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Sri Lankan authorities have decided not to pursue a new programme with the IMF, but to continue maintaining the close relationship with the Fund under standard consultation processes similar to many other member countries the Central Bank said today in a press release. A statement …

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be in Jaffna today ( 12) and tomorrow to participate in number of official events and ceremonies. The President will declare open the Chunnakam power plant this morning and also will address the district …

Commonwealth Secretary General reviews CHOGM preparations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday afternoon at Temple Trees and held discussions with the President. The discussion focused on the Sri Lankan government’s ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

International Monetary Fund Delegation in Sri Lanka

International Monetary Fund Delegation in Sri Lanka

       An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation is Sri Lanka to discuss a fresh US$ 1.5 billion budgetary support facility the government expects to obtain. When the Fund approved the final tranche of the in July last year, the IMF agreed that Sri Lanka’s current …

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

          The case filed against the 13-year-old girl who had allegedly stolen 08 coconuts from a garden was withdrawn from the Horana Magistrate’s Court today by the plaintiff through a motion. The coconut stealing incident became one of the most sympathetic cases and was controversial …

Common Opposition front to be formed today

Common Opposition front to be formed today

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      An opposition front comprising eleven parties will be formed today and a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed at the New Town Hall at 2.00 p.m. The political parties to sign the Memorandum of Understanding are the United Socialist …

Commonwealth Secretary-General opens talks pushing for judicial independence

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Director of Communications and Public Affairs Mr Richard Uku said the Secretary-General will discuss matters of shared interest between Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which takes place in Sri Lanka in November. The …

Fisheries Department Officials in Rameswaram allege that Sri Lankans damaged Boats

Fisheries Department Officials in Rameswaram allege that Sri Lankans damaged Boats

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Fisheries department officials in Rameswaram alleged today that Sri Lankan Naval personnel damaged boats of some fishermen and pelted stones at them while they were fishing in Kachathivu isle in the Palk Straits, The personnel are alleged to have cut …

The Delusion of Thinking Sri Lanka is an Israeli Type Garrison State

The Delusion of Thinking Sri Lanka is an Israeli Type Garrison State

By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy: Daily Financial Times            As an island, Sri Lanka’s history has been shaped by the dialectic of the internal and external, with the latter playing a decisive role for prolonged periods. These external forces and factors have …

Conflicts in SLFP: Fowzie Walks Away

Conflicts in SLFP: Fowzie Walks Away

         The conflicts within the SLFP are deepening with the policy followed in appointing electoral organizers say reports. The immediate incident has been when Senior Minister on Urban Affairs A.H.M. Fowzie walked away from the SLFP Central Committee meeting held regarding appointment …