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Commonwealth meeting:  Narayansamy says Manmohan to decide

Commonwealth meeting: Narayansamy says Manmohan to decide

         Terming as “ill-founded” and “motivated” charges against Congress and the UPA Government on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, Union Minister V Narayanasamy today alleged students were being instigated by some persons to stage agitations on the issue. India was one of …

The BASL convocation held,presided by 43rd Chief Justice

The BASL convocation held,presided by 43rd Chief Justice

       The Bar Association’s 39th Annual Convocation was held yesterday (30)  presided-over by the 43rd Chief Justice of the country Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. The de facto Chief Justice Mohan Peiris was absent from the ceremony and Attorney General Palitha Fernando who was present …

Thilanga Sumapthipala says he would not give up his fight until the Dharmadasa brothers are chased away from cricket

Thilanga Sumapthipala says he would not give up his fight until the Dharmadasa brothers are chased away from cricket

          While completely rejecting and condemning the findings of the report submitted to the Sports Minister by a committee appointed to look into the eligibility of his nomination for Presidency of Sri Lanka (SLC), MP Thilanga Sumapthipala said that he would …

Sanath Jayasuriya justifies his selection of minister’s son

Sanath Jayasuriya justifies his selection of minister’s son

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors has justified the selection of a minister’s son in the national squad for the one-off Twenty20 against Bangladesh, after his panel attracted sharp criticism in some parts of the local media. …

India’s Role In Sri Lanka

India’s Role In Sri Lanka

By G Parthasarathy  (Courtesy, Sri Lanka Guardian) With a population of barely 20 million, people in Sri Lanka have, in recent years, shed earlier prejudices and fears about India. Roughly one-thirds of its Tamil population of 3 million constitutes the descendants of Indian workers who sought employment …

HSBC faces money laundering claims in Argentina

HSBC faces money laundering claims in Argentina

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Banking giant HSBC, which was hit with a US fine for money laundering last year, is facing fresh accusations of illegal activity in Argentina.  Argentina has alleged that the bank used “fake receipts” to facilitate money laundering …

Khurshid rejects TN resolution against Sri Lanka

Khurshid rejects TN resolution against Sri Lanka

        Days after the DMK pulled out of the Centre and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa barred Sri Lankan cricketers from playing in Chennai, the Centre has taken a tough stand on politics over Sri Lankan Tamils. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid …

Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report

Sri Lanka facing constitutional crisis concludes IBAHRI report

The removal from office in Sri Lanka of Chief Justice Bandaranayake was unlawful, is undermining public confidence in the rule of law, and threatening to eviscerate the country’s judiciary as an independent guarantor of constitutional rights states the Executive Summary of an International Bar Association’s …

TN crisis bolsters anti-devolution project

TN crisis bolsters anti-devolution project

     Courtesy: The Island Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that the ongoing crisis in the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, over accountability issues here, should discourage those pushing for devolution of power under the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. A hostile provincial administration …

Mobitel support for extremists?

Mobitel support for extremists?

       Mobitel the subsidiary of the publicly listed Sri Lanka Telecom, is one of the country’s largest telecom services companies, and one of the most visible corporates in Sri Lanka. Mobitel has been openly funding hate groups such as the Bodu Bala Sena …