Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sri Lanka asylum seekers flown home

Sri Lanka asylum seekers flown home

Some of the 66 Sri Lankans who arrived by boat in Western Australia’s Geraldton Harbour last week have been removed from Australia. The boat arrival surprised authorities last week when it reached mainland Australia instead of the usual destination of Christmas Island. Now, 38 members …

Bodu Bala Sena to open office in Kalmunai,

Bodu Bala Sena to open office in Kalmunai,

    The Bodu Bala Sena is to open an office in Kalmunai, the Chief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena Dilantha Widanage said. He said that the office will be opened once some of the senior members of the Bodu Bala Sena who are currently in …

Law Society of England and Wales call for suspension of Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth

Law Society of England and Wales call for suspension of Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth

     The Law Society of England and Wales at the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference in Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday called for the suspension of Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth. It has announced its support for the high-level international resolution which was ratified at the conference …

Indian Naval Squadron arrives in Sri Lanka

Indian Naval Squadron arrives in Sri Lanka

   Four Indian Naval ships INS “Tir” , INS “Shardul”, INS Tarangini and ICGS “Varuna” of Indian Naval 1st Training Squadron arrived Sri Lanka in the morning today (9thOctober 2010). INS “Tir” , INS “Shardul” and ICGS “Varuna” arrived at port of Trincomalee while INS …

PUC gives an electric shock

PUC gives an electric shock

   The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved the new electricity tariff which would be effective from 12th April 2013. As per the new tariff, the existing Incremental Block Tariff structure has been changed to a Volume-Differentiated Tariff structure for Domestic (D-1) and Religious (R-1) and …

Three Sri Lankan umpires violated Code of Conduct

Three Sri Lankan umpires violated Code of Conduct

“Three Sri Lankan umpires violated the Code of Conduct and the action is likely to be taken”, the the Pakistan Observer quoted a source from Colombo as saying. “The fact-finding committee has completed the investigations and the report is likely to be discussed by the higher …

TESO to Supreme Court against 1974 agreement on Katchatheevu

TESO to Supreme Court against 1974 agreement on Katchatheevu

The DMK-backed Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) Monday decided to approach the supreme court to cancel the 1974 agreement between India and Sri Lanka and also declare the islet Katchatheevu as part of India. TESO members passed a resolution at a meeting to approach the …

Ablaze Ever, Bangladeshi Grey Hat Hacker defaces three government websites

Ablaze Ever, Bangladeshi Grey Hat Hacker defaces three government websites

  The web sites of the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Prison Reforms (reprimin.gov.lk), the Chief Government Whip of Parliament (govtwhip.gov.lk), and the Deyata Kirula Exhibition (deyatakirula.gov.lk),  had been attacked by a Bangaladeshi hacker known as Ablaze Ever. According to the hackers, they’ve breached the sites …

Boston Marathon hit by explosion

Boston Marathon hit by explosion

   Two explosions hit the finish line of the Boston Marathon, injuring spectators at America’s oldest and most prestigious marathon. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion or the number and extent of injuries. The annual 26.2-mile marathon takes place on Patriot’s Day, …

Human Rights and Democracy – The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

Human Rights and Democracy – The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

   UK Foreign Secretary William Hague today launched the “Human Rights and Democracy report for 2012” prepared by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The report, which documents UK’s action to raise standards and stamp out abuses occurring globally, said serious human rights violations including intimidation …