Month: July 2014

16 arrested in Katunayake brothel raid

Sixteen people including six women were arrested during a raid on a brothel in the Halgasthota area in Katunayake on Saturday, Police said….

Sri Lankan Spinner Sachithra Senanayake Banned From Bowling by ICC

The International Cricket Council, on Friday, banned Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake from bowling in international cricket for an illegal bowling action….

Australia says ‘No Discrimination’ demolishing the Anti-Sri Lanka lobby

There is light at the end of the tunnel they say and liars will eventually get exposed. Not bad news at all. The position taken by the Tony Abbot Government is commendable. ‘Increasingly shrill’ was what Scott Morrison Australia’s Immigration Minister called critics. Having visited Sri Lanka and toured North Sri Lanka he was in…

India’s position on UN team for Sri Lanka clear: MEA

On his third visit to India this year and his first under the Narendra Modi government, Sri Lankan foreign minister G.L. Peiris, discussed with External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, the measures Sri Lanka was taking about accountability and reconciliation on the island….

Uva PC to be dissolved tonight

The Uva Provincial Council will be dissolved from midnight today, Chief Minister of the Uva Province Shashindra Rajapaksa said a short while ago….

Country’s image dragged through the mud says Ranil

The image of Sinhalese Buddhists has been tarnished by the recent incidents in Aluthgama and Beruwala and the fire that was lit there inflamed the feeling not only of Muslims, but also brought insult on Sinhalese Buddhists, Leader of Opposition Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday….

Sinhala-Muslim “Riots”: Sri Lankan local media blackout on version of Ayagama Samitha Thero

  Media has transgressed from its mandated role. The role of reporting and allowing the public to decide has been replaced by media taking upon itself to declare who is guilty and then going to town to use every mode of media coverage to completely tarnish and ridicule their version of the guilty party. What…

Australian immigration minister visits Jaffna, no talks with Tamil groups

Australia’s immigration minister, defending Canberra’s policy of turning back boats of asylum seekers, visited a focal point of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war against Tamil separatists, but came under fire for meeting no Tamil political or civil groups….

Dayasiri bit my shoulder – Harin I didn’t bite anyone – Dayasiri

UNP MP Harin Fernando has accused North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera of biting hit shoulder during a break in a live political debate on a private television channel on Tuesday night….

Narendra Modi’s Modified India ….

In what Sri Lanka can recall as examples taken from President Ranasinghe Premadasa, Indian Prime Minister has rattled India’s 3million bureaucracy with edicts that they cannot ignore. Indian bureaucrats are often referred to as babus in India have been in for a jolt. Indian offices are to be all about maximum governance and minimum government…

Obama nominates Sison to top UN Security Council post

US President Barack Obama has decided to nominate US Ambassador to Sri Lanka  Michele Sison as the Deputy Representative of the US in the UN Security Council….

President asks Eran to give detailed report

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday in Parliament requested UNP National List MP Eran Wickremearatne to provide him with a detailed report on ministerial secretaries holding director posts in private companies….

Ruthless Germany leave Brazil heart-broken

The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken on Tuesday after Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals….

Neither TRUTH nor RECONCILIATION in South Africa

It would be interesting to see what Deputy President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa who arrived in Sri Lanka has to say about the outcome of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission established in 1996. Indigenous Black South Africans suffered because of policies of white rule. Sri Lanka’s case was one of 30 years of…

Pope must apologise to Buddhists: BBS

Bodu Bala Sena Leader Ven.Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said Pope Francis should apologise to Sri Lankan Buddhists over the alleged atrocities committed by Christian colonialists….

ASPI crosses 6,500 mark for first time since 2011

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) crossed the 6,500 mark today (08 July) for the first time since 14 October 2011….