Monthly Archives: April 2013

Sri Lanka Cricket election today

Sri Lanka Cricket election today

  Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will hold its election today (16)at the BMICH, with officials from the Elections Department attending as observers. SLC’s two most powerful posts will, however, remain uncontested – Jayantha Dharmadasa, a former interim committee chairman, is set to become the president …

US ‘extremely concerned’ on Sri Lanka media freedom

   The United States said on Monday (15) it was “extremely concerned” about media freedom in Sri Lanka after gunmen attacked and torched the office of an opposition newspaper of the Tamil minority. States Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell replying to a question regarding the latest …

Sri Ratana Viharaya California against BBS visit

   The Management Committee of the Anaheim temple had issued the following statement regarding the visit of the Bodu Bala Sena to the Sri Ratana Viharaya in California USA voicing its disapproval in allowing the BBS members facilities at the temple during their visit to …

Venezuela Gives Maduro Narrow Victory

Venezuela Gives Maduro Narrow Victory

    In a close race, Venezuelans narrowly voted to continue Hugo Chávez’s revolution, electing his handpicked political heir, Nicolás Maduro, to serve the remainder of his six-year term as President. But the thin margin of victory could complicate the task of governing for Mr. …

Kerry proposes 20% cut in US aid to Sri Lanka

Kerry proposes 20% cut in US aid to Sri Lanka

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a 20 per cent cut in American aid to Colombo, a move reflecting the unease in their ties over issues related to human rights, reconstruction and political integration in Sri Lanka after the end of …

Sri Lankan music maestro

Sri Lankan music maestro

For the first time in its history at Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London on 11 April 2013, a packed house of classical musical lovers, mainly a British audience, with a sprinkling of Sri Lankans, was entertained to a piano solo recital by a young, …

North Korea crisis: China FM calls for dialogue

North Korea crisis: China FM calls for dialogue

   US Secretary of State has begun meetings with top officials in Beijing to urge them to use their considerable influence over North Korea to calm rising tensions in the region. Kerry’s first official visit to China as the top US diplomat on Saturday kicked …

Remarks on India’s role unacceptable: Narayanasamy

Remarks on India’s role unacceptable: Narayanasamy

  India today disapproved of a top Sri Lankan official’s reported remark regarding terrorism in that country, saying the armed conflict there was a result of Colombo denying rights to Tamils there. Responding to Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s reported remark that India could …

Uthayan Jaffna office attacked

Uthayan Jaffna office attacked

  The Uthayan Jaffna office was attacked and the printing press set on fire by an unidentified group this morning. According to the newspaper staff, the office at Kasthuriyar road was attacked at around 4.45 this morning. The staff was preparing to distribute the newspapers …

Police block candle light vigil

Police block candle light vigil

   The Bodu Bala Sena, with the assistance of the police, prevented a peaceful candle lit vigil from taking place outside the Bodu Bala Sena headquarters in Thunmulla late this evening. A small crowd under the banner ‘Buddhists Questioning Bodu Bala Sena’ stood outside the …