Month: May 2012
On completion of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Standby Arrangement (SBA) of US$2.6 billion next month, Sri Lanka will start negotiations with the IMF for another US$500 million Security Arrangement (SA), International Monetary Cooperation Senior Minister Sarath Amunugama said yesterday….
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok for a fourday visit to Thailand yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Yongyoot Wichaidit welcomed President at the Airport. Sri Lanka has become a country where all communities could live together in harmony and has entered the development path after ending a 30 year war, said…
The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has requested the Ceylon Electricity Board to provide all information pertaining to the calculation of electricity bills, including taxes, subsidies and any other charges related to electricity consumed, Director General of PUCSL Damitha Kumarasinghe in a media release states….
Kalmykia state is a Buddhist area in Russia where Vesak Has been declared a public holiday.This is Golden Temple in Elista city there Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana Russia has announced that they have published “The first encyclopaedia of Buddhist philosophy” where Buddhism has seen a revival after the collapse of Communism….
Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi (The tamil name for Sri Lanka Tamil Government Party) has refused to revisit its constitution which seeks the establishment of a separate stateat its 14th National Convention in Batticaloa recently charged the Hindu newspaper….
RURAL PERSPECTIVE A painting by Kappari Kishan Onlanka News – By Walter Jayawardhana Kappan Kishan is a Buddhist artist from Telangana province of Andra Pradesh, South India. The people from the region like to call their area as the seat of Buddhism in India. “These women, according to me, are devotees of Buddha. In this…
“The Metro Colombo Urban Development Project and its successful implementation, together with other initiatives of the Government to develop Colombo, will help transform this city into a truly world class one”, said Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa today morning (May 28)….