Sri Lanka Crisis Light of Hope – By Dr harold Gunatillake   Website: www.Doctorharold.com The indomitable world around us Nations helping with a mighty rush An island separated by ethnic clashes United, with no more bashes A great future awaits our masses *Tamil Nadu sends aid worth nearly Rs 400MN which includes ...

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Sri Lanka Political Crisis triggered by an economic Collapse – By Dr harold Gunatillake Transcript: *Sri Lanka’s Newly Proposed Constitutional Reforms *Powers of the president will be clipped, and powers of the parliament strengthened *Protesting youth to be invited to be part of governance under political reforms. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ...

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Taking a closer look at ‘aragalaya’ – By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando     The ‘Aragalaya’ or the protest by peaceful demonstrators in front of the Presidential Secretariat has exceeded fifty days and continues. The protesters claim the 6.9 million who voted for a change and for Gotabaya Rajapaksa failed to ...

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SRI LANKA NEWS (MAY 2022)- By Victor Melder. Tea production in March had slumped by 24% to 22 million kg from a year earlier, marking it as the lowest crop since 2009, Asia Siyaka Commodities said. It also said in 2020 when the country went into complete lockdown in mid-March and ...

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Sri Lanka-current 27th May 2022 – By Dr Harold Gunatillake   *Sri Lanka PM to take over as finance minister too. Ali Sabry, previous finance minister, resigns *Wickremesinghe will present an interim budget within six weeks that will slash government expenditure ‘to the bone’. *The PM is seeking $4bn from ...

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Sri Lanka Is a Small Preview of a Global Default Crisis – By Ruth Pollard The country is already wracked with shortages. The social order may shatter if the economy isn’t infused with cash soon.   Source:bloomberg.com High school teacher S. Jeeva has spent two days in the baking sun ...

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Ranil Wickremesinghe: Sri Lanka’s new prime minister faces uphill battle – by George Wright Source:bbc.com News that Ranil Wickremesinghe is the new prime minister has been largely met with dismay and disbelief in Sri Lanka. His appointment is being viewed as yet another arrogant response by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ...

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Wickremesinghe chosen Sri Lanka PM in effort to quell crisis – by Krishan Francis and Bharatha Mallawarachi Source:ctvnews.ca COLOMBO, SRI LANKA – Five-time former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reappointed on Thursday in an effort to bring stability to the island nation, which is engulfed in a political and ...

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POWER CUT EFFECTS – by Dr. Tilak S. Fernando   The Government   needs to refrain  from obtaining short-term at high  interest rates. It will further compound Sri Lanka’s woes and reflect on the foreign debt trap. The country became paralysed  by the Covid-19 Pandemic and a global economic  crisis. Rather ...

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