Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Sri Lanka is one of the Peaceful, Stable and Democratically Secured countries in the World”- Secretary Defence

“Sri Lanka is one of the Peaceful, Stable and Democratically Secured countries in the World”- Secretary Defence

     Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that, now Sri Lanka is one of the peaceful, stable and democratically Secured countries in the World. Mr. Rajapaksa made the statement while delivering the key note address as the Guest of honour at …

Sri Lanka Defence Secretary on Navi Pillay visit

Sri Lanka Defence Secretary on Navi Pillay visit

 Sri Lanka Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday claimed that UN human rights chief Navi Pillay’s visit to the island nation was influenced by propaganda from elements of the LTTE that was defeated in a civil war in 2009. Mr. Rajapaksa, the powerful brother of …

G L Peiris picks holes in Pillay’s report

G L Peiris picks holes in Pillay’s report

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    The report on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka by United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights -Navi Pillay was “unfair, wrong and biased” said G.L Peiris Sri Lanka’s Minister for External Affairs. He was addressing a press conference at …

UK to put pressure on Lanka

UK to put pressure on Lanka

     British Foreign Minister William Hague told the House of Commons today that Britain will use the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November to draw attention to human rights concerns in Sri Lanka. Responding to a question raised on Sri Lanka, Hague …

‘LTTE duo’ lobbied for SL Tamils’ cause with leaders

‘LTTE duo’ lobbied for SL Tamils’ cause with leaders

    Two suspected members of the LTTE, who were apprehended by ‘Q’ Branch sleuths in the city on Friday, were reportedly in the process of devising IEDs to trigger blasts in Sri Lanka the Indian Express reported. While Sivaneshwaran alias Nesan (34) was formerly …

‘Defence Seminar – 2013’

‘Defence Seminar – 2013’

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A total of 66 foreign delegates, in addition to the participation of Sri Lanka-based Diplomats and Defence Attachés, will attend the year’s mammoth ‘Defence Seminar – 2013’ beginning Tuesday (3) morning at Colombo Galadari Hotel at the invitation of …

TID quiz BBC Vavuniya reporter

TID quiz BBC Vavuniya reporter

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The police Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) questioned the BBC Tamil Service reporter based in Vavuniya today. According to the BBC, Ponniah Manigavasakam was questioned for nearly two hours today by the TID. The Tamil journalist has been reporting …

Have fun and stay safe’ a message about the safety of the woman traveller visiting Sri Lanka; from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Have fun and stay safe’ a message about the safety of the woman traveller visiting Sri Lanka; from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

     ‘Have fun and stay safe’ is part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Consular Directorate’s global awareness raising programme for the woman traveller to Sri Lanka. The FCO focuses on increasing and making mainstream the global use of social media and digital …

UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality: Amnesty

UN visit underscores disturbing human rights reality: Amnesty

    Sri Lankan leaders must address the persistent climate of fear in the country, Amnesty International said as the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay concluded her visit to the island. Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, made her first official …

DMK hits out on Kachchatheevu

DMK hits out on Kachchatheevu

    DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Sunday described as “highly condemnable” the affidavit filed by the Centre in the Supreme Court stating that Katchatheevu was a matter of dispute between British India and Sri Lanka in the absence of an agreed boundary. The Centre …