Monthly Archives: March 2013

Over 500 Students Arrested in Chennai

Over 500 Students Arrested in Chennai

      Students from different regions including Coimbatore, Salem and Tirunelvel resorted to a wide range of protests from fasting to agitation to boycotting their classes. They demanded India   move amendments to  the US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council and insisted on …

Mattala Airport opened

Mattala Airport opened

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     A new chapter was turned in the aviation history of the country with the opening of the Mattala airport today(18) with the first flight carrying the President of Sri Lanka landing at 10.55AM on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight. …

Envy, driving the anti-Muslim campaign?

Envy, driving the anti-Muslim campaign?

       The brutal civil war that ended nearly four years ago is now the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism from abroad. The ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Commission at Geneva is about to vote on a resolution initiated by the …

Sri Lanka one of Asia’s most promising economies

Sri Lanka one of Asia’s most promising economies

   Sri Lanka has become one of Asia’s most promising economies in recent times, yet the potential of it’s gambling sector is only starting to gain recognition amongst international operators looking to expand their presence in Asia. While the big Las Vegas operators struggle to …

Bodu Bala Sena will continue its struggle

Bodu Bala Sena will continue its struggle

     The Bodu Bala Sena says some politicians are scared of the public support the organisation, made up of mostly Buddhist monks, has got in recent times. Speaking at the Bodu Bala Sena convention in Kandy this evening, the executive Committee Member of the …

HSBC, Citi, Barclays to handle $1 bln Sri Lanka NSB bond sale

HSBC, Citi, Barclays to handle $1 bln Sri Lanka NSB bond sale

      (Reuters)  Citibank and Barclays will be the lead managers for an international bond sale of up to $1 billion for Sri Lanka’s state-owned National Savings Bank (NSB), sources said on Wednesday. One of four sources with knowledge of the deal said the …

Lanka on Alert for Coronovirus

Lanka on Alert for Coronovirus

        Sri Lanka is on alert for the new virus that could lead to serious illness but there is no cause for panic, assured a top health official.All hospitals have been alerted to be vigilant for any severe respiratory infections as well …

Sri Lankan Students Attacked

Sri Lankan Students Attacked

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–          A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero, was assaulted by members of Tamil outfits at the Big Temple in Thanjavur on Saturday. He was part of a team of students of the Institute of Archaeology of …

Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

    MAHINDA SAMARASINGHE, Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President of Sri Lanka on Human Rights, said that a year after its first Universal Periodic Review in 2008, Sri Lanka had finally achieved success in the humanitarian operation of rescuing the civilian …

Sri Lanka, as It Heals From War

Sri Lanka, as It Heals From War

          My two-week trip  was my second visit to the Jaffna Peninsula,  a 400-square-mile expanse of Technicolour temples and arid, surreally beautiful landscapes in northern Sri Lanka that have only recently opened to tourists after a 26-year civil war. I had …