Month: June 2012
The presidential secretariat has decided to intervene in trying to resolve the Z-score crisis following the Supreme Court ruling that the University Grants Commission (UGC) recalculates the rankings on the basis that the two syllabuses are different, informed sources said….
Onlanka News – by Walter Jayawardhana The Hindu said the Indian National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon who has arrived in Sri Lanka in a special aircraft , who will unequivocally convey to the Sri Lankan leadership the path that India will traverse towards achieving a genuine political solution in Sri Lanka, has the most…
Without a national identity card, many Tamils in Sri Lanka cannot avail of basic services and it makes them suspect in the eyes of the police, writes Ponniah Manikavasagam of the BBC’s Tamil service. In a remote and dusty part of Kilinochchi district in the Tamil-dominated northern Sri Lanka, people gather around a group of…
The Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central Provincial Councils were dissolved with effect from midnight yesterday at the request of Chief Ministers, and the relevant Gazette Notification was signed by the respective Governors effecting the dissolution of the Provincial Councils….
Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma (Pix by: Nalin Hewapathirana) Sri Lanka’s latest population is 20,277,597 as of 20 March 2012 revealed within the preliminary report issued by the Department of Census and Statistics. The preliminary publication related to the 14th Population and Housing Census handed over to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Superintendent of Census…
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