Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is driving millions of people into poverty, jeopardizing their rights to health, education, and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said the Sri Lankan Government should work with relevant financial institutions and partners
By Shamindra Ferdinando Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) lawmaker Nalin Bandara Jayamaha yesterday alleged that President Ranil Wickremesinghe was under tremendous pressure from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to give up power to dissolve Parliament, two and a half years after the parliamentary election. Kurunegala District MP Jayamaha said that the SLPP wanted the provision, […]
Azdak’s Judgments: by Laleen Jayamanne Soldier: Your Honour, we meant no harm. Your Honour, what do you wish? Azdak: Nothing, fellow dogs. Or just an occasional boot to lick! […] Fetch me wine, red wine, sweet red wine. ‘In a faraway and long-ago, dark and bloody epoch, in a sunburnt and cursed city, there lived […]
” Sri Lanka cannot do without IMF’s support. Having declared its inability to service its foreign debt, Sri Lanka is struggling to reach a consensus with lenders and the IMF. Two of Sri Lanka’s major creditors, India and China, locked horns over a port visit by a Chinese ship. Sri Lanka should be wary of […]
By Hiran H.Senewiratne ‘Sri Lanka is located at the heart of a vital global shipping line and more than 45000 ships and an equal number of aircraft navigate this route via Sri Lanka’s Dondra head annually. However, not a single ship nor aircraft is enabled to make a stop-over at Dondra for bunkering, re-fueling and […]
Former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be given security and other privileges entitled to a former President in Sri Lanka. Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardena told reporters today that former Presidents in Sri Lanka are entitled to certain privileges. As a result, he said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be given security and other privileges in Sri Lanka. […]
The incumbent Government was operating as per the wishes of the Rajapaksa clan, MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said on Sunday (August 14).The post Current Administration panders to whims and fancies of Rajapaksa clan – Harsha appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lanka.
By Shamindra Ferdinando Opposition and Samagi Jana Balavegaya Leader, Sajith Premadasa, says that the current economic crisis shouldn’t be exploited to form a jumbo Cabinet, under any circumstances. “The national economy is in such a pathetic state that those struggling to make ends meet
Urban Development and Housing Minister Prasanna Ranatunga has alleged that the Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB), the Janatha Vikukthi Peramuna (JVP), its breakaway faction, the Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) and some civil society groups, affiliated to the Tamil Diaspora, were engaged in a campaign to remove Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) lawmakers from politics. The accusation was made at a [...
by Saman Indrajith The main Opposition SJB yesterday said the Speaker and Leader of the House had conspired to deprive the Opposition of the chairmanship of the Finance Committee in Parliament and they must be held responsible for the present crisis situation, prevailing in the country. Addressing
By AJA Abeynayake The Supreme Court, on Friday, granted leave to proceed with an FR application filed by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and its Executive Director, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, challenging the Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) Regulations No.1 of 2022 gazetted by Extraordinary Gazette No 2289/07 dated 18 July. He says Articles 12 […]
Yes, of course, the older folks would all remember Edward Joseph; the young ones may find the name unfamiliar as Edward now lives in Germany and does his thing in that part of the world. Better known as Eddy, he was with the leader of the group Steelers and they were big in the local […]
SJB MP Dr. Harsha De Silva, on Sunday, said that the incumbent government was operating as per the wishes the Rajapaksa clan. Addressing the media at the Opposition Leader’s Office, in Colombo, the MP said that the prevailing situation was not the expectation of the people at the Aragalaya protests. “They demanded a system change. […]
Global ratings agency S&P Global on Monday slashed its rating on Sri Lankan bonds to 'D', representing default, following missed interest and principal payments.The post S&P pushes Sri Lankan bonds deeper into junk territory with ‘default’ rating appeared first on ONLANKA News :. Sri Lanka Breaking News Updates - Latest News in Sri Lanka.