Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fonterra suspends Sri Lanka operations after protests

Fonterra suspends Sri Lanka operations after protests

    A Sri Lankan court ended a ban on the sale, distribution and advertising of all Fonterra milk products, lawyers said, soon after the company suspended operations in Sri Lanka on Friday. The New Zealand dairy giant said earlier it had temporarily suspended work …

Sharma’s office denying vital information to CMAG Violates Mandate – Canada

Sharma’s office denying vital information to CMAG Violates Mandate – Canada

  The Commonwealth Secretariat Spokesman Spokesman Richard Uku has released an official statement giving Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma’s response to a report that his office buried legal opinions commissioned by the Secretariat about the Sri Lankan Government’s impeachment of  Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Commonwealth Secretary-General …

Navi Pillay says has an “open mind”

Navi Pillay says has an “open mind”

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The United Nations human rights chief said on Friday she has an “open mind” and will not be “pre-judging anything” ahead of her first trip to Sri Lanka, which is under growing pressure from the international community to address …

Police under new Internal Law and Order Ministry

Police under new Internal Law and Order Ministry

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Mahinda Rajapakse has created a new ministry for law and order, and placed it in charge of the 80,000-strong police which had been overseen by the defence ministry for the past nine years. During the conflict the …

“India yet to decide on level of CHOGM participation”, Khurshid

“India yet to decide on level of CHOGM participation”, Khurshid

 While maintaining that India was yet to decide its level of participation at the CHOGM in Sri Lanka in November, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid hoped Colombo would reciprocate Delhi’s gesture and release the arrested fishermen immediately. Replying to a question of CPI leader D.Raja, …

HC stops deportation of Tamil refugee to Lanka

HC stops deportation of Tamil refugee to Lanka

     V M P Nehru alias Eela Nehru facing deportation to Sri Lanka, got a reprieve on Thursday, when the Madras high court restrained the Tamil Nadu government and the Centre from deporting him to Sri Lanka till August 28. A division bench comprising …

Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

    A U.S. military judge  sentenced Army Private First Class Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks. The judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, handed down the sentence at Fort Meade, Maryland. She also ordered that Manning be …

Commander of the Army to review the report on Weliweriya

Commander of the Army to review the report on Weliweriya

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake is to review the report on Weliweriya which was handed over to him late this evening. The Report of the findings into the recent Rathupaswala – Weliweriya incidents, complied by a Court …

Maheepala ensured Noori terror continued- Mithrapala

Maheepala ensured Noori terror continued- Mithrapala

    Deputy Minister H. R Mithrapala today accused the highest ‘Political authority in Sabaragamuwa’ for providing political patronage to former Deraniyagala PS Chairman Anil Champika alias ‘ Athakota’. Answering a question posed by journalists with regards to allegations that Chief Minister Maheepala Herath provided …

Pakistan-trained terrorists planning to attack south India from Sri Lanka?

Pakistan-trained terrorists planning to attack south India from Sri Lanka?

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Maharashtra police have received a terror alert from central intelligence agencies warning that eight militants are undergoing training in Pakistan-based camps to attack targets in south India from Sri Lanka. Sent by the joint director of VIP Security …