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Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka

Statement by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma on conclusion of his official visit to Sri Lanka

“The commonwealth remains committed to supporting Sri Lanka in continuing to strengthen its culture of democracy, pluralism, human rights, sustainable development, the rule of law, and other fundamental Commonwealth values …

UN – OHCHR Report on advice and technical assistance to Sri Lanka, on reconciliation and accountability

UN – OHCHR Report on advice and technical assistance to Sri Lanka, on reconciliation and accountability

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their report on what procedures have to be taken on Sri Lanka to further the processes started with last year’s resolution at the UNHRC. The report released …

India to set up 09 language labs in Sri Lanka’s 09 provinces

India to set up 09 language labs in Sri Lanka’s 09 provinces

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Indian High Commission in Colombo announced plans for language labs to be set up in each of Sri Lanka’s nine provinces. The initiative will fulfil a pledge made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government during a June 2010 visit …

Defense Secretary on challenges a country would face

Defense Secretary on challenges a country would face

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      “The Government will not compromise when it comes to providing security to the nation” The Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa expressed these views while delivering the …

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith named as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith named as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Forbes magazine has named Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith named as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Forbes said that Cardinal Albert Malcolm …

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

President Rajapakse visits Jaffna

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be in Jaffna today ( 12) and tomorrow to participate in number of official events and ceremonies. The President will declare open the Chunnakam power plant this morning and also will address the district …

Commonwealth Secretary General reviews CHOGM preparations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday afternoon at Temple Trees and held discussions with the President. The discussion focused on the Sri Lankan government’s ongoing preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) …

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at end of month

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation at end of month

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th.born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger; 16 April 1927) in Germany he is …

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

Horana Coconut case withdrawan

          The case filed against the 13-year-old girl who had allegedly stolen 08 coconuts from a garden was withdrawn from the Horana Magistrate’s Court today by the plaintiff through a motion. The coconut stealing incident became one of the most sympathetic cases and was controversial …

Common Opposition front to be formed today

Common Opposition front to be formed today

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      An opposition front comprising eleven parties will be formed today and a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed at the New Town Hall at 2.00 p.m. The political parties to sign the Memorandum of Understanding are the United Socialist …