Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pak CJ didn’t support ICJ on impeachment

Pak CJ didn’t support ICJ on impeachment

Pakistan’s  Supreme Court releasing a press release said that  Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry disassociating himself from a controversial letter written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the International Council of Jurists, supporting the process to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Reference the press statement issued …

Negligence led to amputation of Achala’s hand

Negligence led to amputation of Achala’s hand

          The committee appointed by the Health Ministry to inquire into the amputation of the arm of Achala Priyadarshini in its report has found that negligence of the health staff had lead to the incident. The left hand of law student …

Plea in Madras HC to shut Indian mission in Sri Lanka

Plea in Madras HC to shut Indian mission in Sri Lanka

        The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has reserved its orders on a writ petition seeking to close down the Indian High Commission and Embassy at Sri Lanka and to recall its ambassador as a mark of International protest. Solai …

U.S. Opens Two Hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka

U.S. Opens Two Hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–            The U.S. Embassy in a press release said it has opened two new hospitals at a cost of over $1,000,000 to provide services in conflict affected areas of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. On February 12, Deputy …

Swiss push for Reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

Swiss push for Reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

       Switzerland is backing a South African post-Apartheid reconciliation initiative to bring the parties involved in Sri Lanka’s conflict to the negotiating table. Since 2011 South Africa and civil society groups have been leading a multi-pronged peace initiative aimed at restarting Tamil National …

Sri Lanka will grow at 6.25 pc in 2013: IMF

Sri Lanka will grow at 6.25 pc in 2013: IMF

        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Sri Lanka’s growth rate at around 6.25 per cent this year, observing that the country has achieved notable progress on a number of economic fronts over the past few years. Sri Lanka’s estimated growth …

Mathews new Test, ODI skipper

Mathews new Test, ODI skipper

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new Test and one-day captain replacing Mahela Jayawardene, for  next month’s series against Bangladesh, selectors announced today. Dinesh Chandimal, named Mathews’s deputy in Tests and one-day internationals, will lead the side …

Government of Sri Lanka Observations on the draft report of the UNHCfor Human Rights (OHCHR) on advice and technical on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka

Government of Sri Lanka Observations on the draft report of the UNHCfor Human Rights (OHCHR) on advice and technical on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka

       The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) forwarded their report  to the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) “on advice and technical on promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka ” prior to releasing their report on what …

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka

“The commonwealth remains committed to supporting Sri Lanka in continuing to strengthen its culture of democracy, pluralism, human rights, sustainable development, the rule of law, and other fundamental Commonwealth values and principles”. says says the Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma issuing a statement on conclusion of his visit …

Manager of Sri Lanka Cricket Team Resigns.

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Charith Senanayake resigned today (12) as the Manager of the Sri Lanka Cricket team stating that this decision was taken due to the false allegations and the pressure being exerted on him by Sri Lanka Cricket, which has also affected his …