Sri Lanka Situation – By Dr Harold Gunatillake Website – www.Doctorharold.com Sri Lanka left with fuel stocks for around five days, minister Kanchana Wijesekera says Sri Lanka’s fuel stocks will last five more days, its power and energy minister said on Thursday (Jun 16), as the island nation awaits official confirmation from the Indian government for a new US$500 million credit line for fuel. “We are struggling to get fuel supplies due to our forex issues, and the government is working to manage existing stocks of diesel and petrol until Jun 21,” the minister told reporters. “We are finding it very difficult to meet demand, and stocks could run out faster if we do not cut back on non-essential travel and stop hoarding fuel.” “We expect a petrol shipment within the next three days and another two shipments in the next eight days,” he added. Sri Lanka is waiting for official ...

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SRI LANKA NEEDS FEWER POLITICIANS AND MORE TECHNOLOGISTS – By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando   “There are rumours that Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had to take over the finance portfolio since no member of the Sri Lankan Parliament was willing to take up this challenge of managing the country’s finances. Instead of looking at the scenario negatively, it would be appropriate to think that the Prime Minister taking over the finance portfolio is also a progressive step, as the finance portfolio requires the maximum attention at this stage,” says veteran Indian journalist N.S. Venkataramanin in his latest article, which landed in my email ‘in box’. He further states that ‘when the Sri Lankan Government negotiated with the IMF to obtain financial support, the present scenario appears to be that the IMF is procrastinating the issue and has not given a firm assurance to the Sri Lankan Government. When ...

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News In Sri Lanka – by Dr harold Gunatillake   Website: doctorharold.com Transcript: Bringing the most important latest news to your doorstep “If the ongoing protests diminish through fatigue and fail to monitor Wickremasinghe, Lanka’s fall into the abyss will not only be inevitable but extremely painful as well”. Sasanka Perera-Professor of Sociology and Dean of Social Sciences at South Asian University, New Delhi. In his first interview since taking office, Mr Wickremesinghe told the BBC he would ensure families get three meals a day. Appealing to the world for more financial help, he said, “there won’t be a hunger crisis; we will find food”. The new PM described the Sri Lankan economy as “broken”, but he said his message to Sri Lankans was to “be patient; I will bring things back”. Sri Lanka’s political and socio-economic disaster turned into deadly combat between the progovernment thugs with the backing of Mahinda ...

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CAN RANIL PULL THROUGH THE PRESENT PANDEMONIUM? – By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Photo Source:bbc.com    Everyone doesn’t Ranil Wickremasinghe’s appointment as Prime Minister. He was the only member of Parliament ( from the national list) when the whole group of UNP candidates lost their parliamentary seats. It took nearly a year to fill the  UNP National list vacancy. In the end, the  UNP recommended Ranil Wickremasinghe’s name. Likewise, everyone blames the Opposition Leader for dilly-dallying the issue by presenting numerous excuses, such as ” the President should leave.”  By the time he agreed to accept the Prime Minister’s position (still under several clauses), the stable was closed and the horse had bolted. Usually, an opposition leader understands the Constitution of a country. For example, there is a shadow cabinet in England, and the opposition leader takes immense responsibility for national issues. He may disagree in Parliament over political issues ...

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Sri Lanka Today – by Dr Harold Gunatillake   Transcript: Sri Lanka was crippled by a strike by trade unions demanding the resignation of the Rajapaksa government The trade unions in Sri Lanka on Friday launched a crippling island-wide strike to demand the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government over its inability to tackle the economic meltdown which has caused unprecedented hardships to the public. Sri Lanka’s government has been facing a wave of protests around the country with an increasingly furious public demanding its resignation. All trade unions of health, postal, port and other government services have joined the .. strike. However, several pro-ruling party trade unions have declined to join. Businesses remained shut and roads appeared empty in most usually crowded areas. “Today’s one day action is to tell the president that he should step down along with the government. If our pleas are not heeded ...

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COVID-19: HELA VEDEKAMA Vs WESTERN MEDICINE-by Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Source:Dailynews At long last Ayurveda Hospitals are permitted to treat the COVID-19 affected patients. This declaration came from State by Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control, Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle. The State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion and Rural and Ayurveda Hospitals Development stated that all coronavirus patients would be treated with normal ‘Deseeya’ (local) treatments such as ‘Kanda’ (porridge), boiled coriander water and inhaling steam-vapour of various kind etc. Yet again, some of the newspapers give a contradictory version regarding this matter. Various arguments for and against Western medicine vs Hela Veda Kama (Hereditary treatment coming down from generation to generation), particularly with the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, surfaced, from March 2020, due to the lack of medicine or a vaccine to cure the Coronavirus. Not a single person expected such a calamity to befall ...

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Address issues posed by Geneva togetherax-By Jehan Perera Source:Island So far, it appears that the implications of the resolution on Sri Lanka passed at the UN Human Rights Council last week against the Sri Lankan government’s objections, have been taken with a pinch of salt. Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena’s reaction to the passage of the resolution by a 22-11 margin was to take note that 14 countries had abstained and, therefore, a majority of the countries had not given their support to the resolution. Two of the countries that abstained, India and Japan, are powerful and important ones to Sri Lanka, as indeed they are in the world, which makes them well suited to play a bridge-building role in the future within the UN Human Rights Council. The relative equanimity with which the passage of the resolution was received within the country as a whole would be on account of ...

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Royalists elected to Parliament 2020 – Prepared by eLanka   Royalists in Parliament. The Country is STILL in good hands!!! DISCE AUT DISCE DE!!   Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. Photo Source:twitter.com Dinesh Gunawardana Photo Source:wikipedia.org Rinanjith Siyambalapitiya Photo Source:powermin.gov.lk Mahindananda Aluthgamage Photo Source:facebook.com Priyankara Jayaratne Photo Source:alchetron.com Dilan Perera Photo Source:twitter.com Kanchana Wijesekera Photo Source:agrimin.gov.lk Vidura Wickramanayake (Kalutara 1st) Photo Source:ft.lk Anuradha Jayaratne Photo Source:colombogazette.com Nipuna Ranawaka (Matara 1st)   Anupama Pasqual   Gavindu Kumaranatunge Photo Source:magzter.com Jeewan Thondaman (Nuwaraeliya 1st)    Samagi Jana Balaweegaya   Photo Source:businessnews.lk Sajith Premadasa Photo Source:facebook.com Gayantha Karunathilaka Photo Source:dailynews.lk Luxman Kiriella Photo Source:adaderana.lk Kabir Hasim Photo Source:facebook.com Rauff Hakeem Photo Source:facebook.com Harsha de Silva Photo Source:dailynews.lk Harshana Rajakaruna Photo Source:twitter.com Kavinda Jayawardena Photo Source:sundayobserver.lk Kins Nelson Photo Source:twitter.com Imran Maharoof   Others Photo Source:colombotelegraph.com S.M. Sumanthiran Photo Source:ceylontoday.lk G. Ponnambalam Photo Source:dailymirror.lk CV Wigneswaran Photo Source:newsfirst.lk Duminda Dissanayaka     ...

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