Month: January 2013

Sakvithi guilty of bigamy

Alleged financial scammer Chandana Weerakumara alias Sakvithi Ranasinghe was sentenced to two years Rigorous Imprisonment together with a fine of 25,000 Rupees today, for solemnizing a second marriage while the first marriage existed. Ranasinghe married N. Subashini De Silva in March 1998, and while the marriage existed, on or about March 2006, he was found…

Lankan suspected of using fraudulent ATM cards nabbed at Brunei airport

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) on Monday apprehended a Sri Lankan national suspected of using fraudulent ATM cards to withdraw cash from ATM machines in the capital, just mere minutes before he boarded a plane to leave the country at Brunei International Airport, Borneo Bulletin reported….

U.S. sure India will go with it again in new Sri Lanka resolution

R. K. Radhakrishnan The United States is sure that India will support a country-specific resolution sponsored by it in the coming session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva….

Deeply Touched President Wants Army to Get Affected Law Student a High Quality Prosthetic Arm

Sri Lanka Army on the directions of HE the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has offered a prosthetic arm to Ms Achala Priyadarshani, the final year Law student, whose arm on alleged medical negligence, was amputated after an accidental fall from a flight of stairs at her home in Urubokka….

Devananda says will vie for NP Chief Minister post

Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas Devananda said he expects to contest the Northern Provincial Council Election to be held this year….

2012 A/L results released

2012 A/L results have been released. Results could be obtained via…

The dynamics of the US-China battle over Indian Ocean

  By Shenali Waduge The most virtuous nation in the world is to bring a second resolution against Sri Lanka for human rights violations at the Geneva sessions in March 2013. Sri Lanka however is yet to learn lessons from the principle of “once bitten twice shy” and so our external affairs ministry is shamelessly…

Armed robber shot dead by police in Minuwangoda

A person was killed by police fire while attempting to rob a group of school children in the Minuwangoda area. The victim along with three others had attempted to rob a gold chain from a school child at gun point when the police intervened and a shootout took place….

Ballot papers were stolen, says Sarath Fonseka

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya says that an investigation is underway into an incident where ballot papers used at the recent Presidential Election were found in the Kalagedihena area in Nittambuwa….

U.N. human rights boss slams Sri Lanka over chief justice

Rupert Colville (Reuters) – United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has accused Sri Lanka of “gross interference” in the judiciary, warning that its removal of the chief justice could jeopardize efforts to prosecute war crimes….

Those involved in impeachment rewarded – JVP

JVP Propaganda Secretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath yesterday alleged that Ratnapura District MP Pavitra Wanniarachchi had been rewarded for her role in the high-profile campaign to impeach Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake….

Is India compromising on Tamils issue? Karunanidhi

Submitted by Walter Jayawardhana In the light of India’s announcement that it could continue to train Sri Lankan military in the country, key UPA constituent DMK on Friday said there was a ’doubt’ if India was ‘compromising’ on some issues such as Sri Lankan Tamils to show itself as a ‘neutral’ country….


Submitted by Walter Jayawardhana The US decision to sponsor a procedural resolution at the March 2013 UN Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka was also prompted by the impeachment of the country’s Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayaka, the US has announced….

Aussies and Lankans make peace after fiery end to final T20 Aussies and Lankans make peace after fiery end to final T20

Australia and Sri Lanka are back on speaking terms after Glenn Maxwell visited the tourists’ dressing room where both teams apologised for the fiery confrontation that marred Monday night’s Twenty20 match at the MCG….

People’s Bank Chairman passes away

Chairman of the People’s Bank W. Karunajeewa has passed away at a private Hospital this morning, an official confirmed….

India, Sri Lanka to ink pact on fishing boundary in Palk Strait: Narayanasamy

TIRUNELVELI: India and Sri Lanka are close to clinching an agreement on drawing a fishing boundary in the Palk Strait that would put an end to recurring attacks on fishermen from Tamil Nadu allegedly by the island navy, Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy said today….