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BJP leader calls for firm action on Sri Lankan issue

      The Government of India must issue a stern, final warning to Sri Lanka to end attacks on Indian fishermen and then follow that up with concrete action. The lax being exhibited by the Centre in dealing with the island nation has emboldened …

Sri Lanka Cricket censures Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka Cricket censures Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga has been warned by Sri Lanka Cricket to maintain better relations with the media following his spat with journalists. Malinga’s behaviour was condemned by the local media with public opinion mounting on the SLC to discipline him. Lasith Malinga will s to be …

Sri Lanka Opposition Leader launches a commission to study violence against women

Sri Lanka Opposition Leader launches a commission to study violence against women

     Sri Lanka Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has appointed a commission to look into the violence against women and the steps needed to be taken to prevent such violence. The commission commenced its work ceremonially Thursday at the parliamentary complex. It is expected to …

Commonwealth Business Forum 2013 to be held in Sri Lanka in Nov

Commonwealth Business Forum 2013 to be held in Sri Lanka in Nov

     The Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) 2013 to be held in the Sri Lankan capital in November will bring investment opportunities to the island, the Chairman of the Commonwealth Business Council, Dr. Mohan Kaul said. It will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 12-14 …

Rights of Sri Lanka’s Soldier’s vs LTTE Terrorists

Rights of Sri Lanka’s Soldier’s vs LTTE Terrorists

Shenali Waduge In the current context of things it is imperative that we draw the lines between what and who are legal and what and who are not. With 32 nations including Sri Lanka having banned LTTE as a terrorist organization we would first like …

WHY HAVEN’T YOU SEEN ME BEFORE

WHY HAVEN’T YOU SEEN ME BEFORE

   The incident involving the Sri Lankan cricketer ‘slinger’  Lasith Malinga when he confronted with the media personnel during the period of signing of the players in front of the SLC premises had now become a real joke in all quarters of the country including …

Indian fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Coast Guard

Indian fishermen allege attack by Sri Lankan Coast Guard

   Four fishermen from Punducherry have been injured in an alleged attack by Sri Lankan Coast Guard personnel, who, they say, threw chilly powder in their eyes, beat them up and dumped their equipment, worth fifteen lakh rupees in the sea. Five Karaikal-based fishermen had …

English politician to urge Queen to boycott Commonwealth summit

English politician to urge Queen to boycott Commonwealth summit

    An English politician Friday urged the Queen to boycott the Commonwealth summit in Colombo later this year to protest against Sri Lanka’s failure to prosecute the killers of a British tourist in 2011. The MP Simon Danczuk said his constituent, Khuram Sheikh, was …

Courts issue enjoining orders for and against UNP

Courts issue enjoining orders for and against UNP

       Colombo District Court today refused to issue an Enjoining Order preventing the UNP from conducting a disciplinary inquiry on Deputy Minister Abdul Cader. The Deputy Minister who contested under the UNP had filed an application seeking an order from court to prevent …

Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and  the EU, Chief Justice

Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and the EU, Chief Justice

   Chief Justice Mohan Peiris has said that Sri Lanka could teach lessons on human rights to the US and  the EU although they are trying to teach human rights to Sri Lanka now in Geneva.They started to talk about human rights after the second …