Monday, September 01, 2014

Sydney Murugan Saiva Conference commences

The Sydney Murugan Saivanery Conference organized by Saiva Mantram in collaboration with World Saiva Council Branch commenced on August 29 with the hoisting of Nanthi Flag and singing of Thevaram Read more

Ganesh Chaturthi at Prashanthi Nilayam

The highlight of the program on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Prashanthi Nilayam in Puttarparthy was a musical offering by the students of Sri Sathya Saibaba International High School. Read More

Vinayagar Sathurthi in UK

The Vinayagar Sathurthi Festival was celebrated in a solemn atmosphere with religious fervor in the Sivakami Ambal Sameda Chithampareswarar Sannithi in UK Saiva Muntra Sangam Read more

Miss Universe Chinese Pageant Finalists clad in sarees

Miss Universe Pageant Finalists of China who are currently in Sri Lanka on a pre-pageant tour visited the places of archeological interest in Sigiriya and Pollanaruwe clad in sarees. Read more

UK Katpaga Vinayakar Koil Ther

The annual festival of UK Katpaka Vinayakar Koil concluded with the Ther Thiruvilla for the thirteenth year. The main deity Katpaka Vinayakar rode majestically in the well decorated chariot after the religious rituals at the temple. Read more

Miss Universe Chinese Pageant finalists in SL

23 pageant finalists of Miss Universe China are in Sri Lanka on a pre pageant tour. They arrived in Habarana travelling straight from Katunayake and are scheduled to stay at Habarana Cinnamon Read more

Trinco Viloontry Kanthan Theertham  

The annual festival of Trincomalee Viloontry Kantha Swamy Koil concluded yesterday with the Theertham ritual attended by a congregation of Murugan devotees in large numbers. Read more

Drama on Chanting Lord’s name

A drama under the theme of ‘ Sai Naama Keerthanam, Kaliyuaga Sathanam’, was staged by Post Graduate students from SSSIHL in Kulwant Hall in Puttarparthy on August 24. Read more

‘Sai Kamalam’ declared open in Thamaraikerny

‘Sai Kamalam’, the renovated building of the Thamaraikerny Sri Sathya Sai Seva Centre in Batticaloa was declared open at a simple ceremony August 23. Read more

Flag hoisting at Lakshmy Nayrayanar Koil

The flag hoisting ritual of the Sampaltheewu Lakshmy Narayanar Koil was held recently with the participation of Krishna Bhakthas chanting the names of Lord Krishna Read more

Medical Clinic by Trinco St. Mary’s Old Girls

A medical clinic was held on August 19 at Patalipuram in Muthur to mark the 150th anniversary of Trincomalee St.Mary’s College which falls on September 12. The Medical Clinic was held under the patronage of the old girls of the College. Read more

Trinco Krishnan Koil –Uriyady Thiruvilla

 The unique Uriyadi Thiruvilla of ancient Trincomalee Krishnan Koil was held with the devoted participation of Krishna Bakhtas. After the holy pooja, the decorated deity Lord Krishna was taken around in procession. Read more


Koneswaram book launched in Canada


The voluminous instructive bilingual book on sacred ‘Thirukoneswaram’, compiled by Secretary of Thiukoneswaram Koil Paripalana Sabhai Kanapathipillai Arul Subramaniam, was launched in Bagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Hall in Scarborough, Canada, under the auspices of Trincomalee Welfare Society Read more

President at Esala Festival

President Mahinda Rajapakse attended the Esala Festival held at Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya yesterday. Ven. Dr. Bellanwilla Dharmarathna Thera and Ven. Read more

'Don’t engage in election campaign': JVP

JVP Propaganda Secretary Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath has appealed to State employees to refrain from taking part in election campaign. It is illegal to do so.Addressing a media Read more


SLFP rally at Kotte

An electoral convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was held at the Kotte Public Grounds. Minister Susil Premajayatha, Parliamentarian Shantha Bandara Read more


Thavarasa re-elected President ITAK, Colombo

Senior Lawyer K.V.Thavarasa has been re-elected as President of the Colombo branch of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Katchi. The election took place at a meeting of the Colombo branch Read more 

Sam Wijesinghe no more

Former Secretary General of Parliament Sam Wijesinghe passed away yesterday at the age of 93. He is an old student of Colombo Ananda College and S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia. Read more

India’s EAM on Subramaniya Swamy’s visit

Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin has observed that anybody who represents the Government of India is either designated or is an authorized representative.He was responding Read more

Chandrika meets Suu Kyi

Former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Kumaratunga Bandaranaike last week met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy Read more

SB’s son SLFP organizer

Narada Dissanyake, son of Higher Education Minister S.B.Dissanayaka has been appointed as organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party for Hanguranketha. The letter of appointment was handed over Read more

Chamal at Star Awards ceremony

Speaker Chamal Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the Star Awards ceremony held at Galadari Hotel under the auspices of Sri Lanka China Business Co-operation Council. Read more

Kuchaveli Demo against ‘ Wild Elephant Hazard ’   

A demonstration was held in Mathurankuda village highlighting the threats of wild elephant attacks faced by villagers in Kuchaveli and Thiriyai villages recently and demanding Read more

Demo by Open University undergrads

A demonstration was held by the undergraduates of the Open University outside the University demanding solutions to their problems. They were carrying placards and shouting slogans urging the University Read more

International Day of the Enforced Disappearances

A meeting was held at the Vavuniya Urban Council Hall yesterday to mark The Internal Day of the Disappeared. The meeting was organized under the auspices of the Citizens’ Committee Read more

‘Executive Presidency with powers clipped’:JHU’s amendment

Jathika Hela Uramaya has drafted an amendment to the constitution of Sri Lanka to retain Executive Presidency with powers clipped, according to news reports.Four parties, Janata Vimukthy Read more

Poonakary Hospital declared open

The Poonakary Divisional Hospital was declared open at a simple ceremony with Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse as Chief Guest. US Embassy Political Consular Michael Honigstein, Read more

‘Shilpa 2014’ Exhibition

‘The Shilpa 2014’ Exhibition was declared open at the BMICH on August 28 in the presence of a number of viewers, artistes, sculptors from districts and provinces. Economic Development Minister Read more

NPC Chairman forwards resolution to Minister Basil

Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council C. V. K. Sivagnanam has welcomed the implementation of the Development Programme of the Economic Development Ministry and has complained to Minister Read more

Fishermen issue; India-SL for bilateral co-operation

Sri Lanka and India have agreed to explore avenues for bilateral co-operation to resolve the fishermen issue. This was stated in a joint communiqué issued at the end of official level talks between Read more

JVP meets Elections Chief

JVP leaders met the Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya on August 29 and raised the issue of polls related violence in the Uva province and stressed the need to stop the trend Read more

Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman remembered

A simple ceremony was organized in the outer premises of the old Parliament building to remember late Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman, the Founder of Ceylon Workers’ Read more

Ganesha statue dissolved in Keerimlai sea

The traditional ritual of depositing the statue of Lord Gansha in the sea for dissolution was held in Keerimalai on Saturday, August 29. The Ganesha statue was taken in procession Read more

Sampanthan on Subramaniya Swamy’s views

Tamil National Alliance Leader and Parliamentarian Rajavarothayam Sampanthan  has observed that the views expressed by Dr. Subramaniya Read more

Good Shepherd Maria Montessori , GSMMTC sign MoU

Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Centre and Nienhuis, a Montessori material manufacturer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and support Read more

Poonekary Market, Bus Stand vested with public

A delegation of United National Party Parliamentarians met Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday and complaints against poll violence in Uva. Read more

CWC Election Rally in Haputale

Ceylon Workers’ Congress held its election rally at Haputale with CWC General Secretary Arumgam Thondaman as Chief Guest. Parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse Read more

Navy hands over building to Kinniya hospital

Sri Lanka Navy has handed over the nurses’ quarters occupied by them for ten years following a request by the Eastern Provincial Council. The Commander of the Eastern Command of the Navy Lt. Read more

PAK Air Chief calls on Defence Secretary

Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt paid a courtesy call on Sri Lanka Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse at the Ministry in Colombo on August 28. They exchanged mementoes. Read more

Uva polls violence; UNP meets Elections Chief

A delegation of United National Party Parliamentarians met Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday and complaints against poll violence in Uva. They have Read more

"None can stop JVP’s march for just society":Anura

JVP Leader Anura Dissanyaka has asserted that no obstacle can prevent the JVP’s march to establish a just society in the country. He was addressing an election   meeting Read more

‘ACHF is non-entity, non-representative of Hindu people’:ACHC

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has observed that the so called ‘All Ceylon Hindu Federation’ is a non-entity, unheard of and non representative of the Hindu public of Sri Lanka. It has no moral right Read more

“We urge solution in a united SL”:Sampanthan in Chennai

Tamil National Alliance Leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan told the Chennai media that what the Tamils seek is a viable political solution to the problems of the Tamils through Read more

Duraiappah Stadium Renovation Project; Foundation laid

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the event of laying foundation stone for the Renovation of the Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna through Government of India Grant Read more

GL briefs Europe based SL envoys

External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris briefed Sri Lankan Ambassadors based in Europe at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome. He held a comprehensive review of the work done and discussed an appropriate Read more

Majeed takes oaths as Kalmunai MMC

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Senior Vice President Abdul Majeed took oaths as member of the Kalmunai Municipal Council before Mayor Attorney at Law Nizzam Kariappar. He was appointed Read more

CWC at places of worship for Uva poll campaign

Ceylon Workers’ Congress commenced its election campaign for Uva provincial polls with participation at religious prayers in places of worship. CWC General Secretary Minister Arumugam Read more

Demo by Mahaveli Authority Employees

A demonstration was held by Mahaveli Authority Employees in Colombo Hyde Park making several demands including rectification of salary anomalies. Read more

Amirthalingam remembered in Jaffna

Former Leader of TULF Late Amirthalingam was remembered at a simpIe event held at Thellipallai under the auspices of Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi on Tuesday. Valligamam North Read more

Sampanthan meets TN BJP leaders

Tamil National Alliance Leader Rajavarothayam Sampanthan met BJP leaders of Tamil Nadu at Kamalalayam, the Head Quarters of BJP in Thiyagaraja Nagar in Chennai 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

Dance Recitals in Chankiliyan Poonka

Dance recitals were held at Nallor Chankiliyan Poonka on Saturday to mark the Nallai Kanthan festival in Jaffna. Read more

Viloontry Kanthan Ther  

The Viloontry Kanthan Ther festival was held yesterday with the congregation of Murugan devotees singing hymns. Read more

MMF honours journalists

Muslim Media Forum honoured Journalists at its 19th Convention held on Saturday in Colombo with its President N.M.Ameen in the Chair. Read more

Inuvil Sanniyasiyaar statue installed

The installation of the statue of Inuvil Sanniyasiyaar, revered by Jaffna Hindus particularly by the Inuvil Saivaites, was held in Inuvil on Wednesday. Read more

Nanthi flags to UK Katpakavinayagar Koil

A set of Nanthi flags, reflecting Saivaite maxims, was handed over to the London Walthomstow Sri Katpaha Vinayagar Kovil in UK. The flags were donated under the patronage of All Ceylon Hindu Congress recently. Read more

‘Rakshana Bhanthana’ Prayer in Kandy

‘Rakshana Bhanthana’ prayer meeting for safety, peace and goodwill was held at the Bramma Kumarigal Rajayoga Centre in Katugastota in Kandy Read more

Esala Perehara in Kurunegala

The annual Esala Perehara of Welbawa Sri Pathini Devala in Kurunegala was held on august16. Read more

Nallai Kanthan Karthigai Deepa Poojai

Karthigai Deepa pooja was the highlight of the seventeenth day festival of Nallai Kanthan temple held on August 17. Read more

Trinco Villontry Kanthan festival

The eighth day festival of historic Villontry Kanthan koil in Trincomalee was held yesterday with the participation of devotees with devotion. Read more