Month: February 2012

43 school boys arrested

The Cinnamon Gardens Police have arrested 43 boys from a leading boy’s school in Colombo, for causing disturbance to school activities at two of Colombo’s leading girl’s schools….

Milk powder prices to increase tomorrow?

The decision on the milk powder price revision will be taken tomorrow (March 1) after milk food companies requested a price revision from the Pricing Committee of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA), the Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade stated….

Woman found dead inside hotel room

A 48 year old woman was found dead with stab wounds, inside a hotel room in Kollupitiya early this morning, the police said….

Fonseka offers to go anywhere to defend Sri Lanka

Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka yesterday said that the 19th sessions of the UNHRC in Geneva were detrimental to the interests of corrupt government leaders and not those of Sri Lanka….

Defeating terror without rousing racism helped unite SL -President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the mammoth crowds in Kilinochchi, Jaffna, the East and the rest of the country could protest unitedly on highways on Monday, irrespective of all differences, against a resolution before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva against Sri Lanka because ruthless terrorism was defeated without rousing racist passions, by…

India shock Sri Lanka

India came up with an outstanding performance to annihilate Sri Lanka a short while ago chasing down the Lankan total of 320 within just 36.4 overs. Virath Kohli slammed 133 runs off 86 balls to help the Indians gain the bonus point in order to keep their hopes alive for the best of three finals…

Dilshan, Sangakkara flay India’s cricket bowlers

50 overs Sri Lanka 320 for 4 (Dilshan 160*, Sangakkara 105) v India Tillakaratne Dilshan equalled his best one-day score of 160 and Kumar Sangakkara also smashed a ton in Hobart Tuesday as Sri Lanka pushed India to the brink of elimination from the tri-series….

India elect to bowl against Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to field against Sri Lanka in the 11th ODI of the tri-series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart….

Subsidising fuel, electricity no longer sustainable – Dr. PB

Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera has defended the recent fuel price increases saying the revisions were undertaken only after it became apparent that subsidising fuel and electricity was no longer sustainable….

We genuinely aspire stable and sustainable peace; Samarasinghe

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe the Leader of the Sri Lankan delegation currently in Geneva at the UNHRC session outlined the initiatives taken by the government to address issues raised. Addressing the session Samarasinghe invited delegates to visit the country and witness for themselves first hand the transformation that has taken place in the country. below is…

Join hands to defeat conspiracies – Mahanayake Theras

The Mahanayake Theras of the three Nikayas in a joint statement yesterday have called upon the people to shed all petty differences and join hands with the government to defeat all foreign conspiracies aimed at undermining the country’s development efforts and the communal and religious unity and amity now building up. “If the people go…

Sri Lanka kicks off 14th population and housing census from the President’s House.

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Sudath Silva) The 14th Census of Population and Housing conducted by the Department of Census and Statistics of the Ministry of Finance and Planning was inaugurated today on 27 February at the President’s House with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The official 2012 Census kicked off…

No need for resolution as SL already implementing LLRC recommendations – Samarasinghe

There is no need for a resolution on Sri Lanka calling for the implementation of the LLRC’s recommendations as this is already being done by the Government, Plantation Minister and President’s Special Human Rights Envoy Mahinda Samarasinghe said addressing the 19th session at the UN Human Rights Council a short while ago….

US move against Sri Lanka an undue meddling in country’s sovereignty – Rev Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Rev.  Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith of Colombo  says that presenting of a resolution against Sri Lanka by the United States Government at the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva is an undue meddling in the sovereignty and integrity  of Sri Lanka…

Tutu urges independent inquiry on Sri Lanka

The UN Human Rights Council has an opportunity and a duty to help Sri Lanka advance its own efforts on accountability and reconciliation. Both are essential if a lasting peace is to be achieved, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson say in an article written to The Guardian today….

Protests continuing against proposed UNHRC resolution

A number of protests are being carried out across the country in opposition to the the proposed resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Convention in Geneva….