Monthly Archives: November 2015

Player Administrator differences are the resulf of payment disputes

Player Administrator differences are the resulf of payment disputes

Former Sri Lanka national cricket team manager Air Commodore Ajit Jayasekara has written an interesting letter detailing the acrimonious relationship between national players and cricket administrators. Jayasekara was the national team manager from 2000 to 2004 before becoming the CEO of SLC in 2009 and …

Slipper attack won’t help Lankan Tamils

Slipper attack won’t help Lankan Tamils

Six years have passed since the violent end to Sri Lanka’s civil war, but the central issue – the plight of Tamils – is no nearer solution than it was in 1983 when the resistance really began. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the man who won the war, …

Why Obama won’t challenge Burma’s ‘Lady

Why Obama won’t challenge Burma’s ‘Lady

For Aung San Suu Kyi, the woman who effectively dictated U.S. policy in Myanmar for a generation while under arrest at her lakeside house, the transition from iconic Nobel Peace Prize winner to politician has been tumultuous. And it hasn’t been an entirely happy experience …

International community eyes Sri Lanka for real estate

International community eyes Sri Lanka for real estate

China, India and Hong Kong are the top three countries currently investing in the Sri Lankan real estate market, according to new research from online real estate platform, Lamudi Sri Lanka. Lamudi Sri Lanka ranked the leading countries investing in Sri Lanka based on foreign …

Criminal cases against Tamil Nadu fishermen

Criminal cases against Tamil Nadu fishermen

A Sri Lanka court has slapped criminal cases against 10 of the 19 fishermen from Pudukottai, 27 days after they were arrested at Killinochi. S Emirit and P Sesuraja, President and Secretary respectively of Tamil Nadu Coastal Fishermen’s Association, said the navy had charged them …

PM outlines economic reforms

PM outlines economic reforms

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister delivering the  medium term economic policy  in parliament outlined several measures to be taken by the government . Key points:  – 10 lakhs jobs to be created under third generation of reforms – budget deficit to be reduced to 3.5 percent …

Mythic link to Lanka may become a reality

Mythic link to Lanka may become a reality

In keeping with improving equations with the emerald islands to her south, India will shortly commence negotiations with Sri Lanka to build a road-cum-rail sea-link between Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu and Talaimannar in minority Tamil-dominated northern Sri Lanka with an investment of $12 billion. Prime …

Detainees with no credible evidence will be released

Detainees with no credible evidence will be released

Attending a meeting held at the Jaffna District Court Complex in Jaffna on 04 November 2015 with judges and lawyers Minister of Justice Wijeydasa Rajapaksa stated that the Attorney Generals Department’s special team is considering the release of some of the Tamil detainees, where there are no …

ISIS activities in Middle East have affected Tea industry

ISIS activities in Middle East have affected Tea industry

The activities of ISIS in the Middle East had affected Sri Lanka’s tea industry, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe informed Parliament yesterday. Prime Minister, who was responding to an oral question raised by opposition MP Dallas Alahapperuma, in the House said Sri Lanka has lost the …

Sri Lanka needs a tax intelligence unit to adapt to economy

Sri Lanka needs a tax intelligence unit to adapt to economy

Sri Lanka needs to establish a tax intelligence unit to identify economic changes and developments taking place and adapt these changes into the tax structure of the country, Treasury Secretary R H S Samaratunga told a forum. “What lacks in Sri Lanka’s tax system is recognizing …