Monthly Archives: May 2013

Uganda cricket team to train in Sri Lanka

Uganda cricket team to train in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Uganda’s national cricket team has been invited for a tour to Sri Lanka  Justine Ligyalingi, the chief executive of the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) said. Ligyalingi said the Sri Lankan government has accepted to host Uganda`s cricket team and …

UK warns Sri Lanka

UK warns Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Britain said on Wednesday there would be “consequences” for Sri Lanka if its leaders did not address international concerns over human rights abuses, ahead of a Commonwealth summit scheduled to be held in Colombo in November. Deputy Prime Minister …

Trains commence to Madhu

Trains commence to Madhu

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Sri Lanka’s Minister of economic Development Basil Rajapaksa along with the High Commissioner of India in Colombo Ashok Kantha commissioned the reconstructed railway track from Medawachchiya to Madhu,  and after a 27 years Sri Lankans can take train …

Sri Lanka Ambassador reacts to No Fire Zone

Sri Lanka Ambassador reacts to No Fire Zone

      Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group jointly held a screening of the film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka”. The screening took place at the European Parliament on14th May  and was followed by a panel discussion. …

Referees to boycott Science College Rugby matches

Referees to boycott Science College Rugby matches

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Sri Lanka Rugby Referees Society (SLRRS) has decided not to assign any of their members to blow matches involving Science College for the rest of the season following the incident where referee Gamini Indrasena was threatened and …

UNP supports holding Commonwealth meeting

UNP supports holding Commonwealth meeting

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) says it has decided to support the government to hold the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting if the government organizes the summit in a way to bring honor to the country. General …

Sapugaskanda Refinery shuts down

Sapugaskanda Refinery shuts down

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery has run out of crude and will be shut down any time, as ships carrying cargo from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman have not reached Sri Lanka on schedule. The CPC Union suspects …

Commonwealth grants technical assistance to improve Human Rights

Commonwealth grants technical assistance to improve Human Rights

   Human Rights Commissioner of Sri Lanka Dr. Pradeepa Mahanama Hewa said that the Commonwealth Office agreed to provide technical assistance to upgrade the human rights situation in the country. Speaking to BBC Tamil the commissioner said the that representatives from the CHOGM are scheduled …

Fundamental rights petition filed against electricity tariff hike

Fundamental rights petition filed against electricity tariff hike

   The Lawyers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD) of Sri Lanka filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court today for an order to suspend the new electrical tariff structure. The petitioners, senior counsel Kalyananda Thiranagama and S. Dayangani cite that the new …

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party wins Pakistan elections.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party wins Pakistan elections.

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The vote count from last weekend’s nationwide elections in Pakistan on Tuesday indicates a big win for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party. Figures released by the country’s election commission, based on 254 of the 269 races where the counting …