Monthly Archives: September 2013

Opposition Wins Australia Election

Opposition Wins Australia Election

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   Australia’s conservative opposition swept to power Saturday in a landslide election victory, ending six years of turbulent Labour Party rule.Voters on Saturday delivered a stinging defeat to the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, bringing into power a …

DMK party leader Kanimozhi asks Prime Minister to boycott the forthcoming Commonwealth  Meeting

DMK party leader Kanimozhi asks Prime Minister to boycott the forthcoming Commonwealth Meeting

  Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party leader Kanimozhi Karunanidhi on Saturday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boycott the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo in wake of alleged war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan government. DMK women members organised a …

G20 leaders split on military action on Syria

G20 leaders split on military action on Syria

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      World leaders at the G20 summit in Russia are split on the issue of military strikes on Syria. According to British Prime Minster David Cameron, the issue had “flared up” over a dinner hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Grateful to the Government of Sri Lanka for facilitating my recent comprehensive visit, my immediate concern for the protection of human rights defenders, journalists and communities I met during my visit from any reprisal, intimidation or attack

Grateful to the Government of Sri Lanka for facilitating my recent comprehensive visit, my immediate concern for the protection of human rights defenders, journalists and communities I met during my visit from any reprisal, intimidation or attack

   United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in her statement to the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council says; I am grateful to the Government of Sri Lanka for facilitating my recent comprehensive visit, which allowed me to assess the progress being made towards …

Indonesian police arrest alleged people-smuggling boss

Indonesian police arrest alleged people-smuggling boss

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Indonesian police have arrested a man who is understood to be a key people-smuggling boss, with suspected involvement in a fatal boat sinking. A senior Indonesian police source has told ABC News that they have arrested a Sri Lankan …

DMK against warship offerto Sri Lanka

DMK against warship offerto Sri Lanka

   Opposing the Centre’s plans to supply two warships to Sri Lanka to strengthen its maritime guarding capabilities, DMK today said that such a move would in no way benefit Indian fishermen and sought withdrawal of the proposal. Party chief M Karunanidhi said it would …

Defence Secretary says Minister had misconstrued his assertion

Defence Secretary says Minister had misconstrued his assertion

    Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday reiterated that extremism posed a severe threat not only to post-war Sri Lanka but many countries in the region as well as the industrialised world. The war veteran was responding to a statement issued by Justice Minister Hakeem, …

False claims by certain communal elements,Rishad

False claims by certain communal elements,Rishad

     The Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said the he and his party, the All Ceylon Muslim Congress (ACMC), deplored the statement made by Defense Secretary Gotabaye Rajapaksha alleging Muslim extremism in the country. He said that the statement seemingly gives credentials …

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader on extremism claims

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader on extremism claims

   Muslim political leader, and Justice minister, criticised the government for blaming religious tensions in thecountry on Islamic fundamentalism. Rauf Hakeem said he had been “disturbed” by recent comments from the country’s defence secretary which warned of efforts to “promote Muslim extremism” in Sri Lanka. “We …

US, British Intelligence Crack Online Encryption Tools

US, British Intelligence Crack Online Encryption Tools

     Documents leaked by former U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden indicate that U.S. and British spy agencies have cracked encryption codes designed to provide online privacy and security. The codes are used by hundreds of millions of people to protect their personal data, online …