Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dharmadasa appointment challenged

Dharmadasa appointment challenged

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The Colombo District Cricket Association (CDCA) filed legal action challenging the appointment of Jayantha Dharmadasa as Sri Lanka Cricket President charging that the appointment was unlawful and urged that it be annulled. An enjoining order requested from the Colombo District …

Sri Lankan players to play in IPL

Sri Lankan players to play in IPL

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Despite mounting pressure from nationalists to snub the event, Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the players were allowed to take part in the Indian Premier League in view of BCCI’s assistance to Sri Lanka at …

Democratic Party registered by Elections Department

Democratic Party registered by Elections Department

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Former Sri Lankan Army chief Sarath Fonseka’s political party has won recognition from the country’s election department, ending his long battle with the poll body. Fonseka’s Democratic Party has been registered under the Flame Torch symbol, the Elections …

India’s Supreme Court rejects Novartis Cancer drug patent

India’s Supreme Court rejects Novartis Cancer drug patent

      India’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Swiss pharmaceutical company’s effort to patent an updated version of its cancer drug, a decision aimed at boosting a domestic generic drug manufacturing industry that supplies cheap versions of lifesaving cancer and HIV medicines for …

Pakistan foreign secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan foreign secretary to visit Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani will visit Sri Lanka April 4-5 to take part in the third round of bilateral political consultations, it was announced Monday. During his stay, the foreign secretary will call on Sri Lankan …

Chandimal had other commitments

Chandimal had other commitments

       Many believed Dinesh Chandimal had turned down an offer to play at the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of the anti Sri Lanka protests in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka Cricket says the real reason was that he had prior commitments. …

Airwaves auctioned for 4G mobile network

Airwaves auctioned for 4G mobile network

    Sri Lanka auctioned a block of airwaves to become the first country in South Asia to roll out a full nationwide mobile fourth-generation (4G) network, a top official said yesterday. Anusha Palpita, director general of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, said he allocated the …

Sinhalese are descendants of Odias and Bengalis therefore deserve Indian support

Sinhalese are descendants of Odias and Bengalis therefore deserve Indian support

      A claim by the Sri Lankan envoy that the Sinhalese are descendants of Odias and Bengalis and therefore deserve Indian support has angered Tamil Nadu groups who have accused him of trying to divide Indians and sought his expulsion. “Today, India seems …

Nedumaran demands Khurshid’s resignation

Nedumaran demands Khurshid’s resignation

        Tamil Nationalist Movement leader Pazha Nedumaran has demanded the resignation of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for having rejected the Tamil Nadu Assembly’s demand to move a resolution in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against Sri Lanka, including a referendum …

Can Tamil Nadu unilaterally ban entry of Sri Lankans into Tamil Nadu?

Can Tamil Nadu unilaterally ban entry of Sri Lankans into Tamil Nadu?

    India’s ties with no other nation are as strong historically and mythically as it is with Sri Lanka. In 2005, the PM and Congress president Sonia Gandhi was there for the inauguration of the Rs 25,000 crore Sethusamudram Shipping Channel Project, which envisaged …