Monthly Archives: June 2013

This ‘State Of Lawlessness’ Has To Be Curbed And Controlled By The Judiciary

This ‘State Of Lawlessness’ Has To Be Curbed And Controlled By The Judiciary

An independent, impartial, honest and competent judiciary is integral to upholding the rule of law, engendering public confidence and dispensing justice. Judicial appointments should not be made on the basis of political considerations. Due consideration should be given to career judicial officers who have worked …

Sri Lankan named oldest living by Guinness book

Sri Lankan named oldest living by Guinness book

   A Sri Lankan, Apullanalada Ukku, 116 years, is said to be the  oldest person in the world, after Japanese national, Jiroemon Kimura (116 years), died on 12 June.Ms Ukku, living at No. 82 A, Bulathgamuwa, Mawanella, in the Kegalle District, is now the longest …

Education Unions demand action against NWPC member

Education Unions demand action against NWPC member

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) has warned that it would launch trade union action if punitive action is not taken against UPFA Wayamba Provincial Council member Ananda Sarath Kumara for forcing a female teacher, at Navagaththegama Maha Vidyalaya to …

India intensifies patrolling near SL waters

India intensifies patrolling near SL waters

     In a bid to prevent fishermen from this region crossing the national Maritime Boundary Line and entering Sri Lankan waters, Indian Coast Guard station in Puducherry in Tamil Nadu has intensified patrol besides launching awareness campaigns, an official said today. The coastguard station, …

UNP To Boycott PSC

UNP To Boycott PSC

      The main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to boycott the Parliament Select Committee which will look at making proposals on the changes to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Chief Opposition Whip, UNP MP John Amaratunga said that the UNP …

Jaya’s protest may force India to shift Lankan officers out of Military Staff College in TN

Jaya’s protest may force India to shift Lankan officers out of Military Staff College in TN

        Succumbing to pressure from Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the defence ministry is planning to shift out the Sri Lankan officers undergoing the almost year-long course at the prestigious Defence Services Staff College at Wellington. “The issue is being discussed …

Moderate cleric wins Iran’s presidential election

Moderate cleric wins Iran’s presidential election

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Iranians took a giant stride toward ending their country’s isolation by voting overwhelmingly in weekend presidential elections for a moderate reformer who promised a clean break from policies that put Iran on a collision course with the West.News …

TNA delegation leaves for India tomorrow

TNA delegation leaves for India tomorrow

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A high profile Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentary delegation led by R. Sampanthan will leave for New Delhi tomorrow on a special invitation extended by the Indian Government. The six-member TNA delegation will also meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, …

Economic development is essential in achieving national reconciliation

Economic development is essential in achieving national reconciliation

       ‘From the point of view of domestic security, perhaps the most critical aspect will be the achievement of national reconciliation and the forging of a common Sri Lankan identity. Economic development is an absolute necessity in this regard’ said the Secretary Defence …

New Army Commander appointed

New Army Commander appointed

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   President  Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed Major General Daya Ratnayake  as the new Commander of the  Sri Lanka Army. Major General Daya Ratnayake has been being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed as Commander of the Sri Lanka …