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Photos: SLPP gains majority LG bodies
Posted Date: 12/02/2018 (Monday)
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News: SLPP sweeps wards in South; North goes to ITAK
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
But coalition among opposition parties can tilt balance in councils UNP comes second, leading in Colombo count, Sirisena’s UPFA comes a distant third The recently formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa seems to have swept a majority of the local government wards in the south at yesterday’s countrywide polls, according to early results that began trickling in late last night.
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News: Fighting for migrant workers
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
Missing, or rather, not enough attention has been given to the rights of female migrant workers and their status in society in the just-concluded election campaign for local authorities. Our attention was drawn to this one morning when Kussi Amma Sera, preparing the morning cup of tea, said: “Mahattaya, apey pitarata rassawata yana lamei gena kisi kathawak nehe me chande kaale?” “Eh,” I asked but before waiting for a long, drawn response during a busy week, moved to my computer since this thought, in fact, had occurred to me, too.
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News: Key SLFP members expected to resign, MR opens his doors
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
Key Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members are expected to resign from the Government in the wake of the thumping defeat at the Local Government elections. SLFP sources said that once the final results are officially announced the SLFP members will indicate their intention to resign from the Government. Sources said that at least seven SLFP members have now indicated they will step down from their Ministerial positions
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News: Rajapaksa faction beckons Sri Lanka Freedom Party members; says govt mandate ended
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
A 56 -member faction of Sri Lanka Freedom Party supporting ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made overtures to government members to join them to form an administration, after a new party backed by them swept local bodies at Saturday's polls. "We are asking the members of the SLFP who are supporting the government to think seriously about their political future," Ratnapura Parliamentarian Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. Sri Lanka Poduja Peramuma has won a landslide in yesterday's local election though official results are yet declared. Wannirarachchi said out of 340 local the SLPP was confident of having a majority on their own in at least 243.
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News: Sri Lanka ruling alliance suffers defeat in local polls
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
Sri Lanka's ruling coalition is on course to suffer a shocking defeat in local elections as the party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set to register a landslide victory. At 1:30pm local time (19:00 GMT), with most results in, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) had won 44.05 percent of the vote. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) garnered 31.65 percent while the President Maithripala Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) came a distant third with 9.52 percent of the vote.
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News: Japanese Academic: Sri Lanka needs a good balancing act
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
Sri Lanka, strategically positioned in the Indian Ocean, is well in the spheres of attention of the world powers.China, on the one hand, has linked up with Sri Lanka for Strategic Partnership Cooperation. Envisaged here is the collaboration for China’s Belt and Road Initiative that seeks to enhance greater connectivity with the rest of the world. Against the backdrop, there is the emerging ally of the United States, India, Japan and other Western countries to counterbalance power over the world’s crucial sea lanes that bestride Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean region.
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Photos: Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition in deep crisis after shock defeat
Posted Date: 11/02/2018 (Sunday)
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News: Diaspora Tamils urge British government to shame and sack “slit throat” Sri Lanka diplomat
Posted Date: 10/02/2018 (Saturday)
Angered by a public death threat against Tamil demonstrators in London, Eelamist diaspora groups in a rare display of solidarity have urged the British government to strip Sri Lanka’s military attaché in the United Kingdom of his diplomatic status and declare him a “Persona non Grata”. Leading Tamil diaspora organisations spurred into action by Minister Councillor (Defence) Aandige Priyanka Indunil Fernando gesturing thrice to slit the throats of demonstrators in London who opposed the Sri Lanka government celebrating 70 years of independence while Tamils in the island were persecuted, have petitioned the British government on the 9th of February. In the detailed despatch to Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson the organisations have requested the British government to “declare the Sri Lankan Military Attaché Brigadier Priyanka Fernando a Persona non Grata for committing a serious offence under British law, abusing diplomatic immunity in the UK and committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka and therefore, to curtail his leave to remain in the UK.”
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Events: Periyar International, USA - Teleconference Meeting சொற்பொழிவு - புராணங்களும் பொய்மையும்
Posted Date: 10/02/2018 (Saturday)
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Events: Music Concert for the Hindu temple and community centre Project at Milton Keynes
Posted Date: 10/02/2018 (Saturday)
Alperton Community School, Ealing Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4PW
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News: Udayanga debacle in Dubai: Fresh team flies to Lyon to get ‘Red Notice’
Posted Date: 09/02/2018 (Friday)
France to issue a “Red Notice” to enable the arrest of Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is now in Dubai. A prime suspect in the alleged mass fraud involving the procurement of MiG 27 fighter jets from Ukraine in 2006, he was detained by Interpol officials at the Dubai International Airport. He was released after a counsel hired by him argued that the arrest had been wrong since it was made on the basis of an Interpol “Blue Notice,” which was only an advisory.
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Events: 'Considering a Principled, Interfaith Approach to Discrimination, Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide
Posted Date: 07/02/2018 (Wednesday)
43 Lancaster Gate W2 3NA London United Kingdom
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Events: WORD INTERFAITH HARMONY WEEK
Posted Date: 07/02/2018 (Wednesday)
43 Lancaster Gate W2 3NA London United Kingdom
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Videos: SriLanka Local Election Government 2018 | Nerukku Ner 19-01-2018 | IBC Tamil TV
Posted Date: 06/02/2018 (Tuesday)
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Videos: SriLanka Local Election Government 2018 | Nerukku Ner 26-01-2018 | IBC Tamil TV
Posted Date: 05/02/2018 (Monday)
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Videos: தமிழகத்திலிருந்து திரும்பிவந்த திருகோணமலை மாவட்ட மக்கள், அடிப்படை வசதிகளுக்காக காத்திருகின்றனர்
Posted Date: 05/02/2018 (Monday)
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News: The quest for true freedom
Posted Date: 04/02/2018 (Sunday)
Freedom, liberty and independence. Three words that seemingly have the same meaning, but differ in their interpretation. Sri Lanka gained independence from the British rulers on February 4, 1948, exactly 70 years ago. This was a turning point for freedom in the history of our nation. Independence is not just a facility that we gain from someone. It is also a state of mind. We must really feel free and independent as a nation to reap the full benefits of the struggle for independence that succeeded in 1948. Sri Lanka has gone through a tumultuous 70 years, mainly as a result of the shortsighted and ethnic centred policies of our politicians, most of
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News: Sri Lanka’s Opportunity to Leverage High-end Tourism with Reclaimed Beaches
Posted Date: 04/02/2018 (Sunday)
The recent proposal of the Megapolis Ministry to reclaim the sea abutting the Galle Face Green and to extend it Southwards to Dehiwela is a commendable idea. In addition, the Expressway coming into the City Center with links to other Expressways going North and South, it will be a realistic move. At the City end, the Expressway linking the Port, Port City, and the underground access to the city hotels and the Marine Drive going South is appropriate as there would be a North - South link and would ease traffic circulation. The reclamation of the sea takes time. In Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, reclamation of the
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News: Udayanga detained at Dubai airport
Posted Date: 04/02/2018 (Sunday)
Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga had been reportedly detained at the Dubai Airport this morning, while in transit to the United States, sources said. He was to be handed over to the Dubai Police by the immigration officers. Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka’s former envoy to Russia was accused of being the centre of a probe into the acquisition of MiG-27 fighter jets from Ukraine, while he was also accused of supplying weapons to anti-Government forces.
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