As a Buddhist, Vesak is a very significant time in my life. Although not a so-called “practising Buddhist,” it is my honest belief that Buddhism is a way of life as opposed to being a mere religion. It is only through a deep understanding of the Buddhist philosophy that one can truly find eternal peace. This being a personal view, it has held me in good stead through the years. Read More →
Opp. Leader says Govt. has sold people’s judicial power to a NY District Court Claims only way out of debt trap is to appeal to Paris Club to write off Govt.’s corrupt loans as ‘odious debt’ following regime change Rajiva says P’ment cannot perform oversight as long as majority of MPs are cabinet ministers Calls for electoral and standing order reform to strengthen COPE and COPA and curb corruption By Dharisha Bastians A ‘constitutional’ or ‘legal’ revolution to effect regime change is Sri Lanka’s best hope and may provide the only way out of the debt trap the incumbent administration had ensnared the country in, Opposition Leader...
Sri Lanka-China bilateral relations A no-strings-attached relationship Sri Lanka and China have had historical links that can be traced back several centuries. The Rubber-Rice Pact (1952) was a major watershed in forging close, cordial and durable relations in the post-independence era. Read More →
New research program for Sri Lanka seeks to better understand water use, agriculture and the environment On World Environment Day, Dharshani Weerasekera reflects on how Sri Lanka’s water resources will need careful husbandry to ensure high quality supplies are available to all For most of us, especially in Colombo, the torrential rains of December 2012 and January this year were just an inconvenience. But their consequences elsewhere in the island were devastating. Read More →
Following is the speech delivered by SEC Chairman Dr. Nalaka Godahewa at the Capital Market Road Show in Dubai on 3 June Senior Minister of Monetary Co-operation and Deputy Minister Finance Sarath Amunugama, Deputy Minister for Investment Promotions Faiszer Mustapha, Colombo Stock Exchange Chairman Krishan Balendra, BOI Chairman Dr. Lakshaman Jayaweera, SEC Commission Member Priyantha Fernando, distinguished invitees, ladies and gentlemen, I am privileged to be here addressing this large gathering of UAE-based fund managers. This event is part of a series of investment promotions road shows that we have planned for this year. In fact this is our second road show in 2013. The first road show...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the opening ceremony of the 2013 International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Special Conference at the State Guest House of Shaanxi Province, said that solutions to imminent environment problems must be equitable. Read More →
New Delhi: The World Health Organization raises the alarm about the fact that nearly three in four children between the ages of 13 and 15 are exposed to pro-cigarette ads on billboards and to pro-tobacco messages at sports and other events. These advertisements have been proven to influence them to start smoking. Urging countries to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, Read More →
The Asian Human Rights Commission: The District Court Judge of Homagama Sunil Abeysinghe and his guard Constable were arrested on 30 May 2013 allegedly while receiving a bribe of Rs. 300,000 in order to return a favourable judgment to the bribe giver. Read More →
Life was interrupted yesterday by spasmodic flurry in the sky. Star gazers heralded a planetary transition that would drum up balky forces but would deliver a congenial climate for islanders, once in their new bearings. Read More →
Is the world heading towards new risks? This article highlights unconventional monetary policy easing and banking regulatory tightening being followed in the Western world to facilitate the recovery from the current global economic and financial crisis since mid-August 2007 and current concerns Read More →