Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sri Lanka hopes India will vote against US Reolution

      Sri Lanka said it hoped India will vote for it in the upcoming UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. Sri Lankan Minister for Public Administration W.D.J. Seneviratne told reporters in India that there had been “a remarkable improvement in the human rights situation” …

Australia play Sri Lanka on Sunday

       Australia will take on Sri Lanka in a Super Six clash of the  ICC   Womens Cricket World Cup 2013 at Mumbai on Sunday. The teams have met twice earlier with Australia winning on both occasions but Sri Lanka had never defeated England or …

Sri Lanka President At Tirupati shrine

Sri Lanka President At Tirupati shrine

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse worshipped at the famous shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati today, amid tight security. Before worshiping, he took part in the ‘Suprabhatha’ recitation ritual in the sanctum sanctorum, temple sources said. Later, the temple priests …

Central Bank of Sri Lanka issues Money Broking Regulations

    The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), considering the necessity for improving the operations in the domestic money and foreign exchange market by increasing the coverage of monitoring activities on different types of financial institutions operating in the economy and to facilitate strengthening of …

Sri Lanka: Outlook for 2013-17 by Economist Intelligence Unit

Sri Lanka: Outlook for 2013-17 by Economist Intelligence Unit

Political stability The president, Mahinda Rajapaksa of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), is idolised as the man who in May 2009 defeated the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, Tamil Tigers). He was re-elected for a second six-year term in January 2010. The …

Sri Lanka Lose to New Zealand

Sri Lanka Lose to New Zealand

       The Sri Lanka women lost to Zealand women by 8 wickets in their first Super Six game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013. Sri lanka batted first and were all out for 103 runs.New Zealand scored the required runs losing only …

Cardinal complains to IGP of harassment

Cardinal complains to IGP of harassment

  ▶sinhala-සිංහල ▶english– [ Courtesy :The Island ] The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith on Tuesday, complained in writing to Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon of police harassment directed at Catholics and requested him to particularly stop the harassment of the parishioners …

DMK Members Create Uproar in Tamil Nadu Assembly

DMK Members Create Uproar in Tamil Nadu Assembly

– සිංහල – DMK members were suspended from the Tamil Nadu assembly till Friday when a debate on Sri Lanka caused an uproar that the speaker ruled was undignified. The ruling AIADMK has accused the DMK of ignoring the large-scale killings of Tamils during the …

Bank of Ceylon Branch Attacked in Chennai

Bank of Ceylon Branch Attacked in Chennai

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– An unidentified group on Thursday afternoon ransacked the Bank of Ceylon branch in Egmore and attacked its employees. The attack is suspected to be orchestrated by a Tamil group in protest against the visit of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa to …

HRW Wants Shift of Commonwealth Meeting

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Human Rights Watch in a letter to the Commonwealth Heads of Government has asked the Commonwealth to shift its meeting, scheduled for November, out of Sri Lanka. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a biennial summit meeting …