Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

Carnatic Music Workshop by Ramprasadh

A Carnatic Music Workshop is to be conducted by reputed Indian vocalist T.V.Ramprasadh at Bampalapitiya Saraswathy Hall in Colombo at 9am on August 27 under the auspices of Hindu Education Society in collaboration with Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo. ‘Let’s protect, promote Carnatic Music’ is the theme of the workshop. 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

Indian artistes to perform ‘Divine Ecstasy’ in Jaffna

A cultural programme titled ‘ Divine Ecstasy’ under the patronage of Consulate General of India in Jaffna in collaboration with High of Commission of India in Colombo, India- Sri Lanka Cultural Centre and Northern Provincial Council Cultural Ministry will be held in Nallur 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

Sampanthan in the House on Prescription Bill

Tamil National Alliance Leader Parliamentarian R.Sampanthan has observed that the Prescription Bill is brought for the entitlement of disadvantaged people. Tamil people are disadvantaged in respect of land. Read more

Pensioners’ protest in Colombo

Pensioners staged a demonstration in Colombo demanding a solution to their problems. They also urged the government to resolve the pension anomalies. The protest was organized Read more

Uva poll-violence disturbing

There had been reports of 18 incidents of violence in Moneragala district allegedly directed at the opposition parties during the election campaign in Uva.  The reports also indicate that 74 complaints Read more

“Modi’s assurance a solace’:TESO

The TESO meet chaired by Dravidian Munnetra Kalakam Patriarch Dr. M. Karunanithy today has welcomed the assurance given by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his government Read more

SL International Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources

An International Workshop on ‘Integrated Management System of Plant Genetic Resources’ was held under the auspices of the Asian Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (AFACI) Read more

Floating Market vested with public

The Floating Market on Beira Lake in Pettah, a new landmark in Colombo, was declared open by Sri Lanka Freedom Party General Secretary Minister Maithripala Srissena yesterday. Read more

Sampanthan in Chennai

Tamil National Alliance Leader Parliamentarian R. Sampanthan has proceeded to Chennai after the meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and later with Indian Read more

Wild elephant menace; demo for action

‘Nijam’ journal edited by Akkaraipattu Faumy was launched in the Postal Department Auditorium in Colombo recently. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem was the Chief Read more

Nijam’ journal launched

A demonstration was held at Gedige Junction in Nalande, Matale, against wild elephant hazard and demanding appropriate measures to contain it. The demonstration was organized by Movement to Protect Read more

“The ruling party will learn a lesson in Uva polls”:UNP

United National Party Spokesperson Parliamentarian Gayantha Karunatilleka has observed that the ruling party will learn a lesson from the people at the Uva provincial Read more

Seminar for Journalists in Ratnapura

A seminar for journalists was organized at Silver Ray Hotel in Ratnapura under the patronage of Government Information Department under the theme ‘ Role of Provincial Journalists in District Read more

Vanni History and Culture ‘ released

The book titled ‘ Vanni History and Culture’, a compilation of 44 articles by K.Suntharalingam was released at a simple event held at the Jaffna Campus hall. Vice Chancellor Dr.Vasanthy Read more

A.M.Raja, Jikki remembered in Kandy

A meeting was organized to remember South Indian Artistes, A.M.Raja an Jikki, at the Keppitapola Hall in Kandy under the auspices of Rathna Deepam organization of Maliyaka Kalai Kalasara Sangam. Read more

"FTA with China to see light of day soon"GL

External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris has observed that the Free Trade Agreement with China which will bring immense benefits to Sri Lanka is going to see the light of day soon. Read more

Douglas welcomes Modi’s view on 13A

Minister Douglas Devananda has observed that his party Eelam People’s Democratic Party welcomes the view expressed by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Sri Lanka should move towards Read more

Japanese Investment Committee Chairman meets Basil

Japanese- Sri Lanka Enterprise Committee Chairman Thadai Suki called on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse at the Ministry premises and discussed the promotion of Japanese Read more

Saravanapavan on e-NICs

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan has stated that while his party welcomes the introduction of e-National Identity Cards, it, nevertheless, has apprehension Read more

Fishermen issue; Rajitha rejects Swamy’s suggestion

Minister of Fisheries Dr.Rajitha Seneviratne has turned down a suggestion made by Subramaniya Swamy to grant licenses to Indian fishermen to fish in Sri Lankan territorial waters for three years,Read more

Official Language Policy implementation : Trinco Hospital a model

Secretary of the Ministry of National Language & Social Integration Secretary, M.S.Wickramasinghe visited the Trincomalee General Hospital and looked into the implementation Language Read more

Nallai Kanthan Ther

The Nallai Kanthan Ther Thiruvilla took place on Sunday morning with the participation of Hindu devotees from several parts of the island and from foreign countries. There was drizzle as Valli Read more

Indian fishermen call off strike

Rameshwaram fishermen, who had been on an indefinite strike for a month since July24, have called off their strike following requests by government, police and fisheries officials. They demand that Read more

Muslim Media Forum honours Thewaperuma

United National Party Parliamentarian Palitha Thevaperuma was honoured by the Muslim Media Forum for his contribution for peace and goodwill during the recent Aluthgama incident. 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

Anbe Sivam’s donation for drought relief

‘Anbe Sivam’ Organization committed for service has contributed a sum or rupees three hundred thousand to the Northern Provincial Council to provide relief to victims in drought hit areas in collaboration with Saiva Thamil Sangam of Swiss. Read more

Sillalai St Kathirai Annai Festival

The festival of Sillalai St.Kathirai Annai Church festival and the procession of the holy statue took place on August 15, with the participation of clergy and laymen. Read more