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News: Hindu Jagran Manch and Vishwa Hindu Parishad stage protest
Posted Date: 05/10/2017 (Thursday)
Members of Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) have submitted a memorandum to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar on Tuesday. They have demanded that military assistance should be extended to Government of Myanmar to stop attempted annihilation of Hindus in Rakhain, Myanmar. The Hindus in Rakhain have been living there for over 100 years and never
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News: Officials Ordered To Distribute Saudi Built Homes
Posted Date: 05/10/2017 (Thursday)
President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the relevant officials to distribute tsunami houses constructed in Akkaraipattu by the Saudi Arabian government. The President had last week met officials of the Attorney General’s Department and others and instructed them to secure the release of the houses to be distributed in January to Muslim families. He had also said that he will seek the assistance of the Saudi government to renovate the houses if required.
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Photos: Govt using the word ‘unitary’ to create federal state - Abayathissa Thero
Posted Date: 05/10/2017 (Thursday)
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Events: Free Mindfulness Programme at the EEP Drop-in
Posted Date: 05/10/2017 (Thursday)
Shiraz Mirza Community Hall, 76A Coombe Road, Norbiton, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7AZ
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News: Sri Lanka opposition party to protest airport deal to Indian company
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
Sri Lanka's main opposition party, mostly comprising loyalists of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, said today it will stage a protest against the proposed lease of an airport to an Indian company. The Joint Opposition, a political alliance formed by a right-wing faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and several left-wing parties, said they will protest on Friday against the proposed 40-year lease to an Indian company of the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa
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News: Govt. strengthened parliamentary democracy -PM
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the present government has strengthened the parliamentary democracy through the enactment of several Acts. Addressing the house, the Prime Minister said the enactment of the 19th Constitutional Amendment paved the way for the establishment independent commissions. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the incumbent government established a number of
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News: Sampanthan Tells Professor G.L. Peiris That Misleading Sinhalese People On The Constitution Is A ‘Sin’
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan has told former External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris that misleading the Sinhalese people on the matter of the new Constitution was a ‘sin’. Tweeting about the incident Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said, ‘Sambandan told Prof G L Pieris misleading innocent Sinhalese people on #SriLanka constitution is a sin. Rauf, Rishard and I witnessed.’
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News: SL has preserved democracy- Sampanthan 70th Anniversary of Parliament:
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday said in Parliament that Sri Lanka had in the 70 years preserved democratic governance through electoral processes though not completely without blemish. "The truth must be acknowledged that electoral process alone cannot ensure democratic governance," he said.
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Photos: Entirety of SL’s population must unite – Sampanthan
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
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Photos: Two million face hunger, lack of water, and rising debts in worsening drought
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
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Events: CIPS Panel Discussion: “Security Sector Reform in Sri Lanka”
Posted Date: 04/10/2017 (Wednesday)
AG07b, College Building, City, University of London
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News: What the World’s Emptiest International Airport Says About China’s Influence
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
The four-lane highway leading out of the Sri Lankan town of Hambantota gets so little traffic that it sometimes attracts more wild elephants than automobiles. The pachyderms are intelligent — they seem to use the road as a jungle shortcut — but not intelligent enough, alas, to appreciate the pun their course embodies: It links together a series of white elephants, i.e. boondoggles, built and financed by the Chinese. Beyond the lonely
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News: Malwatte Mahanayake tells Dinesh : PRESIDENT, PM’s ASSURANCES ON CONSTITUTION SUFFICIENT
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had said the proposed new Constitution would safeguard the country’s unitary status and the pre-eminent place afforded to Buddhism. Therefore, the country can rely and place confidence on the assurances given by them, Malwatte Mahanayake Most Ven.Tibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera said.
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News: China wants end to geopolitical competition in Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
China has called for an end to geopolitical competition in Sri Lanka, pointing out that all countries should work to promote mutual development. The Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Yi Xianliang, addressing a ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China at the BMICH in Colombo last week, said that China would maximise the synergy of each other’s development strategies
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News: Sri Lankan monk among 7 jailed for attack on Rohingya
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
Sri Lankan authorities have arrested seven people, including at least one Buddhist monk, suspected of storming a United Nations safe house for Rohingya Muslim refugees last week. Monk Akmeenmana Dayaratana and another suspect were arrested Monday and ordered to remain behind bars until at least Oct. 9, said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara. He said the other five suspects were arrested and remanded over the weekend.
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News: Foreign ministry’s shocking silence in Geneva
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
The 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council closed just a few days back, on the 29th of September. At that session, there were allegations of genocide, systematic discrimination, rape and torture in custody, extrajudicial killings and militarization leveled at Sri Lanka besides a call by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid al Hussein, for the second time in two sessions, for Universal Jurisdiction to be exercised. Universal Jurisdiction allows the courts of another country to prosecute a Sri Lankan citizen for alleged violations
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News: Constitutional Assembly proposes increase in civil society representatives
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
The Interim Report on Constitutional Reforms submitted to the Constitutional Assembly (CA) by the Steering Committee last month has proposed to change the composition of Constitutional Council to increase civil society representatives. The ten-member Constitutional Council (CC), is an apex decision making body that makes recommendations with regard to the appointment of high ranking public and judicial officials
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News: PHU unhappy about status given to Buddhism
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) said today the Interim Report of the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reforms had craftily challenged the foremost status given to Buddhism despite the assurance given by MP Jayampathy Wickramaratne. PHU Leader and MP, Udaya Gammanpila said according to Dr. Wickramaratne the foremost status given to Buddhism had not been harmed.
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News: PM appeals to Parliament to work together for political solution
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today appealed to Parliament to work together to achieve a political solution for the national issue. The Prime Minister made the appeal when he addressed Parliament today during a special sitting of Parliament to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Parliamentary Democracy in Sri Lanka.
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Photos: Recollections of the families of the disappeared in Kilinochchi: Where are they
Posted Date: 03/10/2017 (Tuesday)
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