Month: July 2014

Sri Lanka drop Chandimal and Mendis for Pakistan series

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week….

Docs in shocking brawl

A simmering dispute between two factions of doctors came to a boil with some of them exchanging blows and heaping abuse on one another at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), Colombo yesterday….

USA – Spies on nations and people and demands media/HR freedom from other nations!

We are a little confused. Are all laws to be bent for the American Government and all Americans declared immune from international jurisprudence? Can the American Government do and say what they like but others are forbidden to do the same? Where are these new laws actually written and who have been foolish enough to…

Not Just Fishermen, Sri Lanka Must also Return Boats, Jaya Tells Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa wrote yet another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this time to seek action to secure the release of 50 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of Tuesday….

BBS continues to promote anti-Muslim campaign – US

The International Religious Freedom Report for 2013 released by the US State stated that the Bodu Bala Sena(BBS) continued to promote its anti-Muslim campaign, which was linked to violent activities last year….

Action from the Richest Religion : Vatican can wipe out entire Third World debt & poverty

The Vatican City is a land locked state inside the city of Rom, Italy and governed by the Pope (Bishop of Rome). It is the world’s smallest sovereign on just 110 acres. The Pope is not only head of 2.3billion people but he is also head of a global financial empire. The Vatican that promotes…

JNP to contest independently – Wimal

Jathika Nidahas Peramuna(JNP) to contest independently at the upcoming Uva polls, JNP Leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa….

I wish all followers of Islam in Sri Lanka a Happy Eid ul-Fitr. Eid Mubarak – President

I am pleased to send this message of greetings to the devotees of Islam as they celebrate the festival Eid ul-Fitr today, President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated in a message to mark the Ramazan festival….

Lessons for Sri Lanka from India’s Premier Narendra Modi

The expectations from Narendra Modi were many and are many. There is little to doubt that the Congress has done colossal damage to India in more ways than one. Rebuilding, realigning and restoring India on course towards a dynamic future is not easy given that the break up of India is well on track and…

Anura Dissanayake injured in accident

Janatah Vimukthi Peramua (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissnayake had been admitted to the Ratnapura Hospital a short while ago following an accident, JVP sources said….

Man injured in shooting at Ja-Ela

One person was critically wounded and hospitalised following a shooting at the Rukmani Devi junction in Ja-Ela this morning….

Sri Lankan asylum seekers arrive in Australia after weeks held at sea

A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were held at sea by Australian authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge against their detention, have arrived at a detention camp on mainland Australia, government officials said on Monday….

Laws in the Middle East Nations for Non-Muslims

Reciprocity is a debatable subject for Muslims and Islam. When people are divided as believers and non-believers there is little to argue or defend the status of equality. What is not reciprocated should not be demanded. The status of non-Muslims in majority Muslim nations comes with strict rules and regulations. Non-Muslims are guaranteed protection in…

India told Sri Lanka to resolve Tamil issue for better trade

India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce, a senior BJP leader has said….

Postage rates to be revised after 6 years – sources

The government has decided to revise postage rates with effect from August 01….

Are the Sri Lankan Education Authorities asleep : Teachers abusing children and rising children misbehavior

Education authorities may like to when handing over appointment letters to teachers also give them a copy of the Sri Lanka Penal Code (Amended) wherein Section 308a states that cruelty against children causing hurt, grievous or simple as well as torture is a criminal offence. The Education Department has via circular ED/01/12/01/04/24 issued on 11…