Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jaffna Music Festival opens tomorrow

Jaffna Music Festival opens tomorrow

      The season two of the Jaffana Music Festival (JMF) will come alive at the Jaffna Municipal grounds on 1st and 2nd March with the participation of hundreds of Sri Lankan and international artists. The festival will host a diverse array of music …

Should not call Sri Lanka an ‘enemy country’, says India’s Salman Khurshid

Should not call Sri Lanka an ‘enemy country’, says India’s Salman Khurshid

          Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told Rajya Sabha today that Sri Lanka is not an enemy of India. During the debate on Sri Lanka the minister also said, “We may have anguish, we may have anger but we should not …

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, international community should support Sri Lanka’s development process

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, international community should support Sri Lanka’s development process

    Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe stressed that the Sri Lankan government is committed to safeguard human rights of all citizens                of the country. He added that the Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration, and Reconciliation programme,         demonstrates …

Exxon, Total Study Sri Lanka Oil Reserves Ahead of Biggest Sale

Exxon, Total Study Sri Lanka Oil Reserves Ahead of Biggest Sale

     Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Total SA (FP) are among explorers reviewing Sri Lanka’s oil and natural gas reserves ahead of the biggest auction of blocks planned by a nation that imports all its crude. Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest oil company by …

Sri Lanka moving backwards,Robert Blake

Sri Lanka moving backwards,Robert Blake

     US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, has told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, that Sri Lanka is moving backwards on democracy. Responding to questions raised by the Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia …

Thilanga Sumathipala to hand in nomination for Cricket Board Presidency

Thilanga Sumathipala to hand in nomination for Cricket Board Presidency

       MP Thilanga Sumathipala will hand in his nomination papers for the Presidency of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka. Mr Sumathipala served as the President of the Board of Control previously as well. The elections for the Presidency will …

Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

      In a ‘Right of Reply’ to a statement made by the US representative during the High Level Segment of the 22nd sessions of the UNHRC Tuesday (26), Counselor of the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in Geneva, Priyanga Wicremasinghe said Sri Lanka is …

Sri Lanka continues to fall short in reconciliation and accountability,US

Sri Lanka continues to fall short in reconciliation and accountability,US

     The United States told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Tuesday that Sri Lanka continues to fall short in addressing reconciliation and accountability issues. Addressing the morning session of the high level segment at the 22nd session of UNHRC in Geneva today, …

Human Rights Watch releases report – ‘We will teach you a lesson’

Human Rights Watch releases report – ‘We will teach you a lesson’

        As a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting that will examine Sri Lanka’s civil rights record begins in Geneva, Human Rights Watch released a report, We will teach you a lesson. The 141-page report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch said politically motivated sexual …

Sri Lankan Pilgrims sent back

Sri Lankan Pilgrims sent back

        A group of Sri Lankan pilgrims proceeding to Velankanni on Sunday were stopped midway by the Tiruvarur district police who advised them to return to avoid facing  problems. Seventy-five Sri Lankan pilgrims arrived  in India by a Mihin Lanka flight on …