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Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

     About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu Saturday morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said. Makkal Viduthalai Katchi members, led by party founder and former MLA Murugavel Rajan …

Thilanga Sumathipala to hand in nomination for Cricket Board Presidency

Thilanga Sumathipala to hand in nomination for Cricket Board Presidency

       MP Thilanga Sumathipala will hand in his nomination papers for the Presidency of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka. Mr Sumathipala served as the President of the Board of Control previously as well. The elections for the Presidency will …

Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

Sri Lanka strongly objects to statement made by the United States

      In a ‘Right of Reply’ to a statement made by the US representative during the High Level Segment of the 22nd sessions of the UNHRC Tuesday (26), Counselor of the Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in Geneva, Priyanga Wicremasinghe said Sri Lanka is …

When Channel 4 and Callum Macrae distorts the “Truth”

When Channel 4 and Callum Macrae distorts the “Truth”

 By Sonali Waduge    For people who are so passionate about revealing the truth, getting justice and showcasing to the world how horrible Sri Lanka’s armed forces are would there be any need for “sequels”. The best thing would have been to pool everything available …

Sri Lanka; Promotion and protection of human rights must conform to UN charter

Sri Lanka; Promotion and protection of human rights must conform to UN charter

      In a statement presented to the High Level Panel on Vienna Declaration & Programme of Action (VDPA) at the 22nd Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva Sri Lanka recalled the promotion and protection of human rights as enshrined in the …

Indians and Lankans bond over Katchaitheevu church fest

Indians and Lankans bond over Katchaitheevu church fest

     The shores of Katchatheevu islet on the Palk Straits, otherwise closed for Indian fishermen, were opened for the two-day St Antony Church festival that commenced on Saturday. Though the festival this year comes in the backdrop of mounting tension over the alleged execution …

Protest against SL players in IPL

Protest against SL players in IPL

        Members of the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam will hold a protest in the city on Monday at 11 a.m. against the presence of Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League 2013. A release from the Urban District Secretary of the outfit, N. Panneer Selvam, says …

TNA Leader Gives Notice of Motion Seeking Govt Action on Military Personnel

TNA Leader Gives Notice of Motion Seeking Govt Action on Military Personnel

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        TNA Leader R Sampanthan gives notice of an Adjournment Motion Seeking Govt Action on Military Personnel who disrupted  the non – violent fast at the  Durgai Amman Temple. In his motion he states that the displaced people of …

Britain’s hypocrisy over Sri Lanka

Britain’s hypocrisy over Sri Lanka

             Few Western countries were louder than Britain in condemning the Sri Lankan army’s shocking violations of human rights as it moved to suppress a bloody rebellion by ethnic Tamils demanding a separate state. Clearly, those words of reproach were …

Cardinal complains to IGP of harassment

Cardinal complains to IGP of harassment

  ▶sinhala-සිංහල ▶english– [ Courtesy :The Island ] The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith on Tuesday, complained in writing to Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon of police harassment directed at Catholics and requested him to particularly stop the harassment of the parishioners …