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Jul 29, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Time for another #FactCheck, especially on how the protest has delayed IMF support.

According to Minister @nanayakkara77 the "chaotic situation in the country fuelled by revolutionaries" delayed a staff-level agreement b/w SL and the IMF. [1]

This is FALSE. The delay in progressing on IMF negotiations is largely due to the delays in enacting tax laws to change the tax structure, presenting a plan to achieve debt sustainability, and adopting an interim budget.
Jul 13, 2022 9 tweets 1 min read
பதற்றத்தை தணிக்கும் வகையில் போராட்டக்காரர்களுக்கு ருபவாஹினி தொலைக்காட்சியில் தமது கருத்துக்களை முன்வைக்க இடம் வழங்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. நிகழ்ச்சிகளை இடை நிறுத்தி போராட்டத்தினை ஒளிபரப்புமாறு இலங்கை ஒளிபரப்புக் கூட்டுத்தாபனத்தினை போராட்டக்காரர்கள் வலியுறுத்தியுள்ளனர்.
Jul 13, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
විරෝධතාකරුවන් පිරිසකට ජාතික රූපවාහිනියේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති විකාශනයක දී කතා කිරීමට අවස්ථාවක් ලබා දී ඇත්තේ උණුසුම් තත්ත්වය සමනය කිරීමේ උත්සාහයක් ලෙස ය. විරෝධතාකරුවන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා රූපවාහිනී සංස්ථාවෙන් ඉල්ලා සිට ඇත්තේ එහි වැඩසටහන් වෙනස් කර ඒ වෙනුවට අරගලය ආවරණය කරන ලෙසයි.
Jul 13, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Re: Rupavahini Takeover:

We can confirm that a group of protestors were given a seat at a news broadcast at Rupavahini, in an attempt to de-escalate tensions.

#LKA #SriLankaCrisis #GotaGoHome2022 The protestors had demanded the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) change its programmes and replace it with coverage of the Aragalaya.
Jul 12, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
On an interview with the BBC, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena claimed COVID-19 is the main cause of Sri Lanka’s economic collapse. This is bs. The pandemic caused challenges ofc, but it's mostly years of government mismanagement, including the slashing taxes and banning chemical fertiliser for a couple, that brought us here.
Apr 6, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
හදිසි තත්ත්වයක්, ඇඳිරි නීතිය සහ විරෝධතා රැසකට පසුව, පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ සිදු වන්නේ මොනවා ද? **අප්‍රේල් 05**

පෙරවරු 10ට කථානායක මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් සභාවාරය ආරම්භ විය.

- සභානායකවරයා ලෙස අමාත්‍ය දිනේෂ් ගුණවර්ධන සහ ආණ්ඩු පක්ෂයේ ප්‍රධාන සංවිධායක ලෙස අමාත්‍ය ජොන්ස්ටන් ප්‍රනාන්දු පත් කර ඇති බව කථානායක මහින්ද යාපා අබේවර්ධන පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට දැනුම් දෙන ලදි
Apr 6, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
A State of Emergency, curfews, #EconomicCrisisLK and many protests later, we’re still nowhere in Parliament. Thread of what happened today and yesterday: 05 April, 2022

People began protesting outside the Parliament complex before the sitting. One lane right outside the complex was closed off due to the protests.

Sittings commenced at 10AM with Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abewardana in the Chair.
Apr 5, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
About those bikes: contrary to what some rumours say, they're not from Avant-Grade. Thread: Image These uniforms aren't traditional army - as one of our readers pointed out, they're most likely special forces from this lot (…) - either Combat Riders or the Urban Fighting units. ImageImage
Apr 4, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Helmet Man's not dead! 🎉
Rumours are flying around about the death of the man who gave the epic speech at the #gohomerajapaksas Mirihana protest.
We’re happy to say that he seems to be alive and kicking. Here’s the statement Watchdog received from his lawyer: "I am appearing for him today at Gangodawila courts . Case no AR1066/22 full name is Jayasinghege Sudara Nadeesh. As we speak he is now before the JMO. He will be produced before court today."
Apr 2, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Yooo, yes, it's not just laggy internet — your socials are 🚧BLOCKED🚧
#LKA #EconomicCrisisLK #StateofEmergency Now to get back online - tell friends and fam to get a SAFE VPN. Most steal data. Use Tor or Opera.
Apr 2, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Seeing a lot of forwards and whatnot of Indian troops arriving into the country.
@IndiainSL issued a statement to journalists and media organisations correcting this.

#lka #EconomicCrisisLK ටේ ආර්ථික තත්ත්වය පිරිහී ඇති බැවින් ඉන්දීය හමුදා ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ යෙදවීමට ඉඩ ඇති බවට ප්‍රවෘත්ති වෙබ් අඩවි කිහිපයක පළකොට ඇති අනතුරු ඇඟවීම් අසත්‍ය වේ.
Mar 6, 2022 17 tweets 6 min read

We promised you the most detailed piece we could do on foreign debt in #SriLanka, and it's here! Our resident economist @UmeshMoramudali digs into every aspect of how much we owe. Link⬇️ and summary in thread:… For the first time since independence, Sri Lanka is at high risk of defaulting foreign loan commitments. Some international media as well as global investment firms have already pointed out that Sri Lanka will default on its foreign debt in the upcoming months.