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News: For the first time, 3-pronged election battle for PCs and local councils
Posted Date: 18/09/2017 (Monday)
Plans are on the drawing board for the two coalition partners – the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) – to contest each other at an upcoming Provincial Council or Local Government election. It is most likely the PC polls will come first followed by elections to local government institutions. Friday was World Democracy Day and Elections Commission officials are seen carrying placards calling for the protection of the rights of voters
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News: Govt. abandons effort to pass 20A
Posted Date: 18/09/2017 (Monday)
The government has decided to give up on its efforts to pass the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which contains provisions to hold elections to all Provincial Councils on the same day, as well the decision to postpone elections for the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern Provincial Councils. The debate on the amendment was scheduled to be held on Wednesday (20).
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News: Debate on disappearances bill stopped by prez - JO
Posted Date: 18/09/2017 (Monday)
The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said that it had received an assurance from President Maithripala Sirisena that the controversial International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances Bill wouldn’t be taken up for debate on Thursday (21) The Bill is to give effect to the ‘International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance’, to which Sri Lanka became a signatory on Dec. 10, 2015.
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News: Reconstructing Agriculture
Posted Date: 18/09/2017 (Monday)
The northern economy is mainly agricultural, and the challenges facing its revival after the war also relate to agriculture. If the war disrupted agricultural production in the north for decades, the post-war years have not provided much respite. The long drought over the last two years, has been devastating for the northern farmers. However, untimely rains, floods and crop diseases have also crippled the northern farmers in the preceding years. Significantly, these
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Videos: Watering Our Roots: Tamil Diasporic Youth and Sustainable Development in North and East Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 18/09/2017 (Monday)
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News: Govt. has accepted ICJ’s jurisdiction over Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 17/09/2017 (Sunday)
At the on-going September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) because "those States must have consented to the ICJ’s jurisdiction. Neither the UK nor Mauritius have consented to disputes between them going to the ICJ."
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News: TNA to lobby for national consensus
Posted Date: 17/09/2017 (Sunday)
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has indicated a possibility of an islandwide campaign to garner wider consensus among the public for the new Constitution, once an agreement is reached on the final document among members of the steering committee. “Yes. We would go for a broader campaign among the people, including those in the South to garner their consensus on the new Constitution,” TNA MP, M.A. Sumanthiran PC told the Nation last
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News: "Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing of Myanmar Muslims" Says UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Al Hussein India, israel and China fully support Aung Sann Suu Kyi’s gnocide of Rohingya Muslims
Posted Date: 17/09/2017 (Sunday)
Two weeks after Myanmar armed forces and their murderous thugs led by saffron butcher Ashin Wirathu began ethnic cleansing Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said on 11 September that “the situation in Myanmar is a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".
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Photos: Oh! This crazy Sri Lanka
Posted Date: 17/09/2017 (Sunday)
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Events: Invitation to participate in the demonstration against Burma Genocide STOP GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR. SAVE ROHINGYA PEOPLE! I
Posted Date: 17/09/2017 (Sunday)
Old Palace Tard, London SW1P 3JY
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Events: Periyar International USA celebrates 139th Birthday of Thanthai Periyar
Posted Date: 17/09/2017 (Sunday)
Central Branch Library (Warfield Meeting Room), 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia MD 21044
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News: SLMC TO GET WOMEN INTO POLITICS
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
With the view of enhancing the participation of females in politics, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is currently engaged in conducting educational awareness campaigns for Muslim women, men and the clergy for the purpose of getting more females to contribute nationally. The SLMC is currently reorganizing the Party at the grass root level and the youth arm of the Congress and the ladies congress of the Congress are to be pivotal in this regard for them.
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News: Northern bogus employment racket Victims to go to Bribery Commission
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
Victims of bogus employment related defrauding residing in the Northern Province will be filing a petition including against a prominent politician of the area with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) within two weeks. The Association for Friendship and Love (AFRIEL), a Vavuniya based youth organization with a
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News: Several UNP stalwarts will desert govt – JO
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
The Joint Opposition yesterday announced that several United National Party stalwarts will desert the government, and join them in the opposition in the near future. Speaking to NewsRadio, Kalutara District United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardena stressed that he is confident that no one from the JO will crossover to the government.
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News: Failing To Act On Ravi K’s Money Laundering Case: Writ Against AG For Corruption Taken Up
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
The Writ Application (CA/Writs/254/2017) initiated against the Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya by the rights activist Nagananda Kodituwakku, for his failure to charge Ravi Karunanayake, the former Finance Minister was taken up yesterday for support before the President of the Court of Appeal Justice L T B Dehideniya and Justice A L Shiran Gunaratne. Originally Ravi Karunanayake had been charged on an indictment for his connivance in a
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News: Over 200 inmates in Welikada and Bogambara Prisons on hunger strike
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
At least 150 remand prisoners, sentenced to death and serving life imprisonment in the Welikada Prison, launched a hunger strike yesterday, Prisons Spokesperson Thushara Upuldeniya said. This follows close on the heels of a hunger strike launched by around 50 inmates of the Bogambara Prison on Thursday (14).
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Photos: Clash of the Commanders
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
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Events: ORHAN Fundraising Cultural Evening 2017
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
Canons High School, Shaldon Road ,Harrow, Middlesex, HA8 6AN
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Events: 11th Anniversary of The "Kalaimalai" - a Cultural Celebration of EEP
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
Tolworth Ggirls School, Kingston Upon Thames
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Events: The Annual Ball
Posted Date: 16/09/2017 (Saturday)
Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, Bath Road, Heathrow, Middlesex TW6 2AQ
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