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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 …

Jayasuriya Says…

Jayasuriya Says…

Sri Lanka’s new chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya  highlighted the value of senior players in the Test side.Jayasuriya reiterated that his panel would not be waylaid by past disagreements or politics, and would instead endeavour only to improve cricket in Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya also said  that …

US trade mission in Sri Lanka

US trade mission in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The US Embassy in a statement said a multi-sector US Trade Mission – the first since the end of the conflict is in town for two days to explore business and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The  multi-sector U.S. Trade Mission – …

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 …

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 …

Country’s Independence Threatened by IMF: Ranil

Country’s Independence Threatened by IMF: Ranil

Speaking during a ceremony held at the C.W.W Kannangara Madya Maha Vidyalaya in Galle, to mark Sri Lanka’s 65th Independence Anniversary, the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe stated that the country’s independence is being threatened by organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF).The country’s free …

We are dedicated to make Namal Rajapaksa President

We are dedicated to make Namal Rajapaksa President

We are dedicated to make Namal Rajapaksa President says the Project Minister of Ports and Highways, Mr. Rohitha Abeygunawardene. The Minister was speaking at a ceremony held in a temple at Nalluruwa in Panadura. Mr. Namal Rajapaksa too had been present on he occasion. Speaking …

Australian Plans May Breach International Laws

Australian Plans May Breach International Laws

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said pushing asylum seeker boats back at sea without a proper consideration of an individual’s need for protection could place Australia in breach of its international obligations. ”Any such blanket approach would potentially place Australia in breach of its …