Monthly archives: October, 2013

Two international media activists to be deported – Report

Sri Lankan officials said Wednesday they will deport two international media rights activists for participating in a meeting on press freedom while visiting the country on tourist visas….



Wigneswaran invites Manmohan to visit Jaffna

While a decision is still to be taken on whether the Prime Minister will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran has invited Manmohan Singh to visit Jaffna….



Incident in Yorkshire: UK TO BE PUT ON NOTICE ON STUDENT MURDER

Murdered Thavisha Lakindu Peiris on his graduation day Credit: South Yorkshire Police The External Affairs Ministry yesterday called for a comprehensive report on the killing of a Sri Lankan Student in Yorkshire, England. The Ministry has informed the Sri Lankan mission in London to look into every detail with regard to the murder and the…



In India’s interest, PM must attend CHOGM in Colombo

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting his top political advisers to decide on whether he will travel to Sri Lanka for the CHOGM on November 15. Quite apart from the noise being made by Tamil political parties, almost everybody else will advise the PM to go….



Packer says Lankan Casino still on

While the government has given the impression the proposed Casino project in Colombo has been put on hold following stiff opposition, Crown chairman billionaire James Packer has told his shareholders the project was still on….



Navy Chief appointed Chairman of Ceylon Shipping Corporation

Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage has been appointed as Chairman of the Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC) in addition to his present duties as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy. Colombage, Sri Lanka’s 18th Navy Commander, will take over from Kanchana Ratwatte who was named as Chairman for the national line Ceylon Shipping Corporation Ltd. (CSC)…



Murder probe as Sri Lankan stabbed to death while out delivering pizzas

A SRI Lankan pizza delivery man who came to England to earn money to support his family has been murdered while out working in South Yorkshire. Thavisha Peiris, who moved to Sheffield two-and-a-half years ago to study at university, was found dead late on Sunday night. Police have launched a murder investigation over the death…



Docs to strike from Nov. 4

Government doctors have threatened to launch a countrywide strike on Nov. 4 over the delay in implementing the service minute. Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) media spokesman Dr. Navin de Soysa yesterday warned the government that his organization had decided to launch the strike due to the constant delay in implementing the service minute, which…



In calling cattle slaughter a ‘Gava Gathana Pinkama’ Governor Moulana has deeply hurt Buddhist sensitivities

– by Shenali D Waduge – ‘Damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ seems the challenge posed to Buddhists and an increasing number of indigenous people in different corners of the world as they face new cult type incursions. Not only is the new cult enveloping victims among the Muslims but by penetrating the…



Counterfeit money press raided in Malabe; Beware of serial number P 67799159

Criminal Investigation Department of the Sri Lanka Police today raided a counterfeit money printing press in Malabe and seized money worth Rs. 7 million in fake notes. All the fake currency was of the Rs. 2000 denomination police said….



Power disruption in Colombo

The electricity supply in Colombo has been disrupted as a result of a high tension electricity supply line malfunctioning, the Ceylon Electricity Board said….



Luxury bus service at Colombo – Katunayake Expressway

Luxury bus service along the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway was launched this morning. Twenty buses have been deployed at the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway….



India should boycott CHOGM, says Vijaykanth

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) chief Vijayakanth on Sunday demanded that India should boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) summit in Sri Lanka as it would give ample opportunity for the island nation “to legitimise its war” against the Tamils….



Chief Minister Wigneswaran – So you want the Sri Lankan Army in barracks but you have no issues with the army building houses for Tamils?

– by Shenali D Waduge – What can we deduce when a former Supreme Court judge now turned Chief Minister of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka in the presence of the Governor of the North delivers a speech and tells the Governor in no uncertain terms that he is not welcome and must go…



President declares open Colombo – Katunayake Expressway

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Colombo- Katunayake Expressway a short while ago. The Colombo-Katunayake expressway is Sri Lanka’s second E Class highway….



Colombo – Katunayake Expressway becomes a reality today

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will vest with the people Sri Lanka’s 2nd Expressway, the Colombo Katunayake Expressway today. The 25.6 Km expressway will reduce the travel time between Kelani Bridge and Katunayake to 20 minutes….