Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sri Lanka the nexus between shipping and aviation routes of West and East

Sri Lanka the nexus between shipping and aviation routes of West and East

  Dr. Chris Nonis Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to UK speaking at the Ambassadors Panel of the Global Economic Forum 2013, UK, highlighted the geo-strategic positioning of Sri Lanka at the nexus between shipping and aviation routes of the West and the East, and the substantial …

ICC Champions trophy squad selected

ICC Champions trophy squad selected

    Sri Lanka has named five uncapped players in a 30-man squad for the ICC Champions trophy in England and Wales in June. The squad includes Kithuruwan Vithanage, Angelo Perera and Shehan Jayasuriya, Ishara Jayaratne and Milinda Siriwardana. Veteran batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who missed …

Commission to probe Matale grave

Commission to probe Matale grave

   President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to appoint a commission to make an inquiry to the Matale mass grave in addition to a police inquiry, a Presidential Media Spokesman said. The JVP called for an investigation after hundreds of skulls and skeletal remains were unearthed following …

Chinese submarines in Indian waters

Chinese submarines in Indian waters

    For the first time, the Indian Navy has strong indications that a fleet of Chinese nuclear submarines is making frequent forays into the Indian Ocean. 22 such Chinese operations have been recorded, one as recently as February, 2013. One submarine was spotted near …

Navy arrests Indian fishermen

Navy arrests Indian fishermen

    The Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters off Karainagar, a navy spokesman said. The Navy said that the Indians were on 5 trawlers when they were detected and arrested for entering Sri Lankans waters illegally. Navy spokesman …

Indian parliamentary team to visit Sri Lanka

Indian parliamentary team to visit Sri Lanka

        A delegation of six Indian parliamentarians will visit Sri Lanka between April 8 and April 12. They will also visit Colombo and Jaffna during the trip, which is being organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). …

Expatriate Tamils demonstrate in London

Expatriate Tamils demonstrate in London

     Expatriate Tamils took to the streets in London on Friday, demanding a UN referendum to determine the creation of Tamil Eelam. “We want action, not words,” the protesters said rejecting any solution based on Sri Lanka’s LLRC. Demanding the United Nations not to …

Sri Lanka Cricket writes to Buddhist clergy on player participation

Sri Lanka Cricket writes to Buddhist clergy on player participation

       Sri Lanka’s cricket board said it has addressed the concerns raised by the Buddhist clergy on the participation of its cricketers in the ongoing sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. Upali Dharmadasa, chairman of Sri Lanka Cricket, said he had written …

SLC expects financial assistance from government

SLC expects financial assistance from government

     Sri Lanka Cricket expects government assistance to pay for the two new stadia that were the prime contributors to the board’s financial disarray, even though it has wiped over $8 million from its debt since January 2012, SLC treasurer Nuski Mohamed said. SLC …

Tamil Nadu fishermen protest

Tamil Nadu fishermen protest

       On March 25th, thousands of men and women went to the train station in Nagapattinam, a quiet coastal town in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, to hop on to the tracks for a lie-in. Their protest, which involved blocking an …