Monthly Archives: June 2013

“U.S. setting up base in Maldives could upset balance of power”

“U.S. setting up base in Maldives could upset balance of power”

       Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives for 30 years and is today a sprightly 76-year-old, feels that it is the U.S. rather than China that could upset the balance of power in the Indian Ocean by seeking to set up a …

CWC leaders meet Sonia Gandhi, discuss 13A

CWC leaders meet Sonia Gandhi, discuss 13A

      A delegation of the  Ceylon Workers Congress led by Arumugam Thondamanits  and Mutu Sivalingam met leader of the Congress Party of India Sonia Gandhi. CWC  parliamentarian Sivalingam said that top on the agenda is to discuss the changes to the 13th Amendment and its …

Sri Lanka Christians facing more persecution – Biblical Recorder

Sri Lanka Christians facing more persecution – Biblical Recorder

       Christians in Sri Lanka, off the southern coast of India, are facing an increase in persecution at the hands of Buddhist fundamentalists who believe the country is a historic Buddhist land that should not be shared with anyone else, a watch group …

Sri Lanka Cricket seeks clarification on ICC mishap at the Champions Trophy opening

Sri Lanka Cricket seeks clarification on ICC mishap at the Champions Trophy opening

        Sri Lanka Cricket announced that Secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga wrote to Mr. Dave Richardson  CEO of ICC, with regard to the mishap that took place at the opening ceremony of the ICC Champions Trophy in England. It has sought …

Fat, Fiber in Diet Linked with Asthma

Fat, Fiber in Diet Linked with Asthma

      People with asthma who eat a diet low in fat and high in fiber may be better off than those who eat less healthfully, a new study suggests. In the study, people with severe asthma consumed five grams more of fat daily, …

U.S. Ambassador visits new laboratory complex of Government Analyst’s Department

U.S. Ambassador visits new laboratory complex of Government Analyst’s Department

       U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison visited the new laboratory complex of the Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice Government Analyst’s Department (GAD) in Battaramulla on June 6. The U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department …

Obama administration defends spying on citizens

Obama administration defends spying on citizens

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         British newspaper The Guardian reported that the United States has been collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans under a top secret court order. The Obama administration on Thursday defended the government’s need to collect telephone records …

Proposal to repeal President”s right to merge Provinces

Proposal to repeal President”s right to merge Provinces

     The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to repeal the President”s right to merge Provinces, which has been provided for under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella addressing a news conference in Colombo yesterday, said that constituent members of …

Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Obama named Susan E. Rice and Samantha Power to major national security posts on Wednesday, promoting two outspoken voices for humanitarian intervention on a foreign policy team known for its deep caution in dealing with conflicts abroad. …

TNA opposed to amending 13th amendment

TNA opposed to amending 13th amendment

   The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) expressed its opposition to the government’s proposal to amend or dilute the 13th Amendment, claiming it was meant for the solution of the national question. Speaking to journalist in Colombo, TNA Spokesman and Jaffna District MP, Suresh Premachandran, said: …