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CCC chairman red flags growing debt

CCC chairman red flags growing debt

     The country has fallen short of achieving its economic goals and progress has not been smooth despite the significant economic gains over the last few years, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chairman Suresh Shah told the inaugural session of the 14th Sri Lanka Economic …

Police most corrupt institution in Sri Lanka, global corruption survey reports

Police most corrupt institution in Sri Lanka, global corruption survey reports

    More than one person in two thinks corruption has worsened in the last two years, according to the world’s largest public opinion survey on corruption from Transparency International, but survey participants also firmly believe they can make a difference and have the will …

Commonwealth Spokesperson Clarifies Media Accreditation for CHOGM 2013

Commonwealth Spokesperson Clarifies Media Accreditation for CHOGM 2013

      The Commonwealth Secretariat in London says it is working with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 task force in Sri Lanka on concerns raised over media accreditation for the November summit. Official Spokesperson and Director of Communications and Public Affairs at …

Nominations Provincial Elections from July 25 to August 01.

Nominations Provincial Elections from July 25 to August 01.

       The Department of Elections said nominations for the elections to the Northern, Central and North Western (Wayamba) Provincial councils will be accepted between July 25 and August 1. The Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announced that the Gazette notification on the dates has …

Callum Macrae interested in visiting Sri Lanka

Callum Macrae interested in visiting Sri Lanka

        Callum Macrae the film director of  No Fire Zone: Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields speaks to a journalist in Sri Lanka over the threats by a diplomat who says Callum should not visit Sri Lanka for CHOGM.Macrae says he has all the right …

Commonwealth must ensure media access for CHOGM

Commonwealth must ensure media access for CHOGM

       In a letter to the Commonwealth  Secretary General  Kamlesh Sharma  the Executive Director CPJ has protested about the press accreditation procedure to be followed for the forthcoming CHOGM.  He has said that at past meetings, the Commonwealth’s Communications and Public Affairs Division has been responsible for issuing permission …

BBS locks horns with Xinhua

BBS locks horns with Xinhua

     In a formal correspondence, the Bodu Bala Sena organization has urged China’s Xinhua news website (www.xinhuanet.com) to publish a correction of an article which had claimed the BBS of requesting the government to ban the Hijab of the Muslim women. Speaking to ‘Sri Lanka …

UK wants concrete progress

UK wants concrete progress

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Britain has called for concrete progress in Sri Lanka on reconciliation and media freedom ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in November. UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Alistair Burt said …

Sita temple in Sri Lanka

Sita temple in Sri Lanka

     The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to start building a Sita temple, designed in the South Indian architectural style, at Divurumpola in Sri Lanka. Sita is believed to have undergone her agni pareeksha (test by fire) at this spot. The design has …

Menon wants Colombo to fulfil its commitment to India and the international community

Menon wants Colombo to fulfil its commitment to India and the international community

   National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon — who met top Sri Lanka leaders here in the last two days — emphasised the need for Colombo to fulfil its commitment to India and the international community regarding a political settlement that would go beyond the 13th …