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South Africa  Deputy FM Ebrahim meets JVP

South Africa Deputy FM Ebrahim meets JVP

      A  meeting between visiting Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa and Member of the African National Congress National Executive Committee Mr. Ebrahim Ebrahim and the Leader of the JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe was held yesterday  (24th). The JVP states …

Kevin Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister after overthrowing Gillard

Kevin Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister after overthrowing Gillard

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Kevin Rudd  re-assumed the leadership of the Australian Labor Party and became the Australian Prime Minister for the second time, three years after he was himself deposed by Julia Gillard and with a divided nation just months away …

Thamilini freed

Thamilini freed

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Former LTTE women’s wing political head, Thamilini, was freed today after completing rehabilitation, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Brigadier Dharshana Hettiarachi said. He said that her mother and her sister together with the sister’s children met Thamilini and took her …

Pakistani Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistani Army Chief to visit Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani will arrive in Sri Lanka on Thursday to further enhance military ties between the two nations. He is due to undertake a three day visit to Sri Lanka starting from June …

TNA and DPF leaders hold discussions

TNA and DPF leaders hold discussions

 The TNA and DNPF leaders met to discuss about the 13th amendment and steps to be taken by the Tamil and Muslim political parties  at the northern provincial council election. TNA leader R.Sambanthan, general secretary Mawai Senathiraja, Selvam Adaichalanathan, M Sumanthiran and K.Sarweswaran  and leader of the …

BJP slams Indian policy on Lanka

BJP slams Indian policy on Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–          BJP leader Jaswant Singh today held politicians responsible for the country’s present security situation, saying they are to be blamed as they are at the helm of governance. “There is a lack of governance, and the situation would …

South Africa offers to mediate

South Africa offers to mediate

      South Africa has offered to mediate between the government and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to resume direct talks, the TNA said. The TNA said that the offer was made when visiting South African Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim met a TNA …

Commonwealth ought to take Sri Lanka to task

Commonwealth ought to take Sri Lanka to task

     The world is so busy cheering on the emergence of democracy in Myanmar that it is in danger of averting its eyes from the assault on democracy in another Asian country — Sri Lanka. In fact, the sins of the Sri Lankan government …

Ministers oppose moves to dilute 13A

Ministers oppose moves to dilute 13A

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       “The Government will not receive a two thirds majority in Parliament for a revision of the provincial council system through a constitutional amendment,” Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne told a news conference yesterday. The Ministers said that there was …

Private sector must stop corruption and pay their taxes to build a better Sri Lanka

Private sector must stop corruption and pay their taxes to build a better Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka’s Treasury Secretary Dr. PB Jayasundera called on the private sector to stop corruption and pay taxes and work harder in order to transform Sri Lanka into a more vibrant economy where all citizens benefited from development, as government tax revenue continued …