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News: Simmering battle over management of Jaffna College Jaffna Bishop flays US based Trust Fund
Posted Date: 02/08/2018 (Thursday)
The Board of Directors, Jaffna College, yesterday, alleged that an attempt was being made to close down the premier school due to actions of a few individuals representing the Trust Fund based in Boston. The Board of Directors while alleging that the US based Trust Fund misappropriated funds vowed to seek legal redress to save the college. Bishop of Jaffna Daniel Thiagarajah on behalf of the Board of Directors of Jaffna College,
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Events: தவம் கவிதை நூல் வெளியீடு
Posted Date: 02/08/2018 (Thursday)
பாதுகாவலன் மண்டபம் , 360 பிரதான வீதி , யாழ்ப்பாணம்
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News: This Is The Most Spineless Cabinet I’ve Been Part Of: Mangala
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera in the course of a heated argument with Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne said that the current cabinet is the weakest he has ever been a part of. The argument took place during the cabinet meeting this morning (July 31) when Senaratne sought Cabinet to approve a salary hike for railway workers.
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News: Proposal to have Police or STF or military search inmates Prisoners’ rights group condemns move
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Committee for Protecting the Rights of Prisoners yesterday (30), vehemently condemned any proposed Government move to have prisoners searched by the Police, the Police Special Task Force (STF) or military personnel. The Committee emphasized that only Prisons Departmental staff, trained (and knowledgeable also in aspects pertaining to psychology {dealing with anxiety, pressure, stress, and tension} and hygiene, among other aspects concerning medical health including sanitation), for the purpose could be allowed to do so.
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News: Shadows of Black July and post-war reconciliation
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The July 1983 anti-Tamil riots is a watershed in the recent history of this country, and 35 years later, with a three-decade war over and thousands killed, we are still left asking ‘Quo Vadis Lanka?’ This writer was seven years old when Colombo went up in flames on a seemingly ordinary July day. As a child, I did not know that 13 members of the government military had been killed in an ambush by the then fledging rebel outfit, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Neither did I know then that, twenty years later, I will be covering Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict and the 2002 peace process as a journalist. All I knew was that I was travelling
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News: Alleged youth abduction case Two Navy Officers allowed bail
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Colombo High Court yesterday (30) granted bail, under strict conditions, to two Navy Intelligence officers, who were in remand on charges of abducting and causing the disappearance of 11 children from Colombo and its suburbs 10 years ago. The bail order was given by High Court Judge Champa Rajaratne, having considered a petition filed by K. Gamini and Thushara Mendis.
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News: Immediate developments of Northern and Eastern provinces under President’s supervision
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
The Presidential Task Force appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to monitor the development projects conducted in Northern and Eastern provinces where the development activities retarded due to the war held its first meeting, chaired by the President at the President’s office today(30).
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News: Representatives of SL President visit Karunanidhi
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Representatives of Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena on Monday visited the Kauvery hospital in Tamil Nadu to meet the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, ANI news agency reported. Wishing speedy recovery to ailing Karunanidhi, the delegation also handed over a letter from
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News: LTTE not a terrorist group, says MIC
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Cameron Highlands MP C Sivarraajh defended the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and said it comprised freedom fighters Under-fire, DAP’s P Ramasamy found an unlikely ally from across the divide today when MIC’s C Sivarraajh defended the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and said it was not a terrorist group.
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News: LTTE ideology still poses threat, says ex-IGP
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Musa Hassan says the threat posed by the LTTE should not be taken lightly as the US and the UN listed them as a terrorist group. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which was involved in decades of bloodshed in Sri Lanka may have been defeated but its ideology still prevails and its sympathisers are still around, said former Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan.
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News: Prez polls 2019: Gota in powwow with Tamil media, underpins his vision on accelerated development
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Wartime Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (July 26) told Colombo-based senior Tamil print and electronic journalists that countrywide economic empowerment was the key to post-war stability. Rajapaksa stressed the pivotal importance of economic empowerment of all communities, particularly those who had been denied of opportunities due to the conflict.
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News: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS IN CRISIS – DINESH ALLEGES FLAWED, SERVING PERSONAL AGENDAS
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
Leader of the Joint Opposition Dinesh Gunawardena alleged yesterday (29) that there was a crisis in the Steering Committee on Constitutional Reforms, as some of the Clauses which were included in the Draft were never discussed at the Committee level. He said that the Clauses which were said to be included in the new Draft ,such as the possibilities of impeaching the President on grounds of unsound mind, recommended by the Prime Minister and the Speaker, were never discussed, he told Ceylon Today last night.
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Photos: Coningham discovers Jaffna as premillennial maritime trade centre, but at which price?
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
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Videos: Prof Pushparatnam provides translations, responds to journalists' questions
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
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Videos: Archaeologists on excavations at Jaffna Fort
Posted Date: 31/07/2018 (Tuesday)
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News: Country run by the worst set of thieves
Posted Date: 30/07/2018 (Monday)
By Anuradha Herath Member of the Joint Opposition, Parliamen-tarian, Johnston Fernando says that people of this country believe it is only Mahinda Rajapaksa who can rebuild this country. Excerpts of the interview: You are not heard these days, are you maintaining a period of political silence? A: I am making a noise! It is not being published in the media. That is the truth. When I watched the speech I made, it is a clip of only 30 seconds. From among the MPs who spoke against the Government from 8 January, I believe I am one of those who spoke vehemently, especially, against the President and the Prime Minister.
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News: MMDA: 67 Years Old Law, 30 Years Of Muslim Women’s Struggle, 5 Reform Attempts – Will Justice Minister Give Into ACJU Bully?
Posted Date: 30/07/2018 (Monday)
67 years old law, 30 years of Muslim women’s struggle, 5 reform attempts and 9 years of deliberation of Justice Saleem Marsoof’s Committee on MMDA reform –What is next? “Fear Allah! Do not do injustice to your own community women and girls” was the slogan of many of the women who stood near the parliament opposing the elected Muslim men discussing the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) reform report with All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU – yet another males only body) on 24thJuly 2018. There would
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News: PM announces plans for massive development of East
Posted Date: 30/07/2018 (Monday)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday announced that a mega development plan would be implemented with the objective of uplifting rural areas over the next two years. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made these remarks while participating in the opening ceremony of the newly-built Manmunai Pattu Divisional Secretariat building in Batticaloa. Speaking at the occasion, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that necessary steps had been taken to develop the tourism industry in the Eastern Province.
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News: Citizens’ views Return of the Hangman
Posted Date: 30/07/2018 (Monday)
The death penalty is the talk of the country since President Maithripala Sirisena stated that he would willingly sign the execution orders for those leading the drug trade from behind jail cells, earlier this month. The statement by the President was made as the country was rocked by a series of drug busts, amounting to several million in street value. It is not a mistake to say that the drug trade has gone unchecked in the recent years and
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News: LN to take delivery of Vietnam era US warship
Posted Date: 30/07/2018 (Monday)
Sri Lanka Navy will take delivery of a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter Sherman from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in August this year. A section of the crew assigned to the vessel is receiving training on board the vessel at USCG base Honolulu. The USCG decommissioned the 50-year-old ship in March this year. A senior naval official told The Island that larger vessels were required for post-war responsibilities. "We need bigger platforms to patrol the 200 mile exclusive economic zone. The acquisition of USCG Cutter is in line with the overall strategy," the official said.In
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