Monthly Archives: April 2013

Britain’s first female PM Margaret Thatcher dead

Britain’s first female PM Margaret Thatcher dead

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose overpowering personality, bruising political style and free-market views transformed Britain through the 1980s, died Monday after a stroke at the age of 87. She led the Conservative Party from 1979 to 1990. …

ICC World Twenty20 2014 Bangladesh,logo launched

ICC World Twenty20 2014 Bangladesh,logo launched

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The ICC World Twenty20 2014 logo was unveiled in Dhaka on Saturday evening in the presence of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Vice President AHM Mustafa Kamal and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan the logo for the …

UN wants action

UN wants action

     The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has called for urgent action by Sri Lanka with regard to pending cases of disappearances. In a report re-released last week, the Working Group said that since its establishment it has transmitted 12,473 cases …

Chidambaram blames BJP on Sri Lankan Tamils issue

Chidambaram blames BJP on Sri Lankan Tamils issue

     Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram slammed BJP for not supporting the UPA government’s efforts to pass a resolution in Parliament on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue and rejected accusations hurled at Congress that it did not “support” the cause. Addressing a public meeting …

PM must intervene for fishermen release: Jayalalithaa

PM must intervene for fishermen release: Jayalalithaa

     Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take suitable action to get all fishermen of Tamil Nadu, who are now in custody of the Sri Lankan authorities, released immediately along with the 24 fishermen who were already languishing in …

Cancel six-MP’s trip to Sri Lanka

Cancel six-MP’s trip to Sri Lanka

    Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan has urged the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Naina Lal Kidwai to cancel the proposed trip by a delegation of Parliamentarians to Sri Lanka, “in solidarity with the sufferings …

Extreme weather boosts poverty in Sri Lanka

Extreme weather boosts poverty in Sri Lanka

    A study conducted in January by the World Food Programme  (WFP) and the Ministries of Economic Development and Disaster Management found that the combined effects of last year’s long drought and subsequent floods have left many in dire circumstances. “Rain,” says the 47-year-old …

Vaiko:Congress/UPA government a co accused in war crimes committed by Sri Lankan government.

Vaiko:Congress/UPA government a co accused in war crimes committed by Sri Lankan government.

    Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko has called for an independent international investigation into war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka and also demanded that the Tamils in Sri Lanka should be allowed a referendum to decide their fate. “There should be an …

DMK to meet CMAG on Lanka

DMK to meet CMAG on Lanka

    DMK president M. Karunanidhi said Saturday his party MPs and Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meeting would meet the envoys of various countries in London to press for shifting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) out of Sri Lanka. In a statement …

A peaceful environment to live without fear

A peaceful environment to live without fear

   ”Towards a peaceful environment to live with confidence, without fear of crime and violence”. –Vision of the Sri Lanka Police Every month, the President issues a statement declaring the inadequacy of the Police in Sri Lanka. The declaration goes unnoticed; yet the portrayal of …