Monthly Archives: March 2013

India and China fight it out to rebuild the island nation’s economy

India and China fight it out to rebuild the island nation’s economy

      China is now fighting to reap Lanka’s peace dividend by shielding it from international opprobrium. India, meanwhile, worries about the island nation, barely 30 km across the Palk Straits, tapping the pulse of Tamil Nadu’s frenzied politics. On March 18, as Dravidian …

Commonwealth meeting:  Narayansamy says Manmohan to decide

Commonwealth meeting: Narayansamy says Manmohan to decide

         Terming as “ill-founded” and “motivated” charges against Congress and the UPA Government on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Minister V Narayanasamy today alleged students were being instigated by some persons to stage agitations on the issue. India was one of …

Minister Wants Guarantee, Chandimal will not play

Minister Wants Guarantee, Chandimal will not play

– සිංහල –        Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s T20 international skipper has rejected offers to play in the sixth edition of the IPL, cricket board sources said. Chandimal was not among the 13 Sri Lankan players originally contracted to play in the IPL …

The BASL convocation held,presided by 43rd Chief Justice

The BASL convocation held,presided by 43rd Chief Justice

       The Bar Association’s 39th Annual Convocation was held yesterday (30)  presided-over by the 43rd Chief Justice of the country Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. The de facto Chief Justice Mohan Peiris was absent from the ceremony and Attorney General Palitha Fernando who was present …

Thilanga Sumapthipala says he would not give up his fight until the Dharmadasa brothers are chased away from cricket

Thilanga Sumapthipala says he would not give up his fight until the Dharmadasa brothers are chased away from cricket

          While completely rejecting and condemning the findings of the report submitted to the Sports Minister by a committee appointed to look into the eligibility of his nomination for Presidency of Sri Lanka (SLC), MP Thilanga Sumapthipala said that he would …

Sanath Jayasuriya justifies his selection of minister’s son

Sanath Jayasuriya justifies his selection of minister’s son

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors has justified the selection of a minister’s son in the national squad for the one-off Twenty20 against Bangladesh, after his panel attracted sharp criticism in some parts of the local media. …

India’s Role In Sri Lanka

India’s Role In Sri Lanka

By G Parthasarathy  (Courtesy, Sri Lanka Guardian) With a population of barely 20 million, people in Sri Lanka have, in recent years, shed earlier prejudices and fears about India. Roughly one-thirds of its Tamil population of 3 million constitutes the descendants of Indian workers who sought employment …

India’s envoy to Sri Lanka New Secretary in the ministry of External Affairs,India

India’s envoy to Sri Lanka New Secretary in the ministry of External Affairs,India

       The government has cleared the decks to appoint Ashok K Kantha as the new secretary in the ministry of external affairs (MEA). He will be in-charge of East Asia. Kantha is currently India’s high commissioner to Sri Lanka. His name has been …

HSBC faces money laundering claims in Argentina

HSBC faces money laundering claims in Argentina

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Banking giant HSBC, which was hit with a US fine for money laundering last year, is facing fresh accusations of illegal activity in Argentina.  Argentina has alleged that the bank used “fake receipts” to facilitate money laundering …

Khurshid rejects TN resolution against Sri Lanka

Khurshid rejects TN resolution against Sri Lanka

        Days after the DMK pulled out of the Centre and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa barred Sri Lankan cricketers from playing in Chennai, the Centre has taken a tough stand on politics over Sri Lankan Tamils. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid …