Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ananda- Nalanda Big Match interrupted by minor clash

Ananda Nalanda, 84th Battle of the Maroons, the Big Match held at SSC Grounds on Sunday was interrupted by ugly scenes of encounter between supporters of both teams. The situation was brought under Read more

Eagle's Lagoon View declared open

President Mahinda Rajapakse declared open the Eagle's Lagoon View, Reception Hall of the Sri Lanka Air force on March2. Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal H.D.Abeywickrema received the President Read more

DMK patriarch calls for all party meet

DMK patriarch M.Karunanithy has called for an all party meeting in Delhi to exert pressure on the Indian Government to support the procedural motion that is due to be moved by the US. Since DMK is an ally Read more

"Preserve, protect Free Education":Amila Thera

Ven. Dhambara Amila Thera has observed that pressure must be exerted to sustain and protect free education in the country. He was addressing a seminar held at Centre for Religion and Society under the patronage of National Read more

TNA at Tamil Rights conference in Geneva

Tamil National Alliance took part at the Conference of Tamil Rights' Movement held in Geneva at the sidelines of the UNHRC sessions. TNA parliamentarians Mavai Senathyraja, Suresh Premachandran, Read more

President Rajapakse speaks to The Hindu

President Mahinda Rajapakse has categorically denied the allegation that Prbaharan's son Balachandrabn was killed by Sri Army. Speaking to The Hindu, he said: "Had it happened, I would have known [it]. It is obvious Read more

"Multi culturalism is an asset to the nation":Professor Liyanege

Dr.Amarakeerthy Liyanage, Peradeniya University Professor, has observed that multi-culturalism is a great asset to a nation. It gives beauty to a nation. It enriches a nation. Inclusivity is the modern trend. Read more

SF Calls on Election Commissioner

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka on Friday called on Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya to inquire about registering the Democratic Party. The discussion between Sarath Fonseka Read more

 CWC to have dialogue with TUs on wage issue

Ceylon workers' Congress Leader Minister Arumugam Thondaman has stated that the wage increase of estate workers will be discussed with the Employers' federation in April, 2013. Speaking to a Tamil Weekly, Read more

Sameer Enterprises to renovate wards in Kandy hospital

Sameer Enterprises in Katugastota and Madawela has offered to bear the expense incurred in renovating wards 16 and 17. Chairman of Sameer Enterprises Mohamaed Rizvy Mahroof handed over a cheque to Director of Kandy Read more

Rotary donates cycles to resettled in Thennaimaravaddi

25 Cycles were donated on two occasions to the resettled villagers of Thenamaravaddi by Rotary Club of Trincomalee. About one hundred families have been resettled in Thennamarawadi village in the north of Trincomalee Read more

President meets Muslim members in local Govt bodies

President Mahinda Rajapakse met Muslim members serving in local government bodies in the island at a meeting in temple Trees on March1. Eastern Province Chief Minister Abdul Najeeb Majeed, Matale Myayor Haleem Kashim, Read more

Bodu Bala Sena's protest at Dematagoda Butchery

Bodu Baal Sena staged a protest at Dematagoda Butchery on March1. They alleged that animals were slaughtered without a valid permit. Read more


US seeks prompt implementation of LLRC recommendations

US delegation to the 22nd sessions to UNHRC in Geneva demanded prompt implementation of the constructive recommendations of its own LLRC. It criticized Sri Lanka for lack of genuine action and expressed concern over attempts to undermine Read more

British Bar urge Queen not to attend CHOGM

Report of the Bar of Human Rights Committee of England and Wales prepared by Geoffry Robertson, QC, has urged that Sri Lanka should not be allowed to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and that Queen Read more 

SC to hear Ceylon Tobacco Company's appeal on Mar28

Supreme Court is to hear the appeal by Ceylon Tobacco Company against the order of Court of Appeal on March 28. The appeal is against the refusal of Court of Appeal to issue an interim order restraining Read more

Vietnamese delegation calls on President

Vietnamese delegation led by Vietnam National Assembly Vice President Nguyen Thi Kim called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Tempe Trees on February 28. Vietnam Ambassador Ton Sinh Thank was also present Read more

Swamy calls on President

Dr.Subramania Swamy, President of Janata Party of India called on President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajaapkse was also present. Read more

 ACJU's request for Govt Halal certification turned down

Government has turned down a request by the All Ceylon Jammaiuthul Ulama that the Government should undertake the Halal certification. Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella revealed this at the weekly media briefing. Read more

Priyanga responds to Brimmer

Counselor of Sri Lanka Permanent Mission Priyanga Wickremasinghe stated that Sri Lanka should be encouraged and not singled out for disproportionate attention. She was responding to the remarks made by Esther Read more

Pope bids adieu

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday bid adieu to the cardinals who will soon choose his successor. Addressing, the cardinals, 85 year old Pope Benedict, offered unconditional obedience and reverence to his successor Pope. Read more

"SL's progress on reconciliation is slow":Blake

Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary for States, has observed that the US is disappointed over the slow progress towards the achievement of reconciliation and accountability after the end of the war. Read more

Kurshid on Sri Lanka

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid told the Rajya Sabha that the Indian Government could not forecast what point India would make in Geneva sessions. If Sri Lanka is able to show there is movement forward Read more

President at Colombo Muslim Ladies' College

Three new buildings at Colombo Muslim Ladies' College were declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse on February 28. Colombo Mayor Muzammil, Senior Minister Fowzy, students, teachers, parents and well Read more

Basil, SLFP national Organizer

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse has been unanimously elected as National Organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The election took place at a meeting held under the patronage Read more

"SL needs time, space to complete task":Samarasinghe in Geneva

President's Envoy Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has observed that the Sri Lankan Government needs time and space to complete the work of Reconstruction, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Reconciliation.Read more

Ancient Hindu Manuscripts in digital form deposited with ACHC


Digitalized two thousand year old rich and rare Hindu religious manuscripts installed in hard drive were taken in procession from Companytheru Sivasubramaniya Swamy Temple and deposited at the Head Quarters of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress on Sunday.Devotees were holding Nanthy Flags of Lord Siva at the head of the procession where ceremonial Kudai and Aala Vatam were displayed according to tradition. Panniru Thirumurai were carried in a palanquin according to age old custom. ACHC President Kandiah Neelakandan carried them on his head with veneration. A solemn and religious fervor reigned everywhere.

All Ceylon Hindu Congress President Kandiah Neelakandan delivered the welcome address while General Secretary Dr. Muthiah Kathirkamanathan proposed the vote of thanks.
Addressing the event, Aanmeega Sudar Rishi Thondanathan explained that these rare and rich manuscripts on Hinduism have been preserved in a digitalized form in Pondicherry State under the patronage of the French Government. Following untiring efforts by his Guru Subramaniya Swamigal initially and subsequently by the present Head of the Hawai Saiva Aatheenam Velan Swamigal they were able to obtain two copies in hard drive. They have now been made available in Sri Lanka for scholarly perusal. Director of ACHC Hindu Research Centre Dr. Senchotselvar Aaruthirumurugan delivered a talk on the 'Significance of Thirumuraigal'. The event was organized under the auspices of All Ceylon Hindu Congress, Hindu Kurumar Ontriam and Colombo Saiva Munnetra Sangam.


Baba’s birthday celebration at Puttarparthi

Devotees from India and the world over congregated in large numbers to celebrate Baba’s birthday at Prashanthi Nilayam in Puttarparthi on November 23. Read more 

Sai Chariot in Lankan capital

A high light of the 87th Year of Advent celebration of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Sri Lanka is the Sai Chariot festival organized by Sai Baba Centre of Colombo at dusk on November22, Read more

'East Marries West' concert at Puttarparti  

Presenting a blend of Eastern music with Western music renowned musical couple Pundit Shubendra Rao and Saskia Rao - de Haans presented a scintillating musical offering, on the 4th Read more

Ladies’ Day at Prashanthy Nilayam

Women devotees from around the world assembled in Sai Kulwant Hall to celebrate the Ladies Day 2012 this morning here at Prasanthi Nilayam. Read more

Jaffna students stage ‘Potaak Inna’ Sinhala drama

A Sinhala drama titled ‘Pottak Inna’ (Konchcham Porungal) by Jaffna Tamil students won the applause at the workshop at Maharagama National Read more

Navalar statue installed in Colombo Hindu College

The statue of great Tamil and Saiva scholar Arumuga Navalar was installed at the Colombo Hindu College in Bamabalapitiya. Read more

‘Inuvil Oli’ launched in Colombo

A magazine titled ‘Inuvil Oli’ meaning the voice of Inuvil and edited by Thamil Thentral Thambu Siva was launched at a ceremony in Colombo Tamil . Read more