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TNA accuses government of attempting to reduce Tamil votes

TNA accuses government of attempting to reduce Tamil votes

     Tamil National Alliance (TNA) accuses the government of attempting to reduce the number of Tamil votes in the Province before the elections to Northern provincial Council scheduled for September this year. TNA parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah has said that the government is establishing new …

Sri Lanka Premier League runs into trouble

Sri Lanka Premier League runs into trouble

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) has run into trouble with the seven franchise owners pulling out of the 2013 edition after the team owners failed to meet the financial targets in the inaugural edition last year. The SLPL …

Hagel, in Remarks Directed at China, Speaks of Cyber attack Threat

Hagel, in Remarks Directed at China, Speaks of Cyber attack Threat

         In remarks directed at China, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke of a “growing threat” of cyber attacks against the United States and called on America and its allies to “establish international norms of responsible behavior in cyberspace.” Speaking to an …

Eastern Provincial Council in crisis: Members boycott sessions

Eastern Provincial Council in crisis: Members boycott sessions

     The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) has run into a crisis with 20 members of the ruling party (UPFA), including the four Ministers, boycotting sessions demanding the postponement of the Northern PC polls until the Governor and the Chief Minister are replaced and the …

Did BCCI arm-twist Sri Lanka to withdraw corruption report?

Did BCCI arm-twist Sri Lanka to withdraw corruption report?

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–   Even as the spot-fixing scandal rages on, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) President I S Bindra has created a fresh controversy by claiming that a BCCI official had arm-twisted the Sri Lankan board to withdraw a report which violated the anti …

Sri Lanka is not a stage for India-China rivalry – S.L envoy to India

Sri Lanka is not a stage for India-China rivalry – S.L envoy to India

       Addressing India’s concerns over Sri Lanka’s growing relationship with China, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam said his country’s relationship with the two Asian superpowers is not a “zero sum game”. Delivering a speech at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in …

Trinco UC – US MOU Suspended

Trinco UC – US MOU Suspended

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The Trincomalee Urban Council has decided to suspend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the US Embassy in Colombo to open a US corner in Trincomalee. Secretary of the Urban Council Abdul Latif Mohammad Nafeel said that …

THE CURSE OF THE GANDHIS

THE CURSE OF THE GANDHIS

      Both Indira Gandhi and her son, Rajiv, were murdered.  The former by her Sikh bodyguards and the latter by the LTTE whom he had nurtured, protected and nourished.  While many decry these murders as indeed any murder must be, I for one …

Where did the million tourists stay?

Where did the million tourists stay?

     The CEO of the Pegasus hotel chain in his company’s annual report said that the one million tourists that visited Sri Lanka last year had not made the expected impact on the hotel industry. “It is therefore prudent to surmise that this influx …

Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko

Sri Lanka must remove vessels near Katchatheevu: Vaiko

      Political parties in Tamil Nadu are been pressing the Indian government to cancel a 1974 agreement under which New Delhi ceded the island to Colombo. MDMK general secretary Vaiko on Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the immediate removal of …