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Sri Lankan asylum seeker claims, wrong

Sri Lankan asylum seeker claims, wrong

      Afghan asylum-seekers outnumbered Sri Lankans by two to one in 2009, casting doubt on Labor’s claim that its failure to toughen immigration policy after Sri Lanka’s civil war was pivotal in the revival of the smuggling trade. As Foreign Minister Bob Carr signalled …

India wants deal respected

India wants deal respected

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      India says the Sri Lankan government must respect the agreement reached between both countries and first discuss any changes bilaterally before going ahead with such changes. Indian Minister of State V. Narayanasamy told the BBC Sandeshiya that India however …

The TNA and the PSC

The TNA and the PSC

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) issuing a press release stated that the TNA took a decision on the 29th of June 2013, not to participate in the proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC). It stated that the The TNA placed …

Organisers detained for screening controversial documentary on Tamils in Sri Lanka

Organisers detained for screening controversial documentary on Tamils in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Three organisers of a controversial documentary film screening at the KL/Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall were detained by Home Ministry, Immigration and police officials here Wednesday. The screening of the movie, No Fire Zone, which explores the oppression of Tamils …

Deputy Commonwealth chief in Sri Lanka

Deputy Commonwealth chief in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    Commonwealth Deputy Secretary General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba is in Sri Lanka to review arrangements for the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), taking place this November, the Commonwealth Secretariat said. Masire-Mwamba will meet with External Affairs Minister Professor G L …

Egyptian army ousts Morsi, suspends constitution and vows new elections

Egyptian army ousts Morsi, suspends constitution and vows new elections

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The leader of Egypt’s military ousted President Mohammed Morsi from office and replaced him with the head of the country’s constitutional court — a move the presidential palace quickly branded a “complete military coup.” The announcements ended days of …

UK warns visitors to Sri Lanka of organised and armed gangs in Lanka

UK warns visitors to Sri Lanka of organised and armed gangs in Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       The British Foreign Office has warned visitors to Sri Lanka to be mindful of organised and armed gangs known to operate in Sri Lanka who have been responsible for targeted kidnappings and violence. The Foreign office says while …

Tamil Canadian Facing U.S. Terrorism Charges Pleads Guilty

Tamil Canadian Facing U.S. Terrorism Charges Pleads Guilty

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A Canadian engineering graduate from Waterloo, Ont., pleaded guilty in New York Tuesday to being part of a terrorist procurement cell securing sophisticated military technology for the Tamil Tigers, including submarine and warship design software, and laundering money,the National …

Bring LTTE arms procurer to India

Bring LTTE arms procurer to India

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      A former police officer, who was part of the special investigation team that probed the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has moved the Madras high court for a direction to the Centre and the CBI to consider his representation seeking …

Cricketer tried to open plane door at 35,000ft while looking for toilet

Cricketer tried to open plane door at 35,000ft while looking for toilet

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       A statement released by Sri Lanka Cricket revealed the cricketer who had attempted to open a cabin door of a British Airways flight bound to London.The statement said that a Sri Lanka A Team cricketer had mistakenly tried to …