Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Muslim woman must remove burqa in court”,Judge

“Muslim woman must remove burqa in court”,Judge

– සිංහල –     A judge has refused to let a Muslim woman in a full-length burqa enter a plea until she shows her face to the court.  Judge Peter Murphy said he would not allow the 21-year-old defendant to stand trial in the …

Anonymous caller warns of terror threat to south Tamil Nadu

Anonymous caller warns of terror threat to south Tamil Nadu

     Security has been stepped up in coastal areas of southern Tamil Nadu after Tuticorin police received an anonymous phone call warning that a group of terrorists has planned to infiltrate the state through Maniachi in Tuticorin district. Since Maniyachi is about 40 km …

Navi Pillay arrives

Navi Pillay arrives

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a week long visit during which she will attempt to draw her own conclusions on the post war situation in the country. Navi …

TNA to brief Pillay in Colombo

TNA to brief Pillay in Colombo

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran said that a TNA delegation led by party leader R. Sampanthan will meet Pillay and discuss several issues. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to meet the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay …

Prince Charles to stay at Tintagel, the Bandaranaike home

Prince Charles to stay at Tintagel, the Bandaranaike home

    Prince Charles, who is expected to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November, has decided to spend his stay in Sri Lanka at the Bandaranaike mansion at Rosmead Place, Colombo. All the other Heads of State will be accommodated at …

The visit of Navanethem Pillay

The visit of Navanethem Pillay

      By Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha The impending visit of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, can be seen as a great opportunity for the government to improve policies and practices as to Human Rights in this country. I can only hope …

People smuggling is a lucrative trade

People smuggling is a lucrative trade

    A warm welcome to Paradise! Which Sri Lanka certainly is if you’ve holidayed on its hedonistic beaches – arguably Asia’s most divine  Sri Lanka’s capital, where we begin our series, is in economic catch-up mode. Colombo is replacing the colonial-era roads and railways built …

Police shoot intruders in Journalist Mandana Ismails house

Police shoot intruders in Journalist Mandana Ismails house

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     A group of intruders had entered the residence of Sri Lanka Journalists Trade Union President and Sunday Leader journalist – Mandana Ismail Abeywickrama at Milagiriya in the early hours of today (24) around 3.00am. One intruder had died after …

What is this about Dicyandiamide?

What is this about Dicyandiamide?

    Gladys Samuel Is this is a legitimate problem or it is a problem created by the nationalists who want to get a competitor out of the way? I am confident it is the latter – let me tell you why. First, let me put …

Lankan wins 2013 N Peace Award

Lankan wins 2013 N Peace Award

  Thavachsri Charles Vijayaratnam has been named as a recipient of the 2013 N Peace Award for her efforts to improve the lives of rural communities. The N-Peace Awards recognize and profile women leaders and peace builders creating change at the grassroots to national levels in …