Monthly Archives: June 2013

THE CURSE OF THE GANDHIS

THE CURSE OF THE GANDHIS

      Both Indira Gandhi and her son, Rajiv, were murdered.  The former by her Sikh bodyguards and the latter by the LTTE whom he had nurtured, protected and nourished.  While many decry these murders as indeed any murder must be, I for one …

Where did the million tourists stay?

Where did the million tourists stay?

     The CEO of the Pegasus hotel chain in his company’s annual report said that the one million tourists that visited Sri Lanka last year had not made the expected impact on the hotel industry. “It is therefore prudent to surmise that this influx …

Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko

Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko

      Political parties in Tamil Nadu are been pressing the Indian government to cancel a 1974 agreement under which New Delhi ceded the island to Colombo. MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of …

Senthil Thondaman and Jegatheeswaran released on bail

Senthil Thondaman and Jegatheeswaran released on bail

        Minister of Estates, Infrastructure, Electricity, Sports and Social Services of the Uva Province, Senthil Thondaman, who was produced before Bandarawala Magistrate,  on charges of hurling rotten eggs at MP P. Digambaram was ordered to pay a personal bail of Rs 500,000. …

US Honours Sivalingam Sivananthan for Technology Contribution to Raid in Which Osama Bin Laden was Killed

US Honours Sivalingam Sivananthan for Technology Contribution to Raid in Which Osama Bin Laden was Killed

    Sivalingam Sivananthan, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named a White House Champion of Change. He was presented with the honor at a ceremony this morning (May 29, 2013) at the White House. The honor recognizes immigrant …

Bodu Bala Sena and associate German NGO in a legal mess

Bodu Bala Sena and associate German NGO in a legal mess

       The Galle Additional Magistrate had ordered BBS to evacuate the Meth Sevana Center in Galle On May 29. The order was issued after hearing a petition by Batagoda Gamage Asanka Amarasiri. BBS secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero, Embilipitiye Vijitha Thero, Vitharandeniye Nanda Thero …

Central Bank releases “Public Debt Management Report”: Debt service payments in 2012,103 per cent

Central Bank releases “Public Debt Management Report”: Debt service payments in 2012,103 per cent

     The Central Bank, releasing its annual publication on “Public Debt Management in Sri Lanka, Performance in 2012 and Strategies for 2013 and beyond” Friday said it aims to reduce foreign currency debts to 30 percent of total outstanding debt by 2016 from 43 …

US Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 released

US Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 released

      The US Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 was released by the US State Department.This report provides the Department of State’s annual, statutorily mandated assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that transpired in 2012, including country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, …

Devananda writes to Kerry

Devananda writes to Kerry

      The State Department as well as other various US authorities were giving false and unsubstantiated information or allegations totally discrediting the image of the party, EPDP, and him in spite of the fact that he has been  democratically elected to Parliament and …