Friday 23 March 2018
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Category: News

Finance Minister Ravi to present supplementary budget today


The Maithripala regime’s Supplementary Budget is to be presented in the House today. The people expect relief under the budget for they look for reduction of prices of essential items.

President’s letter to Shirani, Mohan Peiris


President Maithripala Sirisena has indicated to Shirani Bandaranayake that the appointment of Mohan Peiris on Jan 13, 2013 was bad in law and hence null and void. The letter bears the signature of...

Appoint a civil servant as Trinco GA: Demo demands


Demonstrators opposite the clock tower in Trincomalee demanded that a civil servant be appointed as Government Agent of Trincomalee. The demonstration was held under the auspices of the Sinhala,...

British MPs urge Sri Lanka to cooperate with the UN investigation and share power based on self -determination


British MPs urged the Sri Lankan new government to cooperate with the UN investigation and address the Tamil national question through constitutional changes based upon the right of internal...

Shirani Expected To Resign Tody: Sripavan To Be New CJ


Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake who was reinstated yesterday, is expected to resign from her position today after a ceremonial sitting, making way for a new Chief Justice. According to sources,...

Sri Lanka would have to prosecute Gota to secure his safety from a U.S. war crime prosecution: Says US legal expert


“Under the law, it is true that President Sirisena’s administration could legally secure Mr. Rajapaksa’s safety from a U.S. war crime prosecution if he stays in Sri Lanka—under one condition....

Rosy at ‘ Salute Celebrating India’


State Minister of Child Development Rosy Senanayake was the Chief Guest at the ‘Salute; Celebrating India’ held at the St. Bishop’s College Auditorium to mark the Indian Republic Day. Indian...

Conditions in NE not conducive for repatriation of refugees: Tamil Nadu CM


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam has stated that it is premature to repatriate Lankan refugees to Sri Lanka since situation in the north and east is not satisfactory enough although the...

Australian court rules detention of Sri Lanka asylum seekers at sea lawful


Australia’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that the detention of asylum seekers from Sri Lanka on the high seas for almost a month was lawful, a win for the government’s tough...

Shirani reappointed as the Chief Justice


As a temporary move, the new Sri Lankan government has reinstated the chief justice whose impeachment two years ago was condemned internationally as an arbitrary political move, the Sri Lanka bar...

Take Immediate action to hand over the lands: TNA tells the Government


Jaffna District Parliamentarian and Official spokesman for TNA, Suresh Premachandran had asked the Government to take immediate action to hand over the lands of the public in Trincomalee,...

More than 100 Indian trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan sea every day

Indian boats

The invasion of Indian Trawlers increased again in Sri Lankan seas. As the SL navy had stopped arresting poachers, every day more than 100 Indian Trawlers invade into Sri Lankan water and destroying...

Northern Power Closed: Army also vacated


Following the waste oil crisis, Northern Power station was closed and sealed by the Registrar of Mallakam court with the cooperation of the police yesterday evening, after expelling the staff and the...

Details of people under detention will be published: Mano Ganeshan


Democratic Peoples’ Front  Leader Mano Ganesan requested in the National Executive Council yesterday to make him available with the list of people arrested under suspicion, and...

Make easier the procedures for obtaining dual citizenship: Suresh Premachnadran


The Tamil National Alliance had requested the Government to remove the difficulties faced by people born here and had got citizenship elsewhere, in obtaining dual-citizenship and to make the...

Mavai Senathirajah meets Political Prisoners


TNA Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah met the Tamil political prisoners detained in the Anuradhapura prison. This meeting was to confirm the collected details of the political prisoners.

Sobitha Thera urges CJ to quit


Ven. Maduluwewa Sobitha Thera, President of the National Movement For Social Justice, has demnded the stepping down of the Chief Justice Mohan Peiris from his post in view of the serious allegations...

Rousing reception to Wigneswaran in Delft islands


Northern Provicne Chief Minister Justice Wigneswaran, who visited the Delft Isalnd and met the people, was accorded a rousing welcome. They aired their problems to him. The viist was organized under...

Mushroom cultivation Puthukudiyiruppu


Under the Mushroom production encouragement project of the Provincial development project, 3 beneficiaries from Kaively in the Puthukudiyiruppu Agricultural Instructor’s area, were given ...

Swire to visit Jaffna

Hugo Swire

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire who arrives in Sri Lanka today on a three day official visit is scheduled to visit Jaffna and hold talks with NGOs. As part of a broad visit Mr Swire will call on...

Maha Yagam at Thikkam to win rights and release of political prisoners


A Maha Yagam for winning Tamil rights and securing the release of political prisoners on the iniatives of Tamil National Alliance was held at Thikkam Madathuvasal Pillaiyar Koil. Illankai Thamil...

Volunteer workers of the Teaching Hospital to be made permanent


It had been announced that 127 volunteer workers of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital are to be made Permanent. A team which came from the Ministry of Health had taken their details including their...

Drought relief for farmers in Kilinochchi


 Funds for the payment for seed paddy for the Farmers who were affected by the drought in Kilinochchi, and not issued with the payment for the seed paddy so far, had been requested from the Treasury...

AG noticed on Writ application against KP


Attorney General has been noticed to appear on Feb5 in the writ application made by JVP against Kumaran Pathmanathan alias KP to order the IGP and the Attorney General to arrest him under the...

JSA on Chief Justice


Judicial ServiceAssociation has expressed concerns over the conduct of the Chief Justice in respect of charges made against him. They have urged him to conduct himself in a manner befitting the post...

Baseless allegations made to tarnish my image: Ex President


Ex President Mahinda Rajapakse has charged that baseless allegations are made through the media network to tarnish his image. He has made the charge in an open letter to the people. The following is...

Nimal calls on Maha Nayaka of Malwatte Chapter


Opposiiton Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva called on Maha Nayaka of Malwtta Chapter Ven. Tibbetuwe Sri Sithartha Sumangala Thera and sought blessings. He also visited the Dalada Maligawe.

Modi to Visit Sri Lanka in March

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The Timesof India reports that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may travel to Sri Lanka in March.  Meanwhile, a senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said in a tweet that  Modi may address the Sri...

Austin sworn in as Eastern Province Governor


Former Defence Secretary Austin Fernando was sworn in as Governor of the Eastern Province before President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Ranil breaks diplomatic protocol; attends Reception at India House


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe broke diplomatic protocol and attended the reception held at India House to mark the 66 th Republic Day celebration of India. Although leaders of State do not...

TNA MP Yogeswaran meets Pon Rathakrishnan


Seenithamby Yogeswaran, Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa District Parliamentarian met Indian Union Joint Minister Pon. Rathakrishnan recently in Tamil Nadu and honored him by draping with a...

Mannar Bishop meets Thamilar Munnetra Kalaakm


Mannar Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Rayappu Joeph met Representatives of Thamilar Munnetra Kalakam at Mannar. They sought his support to ensure granting of amnesty by President Sirisena to political...

Financial assistance to kidney patients


The government has formulated a scheme to provide monthly assistance of Rs.3000 to kidney patients. President Maithripala Sirisena gave away special monthly allowance of Rs 3000 to selected kidney...

EP Chief Ministerial post; UPFA to support SLMC


UPFA has consented to support the candidature of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress in the election of a Chief Minsiter of the Eastern Provicne, reliable sources reveal. The decision was taken at a...

Find the disappeared: Mannar Demo


A silent demonstration was held under the patronage of Mannar Citizens’ Committee in Mannar urging the government to find a solution to the problems of the disappeared following the change of...

India hails Sirisena’s commitment to respond to people’s yearnings: Sinha


Indian envoy to Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha has stated that electoral victory of President Maithripala Sirisena is a tribute to his capacity to respond to Sri Lankans yearnings for change. He was delivering...

Colombo public praise China’s port city project says Xinhua


 People in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo have praised the 1.4 billion-U.S.-dollar port city project which is funded by China on the Indian Ocean island. “As the general public, we believe...

Ariyanenthiran accuses SLMC of duplicity

ariyam MP

Tamil National Alliance Batticaloa District Parliamentarian P.Ariyanenthiran has accused Sri Lanka Muslim Congress of duplicity in respect of the claim for the post of Chief Minister of Eastern...

Logeswaran assumes duties as WP Governor


Newly appointed Governor of the Western Province K.C.Logeswaran assumed duties today at the office of the Governor. Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Gunawrdena was among those present.

Departing Northern Governor says He did his best for the Province


The departing Northern Province Governor, Maj.Gen. (Retd) G. A. Chandrasiri, in his farewell message, said that he had done his best, since he assumed duties as the first Governor of the Northern...

Sirisena says there was a plan to deny him Lanka presidency

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Maithripala Sirisena has said that there was a ‘plan’ to deny him victory by his predecessor even after the results showed that he had won the...

Take steps to hand over acquired lands to owners: Suresh Premachandran


Tamil National Alliance Spokesperson Parliamentarian Suresh Premacahndran has urged the government to take steps to return the lands acquired from the people in Trincomalee, Mullaitheewu, Jaffna and...

We will protect supporters from harassment but not shield corrupt people: Nimal Siripala


Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday observed that he would look after the interests of the supporters of his party who undergo harassment and who are implicated. He also stated...

JVP sets up committee to receive complaints of corruption


Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has set up a committee to accommodate and collect complaints of corruption and fraud by the previous government. JVP has invited the public to make complaints by...

Mangala’s call for refugees to return wonderful news: Chandrahasan


SC Chandrahasan, the chief functionary of the Organisation for Eelam Tamil Refugees’ Rehabilitation (OFERR), has welcomed Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s appeal to Lankan refugees to return. He...

Gota has full protection against being taken to a war crimes tribunal: Government Says


Justice Deputy Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe last week categorically stated that former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has full protection against being taken to a war crimes tribunal of another...

Silent Protest in Mannar Today


This protest is being organised by the  citizen’s committee of Mannar, and will be held today demanding release of Tamil Political prisoners and the inquiry regarding the mass- grave at...

Permission to catch prawns in the Kilinochchi Delta


Prawns could be harvested in the Kilinochchi delta from today, said the Assistant Director of Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources of Kilinochchi District, Mr. R.Raveendran. Prawn harvesting...

Resolution passed condemning Ankajan


The Chavakachcheri Town Council ,in meeting held on 22th had passed a resolution against Ramanathan Ankajan the SLFP Organiser for Jaffna District, and Member of the Northern Provincial Council,...

Pipe borne water to people affected by waste oil seepage: Minister Ainkaranesan

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Permanent pipe borne desalinated water supply will be provided to people affected by the waste oil seepage in and around Chunnakam, said Ainkaranesan.the Minister of Agriculture of the Northern...