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South African Deputy Foreign Minister to visit SriLanka

South African Deputy Foreign Minister to visit SriLanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       South African Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka on Sunday. The deputy Minister will meet  Tamil National Alliance representatives at 9.00 am on Monday. During the  discussions the delegates are to discuss on …

The uphill road

The uphill road

      The election scheduled for this September in the north of the country  are for the first time to elect a provincial council. The government is now moving to neuter the council, depriving the region of much of the autonomy it had been …

Neighbour asks for a hand to tame Tiger

Neighbour asks for a hand to tame Tiger

       Remnants of the defeated Tamil terrorist organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, are involved in the people-smuggling business bringing Sri Lankan boat people to Australia, according to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister. Gamini Lakshman Peiris wants Australia to proscribe the LTTE as …

We Have Not Violated Indo-Lanka Accord

We Have Not Violated Indo-Lanka Accord

     Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa  dismissed reports that his government had flouted agreements reached in the 1987 Indo-Lanka Accord which created devolved administrative units, saying there had been no violation. “We have not violated anything on the Indo-Lanka accord”, Rajapaksa said, while responding …

Bishop Rayappu condemns Keheliya’s comments

Bishop Rayappu condemns Keheliya’s comments

     Mannar Bishop, Rt. Rev. Rayappu Joseph, condemning the comments made against him by Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, at the weekly press briefing on Thursday said the minister, who deals with the media should be extremely cautious when commenting on a person of …

US welcomes India as a rising power: John Kerry

US welcomes India as a rising power: John Kerry

     The US welcomes India as a rising power and backs its inclusion as a permanent member of a reformed and expanded UN Security Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said ahead of his maiden visit to New Delhi. US Secretary of State John Kerry …

Sri Lanka names Parliamentary panel on 13A

Sri Lanka names Parliamentary panel on 13A

      Amidst the ongoing political debate on the abolition of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa appointed a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), ‘to recommend and report on political and constitutional measures to empower the peoples of Sri Lanka to live as one …

Pakistan influence on Taliban commanders helped Afghan breakthrough

Pakistan influence on Taliban commanders helped Afghan breakthrough

      Neighbouring Pakistan’s role in the war has been ambiguous – it is a U.S. ally but has a long history of supporting the Taliban as its proxy in Afghanistan, part of its wider jockeying with regional rival India. Western officials believe Pakistan may …

We hope that India will take measure-M A Sumanthiran

We hope that India will take measure-M A Sumanthiran

     India should take “measures” to ensure that the Sri Lankan government does not succeed in robbing provincial councils of certain powers under the 13th amendment, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said. “We hope that India will take measures to arrest the trend and …

Attorney General indicts Gnanasara Thera

Attorney General indicts Gnanasara Thera

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, yesterday rejected 11 indictments filed by the Attorney General, for carrying out an attack on Calvary Church in Araliya Place, Thalahena. The Thera denied his involvement when the …