Monthly Archives: August 2013

Explosion on Indian submarine

Explosion on Indian submarine

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       A huge explosion accompanied by a fire rocked an Indian Navy submarine docked in the high security Naval dockyard early on Wednesday, officials said. The blast followed by a fire occurred shortly after midnight on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine. …

India purchased arms from Lanka

India purchased arms from Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Indian Government had purchased weapons from Sri Lanka during the past three years, the Indian Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply to a Lok Sabha query, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said the three …

Inquiry into Fonterra scare

Inquiry into Fonterra scare

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced Monday that the government is to set up a ministerial inquiry into the Fonterra botulism scare to allay consumer fears in China. Key told a press conference that the government would also …

Former Norwegian minister calls for probe into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

Former Norwegian minister calls for probe into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A former Norwegian minister who once played a key role in brokering peace between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday called for an international investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka. Erik Solheim, …

“Enforce the law” Muslim politicians demand action

“Enforce the law” Muslim politicians demand action

     Muslim politicians representing the SLFP-led UPFA yesterday called upon the government to take  action against those responsible for Saturday’s attack on a mosque at Swarna Chaitya Mawatha in the Grandpass police area. They have made this request from the President by issuing a statement …

U.S. Embassy Concerned over Grandpass Mosque Attack

U.S. Embassy Concerned over Grandpass Mosque Attack

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Issuing a statement  the US Embassy Colombo said, the United States Embassy is concerned by the attack on Grandpass Mosque on August 10. This incident is particularly troubling in light of a number of recent attacks against the Muslim …

Pillay gathering Weliweriya info

Pillay gathering Weliweriya info

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Navi Pillay has been alerted over the violent incidents which took place in Weliweriya recently and they are now in the process of gathering more information. Pillay’s spokesperson Cécile …

Indian fishermen threaten to seek ‘asylum’ in Sri Lanka

Indian fishermen threaten to seek ‘asylum’ in Sri Lanka

    Frustrated by the frequent arrest of fishermen from Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy and the delay in their release, fishermen here on Saturday said that they might have to seek ‘asylum’ in Sri Lanka if the governments at the State and …

Sri Lanka tea industry in crisis

Sri Lanka tea industry in crisis

    With limited crop on hand, members of the Sri Lanka Tea Factory Owners’ Association (SLTFOA) are in dire straits. Rising costs stemming from low crop and the increasing cost of inputs have all but restricted routine. “We are facing liquidity problems and eventually …

Grandpass Muslim center attacked

Grandpass Muslim center attacked

       A tense situation was reported in Swarna Chaithya road, Grandpass this evening following a clash between two groups, sources said. A Muslim prayer center (Masjid) Molawatte Muslim Mosque  in Grandpass came under an attack late this evening, the police said. A group of outsiders …