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Matale skeletal remains not likely from a routine burial site

Matale skeletal remains not likely from a routine burial site

        The remains of more than 150 people have been excavated to date in  Matale. The skeletal remains were discovered late last year by workers carrying out excavations for a building at the Matale hospital. Various theories abound as to what these remains are with some propounding that they …

Britain’s hypocrisy over Sri Lanka

Britain’s hypocrisy over Sri Lanka

             Few Western countries were louder than Britain in condemning the Sri Lankan army’s shocking violations of human rights as it moved to suppress a bloody rebellion by ethnic Tamils demanding a separate state. Clearly, those words of reproach were …

Bodu Bala Group calls for a boycott

Bodu Bala Group calls for a boycott

         The Bodu Bala Sena group called for the abolition of the Muslim halal system of certifying foods and other goods at a rally in Maharagama yesterday (17). Thousands of supporters of the group attended a rally in Maharagama to hear the …

Sri Lankan, Indian fishermen clash at sea

Sri Lankan, Indian fishermen clash at sea

       A group of fishermen from Sri Lanka and India clashed in Sri Lankan waters on Sunday, a navy spokesman said. Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said the clash occurred along the international maritime boundary which divides both countries in the northwestern …

Ranil led groups trying to arouse communal feelings

Ranil led groups trying to arouse communal feelings

           Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday alleged that a recently set up political grouping led by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was trying to arouse communal feelings among Tamil speaking people living in the Jaffna peninsula. Rajapaksa charged that an attempt was …

British Foreign Office has expressed shock and serious concern

British Foreign Office has expressed shock and serious concern

          The British Foreign Office issuing a press release voiced its shock and serious concern Saturday over the shooting of a British-Sri Lankan journalist in a Colombo suburb. Britain’s South Asia minister Alistair Burt urged the Sri Lankan authorities to identify …

Mohamed Nasheed remains in Indian Mission in Male

Mohamed Nasheed remains in Indian Mission in Male

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed  still remained in the Indian Diplomatic Mission for the fourth day with the country’s judicial watchdog accusing Indian High Commissioner D M Mullay of interfering in the judicial process. Nasheed has remained at …

Police DIGs transferred

Police DIGs transferred

Police Headquarters said Fifteen Deputy Inspector Generals of Police including the DIGs of Presidential Security Division (PSD) and Ministerial Security Division (MSD) have been transferred with effect from today. It also said that the IGP has made these transfers on the approval of Defence Ministry …

Website of Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives Hacked, Database Leaked

Website of Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives Hacked, Database Leaked

        The official website of the Sri Lankan High Commission of Maldives (slhcmaldives.com) has been breached by the hacker Davy Jones. The website’s entire database, which includes administrator and user details, has been published online. This isn’t the first time when Davy …

Unidentified gunmen shoot Leader journalist

Unidentified gunmen shoot Leader journalist

    The editor of the Sunday Leader, Sakunthala Perera, said that Faraz Shauketaly was wounded Friday night by three gunmen who stormed into his home in Mt. Lavinia on the outskirts of the capital, Colombo. She said Faraz suffered injuries to his neck and added …