Monthly Archives: February 2013

Navi Pillay tells Channel 4 News that she is “deeply disturbed” by the shooting of a Sri Lankan journalist

Navi Pillay tells Channel 4 News that she is “deeply disturbed” by the shooting of a Sri Lankan journalist

        UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay tells Channel 4 News that she is “deeply disturbed” by the shooting of a Sri Lankan journalist and calls on the Sri Lankan government to protect him. Ms Pillay said “I’m deeply disturbed …

Website of Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives Hacked, Database Leaked

Website of Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives Hacked, Database Leaked

        The official website of the Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives (slhcmaldives.com) has been breached by the hacker Davy Jones. The website’s entire database, which includes administrator and user details, has been published online. This isn’t the first time when Davy …

Unidentified gunmen shoot Leader journalist

Unidentified gunmen shoot Leader journalist

    The editor of the Sunday Leader, Sakunthala Perera, said that Faraz Shauketaly was wounded Friday night by three gunmen who stormed into his home in Mt. Lavinia on the outskirts of the capital, Colombo. She said Faraz suffered injuries to his neck and added …

Facebook hacked?

Facebook hacked?

         Facebook Inc. said on Friday it had been the target of an unidentified hacker group, but it found no evidence that user data was compromised. “Last month, Facebook security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack,” the …

Sri Lanka should learn from Britain’s mistakes in Northern Ireland – Alistair Burt

Sri Lanka should learn from Britain’s mistakes in Northern Ireland – Alistair Burt

     Writing on his recent trip to Sri Lanka, UK FCO minister Alistair Burt, suggested that Sri Lanka should learn from Britain’s mistakes in Northern Ireland, not “sow the seeds for future conflict”. Highlighting the militarisation of the Nroth-East, he said that “while the …

TGTE wants India and IC to follow Jayalalithaa’s call for economic sanctions against Sri Lanka

TGTE wants India and IC to follow Jayalalithaa’s call for economic sanctions against Sri Lanka

         The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) welcomes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Dr Jayalalithaa’s call to the Indian government to move a separate resolution to impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC and calls upon all governments to follow …

Protest in Jaffna

Protest in Jaffna

TNA,UNP,  DPF politicians together with people of the area engaged in a hunger strike demanding the release of their land and resettling people in the original home lands owned by them in the high security zone in the Waligamam  area. Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, who also …

Women’s WC: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 87 runs to finish 5th

Women’s WC: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 87 runs to finish 5th

      Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 87 runs to finish fifth in the ICC Women’s World Cup in Cuttack on Friday. Batting first at the Barabati Stadium, Sri Lanka put up a decent score of 243 for seven in stipulated 50 overs …

Army Court of Inquiry on Channel 4 Allegations

Army Court of Inquiry on Channel 4 Allegations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The Sri Lanka Army’s court of inquiry (C of I ) report, that was handed over today to the Commander of the Army revealed that the instances of she lling referred in the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report were …

Transitional adminstration in NE is a ‘matter of urgency’ – TNPF

Transitional adminstration in NE is a ‘matter of urgency’ – TNPF

         In a statement released at a press conference held in Jaffna on Tuesday, The Tamil National People’s Front criticised the failure of the international community “complete failure of the UN and the international community in its obligations under the doctrine of …