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Menon told 13A needs changes

Menon told 13A needs changes

       India has been told by President Mahinda Rajapaksa that the 13th Amendment to the constitution needs some changes. President Mahinda Rajapaksa told visiting Indian National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon today that most of the points in the 13th Amendment will be …

Nationalist group demands hijab ban

Nationalist group demands hijab ban

    A hardline  group in Sri Lanka is calling for the government to ban the hijab, a traditional dress for Muslim women, citing security reasons, the head of the organization said on Monday (8). The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), demanded that the government ban …

Eleven-year-old Lankan detained in Hobart centre

Eleven-year-old Lankan detained in Hobart centre

      Refugee advocates want the Federal Government to move an 11-year-old asylum seeker out of detention at Pontville near Hobart, and into the local community. The Pontville centre, re-branded as an alternative place of detention by the Immigration Department, has been used to …

Train services around the country crippled

Train services around the country crippled

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Train services around the country have been crippled as a result of trade union action launched by railway employees today. The Railway department said that several trains were not operating today following the announcement of a 48 hour trade …

Suspected Indian Mujahideen man arrested; will be questioned for Bodhgaya blasts

Suspected Indian Mujahideen man arrested; will be questioned for Bodhgaya blasts

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        A suspected Indian Mujahideen member, who was arrested yesterday from the Nadia district in West Bengal, will be questioned over whether he had any role to play in the multiple blasts that rocked the Mahabodhi temple in Bihars …

India to sign trilateral maritime deal

India to sign trilateral maritime deal

      India will sign a trilateral maritime cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka and the Maldives next week, in a move to counter China’s bid to spread its strategic footprint in the Indian Ocean region. National Security Advisor (NSA) Shiv Shankar Menon will visit …

No Lankan casualties in Mahabodhi

No Lankan casualties in Mahabodhi

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     There are no reports of Sri Lankans being injured from the multiple blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar’s Bodhgaya district in India today. Hundreds of Sri Lankan pilgrims often visit the Temple including politicians. One person has been feared …

Australia warns tourists to Sri Lanka

Australia warns tourists to Sri Lanka

      Australia warns ‘high degree of caution’ for tourists to Sri Lanka as follows We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka at this time because of the unpredictable security environment. On 25 August 2011, the Sri Lanka …

Rajitha Senaratne, warns of scrapping the 13th Amendment to the Constitution

Rajitha Senaratne, warns of scrapping the 13th Amendment to the Constitution

      Minster of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Rajitha Senaratne, warned if the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was scrapped, the government would be ‘finished.’ He also said, “There cannot be any question of scrapping the 13th Amendment, because the government will have to …

TNA to examine if it should contest polls in northern Lanka

TNA to examine if it should contest polls in northern Lanka

     The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), appointed a committee to examine if it should contest the  northern provincial council election in September. TNA sources said a 15-member committee representing the five parties which form the TNA would examine the political situation with regard to …