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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 08:01
A top Swedish prosecutor on Monday formally asked that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained in absentia over the alleged rape of a woman in her home nearly a decade ago, reports said. According to an Associated Press Report The move was seen as the first step in his possible extradition from Britain. The Australian also faces a U.S. extradition warrant for allegedly conspiring to hack.....Read More...
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 04:22
"Shilpa Sena", a rolling exposition will be launched island wide in July, geared towards bringing technological skills, knowledge and products to the general public, at a time when the country embraces new and emerging technologies. The aim of the exposition is to bridge the technological divide in the society while ensuring that no one will be left behind, as part of the government's wider.....Read More...
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:31
: On behalf of the Western Provincial Council, Governor Azath Salley handed over a cheque for Rs 1.5 million on Thursday to the management of the Minuwangoda Jumma mosque, to do the necessary renovations, following the mob attack which damaged some parts of the worshipping place. The cheque was formally presented to Al-Haj M.R.M Zavahir , chief Trustee of the Jumma mosque in Minuwangoda......Read More...
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 08:59
High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid respects at Sri Dalada Maligawa and received the blessings of the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte Chapter and Most Venerable High Commissioner conveyed greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vesak to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros and recalled the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri.....Read More...
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 07:47
A. Pattapandige
SL is on auto pilot. It has been so for nearly 4 years. The ‘good governance’ guru and captain cajoled, enticed and fooled a nonentity to join him in 2015 as co pilot to sail not a fishing boat but the ship of state in 2015. It was a monumental blunder and a Machiavellian stroke. He has to sink with him now. Both had hidden agendas. Very soon they started steering the ship in different directions.....Read More...
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:02
A high endurance cutter, a gift from the U.S. Coast Guard, arrived in Colombo on Sunday, May 12 after a 42-day voyage from Hawaii. The ship was officially transferred to the Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 27, 2018. After the ceremony, the vessel underwent refit and upgrades while its new Sri Lankan crew participated in training. “The cutter represents the United.....Read More...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 09:01
During his visit to the riot torn Minuwangoda area on Wednesday, Western Province Governor, Azath Salley instructed the trustees of the vandalized town mosque to repair it immediately to continue the performance of prayers. The governor toured the mosque and saw to himself the damages caused by the thugs who came in organized groups to attack Muslim, their properties and their worshipping.....Read More...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 08:46
By S.H.Moulana
It is really pathetic to note while Sri Lanka is left leaderless the minority Muslim community too has been an orphan for long with the same terrible shortcoming. They are religiously divided as in politics with various sects and one of them being totally opposed to Islamic principles and opting for violence means to convey their message. We wonder whether they are aware that the group they are.....Read More...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 08:34
Among the mobs who attacked the pocket Muslim settlements in North Western Province (NWP) on Monday 13 May, were several groups that packed almost 400-600 individuals. Many of them were openly armed with swords and knives, it was informed. Meanwhile, an award winning Buddhist Monk who were inspecting NWP riot aftermath rubbished serious accusations aimed at Leader of ACMC and Minister of Industry.....Read More...
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 09:00
In the wake of political allegations against him in the aftermath of April 21 bombings, Leader of ACMC, Sri Lankan Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has called for a Parliamentary Select Committee to clear his name. ‘The people who make allegations against me knowingly or unknowingly safeguard the real terrorists’ said Minister of Industry and Commerce Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons,.....Read More...
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 08:10
By Tassie Seneviratne
After letting down the people of this country by the gross incompetence on the part of the government, it is now over reacting and harassing the people. Houses are searched under Emergency Regulations (ER) with no regard to the laws governing these searches. True, the ER empower the security forces to search houses without search warrants. But, this does not give them the freedom of the wild.....Read More...
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 08:18
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
When an aspiring kid wanted to learn music from a master of old school, we are told, that the former was usually subjected to a process of learning disharmony before mastering the art of harmony. When we analysed the sequence of events that were said to have taken place before the brutal bombing campaign in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and political ramifications that followed, ranging from cheap.....Read More...
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 07:44
By Stephen Long, Los Angeles, California
My relationship with the island nation of Sri Lanka began over twenty years ago. At that time, it was engaged in a bloody 30-year civil war that eventually claimed the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. A deadly tsunami had devastated the country on Dec. 26, 2004, and on November 19, 2005, Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the first term of his presidency. From his predecessor,.....Read More...
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 08:29
By Mahinda Gunasekera of Canada
This is a letter written by Mahinda Gunasekera of Canada on the Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as 'Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day' by Toronto and Brampton. He writes this letter to the Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, on their proclamation of the “Proclamation of “Tamil Genocide Day” Dear Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, Re: Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as "Tamil Genocide.....Read More...
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