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University crisis due to short-sighted measures of university authorities

University crisis due to short-sighted measures of university authorities

Addressing a media briefing at the Open University of Sri Lanka, FUTA President Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Devasiri said that it was extremely important to engage constructively and critically with students regarding their collective actions. “We unreservedly condemn the violent response of the authorities to students’ …

LTTE hidden 1000 kg explosives in Colombo

LTTE hidden 1000 kg explosives in Colombo

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Police have launched an extensive search operation to locate two powerful bombs, weighing 500 kg each, reportedly smuggled by the LTTE and believed to be concealed in the city of Colombo, after a detained LTTE cadre disclosed …

Sicily Kotelawala property seized

Sicily Kotelawala property seized

      A special team tasked with tracking down property belonging to Golden Key Company (GKC) director Mrs Sicily Kotelawala has acquired a land valued at Rs. 500 mn, situated at Bambalapitiya. Acquiring of the land was carried out on a directive given by …

New bill to curtail powers devolved under 13th Amendment

New bill to curtail powers devolved under 13th Amendment

      The government decided yesterday to appoint the much hyped Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) proposed some time ago to work out political proposals for the resolution of the national question, Daily Mirror learns. The decision was taken at a meeting with the leaders …

U.S. Bans 37 Firms in Dispute With Iran

U.S. Bans 37 Firms in Dispute With Iran

         The United States on Tuesday blacklisted what it described as a global network of front companies controlled by Iran’s top leaders, accusing them of hiding assets and generating billions of dollars’ worth of revenue to help Tehran evade sanctions over its …

US extending Iran sanctions waivers to China, India, 7 other countries including Sri Lanka

US extending Iran sanctions waivers to China, India, 7 other countries including Sri Lanka

     The Obama administration will extend six-month sanctions exemptions to China, India and seven other countries for significantly reducing oil imports from Iran, officials said Tuesday, as the U.S. imposed new measures against companies believed to be acting as a front network to help …

Rajaratnam’s brother in plea talks over insider charges

Rajaratnam’s brother in plea talks over insider charges

       Rengan Rajaratnam, the younger brother of imprisoned hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, is negotiating with prosecutors on a possible resolution to his criminal insider trading case, including a possible plea. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan agreed to delay a scheduled conference to July …

Referee is found guilty for Royal players walking out

Referee is found guilty for Royal players walking out

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Disciplinary Committee of the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA)  announcing the the inquiry findigs on the controversial inter-school Under 20 rugby encounter between Royal College and Isipathana College said try which Isipathana scored in a …

US says MoU was for education

US says MoU was for education

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         The US Embassy in Colombo said today that the controversial Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the embassy and the Trincomalee Urban Council was confined to the establishing of a joint public information and activity centre known …

Sri Lanka’s post-conflict measures at reconciliation, rehabilitation, reintegration, and reconstruction highlighted

Sri Lanka’s post-conflict measures at reconciliation, rehabilitation, reintegration, and reconstruction highlighted

         Sri Lanka’s post-conflict measures at reconciliation, rehabilitation, reintegration, and reconstruction were highlighted by High Commissioner Dr Chris Nonis during an interview on BBC World News today. Asked by BBC presenter Mishal Husain what positive developments have occurred in the last four …