Monthly Archives: April 2013

Indo-Sri Lanka Cross-border Cannabis Smuggling Racket

Indo-Sri Lanka Cross-border Cannabis Smuggling Racket

   The Sri Lanka Navy detected an Indo-Sri Lanka cross-border cannabis smuggling racket and arrested 04 Indians and two  Sri Lankans with  100 kilograms of “Kerala Ganja”. The arrest was made by Sri Lanka Naval Ship Udara attached to the Northern Naval Command in the …

U.S. trains Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Navy

U.S. trains Sri Lanka Coast Guard and Navy

   The United States concluded its second training program for the Sri Lanka Coast Guard at the Trincomalee Naval Base on April 26.   The training was funded under the U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, which promotes maritime security cooperation. Featuring three …

Sampanthan says no rift in TNA

Sampanthan says no rift in TNA

    TNA Leader, R. Sampanthan, has denied reports of a split within the Tamil National Alliance (TNA). Speaking at the S.J.V. Chelvanayagam memorial event on Friday (26), he said: “There is much speculation in the media, some of which is unfortunately mischievous, in regard …

Sri Lankans hold anti hate rally in Colombo

Sri Lankans hold anti hate rally in Colombo

    Sri Lankans of all faiths and religions participated in a rally in Colombo this afternoon (28) to protest against hate speech and racial and religious attacks on the minorities. The anti-hate “Rally for Unity – Hate Has No Place in Sri Lanka” was …

Is US Ambassador in breach of protocol?

Is US Ambassador in breach of protocol?

     In a clear breach of protocol, the US Embassy in Colombo has taken matters into their own hands and started investigating what are undoubtedly the internal affairs of this country. Questions have arisen as to whether the US, which has a considerable and …

Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’

Nuwara Eliya is Sri Lanka’s ‘Little England’

    It is certainly my cup of tea. I love the beaches. I love the big city rush so don’t get me wrong. However there are always days in one’s life when all that one wants is to get away from the maddening crowds, …

Canada fury at Sri Lanka choice for Commonwealth talks

Canada fury at Sri Lanka choice for Commonwealth talks

     Canadian foreign minister John Baird in an interview with BBC’s Newshour said Sri Lanka had failed in the fundamental Commonwealth values of “freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and good governance”. “The Commonwealth has fundamental values of freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule …

Duminda Silva leaves hospital

Duminda Silva leaves hospital

    Parliamentarian Duminda Silva left the Nawaloka hospital this morning, Silva was receiving treatment in hospital for injuries suffered during the Bharatha Lakshman shooting incident. A private radio channel that belongs to his brother said that he was scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa. …

Rally against hate at Green Path

Rally against hate at Green Path

      A voluntary, non-partisan, multi-ethnic/religious youth movement, committed to ending hate and injustice in Sri Lanka is to stage a rally against hate at Green Path in Colombo tomorrow. “Still recovering from a 26 year long war, we see the signs of more …

Uthayan news paper engaged in false propaganda:Jaffna commander

Uthayan news paper engaged in false propaganda:Jaffna commander

    Jaffna commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe has told the Govt’s “Dinamina” news paper that the Uthayan news paper in Jaffna is transmitting false propaganda to the international community with the intention of disrupting the mutual harmony built between the security forces and the …