Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chithrirai Thiruvonam at UK Saiva Munnetta Sangam

Chithrirai Thiruvonam Abishekam was conducted at the Sithampareswarar temple in Saiva Munnetra Sangam(UK) Read more


Nanthi Flag to Bhikshu University


The Nanthi Flags representing Lord Shiva were handed over to Vice Chancellor of Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka Ven. Prof. Thumbulle Seelakhanda Thero by Vidaikody Chelvar Sinnadurai Dhanbalaa, Senior Vice President of World Saiva Council Read more

Pope's Easter Message

77 year old Pope Francis called for peace in the world in his Easter mesage. He extended the 2014 Easter message at the balcony of St. Peter's Bascilica in Vatican Read more

Pope at Good Friday Services

Pope Francis led the Good Friday services in Rome and the Way of the Cross procession yesterday. Read more

Musical instruments to Pussellawa Saraswathy College

Carnatic musical instruments were donated to Pussellawa Saraswathy Central College by the Indian High Commission recently. India High Commissioner Y.B.Sinha was the Chief Guest. Read more

Thiruvillakku Poojai in Colombo

A number of devotees took part in the Thiruvillakku poojai held at Bambapitiya Sarawathy Hall under the patronage of Sri Muthu Krishna Mission Read more

Ther at Trinco Mariamman temple

The Ther festival of Trincomalee Muthumariamman temple was held on Sunday, April 13 with the participation of hundreds of devotees. Read more

Muslims pray for rain

A prayer was held at the grounds of Samanthurai Muslim Maha Vidyalayam on Saturday under the patronage of Sammanthurai Jammaiuthul Read more

Sivayoga Swami Gurupooja in Colombo

The 50th Guru Pooja of Sivayoga Swami was observed in Colombo city last week with bhajan, chanting, prayers and religious discourses. Read more

Hindu Book Release in Trinco

Four books on Hinduism were released at a simple ceremony held at the Trincomalee Orrs' Hill Vivekananda Maha Vidyalayam recently.Read more

Queen calls on Pope

Queen Elizabeth accompanied by her husband Prince Phillip called on Pope Francis at Vatican on Thursday. Read more

Kalaimahal Montessori Sports Meet

Kiddies Sports Meet by Kalaimahal Montessori was held at the St.Joseph's College Grounds recently. Read more

Chithirai Ther at Koneswaram

The sacred Ther festival of Thiru Koneswaram temple was held at an auspicios hour on Wednesday, April 2 with a congegation of a large number Read more

Sathasivam Quizz Contest 2014

Trincomalee Koneswara Hindu College became the Champion at the Miss. Sathasivam Quizz Contest 2014 held on March 30 for the fourth Read more

Hindu Pilgrims' Rest at Keerimalai

The opening of the Hindu Pilgrims' Rest and the inauguration of an Archive of ancient Jaffna took pace in Keerimalai under the patronage of All Ceylon Hindu Congress and Sivabhoomi. Read more

Batti devotees at Koneswaram

Hindu devotees of Batticaloa participated in large numbers at the twelfth day of annual festival of Koneswaram. Read more

Bird Breeding, Research Centre at Hambantota

A Bird Breeding and Research Centre was declared open in Nagarawewa in Hambantota on Friday Read more

'Air Tourism' project launched

'Air Tourism', a new project to promote tourism by heli, was launched at Bogampara Gardens in Kandy on March 26 under the patronage of Tourist Board Read more

Golf Tournament for Pakistan National Day

The First ever Pakistan National Day Golf Tournament was held at Royal Golf Club Colombo on 22nd March 2014 in which prominent Sri Lankan golfers and members of the diplomatic community Read more

Ketheeswaram holy Theertham to Koneswaram

The holy theertham from the Thiruketheeswaram temple was brought to Thirukoneswaram for abishekam in the Flag hoisting ceremony. Read more

Bandula at Jaffna Education Conference

A conference on Development of Education in the North was held at Palaly under the patronage of Northern Provincial Education Ministry on April 23 and 24. Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena Read more

Maiden sitting of WPC

The inaugural session of the sixth Western Provincial Council ws held at the Council Auditorium on Tuesday under the patronage of Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana. The newly elected members Read more

Korean envoy calls on President

A special envoy of South Korea, Yu Myung-hwan called on President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday afternoon at Temple Trees and discussed both bi-lateral and global issues. He expressed Read more

"Every day is Earth Day":Sison

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison has observed that every day is Earth Day and that every one should play his or her role to preserve the purity of the earth and to keep the planet earth Read more

TNA's May Day in Chavakachcheri

Tamil National Alliance is to hold its May Day in Chavakachcheri. The problems of the people of the North and the East are to be highlighted at the May Day rally and meeting. Cost of living, Read more

English for Young Learners in Jaffna

A simple ceremony was held at Veeramani Iyer Stadium in Kopay Training College on April 1 to award certificates to participants of English for Young Learners eight month course conducted for school children in Jaffna Read more

Wigneswaran, Douglas co-chair meeting

Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran and Minister Douglas Devananda co-chaired the Jaffna District Co-ordinating meeting held at the auditorium Read more

First Lady in Malaysia

Sri Lanka's First Lady Shiranthy Rajapakse arrived in Malaysia to attend the International Autism Seminar in Kualala Lumpur. She was received at the Airport by Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Education Datuk Read more

Fonseka on Hambantota incident

Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka has condemned the attack on the UNP Parliamentarians who visited the Hambantota airport and sea port recently. Addressing a media meeting, he stated that Read more

Samarasinghe in Poland

Minister of Plantations Mahinda Samarasinghe is currently in Poland to promote the Sri Lankan tea in that country. He held a wide range of discussions.Read more

CWC's new year event

Ceylon Workers' Congress held its new year celbration on April 21. CWC General Secretary Minister Arumugam Thondaman was the Chief Guest. CWC Chairman Deputy Minister Muthu Sivalingam special guest. Read more

Batti Lions celebrate 40th anniversary

Batticaloa Lions Club celebrated its 40th anniversary at Poompuhar Lions Club Hall on April 21. President of the Batticaloa Lions Club Lion Suhesan presided. Dances were performed Read more

Accident claims five lives

Five of the six persons who went on a pilgrimage to Kataragam died following an accident in which the van they were travelling in fell into the Detagamuna Canal, reports say. They died of drowning. Read more

Hambantota incident;UNP meets media

United National Party held a media meeting at the party Head Quarters, Srikotha, on April 20 to brief about the incident in Hambantota in which a team of UNP Parliamentarians were allegedly attacked Read more

JVP on Hambantota incident

JVP has charged that the incident in Hambantota where Parliamentarians were humiliated and attakced is unacceptable and against democratic norms. JVP Propaganda Secretary Parliamentarian Read more

"Don't belittle development" :President tells UNP

President Mahinda Rajapakse has appealed to the United National Party not to belittle development efforts of the government. President Rajaapkse was addressing the event where 5500 tittle deeds were handed Read more

Dew welcomes South Africa's support

UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya has condemned the attack on the United National Party Parliamentarians who were attacked during their visit to the International Airport and harbour Read more

Karu on Hambantota incident

UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya has condemned the attack on the United National Party Parliamentarians who were attacked during their visit to the International Airport and harbour Read more

Manmunai Bridge declared open

The newly construted Manmunai Bridge in Batticaloa was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse on Saturday. Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Deputy Read more

Good Friday at Bogampara Ground

Good Friday was celebrated by Christians at a simple religious ceremony in Bogampara Ground on April 18 with meditation and prayers. Chief Minister of the Central Province Sarath Ekanayake, Kandy Read more

Sajith condemns Hambantota incident

UNP Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa condemned the incident in which a group of United National Party Parliamentarians who visited the Hambantota airport was threatened and attacked. He said that it Read more

Three envoys nominated

Three envoys are nominated to take up appointments in foreign countries shortly, reports indicate. Two of them are ambassadors, while one is a high commissioner. Sudhrashan Seniviratne is to be Read more

TNA Vavuniya meeting put off

The newly construted Manmunai Bridge in Batticaloa was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse on Saturday. Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Read more

President visits Dalada Maligawe

President Mahinda Rajapakse visited the Dalada Maligawe in Kandy on April 17 and sought blessing for the new year. He offered prayers before the sacred Tooth Relic. Central Province Read more

UNP Parliamentarians at Hambantota airport

A team of United National Party Parliamentarians visited Hambantota International Air Port on Thursday. The Parliamentarians who were on an inspection tour were Ajith Perera, Earn Wickremanayake, R.Yogarajan, Read more

Court refuses petition on Indian army's role in SL

Indian Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition that seeks a probe into the role of Indian Army in fighting in Sri Lanka on the ground that it is an issue beyond the domain of Court. It has no Read more

SL seeks co-operation for global security

Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaske has stressed the need for upholding national and regional security. He was addressing the Asia 2014, 3rd Putrayaya Forum in Malaysia from April Read more

US seeks military ties with SL

US seeks to renew military ties with Sri Lanka. This has been stated by Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. She added that following the March UN Human Rights Council Read more

Rishad denies allegation of settlement

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has denied allegation that he has engineered a Muslim settlement inside wilpattu National Park. He made the denial at a media briefing, he held yesterday at his Ministry Read more

Fonseka denies Indian army's role in the war

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has denied the allegation that the Indian Army palyed a major role in the fight against LTTE. Speaking to the BBC Sandeshiya Service Read more

Hakeem calls on Mahanayaka Thera

Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem met Maha Nayaka Thera of Malwatte Chapter in Kandy on Wednesday, April16. Reports say that the discussion focussed Read more

State Oil Anointing Ceremony

State oil anointing ceremony was held at Kossinna Raja Maha Vihare at an auspicious time on Thursday. President Mahinda Rajapkse and First Lady Shiranthy Rajapakse participated according to tradition. Read more

Maha Pooja for Chithra Powranamy

Special maha pooja was conducted to mark the Chithrai new year, Chithrai kanchi and Chithra Powranami at Perinpa Gnana Peedam in Batticaloa on the new year day. Swami Read more

Inida's SC recognizes Transgenders as third gender

The Supreme Court of India has recognized transgenders as a third identity. This recognition has been given by a judgement of the Indian Supreme Court Bench comprising Read more

UNP on Presidential pardon to convicts

United National Party Parliamentarian Ajith Perera has questioned the propriety of releasing convicts in the case of harassing two artistes under Presidential pardon. Addressing the media, he chargedRead more

Petition seeks probe role of Indian forces in SL

Indian Supreme Court has lsited for hearing on April17, a petion that seeks probe on the role played by Indian armed forces in Sri Lanka in 2008 and 2009. The petition charged that the alleged deployment Read more

Defence Secretary meets Malaysian PM

Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse met the Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak recently in Kuala Lumpur and discussed current issues. The meeting took place on the Read more

UNP to appoint co-organizers

United National Party has decided to appoint new organizers or co-organizers to electorates where it has fared poorly in polls in order to rejuvanate the party. Having analyzed the persormance of the party Read more

NSB's incentive to customer

Trincomalee National Savings Bank presented a special payment to the wife of late Rajendran for complying with the requirements under a saving scheme offering special payment Read more

SL's First Family celebrate New Year

President Mahinda Rajapaske and First Shiranthi Rajapakse celebrated the Sinhala Hindu New Year according to Sinhala traditions on Monday, April 14, at their ancestrol Read more

TN -SL fishermen talks on May12

The much awaited second round of talks between Tamil Nadu fishermen and Sri Lankan fishermen wil be held in Colombo on May 12 and 13. This follows a request made by Tamil Nadu Read more

UNP candidate sworn in

United National Party candidate A.H.M.Ibrahim was sworn in as member of the Central Provincial Council before Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobekaduwe on April 12. He succeds Read more

Traditional culture showcased in Batti

An event was held in the premises of the Mamangeswaram temple in Batticaloa showcasing traditional culture of the East by young men and women. The event in which a number of people Read more

PM calls on President

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at his Carlton House residence in Tangalle and extended new year wish according to traditional Read more

ACHC's New Year Message

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has in its new year message observed that the Tamil people welcome another New Year (as usual) with lots of expectations and hopes. The new year message Read more

JVP's New Year Message

JVP in its new year message has appealed to the people to resolve to establish people's administration. JVP Leader Anura Dissanayaka has stated:- New Year dawns on the 14th April, Read more

Navy Avuruthu kumaraya, kumari adjudged

Navy Avuruthu Kumaraya and Kumari were adjudged at a ceremony, Banmaha Udanaya, held recently, under the auspices of Sri Lanka Navy Seva vanitha unit. Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Read more

Modi meets Rajini

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi called on reputed Tamil film star Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden Residence in the evening of Sunday, April 13. The meeting between Read more

Opposition Leader calls for transformation

Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe has called for transformation of the island into a right place to live in. He made this observation in his new year message. He stressed that with the dawn Read more

BBS Secretary makes statement

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaate Gnanasara Thera yesterday appeared at the Colpetty Police Station and made a statement. Earlier, police had sought Read more

Kerry's new year message

US Secretary of State John Kerry has observed that the Sinhala-Tamil new year is a unique opportunity for renewed efforts for reconciliation. He made this observation in his new year greetings to Sri Lankans. Read more

Minister Samarasinghe briefs Prelates

President Mahinda Rajapakse's special envoy on human rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe called on Chief Prelates in Kandy on Saturday. He briefed them of the Government's Read more

Southern Provincial Council inaugurated

Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe has called for transformation of the island into a right place to live in. He made this observation in his new year message yesterday. He stressed that Read more

President calls for spirit of co-existence and reconciliation


President Mahinda Rajapakse has called for co-existence, understanding and co-existence in his new year message. His new year message states: “We celebrate Read more

"May New Year bring peace and prosperity" - PM

Sri Lankans have received the opportunity to revive fresh hopes during the New Year, while holding on to the age old customs and cultural values, Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne states in his Read more

Minister Dilan condemns on disruption of meeting

Minister of Foreign Employment Dilan Perera has condemned the reported disruption of a media meeting organized by Jathika Bala Sena reccently. He observed that such acts are unfortunate Read more

Minister Hakeem calls for stop to impunity

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Minister of Justice Rauff Hakeem has condemned the disruption of a media conference organized by Jathika Bala Sena and has called for restrain Read more

NP Chief Minister at Kaithady Elders' Home

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran visited the Elders' Home in Kaithady yesterday and distributed gifts to mark the oncoming new year. He had a chat with them. He also visited Read more

Pakistani General Jaffna SF Commander

Pakistan Chief of Joint Defence Staff of Committee Gen.Rashad Mahmoud met Jaffna Security Forces Commander Maj.Gen. Udaya Perera recently during his visit to Jaffna and discussed current Read more

Disruption of media conference; JVP condemns

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has condemned the disruption of the media conference organized by Jathika Bala Sena reported in the press and called for sanity. The statement issued by JVP Read more

SL gifts green anacondas to India

Sri Lanka's Dehiwela Zoo has gifted seven green anacondas, one male and six females, to a zoo in Thiruwananthapuram Zoo in Kerala in India. The consignment of the heaviest and longest Read more

Avuruthu Nekath Seetuwa to President

Sri Lanka's Dehiwela Zoo has gifted seven green anacondas, one male and six females, to a zoo in Thiruwananthapuram Zoo in Kerala in India. The consignment of the heaviest and longest Read more

SL Dental Association Branch in Batti

A branch of the Sri Lanka Dental Association was inaugurated at the East Lagoon Rest in Batticaloa recently. Dr. K.Meganathan chaired. Batticaloa Government Agent B.Charles was the Chief Read more

The House felicitates victorious cricketers

A vote of felicitation was adopted by the House of Parliament yesterday appreciating the win of the 2014 T 20 World Cup by the Sri Lankan Criaket team in Bangladesh recently. Earlier, when Read more

TNA to South Africa

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarians led by its Leader R.Sampanthan has left for South Africa to hold a dialogue with Cyril Ramaposa, Special Envoy of South African Read more

Pakistan CJCSC calls on President

Pakistan's Chief of Joint Chief of Staff Committee Gen.Rashad Mahmood called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees recently. Pakistan's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Maj.Gen. Qasim Read more

Indian Coast Guards arrest 16 SL fishermen

16 Sri Lankan were arrested by Indian Coast Guards on April 7 alllegedly for fishing for sea cucumber, a prohibited specie, in the India's exclusive economic zone, according to Indian media reports. Read more

Sri Lankan cricketers at Temple Trees

The Sri Lankan cricketers who won the world cup in World T20 and brought prestige to the island called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees yesterday on their return from Bangladesh. Read more

SL says 'no' to probe

External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris has observed that Sri Lanka will not participate in any probe conducted by the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights on the ground of legality, fairness Read more

Lab for Henry International College

The laboratory of the Madawela Henry International College was declared open on April 21. Read more

Iniya Naathantha Festival

Iniya Naathantah Festival was held to mark the dawn of new year at Colombo Tamil Sangam on April 19 under the auspices of Inthu Kalai Kalasara Mantram. Read more

Dances at Trinco Muthumariamman Ther festival

Children performed dances at the Ther festival of Trincomalee Muthu Mariamman temple depicting a sense of bhakthy among the devotees. Read more

Good Friday observed at Trinco beach

Christians observed the crucifixtion of Jesus and attended the Good Friday religious services held at the Trincomalee beach yesterday. Read more

Sivayoga Swami Gurupooja in Jaffna

A guru poojai was held to mark the fiftieth samadhi anniversary of Sivayoga Swamy, reveredly called Yogar, in Nallur Thurka Manimandapam under the auspices of All Ceylon Hindu Congress recently. Read more

Hindu Oli issue on Yogar Swami released

The religious magazine of All Ceylon Hindu Congress has published a bumber issue on Sivayoga Swamy to mark his bicentenary celebration. Read more

Vasantha Navarathry dance in UK temple

Dance recital of Selvy Thivya Uthayakumar enriched the Vasantha Navarathry festival held in Nagabhooshani Amman temple in UK. Read more

New Year poojai at Thathuwe Koil

A number of hindu devotees, males and females, participated with devotion at the religious pooja held at Thathuwe Koil in Wellawatte to mark the dawn of the Tamil New Year, Jeya Varudam. Read more

Sillalai Church Festival

Sillalai Kathirai Matha Church Festival was held on Sunday. A number of Catholics participated at the traditional Kurutholai festival Read more

Annual Police inspection--Trinco

The annual Police inspection was held in the Trincomalee beach recently under the supervision of Senior Suprentendent of Police Antony Mark. Read more

Trinco Shanmuga Hindu's achievement

17 students of Trincomalee Sri Shanmuga Hindu Girls' College have secured 'A' pass in all subjects in the GCE O/L examination held in 2013. Read more

Navalar Sabai annual meeting

Srila Sri Arumuganavalar Sabai held its annual geenral meeting at the Bambalapitiya Saraswathy Hall in Colombo Read more

Police upayam at Konewaram festival

The annathanam on the 13th day of annual festival at Koneswaram was held under the patronage of Trincomalee Police. Read more

Kailayapillai honoured

President of the Board of Trustee of All Ceylon Hindu Congress Manitha Neyam V.Kailayapillai and his wife Abirami Kailayapillai were honoured Read more

Six a side cricket contest in Akkurana

Six a side cricket tournamnet for Azath Sally Shield was held at the Akkurana Ashar National College Grounds recently under the patronage of Azath Sally Read more

'Illakiya Thadam' released in Kandy

'Illakiya Thadam' authored by Gnanasekaram was released at a ceremony in the Cultural Hall, Kandy on March 30.Read more

Sewing Centre at Kathankuddy

A sewing centre was declared open at Kathankuddy on March 28 to empower the women folk. Read more

Thampalakamam Pradesasabha Secretary honoured

Thampalakamam Pradesa Sabha Secretary Jeyagowry Sripathy hailing from Varnamedu was honoured by the Pattimedu Rural Development Society on March 25.Read more

Gamini Fonseka remembered

A ceremony ws held in Kandy on March 23 under the patronage of Rathnadeepam. Deputy Indian High Commissioner A. Natrajan was the Chief Guest. Read more

Centenarian's book on Nilaveli launched

A book titled ' History and Culture of Nilaweli' authored by centenarian K.Gajaratnam was launched at a ceremony held at the Nilaweli MPCS Hall on March 15.Read more

Ceylinco Life Soccer Tournament in Trinco

Trinco St. Joseph's College became Champion at the Ceylinco Life Invitation Inter School Soccer Tournament held in memory of Rev.Fr. Herbert and Brother Soosai in the Trincomalee district. Read more