Month: May 2012

LIOC to increase diesel by Rs.2 from midnight

LIOC has announced that it will increase the price of a litre of diesel by Rs.2 with effect from midnight today, the Managing Director of the LIOC stated….

Pietersen retires from limited overs cricket

England star Kevin Pietersen retired from all forms of international limited overs cricket on Thursday, a decision which took the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by surprise….

Sri Lanka seeks another US$500mn from IMF

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….

Two burnt female bodies recovered from gutted house

Two partly burnt female bodies were recovered from a fire gutted house at Warapitiya in Kahawatta, Police said today (May 31)….

Sri Lanka working according to a plan-Keheliya

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella reacting to the United States call for a ‘speedy and transparent judicial process” regarding the ex LTTE carders said that the Government has an action plan regarding the issue and are working according to it….

The book titled “Prabakarange Elam Sihinaya Sunu Vinusu Kala Ranaviruwo” presented to Secretary Defence

Adding another historical chapter to the military literature, a book titled “Prabakarange Elam Sihinaya Sunu Vinusu Kala Ranaviruwo” was officially presented to the Secretary Defence yesterday (29 May) at his office….

Gota wants to change demography: TNA

TNA MP Suresh Premachandran refuting recent remarks made by Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the statement was a prelude to changing the demographic patterns of the North….

Four persons arrested while digging for treasure

Four persons were arrested while they were digging for treasure in a private property using a backhoe in the Padiyatalawa area, police stated….

‘Sri Lanka, a country where all could live in harmony’

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…

Malinga pulls out of Middlesex

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has decided against playing for Middlesex in English county cricket’s Twenty20 competition, the county’s managing director Angus Fraser announced….

Sri Lankans should be able to work and live anywhere – Defence Secretary.

Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in an interview with the BBC has said it is not appropriate to view the Northern part of Sri Lanka, over which a separatist war was fought, as a predominantly Tamil area….

Consumers to receive an “all details” electricity bill

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…

Colombo to be transformed into a truly world class city – Secretary Defence

“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)….