Monthly Archives: May 2013

Reducing the army presence and introducing civil administration would help improve living conditions of the people

Reducing the army presence and introducing civil administration would help improve living conditions of the people

▶englishEnglish▶sinhalaSinhala If there is one weapon that Kumaran Pathmanathan now says he has faith in, it is education. “If only I had taken education more seriously, I would have the ability to think and analyse issues independently,” he says, leaning back on his chair, at …

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea

Sri Lanka sexes up image of Ceylon tea

      The tea industry is increasingly plugging Ceylon’s supposed aphrodisiac qualities in a bid to radically change perceptions of the brew, which manufacturers say can sell for less than water in some markets. A hot cup of Ceylon tea is better known as …

BBS hold discussions with migrated Tamils

BBS hold discussions with migrated Tamils

– සිංහල –      General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena organization Ven.Galaboda Athe Gannasera thero announced they have hold discussions with migrated Tamils residing in the United States of America and the  was initiated by a Norwegian well ” wisher. Gannasera Thero said …

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says the report on Sri Lanka on the UN actions during the final stages of the war was taken seriously

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says the report on Sri Lanka on the UN actions during the final stages of the war was taken seriously

     UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson says the report on Sri Lanka on the UN actions during the final stages of the war was taken seriously. “I was asked by the Secretary-General, to head a group to look, go through the recommendations of the …

BASL says, stop harassment of Shirani Bandaranayake

BASL says, stop harassment of Shirani Bandaranayake

   The Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) passed a resolution on Friday evening urging the authorities immediately stop harassing and humiliating Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. A BASL spokesperson said the BASL Executive Committee (Ex-co) deplored that Dr. Bandaranayake has been subjected to …

Countries who voted for US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC did so with other intentions

Countries who voted for US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC did so with other intentions

    External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris says Sri Lanka is being used as a stage by some countries to gain the support of the United States.Speaking at an event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombo. The Minister said that Sri …

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Can Now Visit Sri Lanka With Authority

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Can Now Visit Sri Lanka With Authority

      The report (A/HRC/22/38/Add.1) of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on advice and technical assistance for Sri Lanka, dated 11 February 2013, was widely appreciated. But many never realized that this report was the outcome of the Resolution passed on Sri …

Azath Salley released: President revokes detention order

Azath Salley released: President revokes detention order

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Former Deputy Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Azath Salley, was released from CID custody yesterday afternoon  after President Mahinda Rajapaksa revoked the detention order ending his eight-day detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Salley was …

Tamil Nadu Urges Indian Government to Boycott CHOGM

Tamil Nadu Urges Indian Government to Boycott CHOGM

     South Indian political party Viduthalai Siruththaigal states that India should refrain from taking part in the CHOGM summit scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in November. The leader of the party Thol – thiru – mavalavan has made this request from the …

President Rajapaksa arrives in Uganda

President Rajapaksa arrives in Uganda

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President   Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka arrives in Uganda on Saturday to participate in the Commonwealth Local Government conference. Vellupillai Kanathan consul general for Sri Lanka in Uganda said the head of state would spend four days in …