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Sri Lanka Committed to Providing Full Media Access for CHOGM 2013

Sri Lanka Committed to Providing Full Media Access for CHOGM 2013

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–    The following statement was issued by the Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Media/Publicity/ICT of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 Task force regarding media access for CHOGM 2013. Sri Lanka looks forward to receiving applications from local and …

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung temporarily closes SL office

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung temporarily closes SL office

      Germany’s Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) said yesterday its Sri Lanka office has been temporarily closed given the severe and disturbing recent developments. FES is currently assessing the situation and analysing the implications for its work in Sri Lanka which has spanned for …

Bollywood film on Lanka war to be released in Aug

Bollywood film on Lanka war to be released in Aug

    ‘Madras Cafe’ – a Bollywood spy thriller based on the civil war that ravaged Northern Sri Lanka is set to be released on August 23. After the commercial success of ‘Vicky Donor’, the actor’s production house JA Entertainment and Rising Sun Films have …

President Rajapaksa – TNA leader meet

President Rajapaksa – TNA leader meet

     Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa engaged in talks regarding problems faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka with Tamil National Alliance leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan yesterday. External Affairs minister Prof.GL Peiris and Presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga were also present at the discussion. President Mahinda Rajapaksa …

Sri Lanka is being ripped apart by the inability of its leaders to bring about ethnic harmony

Sri Lanka is being ripped apart by the inability of its leaders to bring about ethnic harmony

     by  Bishop Marius Peiris – Auxiliary Bishop Archdiocese of Colombo I wish to elaborate some of the crucial issues confronting Sri Lanka today. To undertake such a task there is a need to scrutinize the signs of the times in Sri Lanka, especially …

Foreign and Commonwealth Office has included Sri Lanka as a ‘Country of Concern’ in its 2012 Human Rights Report.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office has included Sri Lanka as a ‘Country of Concern’ in its 2012 Human Rights Report.

    The UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to Lee Scott of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils (APPGT).In response to the letter from APPGT Cameron said; “ I appreciate the reasons why you and the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils disagree with …

Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education

Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, today addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. This call to action was delivered just as the UN Educational, Scientific …

US unmanned drone jet makes first carrier landing

US unmanned drone jet makes first carrier landing

      The US Navy X-47B drone touched down on the deck of the USS George H W Bush as it sailed off the coast of Virginia.The bat-wing aircraft can deliver guided bombs from a range of 3,200km (1990 miles). It is the first …

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 …