Monthly Archives: September 2013

Another Job For The TNA

Another Job For The TNA

By Kath Noble       A couple of weeks ago, I said that the TNA should intervene with Tamil Nadu politicians on behalf of the fishermen of the North. They should explain that there is no point in having a devolved administration if it …

Manmohan will be apprised of TN objection: Narayanasamy

Manmohan will be apprised of TN objection: Narayanasamy

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be apprised of the objections raised by political parties in Tamil Nadu to India’s plan to supply warships to Sri Lanka and his participation in the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in Colombo, …

Sri Lankan Tamils must first get hold of ‘their’ land: Sudarsana Natchiappan

Sri Lankan Tamils must first get hold of ‘their’ land: Sudarsana Natchiappan

    Union Minister E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan on Monday created a flutter by saying “Sri Lankan Tamils must first get hold of their land, as Sri Lanka belongs to them” before their “Eelam dream” could become a reality. Talking to reporters at the airport, the …

Closure of power plants cost millions of rupees losses to the CEB

Closure of power plants cost millions of rupees losses to the CEB

    A people’s movement in Sri Lanka says that the closure of power plants costs losses amounting to millions of rupees to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) on a daily basis. The National Electricity Consumers’ Movement (NECM) has stated that the closure of the …

External Affairs Minister briefs envoys

External Affairs Minister briefs envoys

    External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris, briefed Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Colombo, making a rebuttal to some the criticisms by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay at the conclusion of her visit. Secretary to the President Lalith …

Navi Pillay expresses concern in her opening statement

Navi Pillay expresses concern in her opening statement

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Sri Lanka came in for criticism during the inaugural meetings of the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th Session in Geneva yesterday, with several countries expressing concern about alleged reprisals against people who met UN High Commissioner Navi Pillay during …

U.S. plans for ’3 days of attack’ on Syria, military tells LA Times

U.S. plans for ’3 days of attack’ on Syria, military tells LA Times

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Pentagon is readying more intense and longer attacks on Syria than originally planned, set to last three days, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. War planners now aim to unleash a heavy barrage of missile strikes to …

India’s Maruti yet to decide on setting up a plant in Sri Lanka

India’s Maruti yet to decide on setting up a plant in Sri Lanka

      India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is expected to take a final decision on setting up an assembly plant in Sri Lanka, before end of the current financial year, a media report said. If done, this would be the first such overseas …

Election monitors to arrive in Sri Lanka on September 13

Election monitors to arrive in Sri Lanka on September 13

    Sri Lanka Election Secretariat announced that a group of election monitors comprising 20 members will arrive in Sri Lanka on September 13 to monitor the elections for the Northern, Northwestern and Central Provincial Councils. M. Gopala Swami, a former Election Commissioner of India …

Chairman SEC Sri Lanka,on Economy, Stock Market

Chairman SEC Sri Lanka,on Economy, Stock Market

     Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) will host the “Invest Sri Lanka” Investor Forum at the Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong on 9 September. The “Invest Sri Lanka” Investor Forum will feature presentations by Ajith Nivard …