Friday, February 07, 2014

UPFA hands over nominations for WP

UPFA on Wednesday handed over nominations of candidates contesting the Western Province at the Divisional Secretariat in Narahenpitiya. UPFA General Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha Read more

JVP's nominations for Kalutara handed over

JVP handed over nominations for the Kalutara District at the Divisional Secretariat yesterday. General Secretary Tilwin Silva was present together with candidates led by leader Dr. Nalinda Read more

Sports Ministry news bulletin released

Sports Ministry has commenced publishing a news bulletin named 'Kelibima'. The first copy was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapakse by Sports Media Secretary Harsha B.Abeykoon. Sports Minister Read more

Water Research Centre in Kandy

Research Centre for Water Resources in Kandy city was declared open by Water and Drainage Board Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in Kandy recently. Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake Read more

UPFA finalizes nominations for WP

UPFA has finalized nominations of candidates to contest the polls for the Western Province and the nominations will be handed over on January5, reports say. 43 candidates representing Read more

JVP finalizes nominations

JVP has finalized nominations for the Southern and Western Provincial Council polls. General Secretary Tilwin Silva signed the nomiation papers. Leaders of districts too put down Read more

Independence Day at Kandy

66th Independence Day was celebrated at Bogambara Grounds on February 4 with the participation of Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwe as Chief Guest. Read more

National Independence Day in Kegalle

Sri Lanka's 66th National Independence Day was held in Kegalle on January4 under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. He hoisted the national flag, took the salute and the march past. Read more

Fishermen issue; Tamil Nadu positive note

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaitha has in a positive note expressed that amicable decisions will be reached to resolve the problems of fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankain the next round Read more

Demo against milk price hike

A demonstration was held opposite the United National Party Head Quarters Sri Kotha to protest against the rise in price of milk powder. It was organized under the patronage of Lak Vanitha Unit of the UNP. Read more

Permanancy to Vavuniya UC employees

A number of casual employees of Vavuniya Urban Council were given permanancy at a ceremony held at Vavuniya. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran Read more

President's Independence Day Message

President Mahinda Rajapakse has observed that he shared a dream to strengthen Sri Lankan nation under a single flag in a united country. His message is: "On this day, as we celebrate Read more

Biswal meets the media

US Assistant Secretary State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha desai Biswal has observed that US expresses concerns over insufficient progress in addressing justice, reconciliation Read more

GOSL responds to Biswal

The Government of Sri Lanka, responding to observations made by US Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal, has expressed serious concerns over the claims on the pace of implementation Read more

Anura elected to lead JVP

JVP has elected Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayaka as its new leader at its 7th Convention held at the Sugathathasa Stadium on Sunday. His name was proposed Read more

TN fishermen remanded

19 Indian fishermen were remanded till Febrauary 14 by Kayts Magistrate's Court. The Court made the order when they were produced by the Department of Fisheries allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan Read more

US Envoy calls on Jaffna Bishop

US Special Envoy Nisha Desai Biswal paid a courtesy call on Jaffna Bishop Rev. Fr.Dr.Thomas Saundaranayagam and held discussions, which covered a wide range of issues, reports say. Read more

Biswal meets Basil

US Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Bismal called on Ministry of Economic Development Basil Rajapakse at the office of the Ministry of Economic Development and held talks on current issues. Read more

Ugandan Defence Minister calls on Defence Sec

Ugandan Defence Minister Gen. Odongo Jege called on Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and held discusssions. He is on a five day official visit to Sri Lanka. They exchanged mementos. Read more

Mahathma Gandhi's Death anniversary in Jaffna

A simple ceremony was held in Jaffna on January 30 to mark 66th death aniversary of Mahathma Gandhi, An Apostle of Non-violence, under the auspices of the Jaffna branch of the Ghanthy Read more

"Hoist Nanthy flag on Sivarathry day":World Saiva Council

Vidaikodi Chelvar S.Dhanabalaa, Vice President of World Saiva Council (Sri Lanka) has appealed to the Hindu public to hoist the Nanthy Flags, the flag of Almighty Lord Siva, Read more

Biswal calls on Peiris

US top envoy Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Desai Biswal, who is on an official visit to Sri Lanka, yesterday called on External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris at the Ministry and held talks. US Ambassador Read more

US top envoy meets Opposition Leader

Nisha Desai Bismal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and South Eastern countries, met Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe at his residence yesterday. They held discussions on current Read more

School kits to kids

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at a ceremony held at St.Mary's College in Kalutara to distribute school kits to school kids. Thereafter he declared open Divisional Secretariat Read more

"Manmohan Govt deaf, dumb":Sushma

India's Lok Sabha Opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj has accused the Central Government for being indifferent to the fishermen issue. She also stated that the Manmohan Government Read more

Machinery to EP Local Govt Dept

A set of machinery and relevant equipments were handed over to the Department of Assistant Commissioner of Local Government, Eastern Province at a simple ceremony Read more

Advanced CT scan at Navaloka

An advanced CT scan has been installed at the Navaloka Hospital in Colombo. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the installation ceremony held yesterdaay. Read more

Indian EAM delegation in Vavuniya

A delgation of the India's External Affairs Ministry led by Special Secretary Sujatha Metha visited Puthukulam in Vavuniya and saw the progress in the India aided housing project. Read more

"Dissolve NPC":JHU

JHU former Minister of the Western Provincial Council Udaya Gamanpilla has called for the dissolution of the Northern Provincial Council. Gamanpilla stated that by passing a resolution Read more

Pulmottai fishermen protest

A group of Fishermen from Pulmottai on Wednesday satged a fast by protesting against the alleged order that they are banned from fishing in Kokulai lagoon by the Fisheries Ministry. They have demanded Read more

GL meets Indian counterpart

External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris met his Inidan counterpart External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshide in New Delhi on Wednesday and held discussions on bilateral and other issues. Quoting sources Read more

Foundation laying at Kairiya Muslim Ladies MV

A simple ceremony was held at Kairiya Muslim Ladies' Maha Vidyalayam recently to lay a foundation for a three storey building. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse laid the foundation Read more

Vavuniya Protest

A protest was held in Vavuniya alleging discrimination in the selection of benificiaries to India aided Housing Project. The protestors handed over to Vavuniya Government Agent Read more

NSBM holds first Convocation

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the first convocation of the National School of Business Management held yesterday. Vice Chancellor Read more

Hirunika launches poll campaign


Hirunika Premachandra, who was appointed Sri Lanka Freedom Party co-organizer for Colombo by President Mahinda Rajapakse on January12, launched her election campaign at her residence in Bauddha Loka Mawatha on January 6. SLFP General Secretary Health Minister Maithripala Srisena was also present.


Dance by Kala Mandir students

Kala Mandir Dance School students presented a dance performance at Saraswathy Hall recently. Read more

An Evening of Dance

A dance perfromance by students of Sri Ram Srestey Dance school was held at Saraswathy Hall recently. Read more

Vivekananda’s life, times depicted through dance

Students of Saiva Mangaiyar Kalakam Music Dance College depicted the life and times of Swami Vivekananda through a dance drama 'Swami Vivekananda - The Mystic Sage', at an event held at Ramakrishna Mission Hall recently.Read more

Rally for Unity

A Rally for unity led by Ven. Beddegama Samitha Thera was held in Colombo to stress for national amity on Sunday. Read more

Remembering Thanthai Chelva in Colombo

A commemorative event was held to remember the contributions made by founder leader of Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi, late S.J.V.Celvanayagam, revered as Thanthai Chelva, at New Kathiresan Hall Read more

‘Whither Sri Lankan Tamils!’:Justice Wigneswaran

Justice Wigneswaran has observed that it is imperative that the Tamils should engage with the Sinhalese people and make them aware of the injustices meted out to the Tamils. Read more

Sampanthan on bed rock of Chelva’s politics

Tamil National Allaince President Samapntan stated that Thanthai Chelva was committed to non-violence in an unequivocal and uncompromising manner. He was a genuine democrat who never abandoned the path of negotiation. He always stood Read more

Bishop calls for cross border solidarity

Bishop Duleep De Chickera, the former head of the Anglican Church in Sri Lanka, has called for cross border Read more

"Passivity of rule of law a curse":Javed Yusuf

Former Sri Lankan envoy Senior Attorney at Law Javed Yusuf observed that maltreatment and discrimination Read more

"Uphold rule of law reciprocate against discrimination":-Sumanthiran

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian and Constitutional lawyer M. A. Sumanthiran observed that it is essential to uphold rule of law and implement it fully for peaceful life of people, Read more