Month: May 2011
The process of reconciliation is a priority for the government as it has everything to do with the people, who have now begun to enjoy the dividends of peace, Plantation Industries Minister and Presidential nominee for Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe told the 17th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday….
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix By: Sudath Silva) “Mihindu Seth Medura”, a new shelter for the gallant soldiers who dedicated their services for the victory of the motherland was ceremoniously opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning on 30 May. The two storied new building is located in Attidiya, Dehiwala on an area…
Veteran journalist Mohan Samaranayake has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporaton with effect from today. The appointment letter in this respect was handed over to Mr. Samaranayake by the Minister of Mass Media and Information Mr. Keheliya Rambukwella this morning….
Two weeks after Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris visited that country, India had invited Leader of the main Opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe for talks on the situation that had arisen in the wake of the release of the United Nations Experts’ Panel report, party sources said yesterday….
England will have expected to encounter problems removing a Jayawardene during this series, but that was likely to be Mahela not Prasanna. Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper, batting in the elevated position of No. 6, hit his third Test hundred to lift the visitors to an impressive 400 on the second day in Cardiff. Thilan Samaraweera and…
Sri Lanka President at Ranaviru Day celebrations: Only we can solve our own problems, and none other
We do not hesitate to ensure the democratic and human rights of the citizens living in north and east. But we will not heed to the demands of separatists or terrorists. When people in this country do not accept their demands, they look for ways to make us bow down using foreign influence. But I…
The rebuilt railway track from Thandikulam to Omanthai and the Omanthai railway station were declared open a short while ago by Transport Minister Kumara Welgama. Operations of the Yal Devi train will now be extended up to the Omanthai railway station after 21 years, the Railway Department said….
“Although we have a considerable amount of bilateral trade, I believe that there is huge potential to enhance it by further diversifying our trade baskets” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka at the bilateral meeting with the Saudi Minister of Commerce and Industry His Excellency Abdullah Zainal Ali Reza recently in…
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