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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to draw series

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to draw series

       Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by three wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Thursday to tie the three-match one-day series at 1-1. Bangladesh, chasing a rain-revised target of 183 off 27 overs, won the day-night match with six balls to spare in Pallekele …

Massive cyber attack hits Internet users

Massive cyber attack hits Internet users

      Internet users around the globe were facing slowed down service thanks to what’s being called the biggest cyberattack in history. The prolonged denial-of-service assault is targeting The Spamhaus Project, a European spam-fighting group that has gone after CyberBunker, a data-storage company that …

David Miliband resigns as MP

David Miliband resigns as MP

       David Miliband, The former foreign secretary announced this morning that he was quitting as MP for South Shields and moving to the US to run a charity. David Miliband, 47, is leaving the UK to run the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a …

Chauvinism at its worst – Editorial, The Hindu

Chauvinism at its worst – Editorial, The Hindu

       Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa did more than give her stamp of approval to calls for protests against the participation of Sri Lankan players in the Indian Premier League. By declaring that the State government will permit the matches to be held …

Jayalalithaa calls for a referendum

Jayalalithaa calls for a referendum

     Moving a resolution in the House on Wednesday Chief minister Jayalalithaa said there should be an impartial, international and independent probe for the alleged war crimes and genocide in Sri Lanka. “Based on this investigation, those found guilty should be tried in the …

Mangala Was Certainly Better Than GL Pieris

Mangala Was Certainly Better Than GL Pieris

     ( Remarks By Prof Rajiva Wijesinha at the launch on Saturday March 23, of Dayan Jayatilleka’s ‘Long War, Cold Peace’-Vijitha Yapa Publishers, 2013)    In Parliament,I told Dr Jayalath Jayawardena, who is a master manipulator, that instead of making insidious use of the government’s misfortunes, he …

And now it’s Ferial Ashraff

And now it’s Ferial Ashraff

     Ms. Ferial Ashraff, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Singapore is the latest target in the on going anti-Muslim campaign of the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS).The BBS has demanded that Ferial Ashraff’s services be terminated immediately and that she be recalled from Singapore. The demand …

Indian vehicle manufacturers affected by Indo – Lanka relations

Indian vehicle manufacturers affected by Indo – Lanka relations

        India’s diplomatic stand on Sri Lanka’s human rights violations seems to have cost Indian vehicle manufacturers greatly. Last year, after India voted against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka increased duties on vehicle imports. The import …

BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts after ‘interference’ in Tamil programme

BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts after ‘interference’ in Tamil programme

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         The BBC said on Tuesday it was suspending its World Service FM radio broadcasts in Sri Lanka due to “continued interruption and interference” in its Tamil programming. Both English language and Tamil services broadcast via the Sri …

TN asks to withdraw 1974 agreement with Lanka

TN asks to withdraw 1974 agreement with Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday asked the Centre to initiate diplomatic steps to check the rising attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy. The Jayalalithaa Governmnt also urged the Centre to withdraw the 1974 agreement ceding …