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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:28
By K.T.Rajasingham
The 97the session of the Northern Provincial Council Assembly had a smooth sailing yesterday, without any shouting or protest. The Provincial Council session was presided over by its chairman C.V.K. Sivangnam, the Councilor who handed over the No-Confidence motion signed by 21 Councilors against the Chief Minister, to the Northern Province Governor on the 14th of this month. It was greatly.....Read More...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:12
A total of 21 Indian fishing poachers were arrested in Sri Lankan waters in the last two-days. Yesterday, seventeen (17) Indian fishing poachers and two steel hull bottom trawlers were arrested by Sri Lanka Navy and Sri Lanka Coast Guard patrol craft in the northern territorial waters off Nagar Kovil (22, June). Earlier on the 21st June, Naval personnel attached to a Fast Attack Craft.....Read More...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:47
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap visited the Eastern Province this week to commemorate a milestone in U.S.-supported demining efforts and to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at a school to construct facilities to help communities displaced by natural disasters. During the visit, Ambassador Keshap also met leaders and activists working on post-conflict reconciliation and accountability issues......Read More...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:27
By S.H.Moulana
The famous British pop-star Adele whose mega hit number ‘Hello’ was viewed by over 1.989 billion fans on Youtube, paid an unexpected visit to some of the firefighters who tackled the Grenfell Tower blaze in West London. An overwhelmed fireman wrote this in Facebook “Lovely girl, genuinely grounded, interested and humbled. Beautiful.” She just turned up at the station and knocked on the window.....Read More...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:14
Yesterday marked six months of detention for Jatupat “Pai” Boonpattararaksa, a prominent student activist who has been charged with lèse majesté offences under article 112 of the Thai Criminal Code and violation of the Computer Crime Act since 22 December 2016. Pai was arrested on 3 December 2016 after sharing on Facebook a biographical article from BBC Thai on King Rama X. He was released on.....Read More...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 17:35
There is no cyclone threat to Sri Lanka at present. General public is kindly requested not to panic. This is a special announcement by the ‘Early Warning Centre,’ of the Department of Meteorology, Colombo. - Asian Tribune -..Read More...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 17:27
By A Patabendige
The government is supposed to be searching for fire brand monk Gnanasara thero, the face of the menacing BBS. So far its search, unsurprisingly, has failed. This is despite having a gamut of intelligence services, sneaks and tale carriers working overtime. They are probably augmented by the government’s favorites from its beloved but seriously imploding if not disintegrating ‘International.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 18:40
Former Intelligence Chief Retired Major General Kapila Hendawitharana continuously grilled over his financial involvement with Jaffna based Dan TV. He was grilled again for the third time yesterday (Tuesday) by the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division. Hendawitharana was questioned about his involvement in arranging a multi-million rupees payment from a Jaffna-based satellite television.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 14:16
Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero, who surrendered to courts this morning,and Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne ordered the Thero released and postponed the case till August 09. Earlier in the morning, Ven.Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero has surrendered to the surrendered to the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court, this morning (21). The two warrants.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:53
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday. A royal decree relieved Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a 57-year-old nephew of the king, as next-in-line to the throne and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman, 31, who was previously the deputy crown prince. According to the official Saudi Press Agency, the newly-.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 09:53
Based on the Cabinet Memorandum submitted by the President Maithiripala Sirisena in his capacity as a Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, the Cabinet of Minister granted approval to establish District Level Reconciliation Committees to address the incidence of inter-religious and inter-ethnic tensions and to promote national integration and reconciliation in all 25 districts......Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 09:44
Global Tamil Forum reiterates its call for the participation of international judges in the transitional justice processes following the scathing report on Sri Lankan judiciary by the UN Special Rapporteur. In the latest statement, Global Tamil Forum has pointed out that a report prepared by the former UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, on her mission.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 09:26
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringing the work of the United Nations closer to them. The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 09:09
By S.H.Moulana
The Super Singer Junior series conducted by Vijaya TV of Tamil Nadu is a very highly popular program watched by those interested in music all over the Tamil world. The finale of the No. 5 in the series was held in Chennai on the 17th of June with a large audience in attendance. The event was graced by prominent singers like Shankar Mahadevan and Tamil Nadu film stars. The keenly contested.....Read More...
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