Monthly Archives: May 2013

Minister Weerawansa wants Constitution to be amended

Minister Weerawansa wants Constitution to be amended

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Minister Wimal Weerawansa said that he would break away from the government, if the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) election are held in September, without removing police and land powers from the PCs. Addressing the May Day rally of the …

Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship visits Colombo from May 2-4

Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship visits Colombo from May 2-4

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor will travel to Colombo this week as part of the Gillard Government’s continuing commitment to deepening Australia’s relationship with Sri Lanka . The minister will meet with senior government ministers …

No increase to electricity bill up to 60 units

No increase to electricity bill up to 60 units

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Addressing the UPFA May Day rally at the Campbell part yesterday President Mahinda Rajapakse  said that he decided to provide some concessions to the increased electricity bill. Accordingly, a certain percentage will be reduced upto 180 units.  A concession of …

The US calls on Sri Lankan authorities to demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law and freedom of expression

The US calls on Sri Lankan authorities to demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law and freedom of expression

     Expressing deep concern over the recent surge in attacks on Sri Lankan media organisations, the US today called on the country to ensure freedom of press. “The US calls on Sri Lankan authorities to demonstrate their commitment to the rule of law and …

US defence pact proposed to the Maldives,

US defence pact proposed to the Maldives,

    A draft of US defence pact proposed to the Maldives, was leaked to the media a few days ago.  The US defence draft was seeking to convert the entire Maldivian archipelago into anUS base: Free movement of US defence personnel on the land, …

Rambukwella says UNP Leaders who ridiculed the armed forces now shamelessly touring the North.

Rambukwella says UNP Leaders who ridiculed the armed forces now shamelessly touring the North.

  The UNP leadership which defamed war heroes during the humanitarian operation by belittling the victories gained describing Thoppigala as a ‘near jungle’ is now visiting the North and leveling unfounded allegations against the Security Forces. Such irresponsible actions have been a feature of the …

FIFA bans Manilal Fernando for 8 years

FIFA bans Manilal Fernando for 8 years

   FIFA has banned Manilal Fernando a member of its executive committee from all soccer activities for eight years after he was found guilty of violating the governing body’s code of ethics. FIFA announced Tuesday(30) that Manilal Fernando, who had been a close ally of disgraced …

Queen faces conflict on Sri Lanka summit

Queen faces conflict on Sri Lanka summit

   The Queen is set to get conflicting advice on attending November’s Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka as divisions within the organisation grow between member governments over human rights abuses in the host country.  Diplomats said the Government had not yet decided to attend the …

Sri Lanka’s rocketing electricity prices bite hard

Sri Lanka’s rocketing electricity prices bite hard

    There’s big controversy in Sri Lanka over a sudden and very large jump in domestic electricity prices. Ordinary people, already suffering from regular and difficult rises in the cost of living, are now seeing their bills rise by 50%, 90%, even up to …

The absence of political will to eliminate thuggery

The absence of political will to eliminate thuggery

    For a law enforcement agency the elimination of thuggery is one of the simplest things to do. For thugs are cowards and they crawl and beg for mercy whenever they find that there is a strong enough will on the part of the …