Monthly Archives: April 2013

PM hints at moving summit

   Prime Minister Stephen Harper is hinting he’d like to see this year’s Commonwealth summit moved out of Sri Lanka in protest of the country’s human rights record. Harper has made it clear for more than a year that, without major reforms, he personally will …

All UK visa applications to be made online

All UK visa applications to be made online

     From Monday 6 May 2013, Sri Lankan applicants and their dependants who are applying for a UK visa will need to make their applications online. From this date, manually completed application forms will no longer be accepted, the British High Commission in Colombo …

Boston bombings planned for 2 years

Boston bombings planned for 2 years

    According to an article in world news desk a source within Iran’s intelligence services, the Islamic regime’s Quds Forces, a special unit of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of extraterritorial operations, have done extensive planning on gatherings, events and high-value targets in the …

Officials of the British High Commission meets BBS

Officials of the British High Commission meets BBS

     Officials of the British High Commission has held discussions with the authorities of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) yesterday (24). The discussion was held at the headquarters of BBS with the participation of the leader of BBS Ven Kirama Wimalajothi Thera, Financial Secretary …

Company suspends employee who posted hate messages

Company suspends employee who posted hate messages

     An employee of a respected Sri Lankan company was suspended for a month after an inquiry found him guilty of sprouting racial hatred and sexually derogatory remarks on Facebook. This is the first time in Lanka where a private sector company had taken …

US delegates to meet TNA members today

US delegates to meet TNA members today

     A group of officials from the US Secretary of State for Democracy and Human rights currently engaged in a tour in Sri Lanka is scheduled to hold discussions with  the Tamil National Alliance MP”s today (24). The delegates visited Jaffna on Tuesday and …

CHOGM will go ahead: too late for a venue change

    Sri Lanka, whose economy is supported by more than US$6 billion remittances by its migrant workers, had hoped to showcase its post-war revival at this year’s Commonwealth summit, but observers say its biggest international event in decades is in danger of becoming a …

Commonwealth Lawyers Association’s unprecedented call for Sri Lanka’s suspension from the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Lawyers Association’s unprecedented call for Sri Lanka’s suspension from the Commonwealth

      Recent developments in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe took centre stage at last week’s Commonwealth Law Conference in Cape Town, South Africa with the General Assembly of members giving unanimous acclaim to the Resolution by their Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), calling …

Your job is to write, my job is to play: Sachin Tendulkar to bat on

Your job is to write, my job is to play: Sachin Tendulkar to bat on

     Record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar turns 40 on Wednesday with no plans to retire despite media speculation and recent form suggesting that age is finally catching up with the “Little Master”. Test and one-day cricket’s greatest run-scorer approaches the game with undiminished enthusiasm and …

Manmohan Singh to facilitate resettlement of group of Sri Lankan Tamils in UAE.

Manmohan Singh to facilitate resettlement of group of Sri Lankan Tamils in UAE.

      Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko informing him that the Centre would be in touch with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to …