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Why is Victoria Nuland coming to Sri Lanka 2nd time in 1 year?
Shenali D Waduge
She maybe the highest ranking American official but most Americans do not even know her name. However, she is visiting Sri Lanka twice in one year & that should mean something. Why is she visiting Sri Lanka is however more important. She first visited Sri Lanka days before riots started resulted in the resignation of the former President. Naturally, all eyes are fixed on what is likely to emerge after her forthcoming visit. Over the years, there is no doubt the US has created local “agents” covering all spectrums of society. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Macroeconomic issues strongly associate with living condition of ordinary people in Sri Lanka. Population, unemployment, economic growth, budget deficit, terms of trade, trade balance, investment such as many others could be given as examples and the pathetic situation in the country is macroeconomic issues and the influence of them to ordinary people has clearly not identified for policy making purpose, and the way these issues influence on the living condition of ordinary people have not studied and developed policies consistent with the issues giving benefits to ordinary people. The macroeconomy is directly associated with day... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Origin of Tamil and Sinhala languages – its relevance  
Prof. N.A.de S. Amaratunga DSc
Tamil is one of the languages in the Dravidian family of languages which include Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and also several minor languages numbering more than twenty. Dravidian languages have been spoken through out India from North to South and East to West for centuries long before the arrival of Aryans. It is beleived that the language in use in the Harappan period (3300 – 1300 BCE) of the Indus Valley Civilization was Dravidian. Dravidians were the major inhabitants even in the North-West regions. With the decline of the Indus Valley culture... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Law & Order, Crimes, Rowdism, among the Tamils
By Engr. Kanthar Balanathan DipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), C.Eng., MIEE, Former Director of Power Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd, Consulting Electrical Engineers
Since its Independence in 1948, Sri Lanka had been a peaceful crime-free country until 1971, when the country became a republic. Since LTTE gave birth, Law & Order, Crimes have been on the accent. In some sectors LTTE maintained discipline, however, they were involved in killing civilians In Jaffna and the South, specially Anuradhapura etc. The Tamil terrorist groups attempted to kill themselves and between groups tensions were on the rise. LTTE attempted to kill Hon... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Sarath Wijesinghe President's Counsel, former Ambassador to UAE and Israel and President Ambassador's Forum
Bribery and Corruption spread as air This is a current and a hot topic that will not be stale anytime anywhere as the issue continues worldwide in different degrees in different eras. Bribery is current with historical significance prevalent in all generations due to excessive greed of the human that defines in various ways with no clear definition today due to the complex nature in today's context, most simple definition for bribery being the ‘'gift offered to influence a... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

High Commissioner Moragoda meets External Affairs Minister of India to review the status of bilateral relations
Media Release Sri Lanka High Commission in India
Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda met with the External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar today (31) at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi to review the current status of the relations between Sri Lanka and India. The External Affairs Minister of India and the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka also discussed the way forward and follow-up action, emanating from Dr. Jaishankar’s recent bilateral visit to Sri Lanka.   On 20 January, Dr. Jaishankar concluded an official visit to Sri... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Public Lecture-“ What are the external factors that helped Sri Lanka to gain independence? ”-by Senaka Weeraratna
Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka
Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka Public Lecture “ What are the external factors that helped Sri Lanka to gain independence? ” by Senaka Weeraratna Attorney-at-Law & RASSL Council Member on Friday, 03rd February 2023 at 7.00 p.m. All are Welcome Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89845416149?pwd=UU1pNThHTmJqZkhtbUxaWE5vbE5EUT09                 Meeting ID: 898 4541 6149                                Passcode: 052915 YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/ZKXux2QAtD4?feature=share                         Visit-www.royalasiaticsociety.lk/monthly-lectures/ Lecture Medium – English Sri Lanka won freedom not in isolation but in step... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Reparations Sri Lanka
Senaka Weeraratna
Independence Day - Demands An accountability process for these colonial crimes is warranted through an apology, catharsis, and adequate reparations. An Apology must be particularly directed to the descendants of the Sinhala Buddhist Kandyan people who were singled out as victims of colonial brutalities. These are the descendants of a highly oppressed group of people who were also deprived of their inheritance by the colonial rulers planting thousands of indentured Indian labour of Malabar descent in their traditional homelands without their consent. 19th-century British official documents reveal how the freedom struggles against British colonial... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Should only private sector employees pay income tax?
By Sanjeewa Jayaweera Courtesy The Island
File photo of a recent protest against tax hikes Who currently amongst those who receive a salaried income is not on the streets protesting against the need to pay income tax? The obvious answer is only those working in the private sector. The private sector is often slammed for its reluctance to criticise the government for everything wrong with our country. So their reticence may once again result in only private sector employees paying income tax if the government caves into the demands of the public sector... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Sri Lanka opposition leader says future government under him is not obliged to back IMF and other deals
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, January 30 (Economynext): A future Sri Lankan government under the opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is not obliged to support deals with the International Monetary Fund or any other international funding agency as the current government does not have a mandate to sign such agreement. President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government is in discussion to obtain $2.9 billion IMF loan once the sovereign debt-defaulted country agrees with all its bilateral creditors. Wickremesinghe government has already implemented many IMF demands that are required to be fulfilled before the global lender’s approval. The Opposition and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Brazen hypocrisy of the Lankan professional elite and the lost promise of a welfare state
By Ranga Jayasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Colombo, January 31 (Daily Mirror): Sri Lanka’s professional elites are the greatest beneficiaries of the Sri Lankan welfare state, and many would not have been in their elevated places without the public tax-funded free education. However, as much as they want, rightly so, the welfare state to succeed, they are unwilling to pay their share Though Gotabaya should not be credited for his fallacies, the resultant exogenous shock on the economy due to his policies has compelled his successor to rare and decisive systemwide reforms – though how many... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Whose Idea is this Anyway?
By Shivanthi ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today
It was an act of cruel irony that forced the supporters of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to witness him resigning from Office on 14-07-2022 and hand over the reins to the then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. President Gotabaya won with an overwhelming majority and was given a rare two-third government precisely to save our country from Ranil Wickremesinghe’s anti-national policies. This majority did not come from the traditional vote bases of the SLFP and its allies. For the second time in Sri Lanka’s contemporary history, the country united as one. Voters... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Reliance announces tie-up with Lanka-based biscuit brand
Courtesy Financial Express
RCPL launched its packaged consumer products brand, ‘Independence’ in December 2022 and is creating a distinct and dedicated retail distribution network for its fast-expanding FMCG portfolio. RCPL’s vision is to bring to Indian consumers a bouquet of domestic and globally recognised consumer brands and product choices, the company said. (File) Reliance Consumer Products (RCPL), the FMCG arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Retail Ventures has entered into a strategic partnership with Sri Lanka-based Maliban Biscuit Manufactories. Maliban is a biscuit manufacturer in Sri Lanka for the past 70... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

IMF Keeps Sri Lanka, Pak Waiting, Approves $4.7Bn Support Package for Bangladesh
Courtesy News18
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are facing a major energy crisis like Bangladesh, but Dhaka has been able to secure a package to address the issue The International Monetary Fund has signed off on a $4.7 billion support loan package for Bangladesh to help it cope with soaring energy and food costs that have sparked huge protests. Bangladesh and other South Asian countries dependent on fossil fuel imports were hit hard by sharp cost-of-living increases following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Nationwide blackouts of up to 13 hours a day hit the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Westminster event declares support for Canadian action against Rajapaksa brothers
Courtesy The Island
Foreign Secretary, Aruni Wijewardane, with UK’s Permanent Under Secretary of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Sir Philip Barton, at the Foreign Ministry, in Colombo, on January 17 (pic courtesy Foreign Ministry) As a result of sheer negligence, Sri Lanka has ended up being categorized as a perpetrator of war crimes, and those who had fought for the country are mercilessly targeted. There cannot be a better example than Air Marshal Sumangala Dias who suffered due to Sri Lanka’s failure. Canada refused to accept Dias as Sri Lanka’s High... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

‘Ape Amma’ identified as SL’s highest revenue-generating YouTube channel
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Culinary YouTube channel ‘Ape Amma’ has been identified by CashnetUSA.com as the largest revenue-generating handle in the country on the social media platform.  A worldwide survey by the top online lender revealed that Ape Amma is among the list of all-time top-earning YouTube channels in the rest of the Asia and Oceania region.  Ape Amma has generated a revenue amounting to US $ 962,386 and as of January 30, 2023, the channel has about 2.72 million subscribers. The channel took off on April 15, 2016 and has over 495 million... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

RW gets stern on Public officers - ’Do not take goods, services on credit’
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
President Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a note to the Cabinet, has stressed that public officers should refrain from obtaining goods and services on credit basis, and any officer who violates this will be held personally responsible for such expenditure. The President, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, has said that the Government revenue at present (January 2023) is far below the monthly expenditure for the month of January 2023 and that the Government expenditure will have to be curtailed further and postponed until planned revenue to be raised on the recent... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

US-India military base in Sri Lanka? Vasu questions
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara charged that the 13th Amendment to the Constitution is in spotlight once again due to the impending visit of the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to Sri Lanka. He said that a conspiracy is afoot to establish a US-India military base in Sri Lanka.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Self-retirement for inefficient public sector employees: Bandula
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Steps were being taken to reduce the number of public sector employees in all government institutions and a self-retirement mechanism would be introduced for that effect, Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawradena said today. He told the weekly Cabinet briefing that inefficient public sector employees would be removed through this self-retirement mechanism. The Minister said the decision was taken in accordance with the instructions given by the Treasury to all Ministries to curtail their expenses in all departments and added that all the Ministry Secretaries are bound to adhere to the circulars... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

President’s Media responds to Daily Mirror article on Treasury allocations
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
In reference to the article carried in the Daily Mirror today titled 'Despite Economic Crisis Treasury Allocates Billions for Offices of President, PM, Ministers', the President's Media Division has issued the following clarification. Writer's note - The article clearly exposes figures from a Treasury report which has been allocated for the Offices of the President, Prime Minister and Cabinet of Ministers under a 'Special Spending Unit' for 2023. It reveals to the general public, the allocations made by the Treasury for these offices under this unit for 2023 which runs... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Maithripala says he will contest next presidential election
Courtesy Adaderana
Former President Maithripala Sirisena says he expects to contest the next presidential election with the support of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).  Joining a media briefing today (Jan 31), the SLFP leader expressed confidence about winning the election race. “I am not the type of person to move backward. I am not scared of the conspiracies [against me]... Despite being harassed, I will contest the next presidential election with the support of my party. No matter how many votes I receive, I am confident that I can win the election.” ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Sri Lanka’s export earnings in 2022 hit record high of USD 13 billion
Courtesy Adaderana
Earnings from exports in 2022 surpassed USD 13 billion per year for the first time, recording an increase of 4.9% from the previous highest recorded in 2021, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) says. This improvement was a result of increased earnings from industrial exports, including garments, gems, diamonds and jewellery, machinery and mechanical appliances and petroleum products. Meanwhile, total import expenditure in 2022 amounted to USD 18,291 million, recording a decline of 11.4%, year-on-year, resulting from measures to restrict non-urgent imports and liquidity constraints that prevailed in the market for... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Easter Attacks: Catholic Church refuses to accept Sirisena’s apology
Courtesy Adaderana
Father Jude Chryshatha, the National Director for Social Communication, has asserted the Catholic Church’s refusal of former President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent apology for the Easter Sunday terror attacks of 2019. https://youtu.be/85EKyAAB1z4 Accordingly, Father Chryshantha noted that the Catholic Church will not accept the apology made by the former President. Speaking at a press conference earlier today (31 Jan.), Sirisena publicly apologized to the Catholic community of Sri Lanka for the 2019 attacks, which took place during his tenure as President. He also assured that he is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

CCPI-based inflation further drops to 54.2% in January
Courtesy Adaderana
he Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) inflation based on the Colombo Consumer Price Index (CCPI) decreased to 54.2% in January 2023 from 57.2% seen in December 2022, the Department of Census and Statistics reported. Meanwhile, Y-o-Y inflation of Food Group has dropped to 60.1% in January 2023 from 64.4% in December 2022, it said quoting the latest data. https://youtu.be/5_Bfkv5H5p4 According to the department’s report, Y-o-Y Non-Food Group inflation decreased to 51% in January 2023 from 53.4% in December 2022. The CCPI for all items for the month of January... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Over 80,700 candidates contesting LG election
Courtesy Adaderana
Over 80,700 candidates from 58 registered political parties and 329 independent groups are due to contest the upcoming Local Government (LG) election, the Election Commission of Sri Lanka stated. https://youtu.be/PGnDNr5Y6SM Accordingly, a total of 80,720 candidates will be contesting for 339 local bodies in the election. The 2023 LG election is scheduled to be held on 09 March. Meanwhile, all relevant documents received from District Returning Officers to hold the election have been sent to the Government Printer to be gazetted, the Chairman of the Commission... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 01/02/23)

Open Letter to JVP, Weerawansa and Weerasekara 
By Engr. Kanthar BalanathanDipEE (UK), GradCert (RelEng-Monash), DipBus&Adm (Finance-Massey), C.Eng., MIEE, Former Director of Power Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd, Consulting Electrical Engineers
Please pass this on to the MPs with no ‘O’ level qualifications. An explanation is given in terms of the number of staff and expenses. I am writing this open letter to JVP, Weerawansa and Weerasekara as you two (Weerawansa & Weerasekara) have been noted as the most racial and fanatic (insane) politicians with no background education and intelligence. Weerasekara is a champion in killing and murders in the Navy and you are another racist in SL.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Statement of the National Joint Committee on the Decision Taken by the President and the Cabinet of Ministers to Fully Implement the 13th Amendment
Lt Col. A.S.Amarasekera.(Rtd.) Co-President National Joint Committee
The 13th Amendment was enacted in 1987 consequent to the signing of the Indo-Lanka Accord between the Government of India and the Republic of Sri Lanka. The Accord was signed in Colombo by President J.R Jayawardena and Rajiv Gandhi while the country was under curfew. The Government of India violated Sri Lanka’s airspace and sovereignty by dropping food parcels from Indian air crafts on Sri Lankan territory. Gunboats were placed near Sri Lanka’s territorial waters. Subsequently, under the pressure exerted by the Government of India, the 13th Amendment was enacted by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

සිංහලයා මුළුමනින්ම ක්ෂය නොවෙනු ඇත
චානක බණ්ඩාරගේ
සිංහලයා ක්ෂය වෙන ජාතියක්? අද රටේ සිංහලයන් අතර කථිකාව ‘ශ්‍රී ලාංකික අනන්‍යතාවය’ තව තවත් ප්‍රවර්ධනය කල යුත්තේ කෙසේද යන්න මිස රටේ  සිංහල ජනගහනය ක්ෂය වීම හෝ  සිංහලයාට වන අසාධාරණකම්  නොවේ. බෞද්ධ අයිතීන් ගැන නම් යම් කථිකාවක් ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව දෙකඩ කිරීමේ ඊලාම් ඉල්ලීම අදද රටේ සහ ඉන් පිටත තදින්ම ක්‍රියාත්මක වන බව පිළිගැනීමට අප අකමැත්තක් දක්වමු.  ඒ අපගේ මෝඩ කම විය හැකියි. උතුරේ සාමාන්‍ය දෙමළ ජනයා ඉඩම්, පොලිස් බලතල නොඉල්වයි.  සම්බන්ධන්, සුමන්තිරන්, ශ්‍රී ධරන්, සිවාජිලිංගම්, රාසමානික්කම්,  විග්නේස්වරන්, පොන්නම්බලම් වැනි මහතුන් වෙනම දෙමළ රාජ්‍යක් ගැන දිගු කලක සිට සිහින මවන්නෝයි.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Paddy farming, organic versus agrochemical based methods.
Chandre Dharmawardana
The amount, 3.2 metric tonnes/ha claimed in a Sinhala article by Upali de Sarem (Jan 2023) using modern fertilizer is still very low compared to the usual yields in Sri Lanka (4-5 metric tonnes/ha). Furthermore, if optimal agronomy is used (as in Batalagoda or MahaIlluppallama research stations), 6-8 metric tonnesor more  may be achieve with the right variety of seed, with less water and no-tilling or ploughing (but using benign herbicides) to remove weeds.  Comparisons of organic paddy and modern fertilizer-based farming outputs, costs etc., were done about a decade ago in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Premalal Fernando
https://youtu.be/dwNJfaYqgsE?list=PLo3dqe4hSSt74bZWaJP066MYVCL75iY58&t=256 In a recent news item (link given above), I heard a politician saying that foreign countries are giving us loans out of their tax payers money and that we should understand that those countries have to take it back from their people out of their tax money. This is  rubbish!. When countries or private banks give out loans they create brand new money - money that never existed. Perhaps the attached article would explain how money is created. Sovereign-Money,-An-Introduction-Dyson-Positive-Money-2016.pdf (insearchofsteadystate.org)... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Today’s Source of Money Creation - Prof. Richard Werner (GDI)
Werner Economics
Prof. Richard Werner provides an overview of how money is created across the world and the impact it has on us. In 2014, Prof. Werner published the first empirical test on how banks create new money - he explores the response of central banks and unveils their ultimate game plan... The Monetary Institute's "Our Money, Our Banks, Our Country - Money Creation in the Modern Economy" conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland on February 5, 2018. https://youtu.be/tN5nabmmXlU... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

කිසිම  රාජ්‍ය ආයතනයක් වහල දාන්න තීරණ අරගෙන නැහැ.-අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
රටේ වත්මන් ආර්ථික, සමාජීය තත්වයන් පිළිබඳ වෘත්තීය සමිති නියෝජිතයින් සමග 2023.01.30 දින අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේදී සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා  මේ බව සඳහන් කළේය. මෙහිදී වැඩිදුරටත් අදහස් දැක් වූ අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා.. වෘත්තීය සමිති වල අදහස් ගැඹුරින් සාකච්ඡා කරලා ඉදිරියට ගෙන යා හැකි වැඩපිළිවෙලකට  සියලු දෙනා එකඟතාවය පළ කළා. ඒ අනුව අද දින මේ සාකච්ඡාවට පිවිසීමට තාවකාලික අනුකමිටුවක් ඇති කළා. මේ වෙලාවේ අපි කටයුතු කලයුතු දළ එකඟතාවයන් කිහිපයක් තිබෙනවා. ත්‍රයිපාක්ෂික එකඟතාවයකට පිවිසීමේදී වෘත්තිය සමිති ඒවාගේම රාජ්‍ය දෙපාර්තමේන්තු  සහ පෞද්ගලික අංශයත් ඒ වගේම රාජ්‍යයත් නියෝජනය කිරීම ඉතාවැදගත්. මේ අනුව වර්තමාන ආර්ථික ගැටලු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය  ආර්ථිකය ශක්තිමත් කළ හැකි ප්‍රභලම ක්ෂේත්‍රය සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය යි.
අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මාධ්‍ය අංශය
ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සංචාරක ගමනාන්තයක් ලෙස  ප්‍රවර්ධනය  කිරීම සඳහා ගරු කොන්සල්වරුන් පත් කළ හැකියි.-අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා  විදෙස් විනිමය ඉපැයීම තුළින් ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ආර්ථිකය  ශක්තිමත් කළ හැකි ප්‍රභලතම ක්ෂේත්‍රය සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය බැවින් එහි අභිවෘද්ධිය වෙනුවෙන් නවමු පියවර ගන්නා ලෙස අග්‍රාමාත්‍යවරයා සංචාරක කර්මාන්තයේ නියැලෙන සියළු පාර්ශ්වකරුවන්ගෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටියි. ජෙට්වින්ග් හෝටල් සමූහයට අයත්  මීගමුව Blue Oceanic Beach හෝටලයේ ස්වර්ණ ජයන්ති උත්සවය  අමතමින් අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන මහතා  සංචාරක කර්මාන්තය සහ හෝටල්  අංශයේ පාර්ශවකරුවන් සමඟ එක්ව "Destination Sri Lanka"  හෙවත්  සංචාරක ආකර්ෂණය දිනාගත් රටක්  ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව  ප්‍රවර්ධනය කිරීම සඳහා විදේශයන්හි ගරු කොන්සල්වරුන් සහ නියෝජිතයින්ගේ ජාලයක්... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Animal-abusive Human Birth Control Drug to Replace Dog Steriliations?
Champa Fernando Secretary - KACPAW (Kandy Association  for Community Protection through Animal Welfare)
It is laudable that successive governements since 2008 had continued to-date with the intrinsically HUMANE National Dog Sterilization Programme for dog Population Management  (DPM), recommended by world bodies such as the WHO, OIE (Office International des Epizooties - World  Organization for Animal Health) and, GARC (Global Alliance for Rabies Control).  Sterilization is the only successful DPM method providing sustainable results that benefit Dog Rabies Control (DRC) and eradication as it reduces dog populations permanently towards zero growth if consistently done, enabling achievement of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Gandhi’s influence on Sri Lanka’s non-violent Independence struggle
By Sugeeswara Senadhira Ceylon Today
Colombo, January 30 (Ceylon Today): Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and non-violence, was shot dead exactly 75 years ago, on 30 January 1948, five days before Sri Lanka’s Independence and slightly short of six months after the success of the nonviolent movement for India’s Independence led by him. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru sobbed at the funeral saying: “What is the use of my government, which could not protect our nation’s biggest treasure?” Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s strategy was a combination of truth,... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

NPP books highest number of buses for poll campaigns, from where do they get their funds? Gemunu
Chaturanga Pradeep Samarawickrama Courtesy The Daily Mirror
While commenting on spending money on private buses to transport people to political campaigns, the Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) today said the highest number of buses were hired by the National People's Power (NPP) party, which intends to contest the upcoming election under the compass symbol. Addressing the media LPBOA Chairman Gemunu Wijerathne said nearly 150 private buses were provided for the meeting held at Nugegoda a few months ago. "We do not have limitations on providing any number of buses for any political party... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

Lanka’s bankrupt tag will be removed in a few months of this year
Courtesy Hiru News
Sri Lanka will bounce back from its bankrupt status in the coming few months of this year, Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara said. Addressing a public gathering, he said that Sri Lanka is not a bankrupt nation, but a nation known for rising back up and will be able to rip off the label of bankrupt nation soon. We have started repaying loans. We are able to bring in new investments. Salaries will be increased. Taxes and bank interest rates will drop. Thereby, the country will commence its... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 31/01/23)

President Ranil must tell ITAK – Annul Vaddukoddai Resolution before demanding 13A
Shenali D Waduge
The people of Sri Lanka should ask themselves some questions and seek answers given the connection of 1987, 13Amendment  & the 1976 TULF Vaddukoddai Resolution which ITAK endorsed in 2008. Demands by Tamil militant groups/ LTTE / LTTE Diaspora /Tamil academia in Jaffna University/ Tamil political parties especially TNA & ITAK all echo what TULF originally demanded via Vaddukoddai Resolution on 14 May 1976. This document is what continues to keep alive the quest of separatism. This is why it must be annulled first. Here are the questions: ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/01/23)

13A ඉල්ලීමට පෙර ITAK – වඩ්ඩුකෝඩ්ඩෙයි යෝජනාව අවලංගු කරන්නැයි ජනපති රනිල් කිව යුතුයි
ෂෙනාලි ඩී වඩුගේ
ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ජනතාව ප්‍රශ්න කිහිපයක් ඇසිය යුතුයි. 1987 13 වැනි සංශෝධනය සහ 1976 TULF වඩ්ඩුකොඩ්ඩෙයි යෝජනාව සමඟ ඇති සම්බන්ධය කුමක්ද සහ 2008 දී ITAK එය අනුමත කළේ ඇයි?1976 මැයි 14 දින වඩ්ඩුකොඩ්ඩෙයි යෝජනාව හරහා TULF මුලින් ඉල්ලා සිටි දෙය, දෙමළ සටන්කාමී කණ්ඩායම් / LTTE / LTTE ඩයස්පෝරාව / යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ දෙමළ විද්වතුන්/ දෙමළ දේශපාලන පක්ෂ විශේෂයෙන් TNA සහ ITAK විසින් ප්‍රතිරාවය කරයි.දිගටම සජීවීව පවත්වාගෙන යන්නේ වඩ්ඩුකෝඩ්ඩෙයි යෝජනාවයි.ශ්‍රී ලංකාව දෙකඩ වීම වැලැක්වීමට පළමුව වඩ්ඩුකෝඩ්ඩෙයි යෝජනාව අවලංගු කළ යුත්තේ මේ නිසාය. • ITAK යනු කවුද?– 1948 දී අර්ධ නිදහස ලබා මාස කිහිපයකට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/01/23)

Jaishankar’s visit reset bilateral relations, says Sri Lankan envoy
Courtesy The Hindustan Times
Milinda Moragoda said India and Sri Lanka have sort of overcome the fallout of a Chinese surveillance vessel’s visit to Hambantota port last year. India and Sri Lanka have been able to address the impact of a Chinese surveillance vessel’s visit to Hambantota port last year and Colombo is looking to New Delhi to help drive economic recovery through investments in key sectors such as energy, Sri Lankan envoy Milinda Moragoda said. “We have sort of been able to get over it, but we have to always be vigilant,” he added. ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 30/01/23)

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