SRI LANKA ORIGINAL NARRATIVE SUMMARY: 09/11
- President Ranil Wickremesinghe addresses COP27: says colonialism transferred rich resources of Asia and Africa to Europe, and used those to industrialise colonising countries: states the countries that were plundered, became poor: asserts “umbrella industrialisation” of developed economies is root cause of climate change.
- NFF Leader and “independent” Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa says CB Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe earns salaries from CB and IMF: asserts that creates a major “conflict of interest”.
- Senior Advisor to the President Sagala Ratnayake says World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka, Faris Hadad-Zervos had been
“amazed” by the action policy and vision of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and had expressed support for the President’s vision.
- Former Minister and SJB MP Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says President Ranil Wickremesinghe has brought the country to a stable level by providing solutions for the immediate problems: SLPP MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage says the President has provided solutions for the
- Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene blames
Opposition for President’s
criticism of Parliament: Speaker’s Media Secretary attributes reasons for such blame, including delay in appointing joint Committees: Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella says Opposition would not join Committees until Government discloses agreement with IMF, in Parliament.
- International Organisation for Migration says 303 Sri Lankans have been rescued from a distressed vessel and taken to the Port of Vung Tau in Vietnam, 1800 km away from Hanoi.
- Former CB Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal publishes book titled “ආර්ථික ඝාතකයන් මැද” (“Among Economic Hitmen”): book said to contain “answers to all questions” pertaining to the manner and persons behind the bankruptcy of the country.
- Colombo Additional Magistrate Keminda Perera orders the remand of 2 police officers and a school principal for torturing Grade 5 students at the Millaniya Primary School, Horana.
- Sri Lanka Cricket appoints 3-member panel of Justice Sisira Ratnayake, Attorneys at law Niroshana Perera & Asela Rekawa to inquire into the alleged incident involving Danushka Gunathilaka and a woman introduced to him via an Australian “dating” site.
- UN teams in SL and NGOs extend a “Humanitarian Needs and Priorities” (HNP) Plan that aims to provide life-saving assistance to 3.4 million people amid SL’s worst economic crisis since independence.