Monthly Archives: August 2013

UGC warns stern action against lecturers attending ‘pro-Eelam’ event; Professor Sanmugadas clarifies to media on London conference

UGC warns stern action against lecturers attending ‘pro-Eelam’ event; Professor Sanmugadas clarifies to media on London conference

     The University Grants Commission says it will take stern action against four Sri Lankan university lecturers who are reported to have participated in an alleged pro-Eelam conference in London organized by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). The Chairperson of the University …

UK remains Sri Lanka’s second biggest trade partner

UK remains Sri Lanka’s second biggest trade partner

  The UK is Sri Lanka’s second biggest trade partner by volume after India. 2012 saw Sri Lanka export £907m worth of goods to the UK, 13% higher than the previous year, while imports from the UK were worth £146m. John Rankin, the British High …

Rishad Baathiudeen slams cops on Grandpass

Rishad Baathiudeen slams cops on Grandpass

   Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Baathiudeen, in a letter to IGP N.K. Illangakoon, criticised the police over the Grandpass incident saying they failed to take action when the mosque was attacked. The Minister attached a DVD with the letter to the IGP containing …

Country Representatives in Sri Lanka on Advance Visit for CHOGM 2013

Country Representatives in Sri Lanka on Advance Visit for CHOGM 2013

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     More than 70 representatives from 15 Commonwealth countries are currently in Sri Lanka on an advance visit to make preparations for their respective delegations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013. The delegations will tour the venue …

Weliweriya report next week

Weliweriya report next week

     The Venigross glove making factory owned by the Hayleys Group that was at the centre of the Weliweriya water contamination controversy, has notified plant workers to report to work on August 22. The Defence Ministry ordered a two week shut down of the …

President appoints commission to investigate missing persons

President appoints commission to investigate missing persons

   President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a three-member committee to investigate the missing persons cases during the three-decade long war. Former Judge Maxwell  Paranagama will head the commission. The other members being Director General of Census and Statistics Priyanthi Suranjana Vidyaratne and former Deputy Legal Draftsman and former …

Pillay to meet judiciary

Pillay to meet judiciary

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will hold talks with senior judicial figures during her visit to Sri Lanka this month. Her office confirmed today that she will make an official visit to Sri Lanka from 25 to 31 …

Four lecturers at ‘Eelam’ event – Chief of Defence Staff

Four lecturers at ‘Eelam’ event – Chief of Defence Staff

       Intelligence information has revealed that four university lecturers have gone to London to attend a pro ‘Eelam’ event organized by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), the Military said today. Chief of Defence Staff General Jagath Jayasuriya told newspaper editors and …

India calls for fair elections

India calls for fair elections

     The Indian government says it hopes the Northern Provincial Council elections next month will be held in a free, fair and credible manner. India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha said that India has also conveyed to the Sri Lankan government its …

Police in Egypt clear pro-Morsi camps

Police in Egypt clear pro-Morsi camps

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     At least 40 people were killed Wednesday morning as Egyptian security forces cleared one of two sit-in camps set up in support of the country’s ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, and were attempting to clear the other. The Egyptian Interior …