Month: August 2011
Indian authorities yesterday found one out of the three Sri Lankan pilgrims reported missing in India. The Sri Lankan High Commission in India informed the Indian Foreign Ministry about the three missing Buddhist pilgrims and the Indian government had alerted all police stations. The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry had also informed the Indian High Commission…
The widow of the late LTTE political wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan, Shashirekha in an exclusive interview with The Nation goes back to her youth, learning Bharata Natyam, becoming a dancing teacher, meeting with the LTTE leader Prabhakaran and Thamilselvan. She recounts her experiences in the terrorist group-controlled north including the fate that befell her….
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Sudath Silva) President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over credentials to the newly appointed Sri Lankan High Commissioner- designate to the United Kingdom, Dr Chris Nonis, recently at Temple Trees. According to the reliable sources of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Dr Nonis will assume duties this…
National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol said today, that as of September 1, the censorship of alcohol and tobacco consumption on television will be scrapped and instead new regulations will be introduced to discontinue the airing of all television programmes showing alcohol or cigarette consumption….
Secretary Defence Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the invitation of the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya took time off on Saturday (27) and attended a series of commemorative ceremonies, organized by the Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) at its Ambepussa Headquarters….
With the Elections to the Colombo Municipal Council taking centre stage in the elections to 23 Local councils, scheduled for October 8, the main contenders for the Mayoral post were Milinda Moragoda from the UPFA, A. J. M. Muzzamil (UNP), Mano Ganeshan (DPF), Shafeek Rajabdeen (SLMC) and Sunil Watagala (JVP), Political sources said yesterday….
President Mahinda Rajapaksa proposed to Parliament yesterday that the state of Emergency needs to be repealed. Making a special statement he said: “I am satisfied with the fact that there is no need of an Emergency law for the administrative activities of the country now. The country can function democratically under the ordinary law”….
New policies and new projects are being launched for the national development of Sri Lanka. It has become necessary to lure the people’s support for these projects and policies and inculcate an attitudinal change among them. If this requirement is appropriately carried out, it would also in turn assist the government in reaching its targets….