Monthly Archives: June 2013

Eastern Province Chief Minister approves opening of American corner at Trincomalee Urban Council.

Eastern Province Chief Minister approves opening of American corner at Trincomalee Urban Council.

     Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed has approved the opening of the American corner at the Trincomalee Urban Council. Majeed said that a meeting will be held on June 18 at the Eastern Provincial Council to inform the council about the decision. He said …

US,Canada raises concerns over freedom of expression in Sri Lanka during 23rd session of UNHRC

US,Canada raises concerns over freedom of expression in Sri Lanka during 23rd session of UNHRC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The United States brought to the notice of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week, what it says is a continuation of violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and reprisals against …

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by one wicket

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by one wicket

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– New Zealand pulled off a nail-biting one-wicket victory in a low-scoring Group ‘A’ thriller against Sri Lanka on Sunday, after Lasith Malinga had threatened to turn the match on its head defending a score of 138, in the ICC Champions Trophy. …

India must see 1987 accord is implemented: Karunanidhi

India must see 1987 accord is implemented: Karunanidhi

– සිංහල –       DMK president M. Karunanidhi Sunday told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that India has to ensure the implementation of a 1987 pact with Sri Lanka that promised autonomy to the Tamils there. In a letter to Manmohan Singh, the former …

Send back Sri Lankan military officials in Wellington: Jayalalithaa

Send back Sri Lankan military officials in Wellington: Jayalalithaa

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa  urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to instruct officials to send back two Sri Lankan defence officers undergoing training in Tamil Nadu, to take a policy decision that Lankan armed personnel will not …

Xi proposes building new type of ties in all aspects of China-U.S. relations

Xi proposes building new type of ties in all aspects of China-U.S. relations

     President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China ended two days of informal meetings moving closer on pressuring a nuclear North Korea and addressing climate change, but remaining sharply divided over cyber espionage and other issues that have divided the countries for years. …

Solution cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan deal, President tells Indian delegation

Solution cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan deal, President tells Indian delegation

 Emphasizing on the need for an all-inclusive political solution for the grievances of the Tamils, President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that Sri Lanka cannot import a solution and that it cannot be a Rajapaksa-Sampanthan agreement.’ All parties must get together for an all-inclusive political solution. …

37 groups come-together against 13A

37 groups come-together against 13A

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      37 national organizations, predominantly Sinhala Buddhist ones have united to form a group called the National Unity to Oppose Provincial Councils. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), hopes to cause a social revolution introducing a national agitation campaign to build …

Strong wind cause damages to houses

Strong wind cause damages to houses

     Strong winds damaged more than thousand houses with 12 houses were completely damaged due to the current inclement weather condition reported in the Southern part of Sri Lanka, Disaster Management Center announced. 5 fishermen dead and 17  fishermen were reported missing due to …

China’s foreign ports:The new masters and commanders

China’s foreign ports:The new masters and commanders

     From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the …