The modern UNP was the more urban, business-friendly party and the SLFP was the more rural, socialist-friendly party. Now, insomuch as we have parties at all, the UNP has turned. In this interim government, Ranil Wickremsinghe is leading the most business-unfriendly incarnation of the UNP I’ve ever seen. Not only are their policies mixed at best, he and Finance Minister ...

On 16 February 2015, India and Sri Lanka signed a bilateral agreement to cooperate in peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Under this, India will help the island nation build its nuclear energy infrastructure, upgrade existing nuclear technologies and train specialised staff. The two countries will also collaborate in producing and using radioactive isotopes. On the […]

The Bond Issue Controversy: An Analysis Image courtesy Ada Derana By Sam Samarasinghe and Dushyantha Mendis The issue of government bonds on February 27 has raised a huge controversy, involving questions as to the competence of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), and also allegations of insider dealing. The government has been slow to respond to the ...

Ranil rants, raves and knots himself up Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has come out with a lengthy speech on the vexed matter of Treasury Bonds. He has defended Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran, pledged an investigation in the interest of affirming that there was no wrongdoing, defended the composition of the panel appointed to investigate and cast aspersion on several individuals and groups. It is good that ...

Accusoft Acquires Edocr, Team Moves on to UnifiedVU Accusoft is a privately held software company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. They provide a full range of document, content and imaging solutions as enterprise-grade applications, cloud services and software development kits. Edocr, on the other hand, is focused on business document sharing, and was founded and led by Manoj Ranaweera. They do document publishing and make it easier for prospects ...

Asian Infrastructure Development Bank: U.K. Germany, France and Italy Join Bank The Asian Infrastructure Development Bank was created by China as an alternative to the World Bank. While Sri Lanka has been busy distancing themselves from China, Europe including U.K. Germany, France and Italy join the Bank.This is a must read, with Sri Lanka mentioned. The interviewer is Sharmini Peries of Real News NetworkExcerpts from Michael Hudson: Europe Tilts East Towards ...

Today I had the opportunity to speak to a mostly private sector audience in Tokyo, looking to leverage opportunities from geo-spatial information. The venue was at the G-Space x ICT International Symposium organized by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the apex body responsible for ICT policy in Japan. I was invited to speak about LIRNEasia’s experience in leveraging mobile ...

ක්‍රෝධයේ තල වපුරා කැපූ සාමයේ මුං අස්වැන්න! පෙරේදා ඒබීසී පළමු නාලිකාවේ ඕස්ට්‍රේලියානු කතාව යන වැඩසටහනට (මෙය සතිපතා යන එකක්, වෙන වෙන කතන්දර) අපූරු කතාවක් ගියා. එය මා කලින් ලියා තියන මාතෘකාවකට ද අදාළ නිසාත්, මා ටිකක් දන්නා කතාවක් නිසාත්, ලෝකයේ ම අවධානය යොමු වූ කතාවක් නිසාත් මේ සටහන ලියන්නට සිතුනා. මේ කතා පුවතට අදාළ සිදුවීම බටහිර ඕස්ට්‍රේලියානු ප්‍රාන්තයට අයත් කොජොනප් කියන ප්‍රාදේශීය නගරයේ හට ගැනුනත්, එය ...

It’s good that work has started on mapping out who will benefit by renting out excess capacity on assets controlled by consumers and small businesses. We have been kicking around these ideas within LIRNEasia for a while. Hopefully will get started on a project to understand how these things play out in the “real world,” as stated below. “I wasn’t ...

Sovereignty and Colombo Port City Image courtesy Yamu Throughout the world, the owning or holding of and that belongs to another sovereign nation, termed “territories held” have recently been largely returned. The Panama Canal was returned to Panama in January 2000, Hong Kong was returned to China by the United Kingdom in 1997, and Portugal returned Macau Island to China in 1999. The notable global ...

Post-war reconstruction and women: Has the Indian Housing Project become a debt trap? Photo courtesy Red Cross Following the end of the armed conflict, people returned to their areas of origin in the conflict affected areas with limited, and in some cases no resources, to re-build their lives. This forced them to access new and freely available credit to re-establish a habitable space and restart livelihoods. Due to inexperience managing debt, and ...

Presentation at University of Alberta Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences Today the research team had an opportunity to present findings from our work at a research colloquium hosted by the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. Here, Chandana Jayathilake is describing the campaigns conducted as part of the project. Original post at: http://mobilizingknowledge.blogspot.ca/2015/03/presentation-at-university-of-alberta.html  ...

Considerations for the Port City Image courtesy Yamu It is heartening to see our Government standing up for the rule of law and the protection of our rights and health in the face of corrupt deals made my shadowy individuals with no concern or love for this nation.  The Port City project has nothing to do with bi-lateral projects involving the government of China and ...

කලින් සටහන ඉදිරියට ගෙන යන්න සිතුනේ එයට ලැබුන ප්‍රතිචාර නිසා. ඔන්න දැන් ටිකක් සරල බවින් ඈතට යනවා. අපේ ගම් වල හිටපු මුදලාලිලා සේරම බඩ මහත කට්ටිය නොවේ. සමහරුන් හිටියා හීන්දෑරි මනුස්සයන්. කෙට්ටු හෝ හීන්දෑරි හෝ වේවා මේ පිරිස් අසීමිත කැපකිරීමක් තමන්ගේ ව්‍යාපාරය වෙනුවෙන් කරපු කට්ටියක්. දින හතේම ගොඩක් වෙලාවට කඩේ ඇරලා. සමහරුන් උදේ 5ට අරින කඩේ වහන්නේ, රෑ 10 ට. ...

In this week’s Ravaya column (in Sinhala, appearing in issue dated 8 March 2015), I revisit a public health emergency that I also commented on in August/Sept 2012: Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown/uncertain etiology (abbreviated as CKDu). CKDu was first reported in the early 1990s from a single Province in Sri Lanka’s heartland of rice […]

It’s under-reported, but in a recent bond issue the Central Bank Governor’s son-in-law made out like a bandit while everyone else bidding lost out. Arjun Aloysius and Perpetual Capital somehow ‘guessed’ the rates the Central Bank was going to issue while no one else did. It’s not proven that insider information was leaked, but it doesn’t look good. This government ...

A Fifty of a Hundred Days to Few, or too Many? Image courtesy Sri Lanka Guardian A former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson made the oft- quoted remark that a week is a long time in politics. What then of fifty days, not to mention a hundred? Half way into the government’s 100 -day governance reform programme, public reaction and that of some political actors in particular, appears to be ...

At the FAO-ITU e agriculture workshop that I am attending in Bangkok, I was asked to respond to a question on failure of ICT projects in agriculture and why. I responded, saying I will speak only about our activities. I said that the market information system Harsha de Silva started as an e Sri Lanka pilot project; kept going with ...

Web Design ඉගන ගන්න කැමති අය දිනෙන් දින වැඩි වෙනවා. Web Design සිංහලෙන් ඉගන ගන්න කැමති අයට උදව්වක් විදියට ඒ සම්බන්ද වෙනම Video කිහිපයක් ඉදිරියේදී අපි පල කරන්නම්. අද ලිපිය වෙන්... Read more » The post Web Design පහසුවෙන් ඉක්මනට කරන්න Bootstrap Framework එක භාවිතා කරන්නේ කොහමද? appeared first on . ...

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