Now President Gotha has agreed to grant 13+ under the new constitution.

Tamil Diaspora allows billions of dollars in funding for North and East..! (Lanka-e-News-25.March.2022, 8.35 pm) President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has agreed to set up a multi-billion dollar fund from the Tamil Diaspora for development in the North and East. The fund is not for repaying loans in Sri Lanka but only for development activities in the North and East. At the same time, all those detained without trial under the Prevention of Terrorism Act can be released and the lands taken over by the government during the war can be released…

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Hindus complain against religious conversions

Hindu devotees in the Polonnaruwa District Secretariat area said that illegal religious conversions were rampant in the area and legislation should be enacted immediately to prevent such happenings. Ven Kantale RahulaThera, Ven Medirigiriye Seevali Thera, Ven Aluthwewe Pemarathana Thera, Ven Dompe Shanthi Vihari Thera and Ven Dimbulagala Rahula Thera along with a group of people, including Gnanaratnam Kurukkal, who represented Hindu devotees, expressed their concerns when the Presidential Task Force for ‘One Country, One Law’ held public consultations in the North Central Province, on 27 March, at the Polonnaruwa District…

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India will set up Three Hybrid Power Projects in the Northern Islands of Nainatheevu, Analaitheevu and Neduntheevu

India will set up Three Hybrid Power Projects in the Northern Islands of Nainatheevu, Analaitheevu and Neduntheevu that are Close to Tamil Nadu Cost; China Effectively Removed From Project Following MOU Signed by Indian External Minister Dr.S.Jaishankar and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof GL Peiris in Colombo Posted by Administrator on 29 March 2022, 1:11 amhttps://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?app_id=&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fx%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F%3Fversion%3D46%23cb%3Df3026053ef8e8bc%26domain%3Ddbsjeyaraj.com%26is_canvas%3Dfalse%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fdbsjeyaraj.com%252Ff134e557de6e31%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=730&font=arial&href=https%3A%2F%2Fdbsjeyaraj.com%2Fdbsj%2Farchives%2F76744&locale=en_US&ref=above-post&sdk=joey&share=true&show_faces=true&width=325 By Meera Seinivasan India will set up hybrid power projects in three Islands off Jaffna, effectively replacing the Chinese venture cleared by Colombo last year.The MoU for the project was among those signed during a meeting between…

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God help the Tamils

By Kumar David – Prof. Kumar David Rajavarothiam is an honourable gentleman and Abraham is bright, maybe one of the best in Hulftsdorp though competition in recent decades is crummy. I know both personally and I like them. But the FP and its many subsequent avatars survived for years in lockdown mode and today’s TNA is in the pits! What necromancy, what death-wish persuaded it to grovel to President Gotabaya’s All-Party Confabulation (APC) and to bring humiliation on the heads of the Tamils? Why did it choose to hug a corpse when…

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Minister Weerasekera attacks newspaper for fact checking him

Minister of Public Security, Sarath Weerasekera, attacked a leading newspaper today for fact checking him over claims he had made on laws against disrespecting the National flag. Weerasekera had tweeted earlier saying that no one will be allowed to distort and disrespect the national flag of Sri Lanka. “Anyone found so shall be thoroughly investigated and charged accordingly under the provisions of our Penal Code,” he had said. The Daily Mirror then published a FactCheck.lk report which found that his claims were false. To evaluate this claim, FactCheck.lk examined the provisions of…

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India Scores a Strategic Victory Over China in Sri Lanka

India has signed an agreement to set up power plants in northern Sri Lanka months after China suspended its plans for similar projects.By Krishan FrancisMarch 29, 2022    India signed an agreement to set up hybrid power projects on northern Sri Lankan islands Tuesday in a deal seen as a strategic victory in its competition with China for influence in the Indian Ocean. India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who was visiting Colombo, witnessed the signing along with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Peiris, the Indian embassy said. In December, China announced…

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Suresh alleges forceful eviction of upcountry people

By Eunice Ruth General Secretary of the Lanka Jathika Estate Workers’ Union, Vadivel Suresh said the Ministry of Plantation Industries cannot send eviction notices to residential areas which have been registered on or before 27 October 1989. “At present, plantation companies and the Ministry of Plantation Industries are planning to invade lands of upcountry people where they have cultivated and lived for a long period of time. The upcountry people are being cheated on a daily basis by given fake promises and their basic rights are violated continuously.  An agreement…

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Sri Lanka rupee traded at 330 to the US dollar

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee was traded at 325 to 330 to the US dollar on Wednesday, market participants said as the rupee failed to establish a float, amid a low policy rate and a surrender requirement that took money out of the economy. The rupee was quoted around 325/340 to the US dollar in late trading, but offers petered off later, dealers aid. Sri Lanka attempted to float the currency but with a low policy rate and a surrender requirement. The policy rate is only 7.5 percent but inflation…

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MP’s who supported to keep dual citizens wants it removed now.

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s recently sacked energy minister Udaya Gammanpila on Tuesday (29) said he and other government dissidents will present to parliament a draft 22nd amendment to the constitution in April to prevent dual citizens holding high political office. Speaking to reporters, Gammanpila addressed opposition allegations that he and the band of dissidents were party to a conspiracy to divert the disillusioned Rajajapaksa vote bank to the account of current sports minister Namal Rajapaksa at the next presidential poll. “Unfortunately for Mr Namal Rajapaksa, with the end of this government…

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Who created the crisis, coming out of it, and IMF danger

The cause for Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange crisis is something that could be understood by anyone. It’s not something to be commented on only by economists, experts and the like.  The root cause To put simply, Sri Lanka has been buying more goods and services from the rest of the world, compared to what it sells to the rest of the world. Around $ 2 billion every year (the average over the last 5 and 10 years), which is effectively financed through foreign debt. Figure 1 and Figure 2 present…

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