Aug 20, 2014 12:30:06 AM- lankacnews.com
A British lady (20) has made a complaint to police that an individual had abused her while she was in Kuda Kalli area, Arugambey. At the moment she is getting treatment at Ampara hospital. She has stated that she faced this incident while walking on the beach and no one has been arrested in this […]
Aug 20, 2014 12:23:13 AM- lankacnews.com
The director of irrigation department Janaki Meegasthanna says that only the 1% of the tanks are filled due to the rain. She said that the water level of the tanks are reduced to 13% and by yesterday it has gone up to 14%.
Aug 20, 2014 12:13:32 AM- lankacnews.com
The BBS says that Mervin Silva today represents Andaree those days. Addressing media in Colombo, the secretary general Galabodaaththe Gnanasara thero said that Mervin Silva should make his children first. The thero said that the election work will be started in next month/
Aug 20, 2014 12:34:10 AM- dbsjeyaraj.com
(Text of Statement Issued by Tamil National Alliance Leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan endorsing Mr.Gary Anandasangaree as Liberal Party Candidate in elections to the Canadian House of Commons) Mr Gary Anandasangaree who is seeking nomination from the Liberal Party of Canada for the Scarborough-Rouge Park riding for the forthcoming Parliamentary Elections is a long-standing Human Rights activist [&...
Aug 20, 2014 12:20:00 AM- srilankaguardian.org
| by Upul Joseph Fernando ( August 20, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) When the Congress Government of Dr. Manmohan Singh was in power in India, a regular visitor to this country was N. Ram, Editor of the Hindu. He was granted exclusive interviews by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The close connection between Ram and Mahinda was built up by the tireless effort of an Indian PR company, which had b...
Aug 20, 2014 12:12:00 AM- srilankaguardian.org
My plea to the people of IsraelArchbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.A child next to a picture of Nelson Mandela at a pro-Palestinian rally in Cape Town A child next to a picture of Nelson Mandela at a pro-P...
Aug 20, 2014 12:06:00 AM- srilankaguardian.org
From Missouri to Ukraine| by John Stanton“…in what manner does tyranny arise? --that it has a democratic origin is evident…But when [the tyrant] has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader…Has he not also another object, which is that they may be impover...
Aug 19, 2014 11:59:00 PM- srilankaguardian.org
| by Thomas C. Mountain( August 20, 2014, Eritrea , Sri Lanka Guardian ) When award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu’s International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years. Yet when Mr. Scahill reported on his visit he seemed blissfully unaware of the hundreds of Somalis that were starving to death every day not very ...
Aug 19, 2014 11:47:00 PM- srilankaguardian.org
| by Ruwantissa Abeyratne( August 20, 2014, Montreal, Sri Lanka Guardian) In April, I wrote in this journal on the subject of state responsibility for terrorist acts of individuals. However, I did not address the issue of State responsibility for terrorist acts of rebels in a conflict zone. This piece is about State control and accountability in war times. I have already written a few articles...
Aug 19, 2014 11:50:33 PM- yahoo.com
COLOMBO, Aug 20, 2014 (AFP) - Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.
Aug 19, 2014 11:44:27 PM- news.lk
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the Government will not agree for the UN Human Rights Council to conduct an investigation against Sri Lanka and that it is evident from the recent statements made by the outgoing High Commissioner on Human Rights that the UNHRC panel is biased.
The President disclosed this to members of the Foreign Correspondents' Association based in Sri Lanka at Templ...
Aug 19, 2014 11:35:35 PM- news.lk
During a formal ceremony, President Hamid Karzai accepted the diplomatic credentials of Mr. Shah Nawaz Marikar Bawa, Sri Lanka’s first resident Ambassador to Afghanistan, on August 16.
In a meeting,followed by the ceremony, President Karzai welcomed the Ambassador of Sri Lanka and said “I am very delighted that today we have the first resident Ambassador of the great country in the region,...
Aug 19, 2014 10:58:51 PM- news.lk
At a Selection Committee meeting held on Tuesday (19), the following squad was selected by the National Selectors for the above tournament.
Angelo Mathews - Captain,T.M Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara. Mahela Jayawardena, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjana, Lahiru Thirimanne - Vice Captain, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath. Seekuge Prasanna Suraj Randev, ...
Aug 20, 2014 3:51:55 AM- srilankamirror.com
A 20 year old British woman has been sexually abused at Arugam Bay, Pottuvil area on August 29.The victim has lodged a complaint with the Police and the Police reported that she is currently receiving treatments at Ampara General Hospital.
Aug 19, 2014 10:45:30 PM- lankatruth.com
UPFA councilor of Poddala Pradeshiya Sabha of Bope Premalal Abeysekera got on to the table during the session of the Pradeshiya Sabha held yesterday (19th) to protest against the Chairman for not approving several water projects he had presented. The situation became tense when the Leader of the Opposition of the Pradeshiya Sabha supported him.
This is a reflection of the conflicts that have aris...
Aug 19, 2014 11:12:32 PM- adaderana.lk
A Lankan housemaid who is accused of harassing her old Emirati employer has been arrested. The 70-year-old woman, named Aisha, lives alone in Sharjah. .
Aug 19, 2014 11:12:17 PM- colombogazette.com
The Ministry of Defence says since the LTTE’s defeat, some groups have begun to engage in activities that stem far beyond self-protection and there is information that some of these groups have even tried to link up with global Islamic terrorist organizations and so the situation requires careful monitoring. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, writing for […]
Aug 19, 2014 10:37:16 PM- colombogazette.com
The Dhanushkodi police have arrested a Sri Lankan Tamil who attempted to clandestinely leave for Talaimannar and two others, including a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee who promised him a trip by boat. On information from fishermen, a patrol party arrested Antony Francis, 54, in the early hours of Tuesday as he walked back from Kothandaramarkoil […]
Aug 19, 2014 11:34:00 PM- srilankaguardian.org
| by Melani Manel PereraAsia NewsAfter the war, the loss of social cohesion, economic deprivation and the lack of government rehabilitation policies have prevented people from recovering from their trauma.( August 20, 2014, Jaffna, Sri Lanka Guardian) In the Jaffna Peninsula, suicides have increased since the end of the Civil War, this according to Daya Somasundaram, professor of Psychiatry at the...
Aug 19, 2014 11:08:39 PM- itnnews.lk
Aug 19, 2014 10:56:34 PM- news.lk
The Met. Dept. says that Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas around the island.
Winds will be Southwesterly and the speed will be 20-40 kmph.
The sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota may be fairly rough at times as winds can strengthen up to 50kmph at times.(SDF)
Aug 19, 2014 10:33:31 PM- colombogazette.com
The striking fishermen of Rameswaram, who are desperate to get their boats freed from Sri Lanka, have decided to lay siege to a road bridge in Tamil Nadu on August 23, The Hindu newspaper reported. Leaders of 11 fishermen associations met on Tuesday and took the decision because there was no word from the State and […]
Aug 19, 2014 10:09:26 PM- colombogazette.com
UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon has urged Sri Lanka to assist the investigation on the war led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Ban ki-moon’s spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said that the Secretary‑General fully supports the High Commissioner for Human Rights and commends the leadership she’s demonstrated to assist Sri Lanka in […]
Aug 19, 2014 7:15:29 PM- asiantribune.com
After frantic pleadings to the Center by two helpless chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland for its immediate intervention to the unfortunate border clashes that broke out on August 12, the Center’s lackluster response dashed hopes of people of the two states.
Aug 19, 2014 5:35:32 PM- colombotelegraph.com
Bishop of Colombo discredits defamatory claims made by the Buddhist mob that disrupted the meeting for families of disappeared, in reference to one of the Catholic priest. The Bishop of Colombo, Rev. Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey has criticised claims made by the mob that stormed in and disrupted a meeting that was held earlier this month […]
Aug 19, 2014 4:52:14 PM- colombotelegraph.com
The National Peace Council has expressed deep concern over the increasing and continuous surveillance of civil society activities by the Rajapaksa-regime using military and law enforcement authorities in the post-war period. In a media statement issued yesterday, the NPC has noted the escalating surveillance operations – initially widely prevalent in the North and East but […]
Aug 19, 2014 11:56:12 AM- adaderana.lk
VIDEO- Senior Indian Politician Subramanian Swamy during an exclusive interview with Ada Derana this afternoon told that the Sri Lankan government has already enacted 95 per cent of the recommendations of the 13th amendment. .
Aug 19, 2014 8:21:02 AM- adaderana.lk
The Ministry of Health says that there is no case of Ebola virus disease reported in the country and there is no need to panic about it. .
Aug 19, 2014 7:21:46 AM- adaderana.lk
Prison officials today discovered around 2,500 milligrams of heroin in the possession of an inmate at the Galle Prisons who had been arrested in suspicion over the murder of Dr. Priyanka Prasad Jayasinghe, popularly known as Hitha Honda Dostara, in Karandeniya.
Aug 19, 2014 3:18:27 PM- dbsjeyaraj.com
By Roma Rajpal Weiss A series of religious clashes in Myanmar and Sri Lanka in recent years has increased international concern about the role of Buddhist clergy in fuelling anti-Muslim violence. Deadly riots broke out between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lanka on 15 June. Three people were killed and 80 injured in the […]