Monthly Archives: May 2013

Indo-Sri Lankan undersea transmission project hits roadblocks

Indo-Sri Lankan undersea transmission project hits roadblocks

     State-run Power Grid Corporation’s much debated 285-kilometer (km) undersea power transmission line between India and Sri Lanka has hit technical and religious roadblocks. The project, which was proposed way back in 2007-08 during the chairmanship of RP Singh, was earlier planned to be …

Court issues notice in land issue

Court issues notice in land issue

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   The Appeal Court issued notice on the respondents in the cases filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils seeking relief against their land being taken over by the government. The writ applications filed by 2176 Jaffna Tamils were taken up for support …

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees should be given Indian citizenship

Sri Lankan Tamil refugees should be given Indian citizenship

     A politician in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has requested the government provide citizenship to the estimated 100,000 Tamil refugees who fled Sri Lanka’s civil war. While some Tamil activist groups welcomed the call, the organisation in India that represents Tamil refugees …

Thai Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka

Thai Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra will begin her three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Friday (May 31). As part of her official visit to the island Ms. Yingluck will address the Sri Lankan parliament on Friday. During her …

Cameron’s Sri Lankan advisor Rohan Silva leaves

Cameron’s Sri Lankan advisor Rohan Silva leaves

    You may never have heard of Rohan Silva. But this key advisor to Britain’s Prime Minister is also responsible for helping create Britain’s transparent open data regime.David Cameron’s advisor, from Sri Lankan origin , Rohan Silva , an ethnic Sinhalese , who made …

China, Sri Lanka agree loans, defence; seek to allay Indian worries

China, Sri Lanka agree loans, defence; seek to allay Indian worries

   China has offered Sri Lanka about $2.2 billion in loans for infrastructure projects and a free trade pact, the island nation said on Wednesday, moves that could stoke fresh unease in India about Beijing’s expanding influence in its neighbourhood. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. …

Judge arrested on bribery charge

Judge arrested on bribery charge

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The District Judge of Homagama  was arrested by the Bribery Commission while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs. 300,000  from a person in Hanwella area. He allegedly tried to solicit a bribe of Rs. 300,000 from a person in …

Rs.50 robbery suspect acquitted after 10 years

Rs.50 robbery suspect acquitted after 10 years

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       A Colombo Court today released a suspect from a case that was dragging on for ten years over the theft of Rs. 50. It transpired in Court that the suspect was reported to have been kept under remand …

Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena passes away

Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena passes away

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     United National Party Parliamentarian Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena has passed away .The Parliamentarian died in Singapore yesterday, while  under treatment in a hospital. Dr Jayawardena was 59 years of age. Elected to parliament in 1994 representing the United National Party, Dr …

Sri Lankan Tamil duo mastermind fake ATM card racket

Sri Lankan Tamil duo mastermind fake ATM card racket

      The Indian Q branch police arrested two more persons – Habib Rahman of Saibaba Colony in Coimbatore and Muthukumar, Sellur, in Madurai in connection with an ATM card fraud case. However, investigations have revealed that the mastermind behind the whole racket were …