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BASL says, stop harassment of Shirani Bandaranayake

BASL says, stop harassment of Shirani Bandaranayake

   The Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) passed a resolution on Friday evening urging the authorities immediately stop harassing and humiliating Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. A BASL spokesperson said the BASL Executive Committee (Ex-co) deplored that Dr. Bandaranayake has been subjected to …

Countries who voted for US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC did so with other intentions

Countries who voted for US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC did so with other intentions

    External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris says Sri Lanka is being used as a stage by some countries to gain the support of the United States.Speaking at an event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Colombo. The Minister said that Sri …

Azath Salley released: President revokes detention order

Azath Salley released: President revokes detention order

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–     Former Deputy Mayor of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Azath Salley, was released from CID custody yesterday afternoon  after President Mahinda Rajapaksa revoked the detention order ending his eight-day detention under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Salley was …

Tamil Nadu Urges Indian Government to Boycott CHOGM

Tamil Nadu Urges Indian Government to Boycott CHOGM

     South Indian political party Viduthalai Siruththaigal states that India should refrain from taking part in the CHOGM summit scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka in November. The leader of the party Thol – thiru – mavalavan has made this request from the …

President Rajapaksa arrives in Uganda

President Rajapaksa arrives in Uganda

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       President   Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka arrives in Uganda on Saturday to participate in the Commonwealth Local Government conference. Vellupillai Kanathan consul general for Sri Lanka in Uganda said the head of state would spend four days in …

TN fishermen enter Lankan waters: Jaffna forum

TN fishermen enter Lankan waters: Jaffna forum

     The claim of Tamil Nadu fishermen that they do not go beyond Kachchativu to fish and that they are attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy in Indian waters is completely fictitious, say Jaffna fishermen. “It is a blatant lie (Pachcha Poi),” said an …

State sector employees would suffer from consequences of the continuing drop in state income: D. E. W. Gunasekera

State sector employees would suffer from consequences of the continuing drop in state income: D. E. W. Gunasekera

Communist Party of Sri Lanka General Secretary and Senior Minister yesterday urged state sector trade unions to push for far reaching financial reforms or face the consequences. In fact, the CP Leader said the state sector employees would be the first to suffer from the …

CPC directed to give CEB oil on credit to avert power crisis.

CPC directed to give CEB oil on credit to avert power crisis.

     The government has directed the Petroleum Corporation (CEYPECTC) to provide 5,000 MT of fuel, costing Rs. 500 million, on credit to the 270 MW West Coast Combined Cycle plant at Kerawalapitiya to avert possible power shedding during the peak hours. Despite its earlier stand …

Sri Lanka has to watch inflation, banks, taxes and draw more FDI: IMF

Sri Lanka has to watch inflation, banks, taxes and draw more FDI: IMF

   Sri Lanka has to watch inflation, bank credit, tax revenues, keep monetary policy tight and avoid guaranteeing bank forex borrowings and instead create an environment for foreign direct investments, the International Monetary Fund has said.  The executive board of the IMF in a review …

Salley arrested as he conspired to mobilize Muslims for an armed struggle with Tamil group in Tamil Nadu.

Salley arrested as he conspired to mobilize Muslims for an armed struggle with Tamil group in Tamil Nadu.

      In a damning revelation, powerful Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated Muslim politician Azath Salley was arrested as he conspired to mobilize Sri Lankan Muslims for an armed struggle along with a Tamil group in Tamil Nadu. Speaking to our sister paper, …