Month: March 2013

Dinesh Chandimal rejects IPL offer

Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s T20 international skipper and has rejected offers to play in the sixth edition of the IPL, cricket board sources claimed….

Mattala-Colombo SriLankan flight hit: Ice or birds?

A SriLankan Airlines aircraft has been damaged when it ran into a “burst of hail” while descending into Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake, official records show. The incident, which occurred on Monday, left a crack in the aircraft’s windshield. The Airbus 330 was flying from the Maldivian capital of Male to Katunayake via Mattala Rajakapsa International…

Hakeem calls for urgent Cabinet meeting

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader and Minister of Justice Ruaff Hakeem who had expressed his displeasure over the attacks on Muslim business establishments in Pepiliyana on Thursday had requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa to convene a special Cabinet meeting to discuss the rising religious unrest in the country….

Defeating secularist plot to usurp majority Hindu India and majority Buddhist Sri Lanka

  – by Shenali Waduge – Independence to colonies came at a cost with a legacy that bound nations in debt by spending on solving the problems the colonials implanted. People were divided. Populations were divided. Ethnicities were divided. Tribes were divided. Boundaries were created and endless issues associated with each. Muslims have issues, Christians…

SMS race bait vermin fall into cid net

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) launched a full scale investigation to arrest the individuals who, backed by NGOs, are sending SMSmessages of an inflammatory nature to incite communalism and cause rifts between communities, supporting those elements bent on destabilizing the country….

Massive cyberattack hits Internet users

(CNN) — Internet users around the globe are facing slowed-down service, thanks to what’s being called the biggest cyberattack in history. The prolonged denial-of-service assault is targeting The Spamhaus Project, a European spam-fighting group that has gone after CyberBunker, a data-storage company that offers to host any content “except child porn and anything related to…

Museum stairway collapses; students hospitalised

At least 30 students have been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following the collapse of a stairway within the Colombo Museum, hospital sources said….

Who really owns Indian Media?

– by Shenali Waduge – India with 1.2billion population of whom 82% are Hindus may be unaware of who owns and controls its media in the world’s largest democracy. Hindu India will be surprised to what extent since the open economy and despite laws in place its media is controlled by non-Hindus and the Church…

BBC suspends Sri Lanka broadcasts due to ‘interference’

The BBC is to stop providing radio news to Sri Lanka’s state broadcaster because of “continued interruption and interference” in its Tamil programming….

Rs. 39 Million fraud at Deyata Kirula

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had begun an investigation against the Chief Executive Officer at the secretarial office of the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition 2013 for allegedly cheating and misappropriation an amount of Rs.39 million in contrast to the tender procedure….

Rs. 40 billion slash in CEB expenses: POWER HIKE REDUCED

Public Utilities Commission (PUCSL) chairman Dr. Jayatissa. de Costa PC, yesterday said it was able to slash Rs 40 billion in expenses from the Ceylon Electricity Board’s (CEB) cost estimates for 2013, which amount, if not slashed, would have gravely impacted on electricity consumers and government electricity subsidies. “As a result of the Commission’s regulatory…

IPL cricket: India media attacks Sri Lanka player ban

Source: BBC India’s media has criticised the decision of Tamil Nadu state not to host Indian Premier League (IPL) games with Sri Lankan players, amid anger over Colombo’s rights record. The Indian Premier League said teams taking part were being told of the move. Players from around the world compete in the world’s richest cricket…

The Solution Tamil Nadu can offer India and Sri Lanka

– by Shenali Waduge – We feel for Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi, and a handful of other not so popular Tamil Nadu politicians who can gain fame only in protesting against sovereign nations. Their misery and anguish have dragged on for too long. At 80, the former Chief Minister should not have to subject himself to fasts….

Murali, Chennai’s son-in-law, says ‘not end of the world’

The city of Chennai, in many ways, has been a second home for Muttiah Muralitharan. Besides being a Tamil, the former Sri Lankan off-spinner is married to an Indian who belongs to the city. Moreover, Muralitharan represented the Chennai Super Kings during the first three seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL)….

Tamil Nadu bans Sri Lanka IPL cricketers from Chennai – Sri Lankan Cricketers must choose between money or Nation

– by Shenali Waduge – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalith in competition with former CM on who out does the other at championing the cause of Tamils in a sovereign country has declared that IPL matches would be permitted in Chennai if NO Sri Lankan players, umpires, officials or support staff are in these matches….

Deyata Kirula develops the Muhudu Maha Vihara in Pottuwil for future generations

By Janaka Alahapperuma – (Pix by: Chandana Perera) President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the newly carpeted and developed access road to the Muhudu Maha Vihara in Pottuwil, Ampara district Sunday morning on 24 March while he was in the Eastern Province to attend the Deyata Kirula 2013. The Muhudu Maha Vihara is over 2000 years…