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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 …

Stop Hate Campaign – UNP Leader

Stop Hate Campaign – UNP Leader

– සිංහල – Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking in Parliament yesterday (7) sought effective and urgent action from the Government to stop the hate campaign against Muslims, prevent …

American Bar Association ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Judicial Independence in Sri Lanka

American Bar Association ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Judicial Independence in Sri Lanka

Citing impeachment proceedings against the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and her removal from office, the American Bar Association (ABA) expressed its grave concern about the independence of the judiciary. ABA President Laurel G. Bellows In a letter to President Mahinda …

Support for UN resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC session- Alistair Burt

Support for UN resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC session- Alistair Burt

 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia Alistair Burt said his country will continue to urge the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lankan Government to make ‘serious progress’, towards a political settlement in the country. Answering questions on UK’s policy towards Sri Lanka …

CIA renditions ‘aided by 54 countries’ includes Sri Lanka

CIA renditions ‘aided by 54 countries’ includes Sri Lanka

 Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency embarked on a highly classified program of secret detention and extraordinary rendition of terrorist suspects. The program was …

Tamil Eelam Flag Hoisted in Geelong City, Australia

Tamil Eelam Flag Hoisted in Geelong City, Australia

The Tamil Eelam flag was hoisted at the Geelong city in Australia at the Labour Union building at Geelong city on 4th Feb, by a small group of Tamil supporters of the LTTE domiciled in Australia. After the defeat of the LTTE by the Sri …