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Conflicts in SLFP: Fowzie Walks Away

Conflicts in SLFP: Fowzie Walks Away

         The conflicts within the SLFP are deepening with the policy followed in appointing electoral organizers say reports. The immediate incident has been when Senior Minister on Urban Affairs A.H.M. Fowzie walked away from the SLFP Central Committee meeting held regarding appointment …

Kumar Rupesinghe wants his share

Kumar Rupesinghe wants his share

        Norway and Sri Lanka are on a collision course over a case filed by Dr. Kumar Rupesinghe Chairman of the Foundation for Co-Existence in the District Court of Colombo against Norway refusing to make payments to the Foundation of Co-Existence, headed …

New Police Hotline for Religious Harassment Complaints

New Police Hotline for Religious Harassment Complaints

      The Police media unit said a hotline has been established to inform of Religious harassment which will be operational 24 hours of the day. The police media unit said that Sri Lanka is a multi-religious country where all communities live in harmony. …

Hakeem says I will Resign

Hakeem says I will Resign

At a meeting held at the vocational training centre in Nintavur, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader and Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem threatened to resign, along with the other SLMC ministers, from all portfolios if the government fails to fulfil the SLMC’s demands within …

Sri Lanka hopes India will vote against US Reolution

      Sri Lanka said it hoped India will vote for it in the upcoming UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva. Sri Lankan Minister for Public Administration W.D.J. Seneviratne told reporters in India that there had been “a remarkable improvement in the human rights situation” …

Sri Lanka President At Tirupati shrine

Sri Lanka President At Tirupati shrine

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse worshipped at the famous shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati today, amid tight security. Before worshiping, he took part in the ‘Suprabhatha’ recitation ritual in the sanctum sanctorum, temple sources said. Later, the temple priests …

Cardinal complains to IGP of harassment

Cardinal complains to IGP of harassment

  ▶sinhala-සිංහල ▶english– [ Courtesy :The Island ] The Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith on Tuesday, complained in writing to Inspector General of Police N. K. Illangakoon of police …

DMK Members Create Uproar in Tamil Nadu Assembly

DMK Members Create Uproar in Tamil Nadu Assembly

– සිංහල – DMK members were suspended from the Tamil Nadu assembly till Friday when a debate on Sri Lanka caused an uproar that the speaker ruled was undignified. The ruling AIADMK has accused the DMK of ignoring the large-scale killings of Tamils during the …

Bank of Ceylon Branch Attacked in Chennai

Bank of Ceylon Branch Attacked in Chennai

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– An unidentified group on Thursday afternoon ransacked the Bank of Ceylon branch in Egmore and attacked its employees. The attack is suspected to be orchestrated by a Tamil group in protest against the visit of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa to …

HRW Wants Shift of Commonwealth Meeting

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Human Rights Watch in a letter to the Commonwealth Heads of Government has asked the Commonwealth to shift its meeting, scheduled for November, out of Sri Lanka. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a biennial summit meeting …