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Sri Lanka President At Tirupati shrine

Sri Lanka President At Tirupati shrine

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Mrs Shiranthi Rajapakse worshipped at the famous shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati today, amid tight security. Before worshiping, he took part in the ‘Suprabhatha’ recitation ritual in the sanctum sanctorum, temple sources said. Later, the temple priests …

Central Bank of Sri Lanka issues Money Broking Regulations

    The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), considering the necessity for improving the operations in the domestic money and foreign exchange market by increasing the coverage of monitoring activities on different types of financial institutions operating in the economy and to facilitate strengthening of …

Sri Lanka Lose to New Zealand

Sri Lanka Lose to New Zealand

       The Sri Lanka women lost to Zealand women by 8 wickets in their first Super Six game of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013. Sri lanka batted first and were all out for 103 runs.New Zealand scored the required runs losing only …

DMK Members Create Uproar in Tamil Nadu Assembly

DMK Members Create Uproar in Tamil Nadu Assembly

– සිංහල – DMK members were suspended from the Tamil Nadu assembly till Friday when a debate on Sri Lanka caused an uproar that the speaker ruled was undignified. The ruling AIADMK has accused the DMK of ignoring the large-scale killings of Tamils during the …

Bank of Ceylon Branch Attacked in Chennai

Bank of Ceylon Branch Attacked in Chennai

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– An unidentified group on Thursday afternoon ransacked the Bank of Ceylon branch in Egmore and attacked its employees. The attack is suspected to be orchestrated by a Tamil group in protest against the visit of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa to …

HRW Wants Shift of Commonwealth Meeting

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english–        Human Rights Watch in a letter to the Commonwealth Heads of Government has asked the Commonwealth to shift its meeting, scheduled for November, out of Sri Lanka. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is a biennial summit meeting …

Jayasuriya Says…

Jayasuriya Says…

Sri Lanka’s new chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya  highlighted the value of senior players in the Test side.Jayasuriya reiterated that his panel would not be waylaid by past disagreements or politics, and would instead endeavour only to improve cricket in Sri Lanka. Jayasuriya also said  that …

US trade mission in Sri Lanka

US trade mission in Sri Lanka

  ▶sinhala– සිංහල ▶english– The US Embassy in a statement said a multi-sector US Trade Mission – the first since the end of the conflict is in town for two days to explore business and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The  multi-sector U.S. Trade Mission – …

American Bar Association ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Judicial Independence in Sri Lanka

American Bar Association ‘Gravely Concerned’ About Judicial Independence in Sri Lanka

Citing impeachment proceedings against the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka and her removal from office, the American Bar Association (ABA) expressed its grave concern about the independence of the judiciary. ABA President Laurel G. Bellows In a letter to President Mahinda …

Support for UN resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC session- Alistair Burt

Support for UN resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHRC session- Alistair Burt

 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for South Asia Alistair Burt said his country will continue to urge the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lankan Government to make ‘serious progress’, towards a political settlement in the country. Answering questions on UK’s policy towards Sri Lanka …