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 deliver what was promised on election platforms.  Fuel prices have gone up several times to unprecedented levels. Consequently, people stand in long queues mainly for petrol, gas and milk-food, while consumer prices are sky high. The scarcity of medicines in hospitals is also flashing red lights. People complain they have to spend their time in queues constantly. The poor cannot afford the wave of fuel and consumer price hikes. Yet, it is the fault of all Governments since Ceylon became independent in 1948 for not implementing robust economic policies. Still, everyone blames the present President in a matter of three years. ...

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VICTOR  MELDER  SRI  LANKA LIBRARY 7, Benambra Street, Broadmeadows, Vic 3047, Australia. Telephone + 61 3 9309 4040 E-mail < melder.rjvm1935@bigpond.com > Web Site < www.vmsl-library.com > THOSE WISHING TO DONATE BOOKS & OTHER PUBLICATIONS TO THIS LIBRARY, THEY ARE MOST WELCOME. PLEASE CONTACT ME AT ABOVE ADDRESS, BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Thank You.                                  ACQUISITIONS   FOR  THE  MONTH  OF  MAY  2022 BOOKS. MAGAZINES The Ceylankan’, Journal of the Ceylon Society of Australia, Journal 98, Vol 25, No 2, May  2022 NEWSLETTERS “The Harbinger”, Family Newsletter Australia / Sri Lanka Welfare Guild Inc (ASWG), Vol 47, No 2, May 2022.  The Journal of the Australia Ceylon Fellowship Inc (ACF), Vol 63, No 1, April 2022.    Newsletter – Ceylonese Welfare Organisation Inc (CWO), Vol 40, Issue No 2, April 2022.     “Silverscene”, Newsletter of the Silver Fawn Club, Qld, May/June 2022 issue. OTHERS Stolen Assets. How Do We Recover Stolen Assets ?. Who Has To ...

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SRI LANKA CRICKET NEWS MAY 2022 Compiled by Victor Melder   Sri Lanka Cricket is planning to conduct Sri Lanka ‘A and Australia ‘A’ cricket series concurrently with Sri Lanka- Australia National cricket series from next June and its confirmed by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Chief Executive officer (CEO) Ashely de Silva yesterday. Australia’s National men’s cricket team will arrive in Sri Lanka to play all format cricket series which will work off from June 7 to July 12 while in this same period we have made arrangements to conduct Sri Lanka ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ cricket series here. Sri Lanka ‘A’ cricket series itinerary has already finalized and it will announce very soon, said CEO Ashley de Silva. Earlier SLC has released their National cricket itinerary of the series against Australia. SLC CEO Ashley de Silva further said “We are in for some exciting cricket, especially considering that an ...

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Bollywood singer KK dies after concert In Kolkata Photo Source:india.postsen.com Source:dailymirror.lk Popular Bollywood singer Krishnakumar Kunnath also known as KK passed away hours after a concert in Kolkata on Tuesday. After his performance, the playback singer was not feeling well and went to his room in Grand Hotel, where he collapsed. Repeated attempts to revive him failed. Later, he was rushed to CMRI hospital. It is being suspected that he died after suffering a heart attack.  The singer, known for songs like Pal and Yaaron, which went on to become big hits among teens in the late 1990s, had earlier today posted photos from his concert at Kolkata’s Nazrul Manch. ...

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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 production declined to 13.5 million kg. Quoting Sri Lanka Tea Board preliminary data, Asia Siyaka said first quarter production dropped by 15% to 63 million kg from 74.5 million kg a year ago. This year’s January – March figure is also the lowest since 2009. In that year production slumped due to fallout from the global financial crisis and the market collapsed, teas remained unsold and farmers stopped plucking their fields and estates were pruned.  Asia Siyaka said this year’s first quarter losses however resulted from dry weather that took its toll on bushes that had not received adequate fertilizer ...

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