Month: May 2014

IMF denies Opposition allegations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday contradicted Opposition allegations, claiming that it had never asked the government to privatize the country’s education system….

Saliya Dissanayake passes away

  Saliya Dissanayake, former Central Provincial Council chairman and brother of Minister S.B. Dissanayake, has passed away at the age of 48….

Sri Lankan maid in coma after gas cylinder blast dies

FILE PHOTO – A Sri Lankan maid who has been in a coma for two weeks as a result of a cylinder explosion died at the King Saud Hospital (Semesi) on Wednesday. Fathima Safaya, 38, was severely burnt in an accident that took place at a Saudi household in the early hours of May 15…

How will Narenda Modi balance Hindu Nationalism against neo-colonial corporate agenda

Majority Hindus in India are happy. They have elected an Indian to lead India. An Indian that Indians feel will protect instead of balkanize India. Modi himself is a man of dreams. He aspires to script a glorious future. There is an issue. Modi may have a dream but there are ground realities about how…

100 kg of ganja meant for Lanka seized in TN

The Q Branch police have seized 100 kg of ganja found abandoned in the shallow waters at Arichamunai near Danushkodi, in Tamil Nadu. Superintendent of Police N.M. Mylvahanan said that acting on a tip-off, the police reached Arichamunai to find the drugs packed in four gunny bags of 25 kg each….

Govt in development discussions with the ‘smallest people’: President

Objectively compare our nation’s steady progress today with the situation where we were five or six years ago, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday at the presentation ceremony of the Finance and Planning Ministry’s Annual Report 2013, held at MILODA Academy of Financial Studies in Colombo. He said the government’s discussions on development issues went beyond…

Is Pope visiting Sri Lanka to apologise for Crimes of the Portuguese and Catholic Church?

An Apology to Sri Lanka for crimes against humanity committed by the Portuguese Conquistadors who were exclusively Roman Catholics, during their presence in this country from 1505 – 1658, should be the overriding reason for any future visit by a Pope. It is an apology long overdue to Sri Lanka as well as to several…

Protect Tamils, Modi to Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI: India has agreed to release 85 Sri Lankan fishermen who are lodged in different jails in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. This was conveyed to Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa when he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday morning. In a good will gesture, the Sri Lankan government had released all the…

Kofi Annan unfit to head any UN International Investigation

  Kofi Annan has been showered with credentials so much so that he became the ‘outstanding choice’ to broker peace in Syria. When that choice is made by the US there is little for us to imagine in whose interest the agenda has been set. Annan’s accolades include post of UN Secretary General, winning the…

Mobile phone connections must be registered

Mobile Service Providers have asked mobile phone users to get their connections registered in their names. This was done at the behest of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC)….


Three most wanted LTTE leaders arrested by the Malaysian Police, on a request by the Sri Lanka Police under Red Notice, were brought to the country by a special Sri Lanka Police team that visited Malaysia….

UNP will abolish Govt.-IMF pact to scrap free eduation – Ranil

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation was currently in Sri Lanka to monitor the government’s agreement with it to abolish free education but a future UNP administration would abrogate all such treaties with global organizations, Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday….

President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Modi Meet in New Delhi

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for bilateral talks this morning at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, where the President was warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister….

Sri Lanka, India united against terrorism, says Rajapaksa

Praising new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “inspirational qualities of leadership”, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that Colombo was one with New Delhi against terrorism….

UN & Navi Pillay explain how 3 LTTE operatives arrested in Malaysia held UNHCR passes

Suddenly not only are LTTE emerging alive from the dead at least that was what internationally accepted reports initially revealed to embarrass Sri Lanka, but now supposed ‘refugees’ holding UNHCR passes are being arrested as well. Quite a lot of unlawful activities are taking place all revolving around the world’s favorite terrorist organization the LTTE….

JHU warns of dangers

The Jathika Hela Urumaya, which met Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera yesterday, has warned that there could be serious repercussions if changes are made to the Executive Presidency, without reforming the country’s electoral system….