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Protest against SL players in IPL

Protest against SL players in IPL

        Members of the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam will hold a protest in the city on Monday at 11 a.m. against the presence of Sri Lankan players in Indian Premier League 2013. A release from the Urban District Secretary of the outfit, N. Panneer Selvam, says …

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

India to vote against Sri Lanka in UNHRC

      India will vote in support of a US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka proposed to be moved before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva next month, Union minister in the Prime Minister’s Office ( PMO) V Narayansamy said on Sunday. Talking to …

Karunanidhi finds fault with Pranab’s speech over Lanka reference

Karunanidhi finds fault with Pranab’s speech over Lanka reference

Three days after a scathing attack against the  UPA government for its silence on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka,DMK chief M Karunanidhi launched another tirade against the Centre on Saturday, this time over President Pranab Mukherjee’s references to the rehabilitation process  in the island nation in …

Manmohan assures Tamil Nadu MPs on Sri Lanka

 Delegation wants India to vote against Rajapaksa regime at UNHRC meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has emphasised that there will be no compromise on Colombo’s promise to implement the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution which provides more powers to Tamil areas in Sri …

Banks to raise a US $ 1 billion bond

Banks to raise a US $ 1 billion bond

         According to a research report by JP Morgan, Sri Lanka’s National Savings Bank (NSB), is expected to raise a US $ 1 billion bond to fulfill Government funding needs with several other private banks to follow suit, as the government is …

Jayasuriya not in favour of junior players playing in the T20 format

Jayasuriya not in favour of junior players playing in the T20 format

     Sanath Jayasuriya is not in favour of junior players playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament as they adopt different technique in the shorter version (T20) of the game. “I personally feel our youngsters should keep away from IPL as they adopt …

Boatpeople bogeyman running amok over Australia’s electoral landscape

Boatpeople bogeyman running amok over Australia’s electoral landscape

          An’ so they left their native land In spite of their devotion, An’ so they came, or  they stole, Were sent across the ocean.  An’ came out to Australia.        With the boat people bogeyman running amok over Australia’s electoral landscape …

HRW to release report on Sri Lanka

HRW to release report on Sri Lanka

       Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global human rights organisation, is to release a highly controversial report on Sri Lanka which alleges rape and torture of detainees at the hands of the army and police on Monday. The HRW, which has prepared a 140-page report, “‘We Will …

Separate shelves offering halal and non-halal food

Separate shelves offering halal and non-halal food

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–         Islamic clerics tried to calm religious tensions at press conference on Thursday (21) by requesting shops to sell halal meat only to Muslims, after protests by hardline Bodu Bala Sena group. Food manufacturers have labelled all their …

Demonstrations cut short  Karu Jayasuriya’s visit to Tamil Nadu

Demonstrations cut short Karu Jayasuriya’s visit to Tamil Nadu

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–      The visit of  United National Party MP Karu Jayasuriya and his wife to Nagapattinam was cut short following protests by political parties on Thursday morning. According to Police they checked into a hotel on Wednesday night in Thirukkadaiyur in …