Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Computer Attacks Traced to Iran

New Computer Attacks Traced to Iran

      American officials and corporate security experts examining a new wave of potentially destructive computer attacks striking American corporations, especially energy firms, say they have tracked the attacks back to Iran. The targets have included several American oil, gas and electricity companies, which …

Karunanidhi wants citizenship for Lankans

Karunanidhi wants citizenship for Lankans

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      DMK President M Karunanidhi today requested the Centre (Indian government) to provide citizenship to over one lakh Sri Lankan Tamils living in India as refugees, the Press Trust of India reported. Observing that continuous efforts were made to provide …

Man charged with smuggling Sri Lankan immigrants into UK

Man charged with smuggling Sri Lankan immigrants into UK

       A 50-year-old man from Croydon has been charged with smuggling Sri Lankan immigrants into the UK. Chubramaniam Vignarajah of Aurelia Road, was one of 18 people arrested in a series of international raids by immigration and police ,which included addresses in London, Luton …

BBS to hold conference in Mannar

BBS to hold conference in Mannar

    Leader of Bodu Bala Sena(BBS), the Buddhist  organization in Sri Lanka, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero vowed to hold a conference in Mannar to challenge Mannar Bishop Rayappu Joseph. The Buddhist monk said the aim of the conference is to safeguard the people of …

“Ranaviru Resource Centre” opened at Hendala

“Ranaviru Resource Centre” opened at Hendala

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday(24) ceremoniously opened the ‘Resource Centre for War Heroes’ in Hendala Wattala . The centre was constructed into a modern structure after transformed the old Leprosy Hospital complex belonging to the colonial era. The …

Obama Outlines Evolving U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

Obama Outlines Evolving U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

    Saying that America is at a crossroads, President Obama outlined an evolving counterterrorism strategy aimed at threats that are lethal yet less capable, at threats to U.S. diplomatic and business interests abroad and at homegrown threats. It means striking a crucial balance, the …

MoU between USA and Trinco Urban Council

MoU between USA and Trinco Urban Council

      The Sri Lankan Government  expressed concern over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the US embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council on May 22 to jointly establish a public information and activity centre known as the American …

The state Vesak festival will be conducted at the Yudaganawa Rajamaha Viharaya

The state Vesak festival will be conducted at the Yudaganawa Rajamaha Viharaya

     President Mahinda Rajapaksa  declared open the Diyawanna Vesak zone last night. Head of the Dharmayathanaya Ven. Elle Gunawansa thero, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse were also present. The national Vesak festival which was jointly organized by the Ministry of Buddha …

Tension over Jaffna land

Tension over Jaffna land

    There are growing tensions in northern Sri Lanka as Tamil people try to prevent the Sinhalese-dominated army from taking over their land. In a new development, villagers have driven out a group of surveyors sent by the authorities. Thousands more are engaged in court action to …

UNP open for change on devolution

UNP open for change on devolution

      The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said  it was considering a change in its stance on power devolution and instead opt for a new system of devolution depending on the will of the people. However, it said as of now it …