Month: September 2012

India to discuss Kudankulam safety with Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: Taken aback by what it describes as “propaganda” in Sri Lanka against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India has offered to discuss the safety aspect of the pressurized water reactors with Lankan authorities. The dialogue mechanism between the two nations for cooperation on nuclear issues will include talks on Kudankulam safety when a…

Jayawardene leads hosts to win over West Indies

KANDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Captain Mahela Jayawardene hit an unbeaten 65 to lead Sri Lanka to a nine-wicket victory over West Indies in their World Twenty20 Super Eight match at Pallekele on Saturday….

Mars rover finds first evidence of water – an ancient stream

This image provided by NASA shows shows a Martian rock outcrop near the landing site of the rover Curiosity thought to be the site of an ancient streambed. (AP Photo) CAPE CANAVERAL: NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the most Earth-like planet in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, has found…

Federal Member of Australia calls on Secretary Defence

Hon. Don Randall MP JP, Federal member for Canning in Australia paid a courtesy call to Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa this afternoon (28th September)….

SLT’s Intelligent Solutions ‘BIZAPPS’ launched

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the country’s national telecommunications provider, hosted an event recently to showcase how their technology supports IT professionals to revolutionize their businesses by empowering them with a superior range of Intelligent Solutions. The event saw the launch of SLT BIZAPPS, a managed service offering with unmatched Internet Data Centre (IDC) facilities, covering…

Lipton Circus closes as protesters near

  Lipton Circus closed for traffic as the protest marches organized by University Students and Lecturers are gathering towards Town Hall….

President says he stands for independence of Judiciary

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that he stands for the independence and dignity of the Judiciary and strongly held to the principle that justice must not only be done but be seen to be done….

First Dhamma School in Jaffna to foster harmony

The first Dhamma School in Jaffna will be opened on September 30 to revive Buddhism in the North which suffered neglect under three decades of LTTE terrorism….

Sri Lanka prevail in Super Over

New Zealand 174 for 6 (Nicol 58, Guptill 38) tied with Sri Lanka 174 for 6 (Dilshan 76, Jayawardene 44) Sri Lanka won the Super Over Tillakaratne Dilshan, who had scored 76 off 53 in regulation time, set himself under the ball at long-off, turning side ways to make sure he knew where the boundary…

Sri Lanka Cricket shines in the European Parliament

Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma from London The International Cricket Council (ICC) – Europe together with Syed Kamall, member of the European Parliament representing UK, Chairman of European Parliamentary Cricket Inter Group and the International Cricket Council hosted a two day event from 25 to 26 September at the European Parliament promoting the game…


A two-day photographic exhibition capturing in graphic detail Sri Lanka before and after the 30-year conflict attracted a wide cross-section of foreign and local dignitaries….

Sri Lankans held for smuggling 2-kg gold

Customs officials at international airport arrested the two accused within 15 minutes of each other on Tuesday morning; both tried sneaking the gold by hiding it in their clothes CUSTOMS officials at Mumbai’s international airport arrested two Sri Lankan nationals in the wee hours of Tuesday, within 15 minutes of each other, trying to smuggle…

Politician’s gang murdered all six women in Kahawatte

Police investigations have revealed that the killing of six women in the Kahawatte area was masterminded by a group led by a local government politician from the Ratnapura area….

President participates in religious observances in memory of SLFP stalwarts

President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in special religious observances at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Ruwanweli Seya in Anuradhapura yesterday in memory of Prime Ministers SWRD Bandaranaike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike and other former SLFP stalwarts including Ministers Maithripala Senanayake and K B Ratnayake….

Student Exchange Programme between Sri Lanka and AG Gymnasium Isernhagen, Germany

Under the student exchange programme between Sri Lankan schools and Gymnasium Isernhagen in Hanover, Germany, which started in 2007, five students from Colombo Ladies College visited Isernhagen Gymnasium in Germany. The association SLAGI organized the exchange programme….

Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage – The new Commander of the Navy

Rear Admiral Jayanath Colombage has been appointed as the new Commander of the Navy by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rear Admiral Colombage will be the 18th Commander to head the Sri Lanka Navy….