Monthly Archives: May 2013

TN fishermen enter Lankan waters: Jaffna forum

TN fishermen enter Lankan waters: Jaffna forum

     The claim of Tamil Nadu fishermen that they do not go beyond Kachchativu to fish and that they are attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy in Indian waters is completely fictitious, say Jaffna fishermen. “It is a blatant lie (Pachcha Poi),” said an …

State sector employees would suffer from consequences of the continuing drop in state income: D. E. W. Gunasekera

State sector employees would suffer from consequences of the continuing drop in state income: D. E. W. Gunasekera

Communist Party of Sri Lanka General Secretary and Senior Minister yesterday urged state sector trade unions to push for far reaching financial reforms or face the consequences. In fact, the CP Leader said the state sector employees would be the first to suffer from the …

CPC directed to give CEB oil on credit to avert power crisis.

CPC directed to give CEB oil on credit to avert power crisis.

     The government has directed the Petroleum Corporation (CEYPECTC) to provide 5,000 MT of fuel, costing Rs. 500 million, on credit to the 270 MW West Coast Combined Cycle plant at Kerawalapitiya to avert possible power shedding during the peak hours. Despite its earlier stand …

Sri Lanka has to watch inflation, banks, taxes and draw more FDI: IMF

Sri Lanka has to watch inflation, banks, taxes and draw more FDI: IMF

   Sri Lanka has to watch inflation, bank credit, tax revenues, keep monetary policy tight and avoid guaranteeing bank forex borrowings and instead create an environment for foreign direct investments, the International Monetary Fund has said.  The executive board of the IMF in a review …

Salley arrested as he conspired to mobilize Muslims for an armed struggle with Tamil group in Tamil Nadu.

Salley arrested as he conspired to mobilize Muslims for an armed struggle with Tamil group in Tamil Nadu.

      In a damning revelation, powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated Muslim politician Azath Salley was arrested as he conspired to mobilize Sri Lankan Muslims for an armed struggle along with a Tamil group in Tamil Nadu. Speaking to our sister paper, …

Ravana Balaya wants screening of films starring Tamil Nadu actors stopped

Ravana Balaya wants screening of films starring Tamil Nadu actors stopped

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Secretary of Ravana Balaya, Innekande Saddhatissa Thera threatened to stop the screening of films starring Tamil Nadu actors such as Vijey, Kamal Haasan, Sarath Kumar or Rajanikanth, saying “We will not say it unless we can actually do it.” …

Government using  Prevention of Terrorism Act to victimize political opponents.

Government using Prevention of Terrorism Act to victimize political opponents.

     The government is manipulating the (PTA) to victimize its political opponents. Tamil National Alliance parliamentarian, M.A. Sumanthiran, said yesterday, claiming Mano Ganesan, Dr. Vickramabahu Karunaratne, Siritunga Jayasuriya and he have been threatened with death. Sumanthiran was addressing the weekly media meeting at the …

Sri Lanka cuts rates to boost credit

Sri Lanka cuts rates to boost credit

    Sri Lanka has cut its policy interest rate corridor by 50 basis points to 7.0 and 9.0 percent to boost credit, saying inflationary pressures were in check, amidst warnings by the International Monetary Fund to be careful.” The Central Bank said the economy …

Hartal in Ampara demanding release of  Azath Salley

Hartal in Ampara demanding release of Azath Salley

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     A hartal was observed in predominantly Muslim areas in the Ampara district today (9) demanding the release of former Colombo Municipal Council Mayor Azath Salley. The Hartal was carried out in Kalmunai, Marudhamunai, Natpittimunai, Saindhamarudhu, Oluvil, Maalikaikkadu, Nintavur, Palamunai, …

We are not the authors of racism and religious fanaticism in this country

We are not the authors of racism and religious fanaticism in this country

    “It is true we are racists. It is true we are religious fanatics. Yet, we are not the authors of racism and religious fanaticism in this country,” Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera, Leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said. “When racial and religious issues …