Month: June 2014

Harin Fernando eyes Uva chief minister’s post

Badulla District UNP MP, Harin Fernando said at a meeting with the party activists yesterday that he would contest for the Uva Province Chief Minister’s post. He said it was 99% sure. The final decision would be taken at the meeting on June 30 with the party leaders, he said….

UN probe panel on Sri Lanka yet to seek entry into the country

The three-member panel appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to probe alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka is yet to seek entry into the country. A Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said that the team has not yet asked for approval to visit the island….

Is Sri Lanka on track to Kosovo

  Kosovo’s status is governed by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1244 which envisages only self-government for Kosovo, and acknowledges the “sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.” Kosovo’s status was ONLY INDEPENDENCE. That was the force with which the ‘independence’ of Kosovo was reached. It came on the backdrop of pathetic lies…

President Rajapaksa Opens New Branches of Mihin Lanka, Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka Insurance and Nawaloka Medical Center in Seychelles

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on a state visit to Seychelles, declared open Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka Insurance and Mihin Lanka branches in the capital of Seychelles yesterday (June 28)….

President Declares Open Sri Lankan High Commission in Seychelles

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on a state visit to Seychelles, declared open the Sri Lankan High Commission in Seychelles yesterday (June 28) afternoon. The High Commission is located at the Capital City Building in Independence Avenue, Victoria….

World Cup 2014: Brazil Survives Shootout Against Chile

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — With the pressure of an anxious nation bearing down on them with each passing minute, the Brazilian players teetered on the brink of a defeat that would have wounded a country’s soul….

Tamils are not oppressed in Sri Lanka and never were

Efforts are being made to project a notion that Tamils are oppressed. The mischief behind this endeavor has nothing to do with Tamils but simply as a slogan to create precedents. The organization outsourced to create precedents legally is the UN. Conflicts have become easy to engineer and all it takes is a single skirmish…

Sri Lanka and Seychelles Agree to Strengthen Relations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Seychelles President James Michel, during bilateral discussions at the State House in Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, today, agreed to strengthen bilateral relations while expanding cooperation into new areas….

Japanese PM may visit Sri Lanka in early September

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in early September, a Japanese government source said Friday….

Boatload of Sri Lankan refugees in trouble off Christmas Island – report

A boat with 153 refugees from Sri Lanka on board is in trouble 250 km from Christmas Island, it was reported on Saturday….

UNP: Arrest those who assisted BBS in commiting crimes against Muslims

The UNP yesterday accused the government of using the Official Secrets Act to cover up the involvement of three intelligence officers in last weeks Bodu Bala Sena (BBS)-led attacks on Muslims in Aluthgama and Beruwela….

Navi Pillai appoints Martti Ahtisaari bribed by Albanian mafia to deliver Kosovo Independence to investigate Sri Lanka

How credible is the team appointed by Navi Pillai to investigate Sri Lanka? German Intelligence has a report of Martti Ahtisaari accepting 40million euro bribe to deliver Kosovo independence. The Sri Lanka investigation team head has been chased out of both Somalia and South Sudan for doctoring reports. Is there a particular reason why Martti…

Woman, 34, charged with murder of Geraldton doctor Dinendra Athukorala

AUSTRALIA: A GERALDTON doctor has been charged with murdering her husband, who was also a doctor, in a domestic dispute. Major Crime Squad detectives last night charged the 34-year-old woman with the murder of Dr Dinendra Athukorala on June 24, at a house in Shenton Street, Geraldton….

Warne attacks Cook again

Shane Warne has launched another stinging attack on Alastair Cook, whom he believes should either step down as England captain or take a break from cricket. The former record-breaking Australia spinner has been Cook’s most outspoken critic in the last 12 months, and has clearly got under the skin of the Essex left-hander, who stated…

JVP accuses govt. of fanning racial flames to cover up grave problems

The JVP said that the government was silent on small extremist groups who sowed ethnic hatred in the country to draw attention away from the sky rocketing cost of living and other burdens, which had become unbearable to people….

Former Galle Mayor Methsiri de Silva reinstated

Southern Provincial High Court today issued a writ order against the Gazette notification which suspended the former Galle mayor Methsiri de Silva from the Galle Mayorship….