Monthly Archives: Feb 2013

UN – OHCHR Report on advice and technical assistance to Sri Lanka, on reconciliation and accountability

UN – OHCHR Report on advice and technical assistance to Sri Lanka, on reconciliation and accountability

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their report on what procedures have to be taken on Sri Lanka to further the processes started with last year’s resolution at the UNHRC. The report released …

India to set up 09 language labs in Sri Lanka’s 09 provinces

India to set up 09 language labs in Sri Lanka’s 09 provinces

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Indian High Commission in Colombo announced plans for language labs to be set up in each of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces. The initiative will fulfil a pledge made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government during a June 2010 visit …

Sri Lanka stocks slip after IMF loan deal dropped

Sri Lanka stocks slip after IMF loan deal dropped

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Sri Lanka stocks slipped from a two-week high on Tuesday after the central bank said the country had decided not to pursue a new IMF loan after months of discussion. The main share index fell 0.26 percent, or 15.24 points, to …

Defense Secretary on challenges a country would face

Defense Secretary on challenges a country would face

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      “The Government will not compromise when it comes to providing security to the nation” The Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa expressed these views while delivering the keynote address at the Pakistan – Sri Lanka Joint Seminar on ‘Political and Diplomatic Challenges …

Sri Lankan authorities have decided not to pursue a new programme with the IMF, but to continue maintaining the close relationship with the Fund under standard consultation processes similar to many other member countries the Central Bank said today in a press release. A statement …

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith named as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith named as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Forbes magazine has named Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith named as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Forbes said that Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith was among the names proposed as a possible candidate together with Cardinal Tarsicio Bertone, …

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be in Jaffna today ( 12) and tomorrow to participate in number of official events and ceremonies. The President will declare open the Chunnakam power plant this morning and also will address the district …

Commonwealth Secretary General reviews CHOGM preparations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday afternoon at Temple Trees and held discussions with the President. The discussion focused on the Sri Lankan government’s ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at end of month

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at end of month

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th.born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger; 16 April 1927) in Germany he is the 265th Pope a position in which he serves dual roles as Sovereign of the  …

International Monetary Fund Delegation in Sri Lanka

International Monetary Fund Delegation in Sri Lanka

       An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation is Sri Lanka to discuss a fresh US$ 1.5 billion budgetary support facility the government expects to obtain. When the Fund approved the final tranche of the in July last year, the IMF agreed that Sri Lanka’s current …