Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bajaj Auto bags order for 1.25 lakh bikes

Bajaj Auto bags order for 1.25 lakh bikes

Bajaj Auto has bagged an order for 1.25 lakh units of Discover-125M motorcycles from Sri Lankan government. The company through its distributor David Pieris Motor Company in Sri Lanka had secured, after a detailed evaluation process by the Government of Sri Lanka, an order from …

Opposition Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena favours domestic probe

Opposition Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena favours domestic probe

Sri Lanka’s main opposition presidential candidate said on Friday that the country cannot be charged with war crimes in the International Criminal Court (ICC), but he will launch a domestic inquiry if he wins a January election. Maithripala Sirisena said in a policy statement that …

We are faced with a dilemma

We are faced with a dilemma

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, 67, the archbishop of Colombo since 2009, made a cardinal the following year and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka, is a central figure of the Catholic Church in his country. On November 29, Cardinal Ranjith spoke with Eglises …

Common opposition candidate releases policy statement

Common opposition candidate releases policy statement

Common opposition candidate Mr. Maithripala Sirisena released his election manifesto this morning at the Viharamahadevi Park. The manifesto states that a  Prime Minister will be appointed from the political party which wins the most seats in Parliament while a Vice Prime Minister will also be appointed …

Serendipity – A mass media outlet for Muslims launched

Serendipity – A mass media outlet for Muslims launched

Sri Lanka’s first mass media outlet targeting the country’s 1.9-million strong Muslim community was unveiled on 16 December at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen. The National News Agency Ltd is the operator of the …

Cardinal says Pope’s visit is on

Cardinal says Pope’s visit is on

The head of the Sri Lankan Catholic Church, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka next month will not be cancelled under any circumstances. Responding to a question raised at an event in Colombo this evening, the Cardinal said that preparations for …

TNPF calls on Tamil people to boycott Presidential election

TNPF calls on Tamil people to boycott Presidential election

Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam, the leader of Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) on Thursday (18) addressing the media called on the Tamil people to boycott Sri Lanka’s presidential election next month, stating that the policies in relation to the Tamil question of the common opposition coalition did …

Defeat of the LTTE and dawn of peace in May 2009 was the pivotal event in Sri Lanka’s recent history

Defeat of the LTTE and dawn of peace in May 2009 was the pivotal event in Sri Lanka’s recent history

‘MOMENTUM’ Asia’s largest synchronized professional forum Organized by ‘Professionals for a Stable Sri Lanka’ was be held on Wednesday 17th December, 2014,held simultaneously at  Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside, Hotel Galadari and JAIC Hilton Colombo Residencies. The forum  featured top professionals in business and social sectors, sharing their insight …

BASL files writ application against political hoardings

BASL files writ application against political hoardings

Treasurer of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Upul Deshapriya, Attorney-at-Law and a few other officers bearers of the BASL, yesterday filed a Writ Application in the Court of Appeal seeking to obtain a mandatory order on the Mayors of Kotte and Dehiwela-Mt. Lavinia Municipal …

Madras high court suggests TN Govt free Lankan doctor

Madras high court suggests TN Govt free Lankan doctor

Madras High Court has directed the State government to reconsider the plea of a Sri Lankan Tamil woman to permit her husband, alleged to be an LTTE cadre, to return and get settled in the island nation, within two weeks. Justice V Ramasubramanian gave the …