Month: December 2012

Gota offers to train Indian forces

Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has offered Sri Lanka’s help to train Indian army personnel in counter-insurgency warfare….

Hillary Clinton hospitalised with blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said….

Acid attack: Maheswaran’s brother goes missing

The whereabouts of assassinated UNP Jaffna District parliamentarian Thiagarajah Maheswaran’s brother, who was the victim of an acid attack, remained a mystery as at yesterday….

President tours landslide hit Matale : Alternate land for victims

President Mahinda Rajapaksa promised alternate land for those who lost their homes due to landslides in the Matale district. During a visit to flood and landslide affected areas in the Matale district on Saturday, the President told residents, the government will provide suitable alternate lands in safe locations for those whose property has been totally…

Tony Greig stood by Sri Lanka, says Arjuna Ranatunga

“Not only was he a great admirer of Sri Lanka cricket, he also loved our country,” Ranatunga said, adding cricket world would be poorer without Greig, Colombo: Remembering Tony Greig, who passed away after losing his battle with lung cancer, Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga said that former England captain and celebrated…

‘Bomba Sira’ killed

An underworld figure known as ‘Bomba Sira’ was assaulted to death early today by an unidentified gang on the railway track near the Ratmalana railway station, police said….

‘CJ impeachment to be used to move anti-Lanka resolution’

Colombo: A top Sri Lankan minister on Saturday claimed the dispute over the impeachment of the nation’s first woman chief justice is likely to be used to move an adverse resolution against the country at the next UN rights session….

Tony Greig dies after heart attack

Former England captain and cricket commentator Tony Greig has died after suffering a heart attack. He was 66….

Delhi gang rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The gang rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, potentially threatening fresh protests in India where her case is a rallying point for women’s rights….

Procedure constitutional – Bogollagama

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed by the Speaker to probe charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranaike was a laid down procedure found in the constitution. The Standing Orders are created under the constitution by the legislature in dealing with certain specific areas for which the legislature’s functions have been determined by the creators of…

Tuition teacher remanded again for science paper leak

The tuition master who was allegedly involved in leaking the GCE O/L Science paper has been remanded until January 10….


By Walter Jayawardhana Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of  the Buckingham Center for Astrobiology in the United Kingdom said the microbes present in the red rain water that had been collected in the Sevanagala area in Sri Lanka when seen through the optical microscope are still alive and are with tails moving  like sperm and high in…

Sri Lanka is No. 1 nation in ‘sex’ searches on Google

Not many will doubt that one of the most sought after keyword on Internet is “sex”. And Sri Lankans, it seems, are the most search savvy when it comes to Googling that term….

Three Buddhist monks killed in horror Christmas smash in Scotland

By Janaka Alahapperuma The British Buddhist community was shocked on Christmas eve when they heard the sad news of three Buddhist monks have been killed in a head-on car crash on the A68 in the east of Scotland. The two car accident happened about ten miles south of Edinburgh and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south…

Rape in India: Why are there no mass protests for raped Dalit women?

By Shenali Waduge The question is very simple. While rape in any form is abhorred and should be severely punished by all nations what needs to be answered is what makes the recent gangrape by 6 men of a 23 year old on a bus in Delhi any different from the gangrape of a 16…

We can’t enjoy luxuries while people are suffering – Sajith Premadasa

Deputy Leader of the United National Party, Sajith Premadasa says that one cannot rest at a time when the people are in distress….