of 313 Companions Website.

Sunday, April 10th, 2022

By A. Abdul Aziz. (Given below is an excerpt of the Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the world-wide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam, on 8th April, 2022, at ‘Masjid Mubarak’, Islamabad, Tilford, U.K. gave a discourse on Striving in the Way of God, During Ramadan and Beyond & Launch […]

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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)

Thursday, April 7th, 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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Mirihana Protest

Monday, April 4th, 2022

Sugath Kulatunga  “The clarion call in Mirihana and many other demonstrations and opposition protest meetings was a clear message of Gota go. Even a few political commentators have gleefully echoed this call. Gota can be expelled only under Section 38 of the Constitution where he resigns or ceases to be a citizen of Sri Lanka […]

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Remedies for the Plight of School Leavers

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Nimal Abeysinghe Deciding what to do when you leave school is tough. It becomes a nightmare for students and parents alike when you suddenly find yourself not having enough marks to qualify for a place in a university.  Every year about 270,000 students face this dilemma.  Let’s delve a little deeper into the unpleasant statistics.  […]

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