Monthly Archives: May 2013

No military training for Lankans in TN

No military training for Lankans in TN

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The Sri Lankan military will not be given training in Tamil Nadu, Indian Defence Minister A.K Anthony said. He said this after opening a new airbase in Thajavur, Tamil Nadu today to house a squadron of Indian Air Force lethal Su-30 …

CEB Chief told to renegotiate IPP contracts

CEB Chief told to renegotiate IPP contracts

     The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) would have saved Rs. 48 billion by today if it had implemented the 2007 Cabinet decision to renegotiate the Independent Power Purchase (IPP) contracts, a top official said. Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera, in a letter to Power …

Colombo University teachers to strike if new VC doesn’t quit

Colombo University teachers to strike if new VC doesn’t quit

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The Colombo University Teachers’ Association (CUTA) yesterday threatened to launch an all-out strike if the newly appointed Vice Chancellor does not step down from the post within two weeks, or if President Mahinda Rajapaksa does not justify his …

Navi Pillay to visit Sri Lanka in August

Navi Pillay to visit Sri Lanka in August

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Addressing the UN Human Rights Council -23rd Regular Session in Geneva on 27th May Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha,said that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will visit Sri …

Indrarathana Thero’s last rites at Kahawatte on wednesday

Indrarathana Thero’s last rites at Kahawatte on wednesday

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Security has been tightened in Kahawatta to avoid any untoward incidents when the funeral of Bowatte Indrarathna Thera who committed self-immolation take place on Wednesday (May 29. Funeral arrangements of the late Bowatte Indrarathna Thero was announced after …

India proposes ‘Visa free travel’ between Sri Lanka for ‘friendly’ ties

India proposes ‘Visa free travel’ between Sri Lanka for ‘friendly’ ties

    India has agreed to a bilateral consular dialogue to discuss the visa on arrival that would lead to a visa-free regime between the India and Sri Lanka. India’s High Commissioner in Colombo Ashok K. Kantha said that Sri Lanka and India must work …

Bishop of Mannar,says he is only a spiritual leader, and  don’t compare me with Prabhakaran

Bishop of Mannar,says he is only a spiritual leader, and don’t compare me with Prabhakaran

   Bishop of Mannar, Rev. Rayappu Joseph, has told the Bodu Bala Sena that he is only a spiritual leader working towards the unity and integrity of the country, and therefore he should not be compared with the LTTE leader, V. Prabhakaran. Rev. Joseph, while …

JVP trade unions to meet on May 30

JVP trade unions to meet on May 30

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     JVP, led trade union leaders  are  to meet on May 30 in Colombo to decide the future actions against the increase of electricity tariffs, spokesperson for the Coordination Committee for a Joint Trade Union Alliance, Wasantha Samarasinghe said. “The …

Abolition of the 13th Amendment

Abolition of the 13th Amendment

   We are reminded of the performances of great players of the past: S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, J. R. Jayewardene, Colvin R. De Silva, S. J. V. Chelvanayakam and many others. There is one factor common to all these politicians: they all vacillated in …

Monks protest over last rites

Monks protest over last rites

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A group of Buddhist monks belong to the Sihala Ravaya staged a march to protest a decision taken  to send the body of self-immolated monk to Ratnapura. The monks  started the march from the funeral parlor in Borella towards …