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Objection filed against nomination of Upali Dharmadasa to Sri Lanka Cricket presidency

Objection filed against nomination of Upali Dharmadasa to Sri Lanka Cricket presidency

     An objection has been filed by Ervin Jayawardana of Kurunegala District Cricket Association who has filed nominations for the post of Vice Treasurer of SLC. He has cited that Upali Dharmadasa’s nomination is invalid since he had not played first class cricket. He …

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

Makkal Viduthalai Katchi activists arrested on way to Katchatheevu

     About 350 activists of a pro Sri Lankan Tamil outfit were arrested when they were on their way to Katchatheevu Saturday morning to hoist the tricolour at the islet, police said. Makkal Viduthalai Katchi members, led by party founder and former MLA Murugavel Rajan …

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

US to move resolution during UN Human Rights Council session

     The US is set to move a new resolution against Sri Lanka at the current session of the UN Human Rights Council. This was stated by Patrick Ventrell Acting Deputy Spokesperson at the Daily Press Briefing of the US Department of State. “we do intend to, as I mentioned …

Sri Lanka Cricket team in contract dispute

   While all eyes are focused upon the upcoming Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) elections, a major contract crisis is threatening to destroy the Sri Lanka cricket team ahead of the home series against Bangladesh that will start tomorrow with a three-day warm-up game at Matara. …

Sumanthiran calls upon the Sri Lankan Govt to Cooperate with any UNHRC Resolution

       MA Sumanthiran TNA MP Addressing the Global Tamil Federation 3rd Anniversary Conference in London calls upon the Sri Lankan Govt to Cooperate with any UNHRC Resolution Seeking Implementation of LLRC Recommendations and Ascertainment of Truth.Sri Lanka must now work with the United Nations to …

UN HRC disassociates itself from screening of No Fire Zone at UN Premises in Geneva

UN HRC disassociates itself from screening of No Fire Zone at UN Premises in Geneva

     The United Nations Human Rights Council has disassociated itself from the screening of the Channel 4 film “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” organized by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and FIFDH to be held on Friday (01 March 2013) …

Jaffna Music Festival opens tomorrow

Jaffna Music Festival opens tomorrow

      The season two of the Jaffana Music Festival (JMF) will come alive at the Jaffna Municipal grounds on 1st and 2nd March with the participation of hundreds of Sri Lankan and international artists. The festival will host a diverse array of music …

Should not call Sri Lanka an ‘enemy country’, says India’s Salman Khurshid

Should not call Sri Lanka an ‘enemy country’, says India’s Salman Khurshid

          Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid told Rajya Sabha today that Sri Lanka is not an enemy of India. During the debate on Sri Lanka the minister also said, “We may have anguish, we may have anger but we should not …

Exxon, Total Study Sri Lanka Oil Reserves Ahead of Biggest Sale

Exxon, Total Study Sri Lanka Oil Reserves Ahead of Biggest Sale

     Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Total SA (FP) are among explorers reviewing Sri Lanka’s oil and natural gas reserves ahead of the biggest auction of blocks planned by a nation that imports all its crude. Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest oil company by …

Sri Lanka moving backwards,Robert Blake

Sri Lanka moving backwards,Robert Blake

     US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, has told the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, that Sri Lanka is moving backwards on democracy. Responding to questions raised by the Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia …