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Protest in Jaffna

Protest in Jaffna

TNA,UNP,  DPF politicians together with people of the area engaged in a hunger strike demanding the release of their land and resettling people in the original home lands owned by them in the high security zone in the Waligamam  area. Opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, who also …

Women’s WC: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 87 runs to finish 5th

Women’s WC: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa by 87 runs to finish 5th

      Sri Lanka thrashed South Africa by 87 runs to finish fifth in the ICC Women’s World Cup in Cuttack on Friday. Batting first at the Barabati Stadium, Sri Lanka put up a decent score of 243 for seven in stipulated 50 overs …

Army Court of Inquiry on Channel 4 Allegations

Army Court of Inquiry on Channel 4 Allegations

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The Sri Lanka Army’s court of inquiry (C of I ) report, that was handed over today to the Commander of the Army revealed that the instances of she lling referred in the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report were …

Transitional adminstration in NE is a ‘matter of urgency’ – TNPF

Transitional adminstration in NE is a ‘matter of urgency’ – TNPF

         In a statement released at a press conference held in Jaffna on Tuesday, The Tamil National People’s Front criticised the failure of the international community “complete failure of the UN and the international community in its obligations under the doctrine of …

Pak CJ didn’t support ICJ on impeachment

Pak CJ didn’t support ICJ on impeachment

Pakistan’s  Supreme Court releasing a press release said that  Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry disassociating himself from a controversial letter written to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by the International Council of Jurists, supporting the process to impeach Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake. Reference the press statement issued …

Plea in Madras HC to shut Indian mission in Sri Lanka

Plea in Madras HC to shut Indian mission in Sri Lanka

        The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has reserved its orders on a writ petition seeking to close down the Indian High Commission and Embassy at Sri Lanka and to recall its ambassador as a mark of International protest. Solai …

U.S. Opens Two Hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka

U.S. Opens Two Hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–            The U.S. Embassy in a press release said it has opened two new hospitals at a cost of over $1,000,000 to provide services in conflict affected areas of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. On February 12, Deputy …

Swiss push for Reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

Swiss push for Reconciliation plan for Sri Lanka

       Switzerland is backing a South African post-Apartheid reconciliation initiative to bring the parties involved in Sri Lanka’s conflict to the negotiating table. Since 2011 South Africa and civil society groups have been leading a multi-pronged peace initiative aimed at restarting Tamil National …

Sri Lanka will grow at 6.25 pc in 2013: IMF

Sri Lanka will grow at 6.25 pc in 2013: IMF

        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Sri Lanka’s growth rate at around 6.25 per cent this year, observing that the country has achieved notable progress on a number of economic fronts over the past few years. Sri Lanka’s estimated growth …

Mathews new Test, ODI skipper

Mathews new Test, ODI skipper

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      All-rounder Angelo Mathews has been appointed Sri Lanka’s new Test and one-day captain replacing Mahela Jayawardene, for  next month’s series against Bangladesh, selectors announced today. Dinesh Chandimal, named Mathews’s deputy in Tests and one-day internationals, will lead the side …