News HeadlinesTamil Nadu fishermen enter Sri Lankan waters
Jaffna forum – The claim of Tamil Nadu fishermen that they do not go beyond Kachchativu to fish and that they are attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy in Indian waters is completely fictitious, say Jaffna fishermen. “It is a blatant lie,” said an angry K Rajachandran, president of the Ambal Fishermen’s Cooperative Society, Karainagar, [...]Read More..
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s secretary Lalith Weeratunga alleged India had a big hand in the mid-eighties in the planning ...
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Malaysia’s budget carrier AirAsia is withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo from 26 February saying the decision is “due to commercial reasons”. The unexpected development also surprised the local airline industry who were unaware of any marketing/viability problems, if any, that the airline had on its route to Colombo. It was a popular [...]
Forty-eight hour detention bill gets passed in Parliament
Parliament approved the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Bill, a short while ago with 110 voting for and 33 against it. This bill will enable Police to hold suspects in detention for up to 48 hours. The UNP, JVP and the TNA opposed the Bill. The Bill also enables the Attorney General to file [...]
Galle Road closed from Colpetty Junction due to a protest
Galle Road has been closed for traffic from Colpetty Junction to Galle Face Roundabout due to a protest against the anti-Islam film produced in the US. Heavy traffic congestion has been reported along the Galle Road from Bambalapitiya due to the protestors marching towards the US Embassy in Colombo. Meanwhile US Embassy has decided to [...]
News websites to pay registration fee and Rs.50,000 annually
Sri Lankan government is planning to introduce new laws to make compulsory the registration of new news websites in Sri Lanka while a registration fee and an annual renewal fee will be charged as well, Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated. Speaking at the Cabinet Briefing today (July 12), the Minister stated that a sum of [...]
US clears Sri Lanka, 6 others from Iran oil sanctions
The Obama administration on Monday exempted Sri Lanka and six other nations from U.S. economic sanctions after they significantly reduced their imports of Iranian oil. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also granted waivers to India, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Africa meaning that banks and other financial institutions based there won’t be [...]
Vegetable transport regulations from today
Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Cooperatives and Internal Trade affairs will strictly enforce the regulations introduced to make plastic crates use compulsory for transporting vegetables from Monday (11th June 2012). The Ministry says that it has taken all the necessary measures to distribute plastic crates vegetable transporters. The law pertaining to the transport of 11 types [...]
General Sarath Fonseka released
Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka was released from the prison, after being granted a Presidential pardon. The Supreme Court on May 21 allowed the withdrawal of two pending appeals by Sarath Fonseka’s counsel. Court has granted approval for the withdrawal of the appeal on the ‘white flag’ case and the special appeal challenging the [...]
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