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And now it’s Ferial Ashraff

And now it’s Ferial Ashraff

     Ms. Ferial Ashraff, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Singapore is the latest target in the on going anti-Muslim campaign of the Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS).The BBS has demanded that Ferial Ashraff’s services be terminated immediately and that she be recalled from Singapore. The demand …

Indian vehicle manufacturers affected by Indo – Lanka relations

Indian vehicle manufacturers affected by Indo – Lanka relations

        India’s diplomatic stand on Sri Lanka’s human rights violations seems to have cost Indian vehicle manufacturers greatly. Last year, after India voted against Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Sri Lanka increased duties on vehicle imports. The import …

BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts after ‘interference’ in Tamil programme

BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts after ‘interference’ in Tamil programme

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         The BBC said on Tuesday it was suspending its World Service FM radio broadcasts in Sri Lanka due to “continued interruption and interference” in its Tamil programming. Both English language and Tamil services broadcast via the Sri …

TN asks to withdraw 1974 agreement with Lanka

TN asks to withdraw 1974 agreement with Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        The Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday asked the Centre to initiate diplomatic steps to check the rising attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy. The Jayalalithaa Governmnt also urged the Centre to withdraw the 1974 agreement ceding …

Jayalalithaa: No Sri Lankan players in Chennai IPL matches

Jayalalithaa: No Sri Lankan players in Chennai IPL matches

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The Sri Lankan players will not be taking part in the ten Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to be held in Chennai, the governing council of the tournament announced today. This is hours after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J …

Sri Lanka not on the agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

Sri Lanka not on the agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group

        The Commonwealth Secretariat Tuesday said Sri Lanka’s human rights situation will not be on the agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) meeting next month. Some countries, especially Canada, had tried to include Sri Lanka on the agenda citing its …

International Community employing double standards

International Community employing double standards

      Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa  said that  the international  community, International media , NGO’s  as well as the local political forces who are not in line with the thinking of the government, and certain powerful countries and their allies are blatantly employing double …

Commissioner of Elections summons office bearers of the ‘ ‘Democratic Party,

Commissioner of Elections summons office bearers of the ‘ ‘Democratic Party,

     The Commissioner of Elections has summoned  the new office bearers of the ‘ ‘Democratic Party, as well as it former  General Secretary Mt, Tiran Alles, for a meeting with him on the 28, for a further discussion pertaining to the registration of the …

Students to petition against IPL matches in Chennai

Students to petition against IPL matches in Chennai

         The Students Federation for Free Eelam is planning to petition the city police commissioner to urge him not to grant permission for the IPL cricket matches in Chennai, if Sri Lankan players are participating. The first IPL match this season is …

Thilanga Sumathipala’s nomination rejected by Sports Minister

Thilanga Sumathipala’s nomination rejected by Sports Minister

     Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said he had rejected Thilanga Sumathipala’s nomination for the presidency of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) as it violated the Sports Law. The Minister further said that SLC had received three complaints of violations against Sumathipala. According to that the …