Monthly archives: July, 2010

PETROL BOMB ATTACK ON SIYATHA TV, RADIO, SAYS MANAGER

A fire has occurred in the voice of Asia media organization premises in Hunupitiya, Colombo which is carrying out Siyatha TV and Siyatha Radio. The police noted that the incident had taken place around 1.20 this morning. According to the Siyatha Radio Manager Udithamal Hemachandra the building in which the TV and Radio Channel are…



The UN Secretary General’s ‘Advisory’Panel

Pix by AP The US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake, during his recent visit to Sri Lanka stated: “The US believes the UN panel can play an important advisory role with Sri Lanka’s commission. The panel is only an advisory panel and does not have an investigative role”(Daily…



Sirimavo led the SLFP through all weather

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday asserted that Sri Lanka today is a country which protected and accrued on its State assets instead of selling them in line with the policies propagated by the late Sirimavo Bandaranaike who became the Worlds first Woman Prime Minister 50 years back. The President was speaking at the 50th Commemoration of…



UNP is not sinking due to disunity but because of its leader

News Source: TC – by Dayan Jayatilleke I am not now and have never been a member of either the SLFP or the UNP, though President Premadasa urged me to ‘come in through the National List, take a portfolio and do a job of work’. The only registered political party (as distinct from political organisation)…



NGOs can contribute to resettlement drive – Defence Spokesman

Mass Media and Communication Minister and Defence Spokesman Keheliya Rambukkwella yesterday stated that any public representative and Non Government Organization can visit the North and East and contribute to its ongoing resettlement drive and the development process. The Minister addressing the media at the Media Center for National Security stated that the NGOs that wish…



President tells scientific community: Focus research on development

President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed the need for integrating the enormous talents and potential of local researchers and scientists into the country’s massive development drive. He was of the opinion that their research should necessarily be made use of, for the development of country. President Rajapaksa made these observations at the Presidential awards for scientific research…



Special emphasis to improve English speaking among schoolchildren

Pic by The City Paper President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday said the Government has laid special emphasis on improving English speaking among school children, encouraging extra curricular activities and making them aware on future employment avenues and job oriented skills. President Rajapaksa addressing a gathering following the opening of a new auditorium for Middeniya Maha Vidyalaya…



Six university students arrested

Six university students have been arrested by the police for putting up posters saying that police officials involved in the death of Ruhunu university student Susantha Aruna Bandara should be arrested. Speaking to Daily Mirror online the spokesperson for the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF), Udul Premaratne said these students were arrested last night in…



President Rajapaksa joins the crowds at Ruhunu Katharagama Esala Festival

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma – (Pix by: Chandana Perera) The annual Esala perahera of the Ruhunu Katharagama Devalaya took to the streets on the Esala full moon Poya day on 25th July. President Mahinda Rajapakse also participated at the festival and was among the thousands of devotees and spectators who flocked to Katharagama…



Kiyana katha – Rosi – Gayantha – Keheliya – Mervin

Video Courtesy: Swarnavahini TV…



President Rajapaksa receives World Bank top official

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma – (Pix By: Sudath Silva) Visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Ms. Isabel Guerrero paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently at the President’s House in Colombo. The main focus of the key meeting between President Rajapaksa and the top of World Bank official was…



UNP Press Conference about Economy Crisis in Sri Lanka

UNP Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunathilaka explained current economy crisis in Sri Lanka with their view Today. Video Courtesy: Swarnavahini TV…



IGP should resign – JVP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), who “works on political agendas” should resign from his post, a opposition political party in Sri Lanka has demanded. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) made the demand on Sunday accusing the IGP of “double standards” over his statements with regard to the death of university student in Matara….



Sri Lanka’s Malinga out of second India Test

COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka suffered a major blow on Saturday when a knee injury ruled sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga out of the second Test against India. His absence means the hosts will be deprived of both architects of their 10-wicket win in the first Test at Galle — Malinga and the retired Muttiah…



Resource distribution among schools: Halt disparities, says President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged relevant authorities to act immediately to halt disparities in teacher deployment in order to maintain equity in resources in all schools whether it is urban or rural. The President made these observations addressing a gathering following the declaring open the Sri Lanka – Singapore Friendship College in Weeraketiya funded by…



Govt. forgotten Sirimavo legacy – CBK

The former president of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumarathunga, has accused the government of completely forgetting the legacy of the word’s first woman prime minister. The younger daughter of Sirimavo Bandaranaike told BBC Sinhala service that the government have an “obsession against” the Bandaranaike family….