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Dutch Canal ( Hamilton Canal) to be developed as a tourist attraction

Dutch Canal ( Hamilton Canal) to be developed as a tourist attraction

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      Work on the developing of the the 14km of the Hamilton Canal from Hendala to the Negombo Lagoon section is nearing completion with the work being carried at a fast pace by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development …

Muslim Militancy In Sri Lanka: Four Groups Based In Colombo – Former US Intelligence Officer

Muslim Militancy In Sri Lanka: Four Groups Based In Colombo – Former US Intelligence Officer

      There are four primary Muslim groups based in Colombo: Sri Lanka Jamthi Islam, Thauhid Jamath, Thableeq Jamath, and Jamathi Muslim.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington. This was reported in a leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable discusses Muslim militancy …

Students storm Mihin Lanka office in Trichy

Students storm Mihin Lanka office in Trichy

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Eleven students were taken into custody by the police on Wednesday, as they stormed into the Mihin Lanka airline’s corporate office at Trichy. They charged that the Sri Lankan airline was owned by the brother of Sri Lankan …

India-aided projects in Sri Lanka not stopped

India-aided projects in Sri Lanka not stopped

       The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India on Wednesday (03) denied reports that India-aided projects in Sri Lanka having been halted in retaliation to India voting against the island nation at the United Nations Human Rights Council and the extreme views …

Petition against rejection for SLC presidency

Petition against rejection for SLC presidency

      Thilanga Sumathipala filed a petition challengeing the appointment of Jayantha Dharmadasa as head of Sri Lanka Cricket by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.in the Court of Appeal yesterday (2). The petition has cited Minister Aluthgamage, Ministry Secretary, Anura Jayasinghe, Chairman of Sri Lanka …

Sri Lankan government must prosecute those responsible – ACF

Sri Lankan government must prosecute those responsible – ACF

      The Sri Lankan government must find and prosecute those responsible for the massacre of 17 aid workers during the country’s 25-year civil war, French charity Action Contre La Faim (ACF) has said. The killing of the aid workers, who were shot at …

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe meets Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe meets Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha

     Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe who is on a two-day official visit on an invitation of the Indian government, met Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and BJP leader L.K Advani. He is also to meet with the Indian President Pranab …

Port workers threaten boycott of Indian cargo

Port workers threaten boycott of Indian cargo

      Workers at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port on Tuesday (2) called for a boycott of cargo from neighboring India amid worsening relations. Government affiliated union workers staged a protest at the entrance to the Colombo port, demanding that the government retaliate against politicians …

Dharmadasa appointment challenged

Dharmadasa appointment challenged

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The Colombo District Cricket Association (CDCA) filed legal action challenging the appointment of Jayantha Dharmadasa as Sri Lanka Cricket President charging that the appointment was unlawful and urged that it be annulled. An enjoining order requested from the Colombo District …

Sri Lankan players to play in IPL

Sri Lankan players to play in IPL

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–       Despite mounting pressure from nationalists to snub the event, Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the players were allowed to take part in the Indian Premier League in view of BCCI’s assistance to Sri Lanka at …