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Commonwealth Secretary-General opens talks pushing for judicial independence

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– Director of Communications and Public Affairs Mr Richard Uku said the Secretary-General will discuss matters of shared interest between Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which takes place in Sri Lanka in November. The …

Fisheries Department Officials in Rameswaram allege that Sri Lankans damaged Boats

Fisheries Department Officials in Rameswaram allege that Sri Lankans damaged Boats

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Fisheries department officials in Rameswaram alleged today that Sri Lankan Naval personnel damaged boats of some fishermen and pelted stones at them while they were fishing in Kachathivu isle in the Palk Straits, The personnel are alleged to have cut …

India will support resolution if SL fails to Honour UN recommendations

India will support resolution if SL fails to Honour UN recommendations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         India would support any resolution brought forward by United Nations against Sri Lanka if the island nation does not honour recommendations of the world body …

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 …