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IPL: Question mark over Lankan players

IPL: Question mark over Lankan players

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Growing protests against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu have raised questions over the participation of Lankan cricketers in IPL matches to be played in …

GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote

GoSL rejects joint resolution, stage set for Geneva vote

       By Shamindra Ferdinando  (Island.lk) Sri Lanka’s refusal to move a joint resolution on accountability issues, at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions, has set the stage for a vote on the second US motion, targeting the country, since the …

SL envoy compares TN protests to terrorism

SL envoy compares TN protests to terrorism

        Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam on Monday compared the protests in Tamil Nadu against war crimes in Sri Lanka to terrorism and said the country will oppose any resolution against its army. Talking to CNN-IBN, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner …

Over 500 Students Arrested in Chennai

Over 500 Students Arrested in Chennai

      Students from different regions including Coimbatore, Salem and Tirunelvel resorted to a wide range of protests from fasting to agitation to boycotting their classes. They demanded India   move amendments to  the US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council and insisted on …

Mattala Airport opened

Mattala Airport opened

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     A new chapter was turned in the aviation history of the country with the opening of the Mattala airport today(18) with the first flight …

Bodu Bala Sena will continue its struggle

Bodu Bala Sena will continue its struggle

     The Bodu Bala Sena says some politicians are scared of the public support the organisation, made up of mostly Buddhist monks, has got in recent times. Speaking at the Bodu Bala Sena convention in Kandy this evening, the executive Committee Member of the …

Lanka on Alert for Coronovirus

Lanka on Alert for Coronovirus

        Sri Lanka is on alert for the new virus that could lead to serious illness but there is no cause for panic, assured a top health official.All hospitals have been alerted to be vigilant for any severe respiratory infections as well …

Sri Lankan Students Attacked

Sri Lankan Students Attacked

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–          A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero, was assaulted by members of Tamil outfits at the Big Temple in Thanjavur on Saturday. He was part of a team of students of the Institute of Archaeology of …

Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

    MAHINDA SAMARASINGHE, Minister of Plantation Industries and Special Envoy of the President of Sri Lanka on Human Rights, said that a year after its first Universal Periodic Review in …

DMK threatens to pull out ministers over Sri Lanka issue

     The United Progressive Alliance’s (UPA) key ally DMK threatened to quit the UPA government unless the U.S.-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council was strengthened with a firm demand for an independent international probe into war crimes. “If this demand is …