Monthly archives: April, 2012

Cricket: Pakistan to tour Sri Lanka next month

Pakistan will tour Sri Lanka next month for three Tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Monday….



SF might need prolonged hospital stay

Doctors have recommended that former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka receive indoor hospital treatment for an indefinite period since he was suffering from a severe lung ailment….



FOR TWO JAFFNA PEOPLE FOREIGN DREAM ENDS UP IN A KERALA HOSPITAL AND A POLICE JAIL

Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana When Dhanapala Sinham and Sreedasan from Jaffna arrived in the beautiful Kerala city of Kollam , police think, they had some reason to be silent and not talk much: They were there illegally and suspected to be smuggled into the country by human trafficking racketeers….



COUNCIL KEEPS ITS “PRAYER”IN BRITAIN BUT DROPS “GOD” FROM IT

Onlanka News – By  Walter Jayawardhana In Britain, an old bastion of Christian heritage there had been a widely accepted practice of starting public meetings by saying prayers until secularist campaigners protested  sometimes even by challenging the authorities in courts of law. Eventually some local government bodies dropped the practice altogether….



SLMC to only abide by judicial review on Dambulla issue

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that it will only abide by a judicial review on the Dambulla mosque issue and not an administration decision….



SRI LANKA REJECTS INDIAN OFFER TO UPGRADE SAPUGASKANDA OIL REFINERY

Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Sri Lanka has refused to accept an Indian offer to upgrade a refinery that is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said Sunday….



PRESIDENT’S FUND TO TAKE CARE OF DR. JAYALATH JAYAWARDENA’S SURGERY IN LONDON

Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana United National Party leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has been able to obtain financial help from President  Mahinda Rajapaksa to pay the medical bills for Dr.Jayalath Jayawardena who suddenly took ill at a London air port….



CUBA MAKES ASTHMA DRUG FROM BANANA PEELS

Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana Havana which has made many medical feats for a small country has manufactured a very effective drug for asthma Cuba’s Prensa Latina News Service reported….



COW KILLS TIGER IN TAMIL NADU

Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana There had been many reported incidents where the majestic tiger had been killed by animals of lesser stature especially when it comes to the saving of off springs. In addition to the motherly instinct in the incident reported  last Saturday  the ferocious tiger was already injured in an earlier…



Bread price increased by Rs.3

The price of a 450 g loaf of bread will be increased by Rs.3 with effect from Monday, All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association (ACBOA) Chairman N.K. Jayawardena said. He said that the decision was taken due to the increased of wheat flour price….



Increase in bread price will only cost as much as two bulath vitas -Wimal

Minister Wimal Weerawansa said though bread prices would go up by 5 or 6 rupees after the imposition of a Rs. 15 tax on a kilogramme of wheat flour, the most unfortunate family that eats bread for all three meals would have to additionally spend only a sum equivalent to the price of two quids…



President returns after successful South Korean visit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island yesterday after completing a successful four-day state visit to South Korea….



Traffic jam near Town Hall due to protest by Muslims

A traffic jam reported in the Town Hall area due to a protest by a group of Muslims in front of the Davatagaha mosque against the relocation of a Mosque in Dambulla, the police said….



Kelaniya PS Vice Chairman’s house attacked

The residence of Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha Vice Chairman and secretary of Minister Mervyn Silva Chamilaka Duminda has been attacked by a group of individuals, Ada Derana reporter confirmed….



We never used cluster bombs-Army

The Sri Lanka Army today denied reports that security forces had used cluster bombs during the war and requested to provide any evidence so that an investigate can be launched, the Press Trust Of India reported. “I wish to reiterate that Sri Lanka Army, Navy or Air Force never used cluster bombs,” military spokesperson Brigadier…



Man accused of robbery claims cashier allowed him to take goods, court hears

A Tamil man accused of robbing a petrol station told a court that the Sri Lankan cashier allowed him to take the goods….