Monthly Archives: June 2013

Army Commander promoted to the rank of General

Army Commander promoted to the rank of General

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Army Commander, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya has been promoted to the rank of General by the President, the Army’s Media Unit said. The promotion is with effect from June 01. General  Jagath Jayasuriya  is the 19th  Commander of the SL …

Sri Lanka to host Commonwealth Heads despite human rights concerns

Sri Lanka to host Commonwealth Heads despite human rights concerns

      Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Sri Lanka’s hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November will focus international scrutiny on what progress it is making on human rights and reconciliation issues. He met President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week in a …

TNPF: 13A is not a starting point, interim or final solution

TNPF: 13A is not a starting point, interim or final solution

     At press conference on Wednesday(12), the Tamil National People’s Front (TNPF) criticized the notion that the 13th Amendment could be used in any way as a basis towards a political solution. Speaking at the event, organised by the Jaffna Press Club, TNPF President …

Government to present amendment to 13th Amendment to repeal Constitutional provisions to merge Provinces

Government to present amendment to 13th Amendment to repeal Constitutional provisions to merge Provinces

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The government has decided to present an amendment to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution to Parliament on Tuesday as an urgent Bill, to repeal all Constitutional provisions to merge two or more Provinces. Mass Media and Information …

Sri Lanka defeat England and live to fight another day

Sri Lanka defeat England and live to fight another day

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A chanceless unbeaten 134 from Kumar Sangakkara inspired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket win over an overly cautious England on Thursday to leave Champions Trophy Group A wide open ahead of the final two matches. England was on course …

Sri Lanka no more in UN Secretary General’s annual report on children in armed conflict

Sri Lanka no more in UN Secretary General’s annual report on children in armed conflict

      Sri Lanka is no more included in the UN Secretary General’s annual report on children in armed conflict, the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and armed conflict said. The annual report of the Secretary-General on Children …

Committee appointed to probe NGOs

Committee appointed to probe NGOs

      The government has appointed a special Board of Intellectuals to probe charges and allegations being made against NGOs and their operations. Subsequent to this it has been made compulsory for all NGOs operating in the country to register themselves with the Office …

Central Bank introduces relaxations to foreign exchange regulations

Central Bank introduces relaxations to foreign exchange regulations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Central Bank of Sri Lanka stated that it will introduce new relaxations to foreign exchange regulations in order to achieve greater efficiency in the conduct of international financial transactions with effect from today (June 12). The highlights of …

V Narayanaswamy’s remarks on Sri Lankan attack flayed

V Narayanaswamy’s remarks on Sri Lankan attack flayed

    The Puducherry unit of the DMK on Tuesday flayed Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office V Narayanasamy for his statement on the fishermen’s Issue. Narayanasamy had said that the attack on the  Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy was …

13th Amendment dilution bid by Lanka worries India

13th Amendment dilution bid by Lanka worries India

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      India is concerned about the efforts being made by the Sri Lankan Government to dilute key provisions of the 13th Amendment, a key to reach a political settlement with Lankan Tamils, thus casting a shadow over the credibility of …