Monthly Archives: February 2013

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

          The case filed against the 13-year-old girl who had allegedly stolen 08 coconuts from a garden was withdrawn from the Horana Magistrate’s Court today by the plaintiff through a motion. The coconut stealing incident became one of the most sympathetic cases and was controversial …

Common Opposition front to be formed today

Common Opposition front to be formed today

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      An opposition front comprising eleven parties will be formed today and a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed at the New Town Hall at 2.00 p.m. The political parties to sign the Memorandum of Understanding are the United Socialist …

Commonwealth Secretary-General opens talks pushing for judicial independence

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Director of Communications and Public Affairs Mr Richard Uku said the Secretary-General will discuss matters of shared interest between Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which takes place in Sri Lanka in November. The …

Fisheries Department Officials in Rameswaram allege that Sri Lankans damaged Boats

Fisheries Department Officials in Rameswaram allege that Sri Lankans damaged Boats

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Fisheries department officials in Rameswaram alleged today that Sri Lankan Naval personnel damaged boats of some fishermen and pelted stones at them while they were fishing in Kachathivu isle in the Palk Straits, The personnel are alleged to have cut …

India will support resolution if SL fails to Honour UN recommendations

India will support resolution if SL fails to Honour UN recommendations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         India would support any resolution brought forward by United Nations against Sri Lanka if the island nation does not honour recommendations of the world body on human rights issues, Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said in Chennai …

The Delusion of Thinking Sri Lanka is an Israeli Type Garrison State

The Delusion of Thinking Sri Lanka is an Israeli Type Garrison State

By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy: Daily Financial Times            As an island, Sri Lanka’s history has been shaped by the dialectic of the internal and external, with the latter playing a decisive role for prolonged periods. These external forces and factors have …

Conflicts in SLFP: Fowzie Walks Away

Conflicts in SLFP: Fowzie Walks Away

         The conflicts within the SLFP are deepening with the policy followed in appointing electoral organizers say reports. The immediate incident has been when Senior Minister on Urban Affairs A.H.M. Fowzie walked away from the SLFP Central Committee meeting held regarding appointment …

Kumar Rupesinghe wants his share

Kumar Rupesinghe wants his share

        Norway and Sri Lanka are on a collision course over a case filed by Dr. Kumar Rupesinghe Chairman of the Foundation for Co-Existence in the District Court of Colombo against Norway refusing to make payments to the Foundation of Co-Existence, headed …

New Police Hotline for Religious Harassment Complaints

New Police Hotline for Religious Harassment Complaints

      The Police media unit said a hotline has been established to inform of Religious harassment which will be operational 24 hours of the day. The police media unit said that Sri Lanka is a multi-religious country where all communities live in harmony. …

Hakeem says I will Resign

Hakeem says I will Resign

At a meeting held at the vocational training centre in Nintavur, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader and Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem threatened to resign, along with the other SLMC ministers, from all portfolios if the government fails to fulfil the SLMC’s demands within …