Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fonterra would fight Sri Lankan ban

Fonterra would fight Sri Lankan ban

   A Sri Lankan court banned the sale and advertising of all Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd milk products for two weeks. A trade union had sought the court ban because Fonterra products suspected of being contaminated with the agricultural chemical dicyandiamide (DCD) were still on …

Indian Election Commissioner invited to observe poll

Indian Election Commissioner invited to observe poll

    Sri Lanka Sunday said it would “very much like” Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November in Colombo even as Tamil Nadu parties have urged India not to participate in the event. Sri Lankan Foreign …

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay visit: Elilan wife Anandi Sasiharan requests meeting

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay visit: Elilan wife Anandi Sasiharan requests meeting

    UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay will visit Sri Lanka later this month to take stock of the country’s progress on reconciliation with the Tamil minority since the end of the island’s ethnic conflict. Sri Lanka is looking forward to Pillay’s visit, Human …

Google: Gmail users can’t expect privacy when sending emails

Google: Gmail users can’t expect privacy when sending emails

   Users of Google’s email service Gmail should have no “legitimate expectation” that their emails will remain private, the company has said in a submission to a US court. Consumer Watchdog (CW), a US pressure group, described Google’s statement as a “stunning admission” of the …

Sri Lankan boat found near Nagaipattinam coast

Sri Lankan boat found near Nagaipattinam coast

     A 17-foot long fibre boat equipped with kerosene powered outboard engine was found abandoned and drifting near the coastal waters off the shore of Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary at the Vedaranyam block of the district on Saturday morning. Preliminary investigation suggests that the  …

Boycott CHOGM held in Sri Lanka, demands DMK

Boycott CHOGM held in Sri Lanka, demands DMK

     The DMK urged the Indian government to boycott the ensuing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Sri Lanka this November if the organisers are not able to shift venue outside the island nation. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK …

Ranil, GL to India

Ranil, GL to India

    Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister G L Peiris will visit New Delhi tomorrow to invite India for the heads of Commonwealth Summit to be held here in November. Some political parties have asked India not to participate in the Summit to protest against alleged …

Cold war between party leader Hakeem and Chairman Segu Darwood

Cold war between party leader Hakeem and Chairman Segu Darwood

   DBS Jeyaraj   The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress,the premier political party representing the Muslims of Sri Lanka is once again in the grip of an intra-party crisis with the time bomb of split cum defection ticking away. The name of that bomb threatening to explode …

Petition on ban on ‘Madras Café’  dismissed

Petition on ban on ‘Madras Café’ dismissed

   The Madras High Court bench here on Friday dismissed a petition seeking ban on the release of Bollywood movie ‘Madras Café’ in Tamil Nadu. In his petition, C. Ezhilarasu, an advocate, said the movie was a political thriller set in the backdrop of the …

Estate superintendents resign in fear of arrest

Estate superintendents resign in fear of arrest

    Superintendents of state owned and managed estates have begun to resign from their jobs fearing arrest over non payment of their workers’ retirement benefits. On Thursday, the Superintendent of Kumarawatte Estate in Moneragala was arrested by the police there on a Court order …