Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kedara Gowry Pooja in upcountry

Women devotees in Pusselava Melford Estate area observed the annual Kethara Gowry Fast with devotion at Muthumariamman Koil Read more

Hill country gears up for Deepavali

The hill country Hindus are busy gearing up for Deepavali festival. They are engaged in cleaning up the homes, white washing, colour washing etc. Read more

Ther Pavany of Bambalapitiya Manikka Pillaiyar

The Ther Pavany of the Manikka Pillaiyar temple was held on October 19 with the participation of a congregation of Hindu devotees chanting hymns in praise of Lord Ganesha. Read more

Navalar statues installed in Hill Country  

The statues of Arumuga Navalar, who pioneered the renaissance of Saivaism in a critical juncture of the island during the colonial rule, were installed at religious ceremonies in the hill country Read more

Cyclone Hudhud :Relief work by Sai Seva Organizations

Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations engaged in relief work to the Cyclone affected people of  Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts in Andhra Pradesh. Essential items like drinking water sachets, Milk Powder, Biscuits, Buns, Candles, Match boxes etc., were distributed Read more

Kotmale Elders’ Home declared open

The Elders’ Home in Kotmale, named Meddera Combra Plantations’ Elders Home, was declared open on October 16 under the patronage of Elpitiya Plantations Foundation. Read more

Dance recitals in Kandy

Dance recitals by students were the high light at the Kalyana Ranga Prize Day held at the Hindu Cultural Hall in Kandy on October 11. Read more

Gandhi Day in Kandy

A simple ceremony was held in Kandy recently to mark the Mahathma Gandhi Day. K.G.Stephen, Secretary of Lobby Correspondents Association Read more

Ebola, a formidable challenge

Ebola is a deadly viral illness, which has caused grave concern among West African nations since 3850 lives have been lost in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria this year and the containing of the disease and cure are a formidable challenge.Read more

Charika delivers Gandhi Memorial Oration

Human Rights Consultant Charika Marasinghe delivered the Mahathma Gandhi Memorial Oration under the title ‘ Re-knitting the Torn Social Fabric of The Communities Affected BY War – a Gandhian Perspectieve’ Read more

Sai Temple of Healing turns 59

Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, the first of Bhagawan Baba's Temple of Healing, turned 59 on October4. Precisely it was on 4th October 1956 that, this holy institution was pressed into service Read more

World Children’s Day in Madawela

A cultural event was held at the Hill Country International School in Madawela recently to mark the World Children’s Day. Read more

 

President, First Lady in Vatican

 

President Mahinda Rajapaske and First Lady Shiranthy Wickremasinghe Rajapakse were given an audience by Pope Francis at the Apostolic Palace on October 3. Read more

Ayutha Puja at Prasanthi Nilayam

Aayudha Puja which is traditionally held on the ninth day of the Navaratri Festival was observed in Sai Kulwanth Hall at Prasahnthy Nilayam on Thursday. Read more

Navarathry by CP Hindu Mamamantram

Navarathry Festival was conducted under the auspices of the Central Province Hindu Mamantra Trust at the Kandy Hindu Cultural Hall Read more

Arunagirinathar Guru Poojai in Kuchchaveli

 

Arunagirinathar Guru Poojai was held in Vellor village in Kuchchaveli with the participation of students and parents of Thirumurugan Aranery Read more

Chariot Festival of Washington Murugan Temple

The Chariot festival of Murugan Temple in Washington, USA took place with the participation of Hindu devotees. Read more

President meets US President

President Mahinda Rajapakse and First Lady Shiranthy Rajapakse met US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama in New York. Read more

 

NPC offers assistance to Mannar farmers

 

Around two hundred and fifty farmers in the Mannar district were provided with seed paddy and other materials worth 1.5 million rupees to promote agriculture in the area under the patronage of the Northern Province Agricultural department. Read more

‘Narthana Anjali’ in Vavuniya

‘Narthana Anjali’ bharatha naatyam recital in Vavuniya won the admiration of dance lovers and entertained them. The event held at Vavuniya Urban Council Hall on September 21 Read more

Hindi Day in Kandy

Several cultural programmes including music and dance were held to mark the annual Hindi Day of the Bharadhiya Kala Kendra, wing of Indian Cultural Read more

Hindu wedding for Russian couple

Russian couple Dmitri and Galine got married according to Hindu traditions in Nilaveli Trincomalee. The wedding took place at the High Park Tourist hotel in Velur in Nilaveli today. Read more

Purataasi Sani at Trinco Saturn Temple

Hindus all over the world performed rituals for the Saturn to mark the Purataasi Sani in Hindu temples on Saturday. Read more

Enchanting dance performance by Ananya, Apoorva

Twin sisters Ananya Rao and Apoorva Rao preformed Bharatha Natyam under the auspices of the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo on Friday, 12 September 2014 at its auditorium. Read more

Neduntheewu St. Mary’s Festival

The annual festival of Neduntheewu St. Mary’s Church was held recently. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Nesan conducted the Mass. Read more

Modi turns 64(Video)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 64 on Wednesday. He visited his 95 year old mother Hiraba at Ghnathi Nagar in Hydrabad and sought her blessings. Read more

Vilisai on Baba at Inkaran Hall

The Villisai music depicting the concept of the Avatarhood of Bagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba was held at the Inkaran Hall on Monday in the Kotahena Varatharaja Vinayagar Koil. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Sri Sathya Sai Samithy Trust T. Easwaran delivered the introductory talk. Read more

Arnold in Chennai

Hollywood star Arnold Schawrzeneggar arrived at the Chennai Airport on Monday morning to attend the audio launch of the Vikram-starrer Tamil romantic-thriller "I". Read more

Verugal Theertham

The sacred Theertham ritual making the end of the annual festival of ancient Verugal Sithira Velauthar Temple, revered as Chinna Kathirkamam, was held on September 13 at the Mahaveli Gange. Read more

Trinco St. Mary’s 150th Anniversary ; Holy Mass

A Holy Mass was held to mark the 150th Anniversary of Trincomalee St.Mary’s Convent. Trincomalee Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Kingsley Swampillai conducted the mass seeking prayers and thanks to the Lord. Read more

Kandy Sithy Lebbe MV Prefects’ Day

A simple ceremony was held at the Kandy Sithy Lebbe Maha Vidyalayam on September 11. Read more

Gurunathan honoured at ITAK Convention

Senior journalist cum columnist Sinniah Gurunathan was among those honoured at the National Convention of Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi in Vavuniya recently. ITAK was honouring senior citizens who worked with Thanthai Chelvanayagam. Read more

Model Market by Al Nooriya students

The students of the Al Nooriya Junior School, Kuchaveli held a model market as part of their curricular activities. Principal N.M.Ameerdeen presided. Read more

Patha Yaathari to Verugal Koil

A number of Murugan devotees led by Batticaloa District Parliamentarian S.Yogeswaran and Saiva Pulavar Mrs. S.Gnanasurium set off on their annual  patha yaathrai to historic and sacred Verugal Chitravelautha Swamy temple from Mandoor Kanthasway Temple Read more

Diamond Jubilee of Ayithiyamalai Sahayamatha

The diamond jubilee of the Ayithiyamalai Sahayamatha Church was held on September 7. Batticaloa Bishop Rev. Fr. Joseph Ponniah and Deputy Bishop of Colombo Rev.Fr. Emmanuel Fernando officiated. Read more

Munneswaram Theertham festival

The theertha festival of historic ancient Munneswaram temple was held on Monday with a congregation of Hindu and Buddhist devotees performing their vows. Read more

Thenkayilai Vasa’ Naatya Nadagam by Rajaratnam Nadanalayam

Thirukonamalai Rajaratnam Nadanalayam presented a dance drama titled   ‘Thenkayilai Vasa’ depicting the glory of Thiru Koneswaram. Read more

President presents Budget 2015

President Mahinda Rajapakse on Friday, in his capacity as Minister of Finance and Planning presented the budget for the fiscal year 2015 on the Floor of the House. Speaker Chamal Read more

Ashraff remembered

A number of development activities were conducted in Kalmunai on October 23 to mark the 60 th birth anniversary of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Founder late SLMC Read more

Election Office at Killinochi

An office of the Election Secretariat was declared open at Killinochi by the Commissioner of Election Mahinda Deshapriya on Thursday. Several government officials and members Read more

"Abolish death penalty, life imprisonment": Pope

Pope Francis has called for the abolition of death penalty and life imprisonment in all countries. He was addressing a meeting with representatives of Internal Association Read more

Actor SSR passes away

Actor S.S.Rajendran passed away at a private hospital on Friday at the age of 86. He was a contemporary of reputed actors Sivaji Ganesan and MGR. He also served as member Read more

Chinese delegation calls on Naval Commander

Leader of a six member Chinese Naval delegation Lt.Gen He lie called on the Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Sri Lanka Navy Head Quarters in Colombo on October 24. Read more

"Presidential poll violates constitution": JVP to EC

JVP has submitted a letter to the Commissioner of Elections that the proposed holding of a snap presidential poll two years ahead of the conclusion of his term of office Read more

Yuwanjana new AG

Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundara Wijethilaka has been appointed the new Attorney General. He is the 28 th Attorney General of Sri Lanka. He was sworn in yesterday before President Mahinda Read more

Ensure free, fair poll": UNP tells EC

A delegation of United National Party Parliamentarians met Commissioner of Elections and urged him to ensure that a free and fair presidential poll is held to enable the people Read more

BBS at Dehiwela VishnuTemple

Bodu Bala Sena Leader Ven. Sri. Wimala Jothy Thera and Secretary Ven. Gnasara Thera participated in the special poojas held at Dehiwela Vishnu Koil to mark the Deepavali Festival of the Hindus. Read more

Prelude to 2015 Budget

President Mahinda Rajapakse and Finance Secretary Dr.P.B. Jayasundara held discussions on the forthcoming 2015 Budget to be presented tomorrow in Parliament. They were engaged Read more

Wigneswaran turns 75

Northern Province Chief Minister Canagasabapathy Visvalingam Wigneswaran is 75 today, October 23.Born in Hulftsdorp, Colombo on October 23, 1939, he had practiced as an Advocate prior to his Read more

UNP meeting in Ninthavur

A meeting of the United National Party branch was held recently in Ninthavur to discuss current political development with the party organizer Riffak in the chair. UNP Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim, Read more

‘Engage in Social Service’:ACHC appeals

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has appealed to the Hindus to engage in social service to bring relief to the suffering people. A Deepavali message of the ACHC issued by its President Read more

"Move motion to relist LTTE as terror organization":Sajith

United National Party Senior Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has observed that his party would support a resolution in Parliament requesting the European Court to relist the LTTE as a terrorist Read more

Deepavali poojas at Temple Trees

Special poojas were held at Temple Trees to mark the Hindu festival Deepavali, which is called Festival of Lights. Hindu priests handed traditional kalanchi to President Mahinda Rajapaske after poojas Read more

Mobile Service by NPC

A mobile service was held at Puliyankulam Hindu College on October 17 and 18 to listen to the grievances of the people of Vavuniya. Northern Provincial Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran chaired. Read more

Deepavali poojas in upcountry

Deepavali poojas were held at the Muthumariamman temple in Melboda Estate on Wednesday. Hindu men, women and children participated with devotion during the prayers.Read more

JVP’s leaflet campaign inaugurated

The JVP’s leaflet campaign creating awareness over the presidential poll was inaugurated opposite the Fort Railway Station on Tuesday. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka led the campaign. Read more

JHU meets President

A delegation of Jathika Hela Uramaya met President Mahinda Rajapakse today, October 21 and held discussions. The focus was on the resolutions passed at the National Annual General Meeting Read more

"Allegations against Ranil are lies":Karu

United National Party Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya has charged that the allegations made against party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe are lies. They are part Read more

Divi Neguma in Madawela

Divi Neguma program was held in Madawela with the participation of villagers. Village grama sevaka V.H.Thilakaratne was the Chief Guest. Beneficiaries received saplings, vegetable plants, vegetable Read more

Gotabhaya meets Arun Jaitly

Defence Secretary Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse met Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitly at the North Bloc Office on Monday. They held discussions on many bilateral issues. Read more

Divi Neguma 6 th phase inaugurated

The sixth phase of the Divi Negume programme was inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajaapkse at Temple Trees yesterday. To mark the event, he planted a coconut sapling at an auspicious time. 2.5 million Read more

Demo demands salary rise

A demonstration was held in Fort yesterday demanding a salary rise. The demonstration was organized by National Trade Union Centre. The demonstrators demanded a monthly salary increase of Rs.10,000. Read more

SLFP questions UNP’s silence on EU Court decision

Sri Lanka Freedom Party has charged that the calculated silence of the United National Party over the decision by European Union Court to lift the ban on LTTE imposed in 2006 is notable. This is stated in a communiqué Read more

PM at Araneri School Prize Day  

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne was the Chief Guest at the All Island Araneri Padasalai Prize Day held at Bamabalapitiya Kathiresan temple. 20 students who excelled at the natio1nal Read more

TNA Leader responds to President

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader, R. Sampanthan has observed that his Party and all Tamil political leaders and the majority of the Tamil Diaspora had already given up the concept of Eelam. In such Read more

"Allegations against Ranil unfounded":UNP

United National Party Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim has dismissed the allegations made against Ranil that the EU Court made a decision to lift the ban on LTTE following Ranil’s visit to Read more

NFF on Ranil

National Freedom Front Leader Minister Wimal Weerawanse has observed that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe had two laws implemented in the island during his tenure of office as Prime Read more

President meets Piriven teachers

President Mahinda Rajapakse has observed that teachers of piriven have contributed immensely to promote national consciousness among the people. Their role is exemplary. The government has Read more

“Abolition of Executive Presidency If Elam call is given up”: President

President Mahinda Rajapakse has observed that he would abolish the Executive Presidency within twenty four hours if only the main Tamil Party, the Tamil National Alliance, and other Tamil Diaspora abroad Read more

‘The Hindu’ on Jaya’s bail

India’s prestigious English daily The Hindu in its Editorial has expressed the view that while the bail granted to Jayalalitha is a relief for her, she should desist from functioning as an extra constitutional Read more

Life Saving training by Trinco Police

The three month life saving training course for 60 children between the ages of 14 to 16 conducted by the Trincomalee Police concluded on Friday. Senior Superintendant of Police Antony Mark Read more

Thondaman calls on Buddhist Prelates

Minister of Livestock Arumugam Thondaman called on Buddhist Prelates, the Maha Nayakas of Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters and sought their blessings. He inspected the work conducted Read more

Freed from jail, Jaya reaches Poes residence

Tamil Nadu Former Chief Minister Jayalalitha, who was granted conditional interim bail till December 18, was released from Bangalore jail on Saturday after a bond of Rs. 2 Crore was furnished and surety Read more

Bloemendal Housing Scheme inaugurated

The Housing Scheme, Srisanda Sevana, at Bloemendahal in Colombo was inaugurated under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse on October 17. Ministers M.H.M.Fowzie, Read more

Harin, UNP Deputy National Organizer

Uva Provincial Council Opposition Leader Harin Fernando has been appointed the Deputy National Organizer of the United National Party. He will team up with National Organizer Daya Read more

JVP seminar in Colombo

JVP Leader Anura Dissnayaka delivered the keynote address at the seminar conducted by the party on the theme ‘ No Third Term for Mahinda’. The seminar  was held at the New Town Hall on October 17. Convener Read more

International White Cane Day in the North

A simple ceremony was held in Kaithady on October 15 under the auspices of the Visually Handicapped Association. Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran was the Chief Guest. Read more

NFF offers support to Rajapaske

National Freedom Front has come forward to extend unconditional support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming presidential poll. This assurance was given when a delegation of Read more

G20’ to revitalize UNP

United National Party has formed a wing called ‘Group 20’ or ‘G20’ to  revitalize and inject a new enthusiasm to forge the party ahead. G20 led by the UNP Leader Read more

Renovated Dharga Nagar Mosque inaugurated

The renovated Mosque in Dharga Nagar in Aluthgama was declared open recently. Minister of Fisheries Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Parliamentarian Aslam, Western Provincial Read more

SC orders interim bail to Jaya

Supreme Court on Friday ordered an interim bail for former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaitha, convict in disproportionate assets case, till December 18. Court also ordered that all papers should Read more

Mahanama holds 60 th anniversary

Colombo Mahanama College held its sixtieth anniversary celebration and Prize Giving today. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena was Guest Read more

Computer tablets to undergraduates SLPFA

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka to present state of the art Computer Tablets to several Read more

Ravi calls on Buddhist Prelate

United National Party Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayaka called on Chief Prelate of the Ramanya Sect,  Most Ven. Napane Pemasiri Thero in Manikenne on October 16. Read more

Ravana Balaya at FEB

A delegation of the Ravana Balaya led by its convener Ven. Ittakande Saddharissa Thera called at the office of the Foreign Employment Bureau and handed over a set of proposals regarding the problems Read more

Shift Jaya from Bangalore to Chennai prison-Petition before SC

A petition has been filed in Indian Supreme Court seeking an order to shift former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha, convicted in a disproportionate asset case, Read more

NP Hydrological Research Centre inaugurated

The Northern Province Hydrological Centre was declared open in Thondmannaru recently. Northern Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran was the Chief Guest. 104 beneficiaries from Atchuveli Read more

"TNA stands for united Sri Lanka": Sumanthiran

Tamil National Alliance has time again stated that it seeks a political solution through credible devolution within a united and undivided Sri Lanka. Therefore President Rajapakse Read more

UK Deputy HC in Jaffna

British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies visited Jaffna town on 15 October, 2014. She called on Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, District Secretary Suntharam Read more

Uva CM, ministers take oaths

Sasheendra Rajapakse was sworn in as Chief Minister of the Uva Province before President Mahinda Rajapakse today, October 16. Provincial Councilors Anura Vidanagama, Read more

World Mental Health Day in Batti

A simple ceremony was held in Batticaloa to mark the World Mental Health Day under the auspices of Professional Psychological Counseling Centre. Director of the Centre Rev. Fr. Paul Read more

Ranil meets TU leaders

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe met leaders of Trade Unions of public and private sectors yesterday at his office. The trade union leaders are meeting leaders of political parties Read more

Kannangara Commemoration day in Nelliyady

The 130 th commemoration of Former Education Minister C.W.W. Kannangara, hailed as Father of Free Education in the island, was held at Nelliyady Maha Vidyalayam  recently. President Mahinda Rajapakse Read more

UK Deputy HC calls on Jaffna Bishop

UK Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies called on Jaffna Bishop Rev. Fr. Dr. Saundaranayagam and held talks. She is currently on a visit to Jaffna. This is her first visit to Jaffna Read more

Pakistani cadets meet HC

A group of 18 cadets of Pakistan's Cadet Corps called on the High Commissioner of Pakistan Gen. Qasim Qureshi at the High Commission of Pakistan. They are currently in Sri on the invitation Read more

CWC seminar for officials

A meeting of the officials of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress was held at the auditorium of Saumiyabawan recently under the patronage of CWC General Secretary Minister Arumugam Read more

Mail train reaches Jaffna

The mail train from Colombo reached Jaffna railway station on October 14 after a lapse of several years. Minister of Posts Jeewan Kumaratunge inaugurated the service in Colombo. Read more 

19 A draft unveiled

The draft proposal of Amendment 19, prepared under the patronage of Ven. Athuraliya Thera of the JHU, a partner in the ruling party, was launched at the BMICH on Tuesday. Leader of the National Read more

"Presidential poll illegal, unethical":JVP

Janata Vimukthy Peramuna General Secretary Tilwin Silva has observed that it is the position of his party, the JVP, that both the holding of Presidential poll and President Read more

President at Nagadeepa Vihara

President Mahinda Rajapakse visited the Nagadeepa Raja Maha Vihara and paid homage. He participated in religious observances. He also called on the chief incumbent of the Vihara Ve. Navadagah Read more

Rathakrishnan calls on Buddhist Prelates

Minister of Botanical Gardens Velusamy Rathakrishnan called on Chief Buddhist Prelates on October 14 and paid homage and sought their blessings. He met Maha Nayaka of Asgiriya Read more

"We stand for Parliamentary Governance":Michael Perera

United National Party Senior Parliamentarian Joseph Michael Perera has observed that his party stands for the abolition of the executive presidency and prefers a parliamentary Read more

JHU seeks constitutional changes

JHU Leader Athuraliya Rathana Thera has urged President Mahinda Rajapakse to ensure effecting constitutional changes prior to holding the presidential polls. He has stressed the importance Read more

Electricity supply commissioned in Delft Island

The electricity supply scheme was commissioned in Delft Island under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse during his recent visit to the North. Minister of Power and Energy Read more

Demo for private sector employees’ salary rise

A demonstration was held opposite the Fort Railway Station yesterday seeking a salary increase for the private sector employees. The demonstration was organized by the Inter Company Employees’ Read more

"Resolve Sabaragamuwe University issue": Karu

Chairman of the Leadership Council of the United National Party Karu Jayasuriya has urged the government to resolve the issues pertaining to the Sabaragamuwe University students Read more

Labs inaugurated at Jaffna schools

President Mahinda Rajapakse declared open Mahindodaya Technical Labs in three leading schools in Jaffna during his visit to the North. He decalred open the labs at Nelliyadi Read more

Yarl Devi service inaugurated

President Mahinda Rajapakse flagged off the Yarl Devi train journey at the auspicious hour of 9.30 am on October 13. Transport Minister Kumara Welgama, Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha, Read more

Ranil meets Janasetha Peramuna

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe met Janasetha Peramuna and held talks. He had talks with Ven. Battaramulla Seelarathna Thera on issues including Read more

SC to hear Jaya’s plea on Oct 17

Tamil Nadu Former Chief Minister Jayalaitha’s plea challenging Karrnataka High Court’s order refusing her request for suspension of execution of sentence and for bail is to be heard by Supreme Read more

Happy Kids Sports day

Kids Nursery School held its Sports Day in Kathankuddy Central National College on October12. Deputy Minister of Economic Development M.L.A.M. Hisbulla was the Chief Guest. Chairman of the School Board Read more

UNP ridicules concessions

United National Party General Secretary Tissa Attanayaka has charged that the concessions announced by the government recently on the eve of elections are just gimmicks and the people cannot Read more

"NPC stands in the way of developing North":President

President Mahinda Rajapakse has observed that the Northern Provincial Council does not co-operate with the government in developing the North. They in fact hamper Read more

Photo copier to Trinco Hindu

Deputy Minister of Economic Development Susantha Punchinilama handed over a photo copier machine to the Sri Koneswara Hindu College, Trincomalee at a simple event Read more

Navalar statue installation in hill country

The statues of Arumuga Navalar, who pioneered the renaissance of Saivaism in Sri Lanka at a critical juncture, are to be installed in different parts of the hill country this week under the auspices of Deshamanya Read more

India funded Linguistic Lab for Wayamba College of Education

Language Lab funded by the Indian government was inaugurated in Wayamba National College of Education in Bingiriya, Kurunegala on October11. The lab was jointly declared Read more

Demo against attack on undergrads

A protest was held at Galagah junction yesterday by undergraduates of eight universities condemning the alleged attack on Sabragamuwe university students who staged a sathyagraha. Read more

Resolve Thennamaaravady villagers’ problems; Sampanthan to EP Chief Minsiter

TNA Leader R.Sampanthan has urged the Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed to exercise powers vested in the Eastern Provincial Council and resolve the problems Read more

Pakistan funded Housing; Foundation stone laid

The foundation for the Government Housing Scheme funded by Pakistan was laid at a ceremony in Puthukudyirrupu on October11. Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse Read more

Kingswood presents Scouting Centenary itinerary

The itinerary of the Scouting Centenary of Kingswood College was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaske at President’s House in Kandy on Friday, October 10. Principal P.G.S.Bandara handed Read more

Namal in Muthur

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse visited Muthur electorate following an invitation by Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Najeeb Abdul Majeed. During his visit to Muthur electorate, he met representatives Read more

Motorcade for local seed promotion

A motorcade commenced from Thirumurikandy Pillaiyar temple in Killinochi to Kandy to create awareness on promotion of local seeds in the island. The event organized by All Ceylon Seed Exporters Read more

World Mental Health Day in Vavuniya

A simple event was held at the Vavuniya Urban Council Hall on October 9 to mark the World Mental Health Day. Northern Province Health Minister P,Sathiyalingam was the Chief Guest. Teachers, students, Read more

Indian Def.Sec calls on President

India’s Defence Secretary R.K.Mathur called on President Mahinda Rajaapske at the President’s House in Kandy on October 10. They held talks on current bilateral issues. Indian High Commissioner Read more

Wigneswaran declines invitation

Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran has informed President Mahinda Rajapakse that the Northern Provincial Council is unable to respond favourably Read more

“Bureau for Reconciliation to be established”: Keheliya

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwela has observed that a Special Bureau for Reconciliation headed by Secretary to President is to established to monitor the implementation of LLRC Read more

Khan meets Pak High Commissioner

Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Shaheryar Khan, who is currently in Sri Lanka met Maj. Gen. Qasim Qureshi, the Pakisatn High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, and briefed him of the purpose of his visit,  improving Read more

Jaya’s bail plea on Oct 13

The plea filed by former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha seeking bail and suspension of sentence is to be heard before the Supreme Court on Monday, October 13, according to defence lawyers Read more

SL –India Defence Dialogue held

The second Annual Defence Dialogue (ADD) between Sri Lanka and India was  held inColombo on October 9. Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse and India’s Defence Secretary R.K.Mathur Read more

UNP on Pope’s visit

United National Party senior Parliamentarian John Amaratunge, who accompanied President Mahinda Rajapakse to the Vatican, to extend an official invitation, has observed that his party Read more

Fonseka and Mano hold talks

Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka and Democratic People’s Front Mano Ganesan held talks at the office of the Democratic Party on October 10, reports say. Both have reached an agreement Read more

Free seed paddy for Mannar farmers

Free seed paddy was distributed to farmers of Mannar under the auspices of the Agricultural Ministry of the Northern Province to mark its completion of one year. Northern Provicne Agricultural Read more

Teachers’ Day at Vincent Girls High School

Teachers’ Day was held at the Batticaloa Vincent Girls’ High School recently with the participation of teachers, students and parents. Principal Rajakumary Canagasingam Read more

Walk for Vision in Colombo

A walk was held at the Vihara Maha Devy Park to create awareness on the care of vision among the people. It observed that an early detection can avoid loss of sight among people. Read more

Rankin stands against Death Penalty

UK High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin has made observances vociferously against death penalty. He states: “ I stand against death penalty because it violates a person’s right to life, Read more

Rajitha announces subsidies for fishing gears

Minister of Fisheries and Acquatic Resources Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has announced that Rupees 4,200 million has been allocated as an alternative subsidy to provide fishing gears to Read more

Sasheendra assumes duties as CM

Sasheendra Rajapakse assumed duties as Chief Minister of the Uva Province yesterday, October 9. Governor Nantha Mathew was also present. Read more

"Report on posters denigrating judiciary": HC to TN State   

Madras High Court has ordered the Tamil Nadu State government to submit a report within a fortnight on the posters put up and demonstrations held denigrating judiciary in different Read more

Jaya seeks bail from SC

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalitha has urged the Supreme Court to release her on bail and suspend the order that convicted her in the disproportionate Assets case, Read more

Rathakrishnan sworn in as Deputy Minister

Nuwara Eliya Parliamentarian V.S.Rathakrishnan was sworn in as Deputy Minister of Botanical Gardens and Public Recreations before President Mahinda Rajapakse today. He entered Parliament Read more

Discussions over India sponsored Houses in upcountry

A meeting was held to discuss the construction of houses sponsored by India at the auditorium of the Livestock Ministry under the patronage of Ceylon workers’ Congress Minister Arumugam Thondaman. Read more

Marumalarchi Exhibition in Amparai

Kalmunai Mayor Nizzam Kariyappar declared open the first day of the Marumalarchi Exhibition in Sainthamaruthu under the auspices of the Eastern Provincial Council on Thursday. Chief Minsiter Najeeb Abdul Read more

Domestic Gas price comes down

The price of domestic LP Gas 12.5 kg will be reduced by Rs 250 with effect from   October 10, according to reports. The reduction of prices is consequent to a directive by President Mahinda Read more

Buddhists observe Vap Poya

Buddhists in Sri Lanka observed Vap Full Moon Poya yesterday, October 8, in all Buddhist temples by engaging in prayers and practicing sil. The Day marks the last day of the month of vasana period. Pinkama Read more

The Hindu on verdict on Jaya

The prestigious Indian English daily ‘ The Hindu’ has penned an Editorial on the Order of the Karnataka High Court refusing bail to Jayalalitha in an analytical manner enlightening the readers on the axiom Read more

Dharma Deshana at Temple Trees

128th Amadam Sisilasa Dharma Deshana was held at Temple Trees on October8 with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapakse, First Lady Shranthy Rajaapske, Ministers and hundreds Read more

Pakistan sponsored houses in Mannar

Pakistan has initiated a housing project to assist Sri Lanka in the rehabilitation of war affected homeless people of the Northern Province. These houses are to be constructed in Mannar and Nanattan. Read more

Che Commemoration

A Plaque was declared open to mark the commemoration of Che Guewara at Yahalakele in Horana recently. Cuba Ambassador Indira Lopez was the Chief Guest. JVP General Secretary Tilwin Silva paid floral tributes Read more

Trinco Walk to mark Children’s & Elders’ Day

A Walk was held in Trincomalee on October 8 with the participation of more than 100 students, teachers, parents and members of the public to mark the International Children’s and Elders’ Day. Read more

‘Lakmuthu Sevana’ declared open

Lakmuthu Sevana Housing Project was declared open in Mayura Place, Wellawatte on Tuesday, October7 by President Mahinda Rajapakse. Under this scheme houses are provided to people who lived in makeshift Read more

Conference on Hospitality and Tourism inaugurated

A two day 2 nd International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism organized by The Institute of Knowledge Management was inaugurated by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse. Investment Read more

Harin, Opposition Leader of Uva PC

Harin Fernando, who led the United National Party candidates at the recent PC poll, has been appointed the Opposition Leader of the Uva Provincial Council. He received the Letter of Appointment Read more

Jaya to challenge refusal of bail

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalaitha, convicted in a disproportionate Assets case, who was refused bail by Karnataka High Court, is to challenge the Order before Supreme Read more

Justice Nawaz honoured in Ninthavoor

Justice Nawaz who was recently appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal was honoured in his home town recently. The event held at the Nithavoor Jumma Mosque Square was chaired by Registrar Read more

President’s homage to late Maha Nayake

President Mahinda Rajapakse paid his homage to the late Ven Agamapanditha Bellana Ganawanse Thera Maha Nayake of the Kotte Chapter of Siyam Nikkaya yesterday.Read more 

High Court refuses bail, suspension of sentence of Jaya

Justice A.V.Chandrasekaran presiding over the Karnataka High Court that heard the plea by convict Jayalaitha refused bail and to suspend sentence. ‘Corruption Read more

Uva PC UNP members sworn in

United National Party members elected to Uva Provincial Council took their oaths before UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe at UNP Head Quarters on October 7. General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Read more

Atchuveli Girls’ Safe House; foundation laid

Foundation for Girls’ Safe House was laid in Atchuveli on October 1 under the patronage of the Ministry of Child and Women Developemnt. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran Read more

Teachers’ Day at Sivabhoomy School

A simple ceremony was held to mark the Teachers’ Day at Siva Bhoomy School in Kondavil on October 6. President of the Board of Trustee Aaru Thirumurugan presided. Professor Arunai Paalarawayan Read more

UNP seeks common platform for Executive Presidency abolition

United National Party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has observed that his party is currently holding talks with several parties to form a common platform for the abolition of the executive presidency. Read more

President at World Habitat Day

President Mahinda Rajapakse gave away deeds to owners of houses donated to the beneficiaries from the districts of Kalutara, Gampaha and Colombo at an event held to mark the World Habitat Read more

Islamic Knowledge Contest in Jaffna

A contest was held on Islamic Knowledge among children under the auspices of the Jaffna –Killinochi Federation at the Jaffna Grand Mosque. Federation President Jamal Mohideen and Secretary Read more

Haj prayers across the island

Muslims, males, females and children, in large numbers gathered at mosques in the early hours of the morning across the island today, Monday, October 6 and engaged in earnest prayer. The prayers Read more

UAE Visa Centre in Colombo

A Visa Centre of the United Arab Emirates was declared open at Reid Avenue, Colombo, recently by External Affairs G.L.Peiris recently. UAE Ambassador Abdul Hameed Al Mulla chaired. Ministers Rauff Read more

"Take suo motu decision, transfer Jaya to TN jail":CPI

Tamil Nadu State Secretary of Communist Party of India D.Pandyan has observed that convict Jaylalitha, who serves her sentence in Karnataka Jail, could be transferred to Tamil Nadu prison considering her health Read more

Kumar Ponnabalam remembered

A simple ceremony was held to mark the 76th birth anniversary of late Kumar Ponnambalam, Leader of Tamil Congress, at the Jaffna Thirumarai Kalamantra Kalalayam recently. President of the Tamil Read more

Haj prayer at Eravur

Haj prayer was held at the Alihar National College Grounds today morning, at 6.30 am on October 6. Males, females and children took part in the prayers.Read more

 

Sabaragamuwe University closed

Sabaragamuwe University was closed on October5 on the orders of authorities. Earlier, there was a demo by university students alleging that the newly built hostel was unsafe. The new hostel for female Read more

Foundation laid for Monastry, Stupa in Milan

A foundation laying ceremony was held for the construction of a Monastry and Stupa in the Lankaramaya Vihare in Milan in Italy. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Chief Incumbent of the Vihare Read more

Bellana Gnanawimala Mahanayaka Thero

Ven. Bellana Gnanawimala Maha Nayaka Thero passed away at the age of 94 at the Kollupitiya Walukarama Buddhist Vihara. He was the Maha Nayaka of Kalyany Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha. Read more

40 Indian fishermen repatriated

Forty Indian fishermen were repatriated under the patronage of the Sri Lankan Navy at the International Maritime Boundary Line off the Kankesanthurai seas on October 4. The fishermen who were released Read more

Nirosh takes oath as Colombo Municipal Councilor

Human Rights Activist and journalist Thiyagarja Nirosh was sworn in as member of the Colombo Municipal Council before the Colombo Mayor A.J.M. Muzammil. Deputy Mayor Titus Perera and Colombo Read more

Renovated Neerotumunai Mosque opened

The renovated Neerotumunai Mohideen Jumma Mosque in Vellaimanal, Muthur was declared open by Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed recently. Trincomlaee  Parliamentarian  Thowfeek Read more

Lankans in Europe meet President in Rome

Sri Lankans living in Europe representing several associations sin UK, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland etc met President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse in Rome. The meeting took Read more

Fowzie calls on Afghan President

Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie called on new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Kabul. Earlier, he represented the government of Sri Lanka at the swearing in ceremony of the new President of Afganistan. Read more

Palitha’s book launch

Four books authored by Attorney General, Palitha Fernando PC were launched under the patronage of Colombo Law Society recently at the Sri Lanka Asia Foundation. Colombo Law Society Read more

Colombo Rotarians’ gift to Jaffna Hospital

Colombo Mid-City Rotary Club donated equipments worth 15 million rupees to the eye care unit of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital in three stages. Recently, a set of equipments was handed over at a simple ceremony Read more

Nonis resigns; probe ordered

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to UK Dr. Chris Nonis has told the media that he had forwarded resignation from his post allegedly for being assaulted by a Parliamentarian at a party. Following Read more

Dinesh in Killinochi

Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Dinesh Gunawardena visited Killinochi on October3 to assess the supply of water in the district. He toured areas such as Paranthan, Vattakachchi,Read more

Mannar villagers present woes to NP Chief Minister

The villagers of Mannar presented their woes to Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran recently. He met them following a request by them. Having listened to their woes, he assured Read more

Senior Citizens’ Hub in Jaffna

An inaugural meeting of Senior Citizens’ Hub was held in Sri Baskaran Memorial Hall in Thellipalali under the patronage of the Northern Province Governor G.A.Chandrasiri on October 2. Resident Read more

"Amend constitution prior to Presidential poll":Dew, Tissa, Vasu

Leader of the Communist Party DEW Gunasekera, Leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party Tissa Vitharana and the Leftist Minister Vasudeva Nanayakara have urged the government Read more

Anura in Doha

JVP Leader Anura Dissanayake has observed that the executive presidential system should be abolished to ensure democracy in the island. Anura Dissanayake made this observation addressing seminar in Doha Read more

Pakistan Naval Ships arrive

Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF that arrived at the Colombo Port on October 1 were accorded a reception by the Sri Lankan Navy according to the tradition. Commodore Zahid Ilyas, Read more

Hakeem urges Parliamentary election prior to Presidential poll

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem has urged the government to hold the Parliamentary election prior to holding the Presidential poll to gauge the pulse of the masses Read more

 

Kanagasabapathipillai: Obituary

 

Passed away at the age of 85

 

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Nadesapillai: Memorial

14 th Death Anniversary


In loving memory of Chelliah Nadesapillai, who departed on October 24 th, 2000. View Memorial

UK Saiva Munnetta Sangam’s 37 th anniversary celebration

The UK Saiva Munnetta Sangam held its 37 th anniversary celebration on October 18 with prayers, cultural events etc. Lady members of the Sangam lighted 37 traditional lamps. Read more

ACHC’s gifts for empowerment of the needy

Sewing machines were distributed to the needy women in Killinochi for their empowerment under the auspices of the Social Welfare Wing of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress. Computers were also gifted to students of Verawil Hindu Maha Vidyalayam Read more

Jeya-Logy celebrate 50th (Golden) Wedding Anniversary

Trincomalee born Sandirasegarampillai Jeyachandran, 79, and his Colombo born wife Kamalaloginy, 73, celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with their sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and kith and kin in Canada on October 19, Read more

ACMC holds Awards Ceremony  

All Ceylon Medical Association held its Awards Ceremony and the Annual General Meeting in collaboration with the Kandy Medical Association at the Oak Regency Hotel in Kandy . Professor Jayawickrema chaired. Read more

 

International White Cane Day in Batti

 

The International White Cane Day was observed in Baticaloa at an event organized by the Batticaloa Lions Club in collaboration with Dhrasahan School. Read more

 

‘Sharing Experience of Change’ at Batti

 

A symposium on ‘ Sharing Experience of Change’ was held at the Devanayagam Hall in Batticaloa on October9 under the auspices of CARE. Read more

Deshamanya Punniaseelan honoured

 

Deshamanya Punniyaseelan was draped with the traditional shawl and honoured for his untiring efforts to convene bhajan singing by reputed Indian singer Prof. Anandaraman, a disciple of Pithukuli Murugadas, in seventeen centres in Sri Lanka Read more

 

 

Trinco GA Trophy; Kachcheri cricket team champion

 

Trinco Kachcheri Cricket Team became Champion at the Trincomalee Government Agent Cricket Trophy contests held Read more

 

Nanthy Flags to Indian bhajan singer

 

Nanthy Flags, that is depicted as the Flag of Lord Siva, were handed over to Indian bhajan singer Professor Anandaraman at a ceremony held at the office of the Department of Hindu Affairs. Read more

 

Trinco Methodist Church Anniversary

 

Trincomalee Dockyard Road Methodist Church celebrated its 193 rd Anniversary recently Read more

Madawela Hill Country School Prize Day

The Annual Prize Day of Madawela Hill Country School was held under the patronage of Media Minister Eheliya Rambukwela, who was the Chief Guest. Read more

Sathya Sai Grama Seva in Puttaparthy

Sathya Sai Baba Samithy in Puttarparthy conducted its first day of Gramaseva, in several villages in Puttaparthi Mandal, Anantapur District serving the villagers with clothing & Prasadam. The event was held to mark the Dasara festival. Read more

Tamil Nadu scholars arrive for Navarathry

Two Tamil Nadu scholars have arrived in Sri Lanka to deliver discourses on Navarathry and perform religious musical recitals. The two Tamil Nadu scholars are Prof. Anandaram and Dr. Rajaram. Read more

Navarathri at Livestock Ministry

Saraswathy pooja was conducted at the Ministry of Livestock yesterday. Minister Arumugam Thondaman was the Chief Guest. Read more

Cultural event at Kinniya Muslim Ladies’ MV

A cultural programme was held at Kinniya Muslim Ladies’ Maha Vidyalayam recently with the participation of students from Muthur Al Nagar Maha Vidyalayam. Read more

Trinco Shanmuga’s Enchanting  "Angels’ Twilight"

The enchanting "Angels’ Twilight"entertaining programme by the kids of Trincomalee Shanmuga Ladies’ College won the applause of the audience of parents, fellow students, teachers and members of the public. Read more 

SLHRF holds convention

Sri Lanka Human Rights Foundation held its 14th annual convention recently. Rev. Fr. Sathivel, Dr.Jehan Perera, Prof. Fazli Nizzar, Shiral Lakthileke, Parliamentarian and others were honoured for their contribution to the society. Read more

Villissai on Avatarhood of Baba in Trinco

An enchanting Villisai Kachcheri on the Avatarhood of Bagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba inculcated on the listeners His glory, vision and mission at the event held at Trincomalee Sri Konewara College under the auspices of Trincomalee Sayeeswaram Read more

‘Kandy Arasan’ folk dance in Neduntheewu

 ‘Kandy Arasan’ folk dance, Naatukoothu, authored by Poet N.MikkorSingham was staged at the Neduntheewu Maha Vidyalayam on September 15 under the auspices of the Neduntheewu Alamawana Read more

Trinco Marians Walk

A walk was held to mark the 150 th anniversary of the Trincomalee St. Mary’s College ( 1804- 2014) under the patronage of the Association of the Past Students. Read more

‘I’ audio launched

The audio of the Vikram-starrer Tamil romantic-thriller "I" was launched at Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. Superstar Rajinikanth, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kannada star Puneet Rajkumar were Chief Guests. Read more

Paris Manika Pillaiyar Ther

Ther festival of Paris Manika Pilaiyar was held during the annual festival fo the temple recently. Read more

Batti pilgrims at Verugal Theertham

Hundreds of Hindu pilgrims from Batticaloa district treading on foot reached Verugal Sithiravelautha Swamy Koil on Sunday and participated in the Theertham Read more

Sydney Saivanery Conference; Cultural programme

The highlight of the three day Saivanery Conference at Sydney Murugan temple was cultural programmes including dances which depicted Saiva values and religious practices. Read more

Ratha – Krishna dance at Ther festival

Disciples of Thirukonamalai Rajaratnam Nadanalayam performed Ratha--Krishna dance at the Chariot Festival of Trincomalee Krishnan Kovil recently. Read more

Chariot festival at UK Ganapathy temple

The Chariot festival of Croydon Thornton Heath Shree Sakthy Ghanapathy temple in UK was held with religious fervor and devotion according to Saivaite traditions with the participation of a number of devotees. Read more

Kandy Hindu school Silver Jubilee

Young Men Hindu Association of Kandy held the Silver Jubilee celebration of   Aranery Padasalai at the Kandy Pillaiyar Temple Meentchi Amman Kalyana Read more

Onam at Prashanthy Nilayam

The highlight of the Onam celebration at Prashanthy Nilayam was a 45 minute dance program by Balvikas children from Aleppey district depicting the concept of Onam. Read more

Trinco Krishnan Koil Ther

The Ther festival of the Trincomalee Krishnan Kovil was held on Friday with a number of Lord Krishna devotees participating with dedication. Read more

Chathurthy at Sydney Murugan Temple

The sacred Chathurthy poojas were conducted in the Sydney Murugan Temple according to Hindu traditions. Read more

Trinco Rotarians gift bikes to students

Trincomalee Rotary Club has gifted bicycles to 22 needy school going children in Muthur East. Read more

Chathurthy at Trinco Dockyard

 

The Chathurthy festival of Pillaiyar Koil in Trincomalee Dock Yard was held with the participation of devotees, civilian employees and Naval officers recently. Read more

Trinco Viloontry Kanthan Poongavanam

Trincomalee Viloontry Kanthasawmy temple Poongavanam Thiruvilla was held recently in the temple outer yard. Read more

Mother Teresa Birth Anniversary; Nuns pay homage

Nuns of the Mission of Charity paid homage to the tomb of Mother Teresa in Kolkata. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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