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All UK visa applications to be made online

All UK visa applications to be made online

     From Monday 6 May 2013, Sri Lankan applicants and their dependants who are applying for a UK visa will need to make their applications online. From this date, manually completed application forms will no longer be accepted, the British High Commission in Colombo …

Boston bombings planned for 2 years

Boston bombings planned for 2 years

    According to an article in world news desk a source within Iran’s intelligence services, the Islamic regime’s Quds Forces, a special unit of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of extraterritorial operations, have done extensive planning on gatherings, events and high-value targets in the …

Officials of the British High Commission meets BBS

Officials of the British High Commission meets BBS

     Officials of the British High Commission has held discussions with the authorities of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) yesterday (24). The discussion was held at the headquarters of BBS with the participation of the leader of BBS Ven Kirama Wimalajothi Thera, Financial Secretary …

Company suspends employee who posted hate messages

Company suspends employee who posted hate messages

     An employee of a respected Sri Lankan company was suspended for a month after an inquiry found him guilty of sprouting racial hatred and sexually derogatory remarks on Facebook. This is the first time in Lanka where a private sector company had taken …

CHOGM will go ahead: too late for a venue change

    Sri Lanka, whose economy is supported by more than US$6 billion remittances by its migrant workers, had hoped to showcase its post-war revival at this year’s Commonwealth summit, but observers say its biggest international event in decades is in danger of becoming a …

Commonwealth Lawyers Association’s unprecedented call for Sri Lanka’s suspension from the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Lawyers Association’s unprecedented call for Sri Lanka’s suspension from the Commonwealth

      Recent developments in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe took centre stage at last week’s Commonwealth Law Conference in Cape Town, South Africa with the General Assembly of members giving unanimous acclaim to the Resolution by their Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), calling …

Your job is to write, my job is to play: Sachin Tendulkar to bat on

Your job is to write, my job is to play: Sachin Tendulkar to bat on

     Record-breaking batsman Sachin Tendulkar turns 40 on Wednesday with no plans to retire despite media speculation and recent form suggesting that age is finally catching up with the “Little Master”. Test and one-day cricket’s greatest run-scorer approaches the game with undiminished enthusiasm and …

Manmohan Singh to facilitate resettlement of group of Sri Lankan Tamils in UAE.

Manmohan Singh to facilitate resettlement of group of Sri Lankan Tamils in UAE.

      Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko informing him that the Centre would be in touch with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to …

Indian-aided power plant in to begin work in July

Indian-aided power plant in to begin work in July

      The much-delayed India-aided power project at Sampur in Trincomalee district in Eastern Sri Lanka is to commence in July this year. The Minister for Power, Pavithra Wanniarachchi said on Monday (22) that preliminary construction work would begin in July and the plant …

Karuna wants Centre to exert pressure to shift CHOGM

Karuna wants Centre to exert pressure to shift CHOGM

    DMK today appealed to the Centre to exert pressure for shifting the venue of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) from Sri Lanka  to be held in November. M Karunanidhi,  said a recent Commonwealth Legal Conference at Capetown where Chief Justices of …