Month: July 2011

Injured Malinga out of Twenty20s against Australia

Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, has not been picked for the national team’s two-match Twenty20 series against Australia, starting August 6 in Pallekele, due to an injury. Malinga was named in the list of 20 probables for the home series, but was left out of the Twenty20s to get back to fitness for…

divided we fEll, united may not; Ranil asks Karu to unite UNP

United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who is in Britain to attend a meeting of the Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ Association broke his silence on the tussle for post of party leader and said he had assigned Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya to unite the party as asked for by a majority of the members….

Ranil solves disputes among UNP-UK factions

Onlanka News – By Thushara Amarasinghe from London (Pix by: Upendra Alwis- SLUK Media) UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe requested UNP party members in the UK to join hands together to bring the party into the winning stream. He made these remarks when Mr Wickremasinghe met the interim committee and the members of the UNP-UK branch…

Karu assigned to unite party-Ranil

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in a statement said today that he has assigned Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya to unite the party as it is the majority view of the party. (Await more details)…

Kumar Sangakkara nominated for ICC People’s Choice Award

Sri Lanka’s former captain Kumar Sangakkara has been nominated for International Cricket Council’s second annual LG People’s Choice Award for his outstanding performances in the past year….

UK should act against Channel4-gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa questioned the credibility of the latest Channel-4 video broadcast on Wednesday night charging that the British Government should take action against Channel-4 for airing what he called “irresponsible videos”….

President tells Asian political leadership at 5th FAO confab: Protect region’s aquaculture; Voices concern on threat posed to small scale fishermen:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the commitment of the Asian political leadership is essential to collectively overcome the challenges faced by the fisheries and aquaculture industry at present. President Rajapaksa was delivering the keynote address at the Asian Regional Ministerial Meeting on Aquaculture for Food Security, Nutrition and Economic Development yesterday at the Hilton Hotel,…

Karu agrees to take up UNP leadership – Sajith

UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya has agreed to take up the party leadership on a request made by a group of UNP MPs, UNP co-Dept. Leader Sajith Premadasa told Ada Derana over the phone a short while ago. Sajith added he undertook the responsibility to bring in a majority support to make the appointment…

Prisoners’ data to be computerised

The Ministry of Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation has taken steps to introduce a computerized data system for all the prison inmates islandwide, an official from the ministry said….

Another Channel 4 fake-SL army

The Sri Lanka Army today said that the latest channel 4 video, released last night, featuring two soldiers, is a fake….

Ruwanwelle Veda Hamuduruwo (Sobitha) – HELUWA

Lalith bailed in GK case

Seven people accused in the Golden Key fraud case including former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kothalawela were released on a Rs. 5 million surety bail by the Colombo High Court today….

Lifetime care for disabled: Disabled War Heroes rewarded with wellness resort

The Abimansala – a wellness resort which would provide lifetime care for totally dependent disabled War Heroes, was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura yesterday….

Rs.2 lakhs paid to kidnappers as boy returns safely

  A ransom of close to Rs.2 lakhs was paid to the kidnappers of the 15-year-old boy who was abducted from his residence in Mount Lavinia yesterday, Police stated….

Mount Lavinia abduction: Boy found

A boy who was allegedly abducted from his house in Mount Lavinia yesterday has been found, Police told Ada Derana. Police stated that currently the boy was being brought back by his father from Ruwanwella….

Chandrika Kumaratunga berates Sri Lankan government

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has condemned the current government, saying it has failed to win peace in the country after the war. She alleged that members of ethnic minorities are leaving the country in response to its policies….