This is a good picture of Matara by Kalani Kumarasinghe. Sorry, but the image embedding doesn't do it justice. I recommend clicking the picture link above to see it properly.
#SriLanka #Finmin @MangalaLK says “the government needs to undertake more difficult and challenging #reforms in order to drive future economic growth and development”, given higher debt and unproductive mega infrastructures like port & airport— Shihar Aneez (@shiharaneez) 2 September 2018
I think this is a good statement from Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera. What ultimately matters is if the government takes these reforms and how successful they are if carried out. I am of the opinion that Mangala is one of Sri Lanka’s better ministers so that gives some hope.
After falling to 10% of the average World GDP in 1978, Sri Lanka's GDP per capita has now climbed to 38% since the liberalization of the economy, and most of this boom happened in just the last 15 years!— Frontier Research SL (@FrontierResSL) 3 September 2018
Our last post will show you how this has reflected in Sri Lankan households. pic.twitter.com/SH3q7hxU8h
These statistics show economic growth of Sri Lanka, particularly since the start of the 21st century.
Power limitation is an overriding concern in democratic constitutions - one way of ensuring this is through term limitations @welikalaa#19A #constitution #lka— Verité Research (@VeriteResearch) 6 September 2018
This is a good point made by Dr. Asanga Welikala at his recent Verité Research talk titled “The Presidential Term Limit After The Nineteenth Amendment”
Sri Lanka's per capita GDP 1820-2016. From Angus Maddison's brilliant dataset. pic.twitter.com/WictyrGbmO— Daniel Alphonsus (@danielalphonsus) 7 September 2018
This is an image of Sri Lanka’s GDP per capita as shared by Daniel Alphonsus who got the figures from English economist Angus Maddison. The reason this is different to the previous Sri Lankan GDP per capita figures that showed GDP decreasing from 1960 to 1978 is because that one was in comparison with the rest of the world. This shows tremendous growth Sri Lanka has undergone and gives hope that as the GDP per capita has gone up in the past, it will go up again in the future to bring benefits to Sri Lanka.
#Citra, #SriLanka's first Social Innovation Lab, recently entered into a partnership with the Mount Lavinia Municipal Council to develop a citizen-centred open source platform for dengue prevention and control. pic.twitter.com/Io78H6dtgp— Sri Lanka Times (@SriLankaTimes) 8 September 2018
It’s good to see technology being used to work on dengue prevention and control.
These are interesting statistics regarding CIABOC. It’s good that they are getting these complaints. I hope that CIABOC will get more complaints and that it will get more effective in the fight against corruption.Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) has received 1968 complaints during the past nine months of the year, according to the commission. #Srilanka— Thuvaraki Thuva (@NilaThuva) 11 September 2018
Sri Lanka Navy rescued a Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus) that was stranded to Alampil beach area in Mulathivu and supported it to swim deep waters, yesterday (10th Sep). It weighs about 9000 Kg and about 9m in length. pic.twitter.com/uRHQ8scnOi— Sunil Jayasiri (@sjayasiri) 11 September 2018
It’s good to see a story of a whale shark being rescued. It’s interesting to note that whale sharks are not harmful to humans.
This is a good example of the Right to Information (RTI) law functioning with all the work on appeals by the RTI Commission.RTI Commission has received 951 appeals of which 690 have been completed hearing and 4% of received appeals have been rejected by the commission, DG of RTI Com. Piyathissa Ranasinghe says. #lka #srilanka #RTIworkshop #RTIsrilanka— Piyumi Fonseka (@Piyumi_KF) 17 September 2018
— Sri Lankan Trends (@SriLankanTrends) 18 September 2018This is a great photo of Nuwara Eliya taken by Rovin Shanila featured on the Sri Lankan Trends Twitter account.
The Sri Lankan economy functions in a way where the government sets prices for certain goods. As it’s very unfortunate that prices of goods frequently rise, it’s worth noting that there are also some price reductions such as this one.Price of a 400g Milk Powder packet to be reduced by Rs. 25 - Cost of Living Committee #LKA #SriLanka— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) 18 September 2018
It’s good to note that Sri Lanka is celebrating Right to Information week this week of writing as recounted by Director General of Government Information, Sudarshana Gunawardana. It's also worth noting that today (28th September) is International Right to Know Day.Sri Lanka will celebrate RIght to Information week from 21st to 28th September, 2018 says Ms. Tilaka Jayasundera, Addl Secy (Development), Minister of Finance and Media today while declaring open the RTI week today. #RTI— Sudarshana Gunawardana (@Sudarshana_RN) 20 September 2018
This is information of the Amendment to the Penal Code which was passed earlier this year that increased the minimum age of criminal responsibility as reported by the Verité Law Twitter account (part of think tank Verité Research).This year #lka's #PenalCode was amended increasing the min. age of criminal responsibility from 8 to 12 years. According to the #UN Committee on the Rights of the Child a min. age below 12 years is not acceptable #CRC #children— Verité Law (@VRlawSL) 20 September 2018
M.A. Ratnasiri shares recent contrasting facts alongside the New York Times of Sri Lanka’s paper the Daily News. It’s good to know that the Daily News went online before the internationally acclaimed New York Times.Sri Lanka's @DailyNews_lk is 67 years younger than the NYT, but the Sri Lankan daily got on the internet a year before the prestigious New York publication! NYT went on line on January 22, 1996, when the Daily News of Colombo was already on the World Wide Web. https://t.co/MeJJDWNTGk— M A Ratna (@maratnasiri) 20 September 2018
It’s good to see a beach clean-up effort by the EU in Sri Lanka, UN agency UNOPS and the Government entity Marine Environment Protection Authority.We collected over 200 sacks of garbage cleaning up Preethipura beach this morning. Thanks to everyone who participated from @EU_in_Sri_Lanka @UNOPS and the Marine Environment Protection Authority! #BeatPlasticPollution #lka pic.twitter.com/NnOYREHiIe— EU in Sri Lanka (@EU_in_Sri_Lanka) 21 September 2018
At the end of last week, two MPs were temporarily suspended from Parliament. I suspect that this is a result of the new Parliamentary Standing Orders adopted in April.UPFA MPs Wimal Weerawansa and Prasanna Ranaweera were suspended from parliament for two weeks and four weeks respectively for unparliamentary conduct and breach of parliament standing orders.— K.T.Rajasingham (@KTRaja) 21 September 2018
This is from Asoka Obeyesekere (Executive Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka). My suggestions are Priyan Dias, Nishan de Mel and W.A. Wijewardena.The constitutional council (appoints indep commissions) requires 3 "persons of eminence and integrity who have distinguished themselves in public or professional life and who are not members of any political party" -any names that should be top of the list for consideration? #lka— Asoka Obeyesekere (@asokao) 24 September 2018
I hope you enjoyed reading my selection of tweets on Sri Lanka. I am on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sumith90 in case anyone is interested. I would enjoy hearing people’s thoughts on any of the issues and happenings featured here.