Monthly Archives: July 2013

A new state in South India

A new state in South India

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      India’s ruling coalition endorsed creating a new state in southern India, which immediately spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met. The United Progressive Alliance coalition unanimously agreed to endorse that a new …

Sri Lanka to experiment with younger squad

Sri Lanka to experiment with younger squad

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Sri Lanka has rested three key players and is set to experiment with a new-look squad in the final one-day international against South Africa, having secured the five-match series 3-1. The day-night game at the R Premadasa stadium will …

“No Fire Zone” Shortlisted For The 2013 British Documentary Awards

“No Fire Zone” Shortlisted For The 2013 British Documentary Awards

     “No Fire Zone – The Killing Fields Of Sri Lanka” shortlisted for the 2013 British Documentary Awards. The 41st Annual British Documentary Awards in association with Sky Atlantic and Coutts. Shortlist for the Griersons 2013 announced Yesterday. The official build up to the …

Baird denies reports of attending Commonwealth summit

Baird denies reports of attending Commonwealth summit

     Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is denying reports he has confirmed plans to attend the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. Two newspapers in Sri Lanka reported Tuesday that Baird had sent his RSVP to be part of the Canadian delegation to this …

Pakistan Chooses Next President

Pakistan Chooses Next President

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Mamnoon Hussain, a little-known textiles magnate from Karachi and a loyalist of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, won the presidential vote in the national and provincial legislatures. He will take over from President Asif Ali Zardari, a contentious figure who is …

Manning Is Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

Manning Is Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

        A military judge on Tuesday found Pfc. Bradley Manning not guilty of “aiding the enemy” for his release of hundreds of thousands of military and diplomatic documents to Wiki Leaks for publication on the Internet, rejecting the government’s unprecedented effort to …

Britain confirms £ 3,000 visa bonds for visitors

Britain confirms £ 3,000 visa bonds for visitors

    Britain’s Home Office was today at the centre of a volley of confusing statements around the proposed £ 3,000 ($4,350) visa bonds for visitors from six “high-risk” countries, including Sri Lanka. While some reports indicated that a pilot scheme involving a refundable 3,000 pounds …

Pope Francis is considering to visit Sri Lanka as part of an Asian trip.

Pope Francis is considering to visit Sri Lanka as part of an Asian trip.

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      On the way to Rio de Janeiro on July 22, Pope Francis told reporters, “I don’t give interviews.” But at the end of his seven-day tour after the World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro,  in Brazil, not only did …

TNA files nomination papers for Northern PC

TNA files nomination papers for Northern PC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Tamil National Alliance filed nomination papers of Northern Provincial Council election for Jaffna and Killinochchi district at 12.30 pm today. Tamil National Alliance chief ministerial candidate C.V.Vickneswaran filed the northern provincial council election nomination papers at the election …

No dilution of the 13th Amendment, says Narayanasamy

No dilution of the 13th Amendment, says Narayanasamy

     Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured Tamil Nadu government that there was no change in the stand of the Centre on reconciliation and devolution of political powers to ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka, Union Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said on …