Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sathya Sai Rathotsavam in Puttaparthy

The Sathya Sai Rathotsavam was held at Puttaparthy on November 17 following the celestial marriage of Rama Sita. After the performance of poojas, the deities were deposited in a Ratham and taken in a procession to the Kalyana Mandapam near the Hanuman temple. Read more

Tiny Tots Pre-school’s Concert, Convocation

The concert and Convocation of Tiny Tots Preschool 2014 was held recently in Trincomalee. Read more

Foundation laying ceremony in Kalmunai Zahira

Foundation for a three storey building was laid at a ceremony in Kalmunai Zahira College to mark the 65 th anniversary of the College. Read more

Swami Premananda Birthday celebration in Colombo

The birthday of Swamy Pemananda was observed with prayers, chanting and poojas at the Colombo residence of Justice C.V.Wigneswaran on Sunday Read more

G20 first ladies visit Koala Sanctuary Park

The spouses of the G20 leaders visited to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Park on Saturday. They cuddled cute and submissive koala bears. Read more

Sundara Kantam, dance drama

‘Jai Ram’ dance drama based on Sundara Kantam, an auspicious cantam in Ramayana and produced and directed by Kalasuri Arunthathy Sri Renganathan was staged at Bishops’ College Auditorium Read more

Rohit Sharma becomes first player to score 250 runs in ODI

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has become the first batsman ever to score 250 runs in One-Day Internationls. Read more

Modi meets Suu Kyi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Myanmar Opposition Leader and General Secretary of National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi Read more

Akandanama Bhajan at Trinco Sayeeswaram

An Akandanama Bhajan was held in Trincomalee Sayeeswaram from 6 pm on Saturday to 6pm on Sunday under the auspices of Trincomalee Bagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Seva Samithy. Read more

Vithiyatharan’s book launched

Senior Journalist Nadesapillai Vithiyatharan’s book titled ‘ My Pen, My Weapon’ was launched by Proprietor of Uthayan ans Sudar Oli newspapers Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan at Bambalapitiya Saraswathy Hall on Sunday. President of the Colombo Branch of the Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi senior attorney at law K.V.Thavaarsa Read more

Farewell to Kandy Indian Deputy HC

A simple ceremony was held at Thilanga Hotel in Kandy on November 9 to bid farewell to Kandy Deputy High Commissioner Natrajan who is to assume duties as Deputy High Commissioner of Jaffna. Read more

Vithy’s ‘My Pen, My Weapon’ to be launched on November 9

The book authored by Senior Tamil Journalist Nadesapillai Vithyatharan titled ‘En Eluththayutham’ ( My Pen, My weapon ) is to be launched at 4.30 pm on Sunday, November 9, at Saraswathy Hall, Colombo. Attorney at Law K.V.Thavarasa will preside. Attorney at Law S.Niranjan, the Founder of Thisaikkaddi Group is the Guest of Honour. Read more

Peaceful prayer for landslide victims

A peaceful prayer was held to express sympathy to the landslide victims by leaders of all faiths in Norbert Estate junction in the Kandy- Nuwara Eliya Road. Read more

Tendulkar presents autobiography to mother

Retired batsman Sachin Tendulkar presented the first copy of his autobiography to his mother Rajiny in Mumbai on Wednesday. Read more

'Neengatha Ninaivugal’ launched

‘Neengatha Ninaivugal’ authored by I.T. Sampanthan was launched at Colombo Tamil Sangam yesterday with Uduvai Thillai Nadarasa in the Chair. Read more

English Day in Madawela School

English Day of the Madawela Hill Country Primary School was held on November1 with students participating in cultural programmes. Read more

Yogeswaran in Koslanda

Batticaloa Parliamentarian Seenithamby Yogeswaran handed over a number of items of clothing, dried food, medicines etc to the unfortunate people displaced in camps at Koslanda Sri Ganesha Vidyalayam and Poonagala Tamil Vidyalayam Read more

NPC’s housing project for the needy

Local Government Ministry of the Northern Provincial Council has launched a project under the theme ‘ New Houses for Poverty Line People’ to provide shelter Read more

Olympiad Contest participant felicitated

Grade 7 student Mas. Arulkumaran Akash, who participated at the International Olympiad Contest , was felicitated at a simple ceremony held at Trincomalee Konewara Hindu College. Read more

Art, Book Exhibition at Madawela

The Art and Book Exhibition of the Hill Country Primary Vidyalayam in Madawela was held recently. Read more  

Thirukoneswaram’ book launched in Montreal  

‘The voluminous and instructive bi-lingual book on ‘ Thirukoneswaram’ compiled by Arul Subramaniam was launched at the Thirumurugan Temple Cultural Hall in Montreal, Canada, recently. Quebec Saiva Maha Sabai sponsored Read more

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

Protest demands “No third term for Mahinda! No illegal presidential election”

A rally was held yesterday from Borella Campbell Park to Price Park at Gunasinhapura protesting against a third term for President Mahinda Rajapakse and the holding of an illegal presidential poll. The event Read more

President’s birthday; Alms giving to 1000 Kiri Ammawarun

An alms giving to one thousand Kiri Ammawarun, Mothers of Milk, was held at Narahenpita Sri Abeyarama Vihara on November 18. President took part in the religious rituals. Read more

Indian convicts withdraw appeal; CA allows

Supreme Court allowed an application made by the five Indians, who were convicted by Colombo High Court and on whom a death sentence was pronounced, to withdraw the appeal Read more

US Embassy official in Kathankuddy

Nicole A Chulick, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy Colombo, met the Urban Council Chairman of Kathankuddy S.H.M Asbar and other members during her visit to Batticaloa. They held talks.Read more

Champika, Gamanpila to quit posts

Jathika Hela Uramaya Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka is to quit his ministerial post in the cabinet, while Western Provincial Councilor Udaya Gamanpila is to quit from the ministerial Read more

President turns 69

The book titled ‘Adishtanaya’ (‘Determination’) was released at a simple event at Rajapakse Theatre on November 17. The first copy of the book was presented to President Mahinda Rajapakse by its author Read more

"PSC is the forum for reforms":Nimal

Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has stated that the Parliamentary Select Committee is the best forum to promote reforms such as abolition of executive Read more

Computer Centre for estate workers inaugurated

A computer Centre for the estate youths was inaugurated at Vanaraja Pradesa division under the auspices of the Saumiyamoorthy Thondaman Foundation recently. T was declared Read more

President pays homage at Sambuddhaloka Viharaya

President Mahinda Rajapakse who turned 69 today participated special Buddhist religious rituals at Sambuddhalaoka Viharaya in Fort. Ven. Vitharandeniya Methananda Read more

Book ‘Determination’ presented to President

The book titled ‘Adishtanaya’ (‘Determination’) was released at a simple event at Rajapakse Theatre on November 17. The first copy of the book was presented to President Mahinda Rajapakse by Read more

UBF seeks Karu as opposition candidate

United Bhikku Front has stated that it seeks that UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya be chosen as the common presidential of the opposition. Addressing a media briefing by the Front Read more

"Contest as presidential candidate": UNP Professionals urge Ranil

The United National Professional Alliance has urged that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe to contest as presidential candidate at the forthcoming presidential poll. Addressing the media, Read more

Blood Donation Camp at Akkurana

The concert and Convocation of Tiny Tots Preschool 2014 was held recently in Trincomalee. Manager of Trincomalee People’s Bank was the Chief Guest. Rev. George Read more

New Rs 10 coins released

A set of 25 series of Rs.10 coins are released by the Central Bank portraying the 25 administrative districts in the island. The first set of coins was handed over to President Mahinda Rajapakse by the Governor Read more

Athuraliya Thera quits post

Jathika Hela Uramaya Group Leader Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliya Rathna Thera has resigned from the post of Chairmanship of Divulapitiya Development Committee. He has also returned his official vehicle Read more

Manoganesan shuttles between Ranil, Karu

Democratic People’s Front Leader Manoganesan had had talks with United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya on order to arrive Read more

UPF branch extends support to President

The Badulla branch of the Upcountry People’s Front has resolved to extend support to President Mahinda Rajapakse at the forthcoming presidential poll. Deputy Minister of Botanical Gardens and Treasurer Read more

Sobitha Thera ill, inking agreement put off

The signing of agreement by opposition parties to propose the abolition of executive presidency scheduled for Monday has been postponed. The reason adduced is that the convener Read more

JVP Parliamentarian in Jaffna

JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti has made an appeal to the people of the north to unite under one umbrella to ensure governance that can create a country where there is no Read more

“State of health service poor”:Sajith

United National Party Leader Sajith Premadasa has stated that the state of health service in the island is unsatisfactory and charged that the Government is not spending enough to meet Read more

Maithripala Srisena’s response to Sajith

Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena rejected all charges made by the opposition in respect of health care in the country.Speaking on the Budget, he said: “I think MP Premadasa Read more

Workshop for Mosque Trustees in Colombo

A workshop for trustees of Mosques was held under the patronage of Federation of ten Masjids representing 160 Mosques in Marine Grand Banquet Hall on November 16. Federation Read more

Modi unveils Gandhi statue in Brisbane

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Mahathma statue in Brisbane on November 16. He is in Brisbane to attend the G20 Summit. He observed: ‘ Mahathma Gandhi is relevant even today.’ Read more

World Diabetes Day Walk 2014

World Diabetes Day Walk was held at Independence Square under the patronage of First Lady Shranthi Rajapakse recently. Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Additional Secretary to Health Read more

Raviraj’s Death anniversary observed

The eighth death anniversary of former Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Nadaraja Raviraj was observed at a simple ceremony in Colombo Sangam recently. Democratic People’s Front Leader Read more

Diploma certificates on Political Science awarded

Seventeen students who were successful in the Diploma Certificate course in Political Science and Governance in Colombo University were awarded certificates recently. Rahmath Maleek Read more

Tabling SC opinion; Opposition renews demand

Opposition renewed its demand that the determination of the Supreme Court on President’s reference in the House yesterday.At the time of commencement of public business Read more

"SC decision will be tabled":Speaker

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa said that he would make available to Parliament the opinion of the Supreme Court once he receives a copy of it. He made the announcement after Opposition Read more

President with Dalada Maligawe devotees

President Mahinda Rajapakse met with Buddhist devotees at Sri Dalada Maligawe yesterday. He met them after he attended poojas at the sacred temple. Read more

Seewali Ratwatte no more

Dr.Seevali Ratwatte, Chairman of the Upali Group of Companies, passed away at the age of 91 at a private hospital yesterday. He is the elder brother of former Prime Minister Sirimavo Read more

Apostolic journey of Pope to SL Jan 13-15:official schedule rleased

Vatican has released the finalized official schedule of the Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka. He is scheduled to visit the island from January 13-15, 2015 following Read more

G20 Leaders Meet in Brisbane

The two day G 20 Summit commenced in Brisbane on Saturday. Leaders of 19 countries and the European Union attended. The leaders also posed for a photograph. G20 Summit which was formed in 1999 Read more

Mahinda Balasuriya in Trinco

Secretary to the Ministry of Law and Order Mahinda Balasuriya made an official to Trincomalee on Saturday, November 15. This is his first official visit to Trincomalee since he assumed duties Read more

Samaya Neri Valarpom’ seminar in Colombo

A seminar titled ‘ Samaya Neri Valarpom’ was held Wellawatte Ramakrishna Mission recently under the patronage of Federation of Hindu Priests. President of the Federation Siva Sri K.Y.K. Read more

Grade V scholarship students honoured

Students of Madawela Al Munarph Vidyalayam who did well in Grade V scholarships and their teachers were honoured at a simple ceremony recently. Member of Board of Management A.M.Najeem, Read more

“SL aligns heavily to China”:Sampanthan

TNA Leader R. Sampanthan has charged that the government was aligning itself so heavily on the side of China when the island had a foreign policy history of non-alignment.Speaking on the votes of the Read more

"SL follows non-alignment policy":Dilan asserts

Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera told Parliament yesterday that Sri Lanka follows a policy of non-alignment foreign policy. He said: “ I have stood Read more

"SL maintains good relations with all countries":Sajin de Vass

External Affairs Ministry monitoring MP Sajin de Vass Gunawardena, speaking in Parliament, denied the charges that Sri Lanka is heavily aligning towards China. He said that Sri Lanka Read more

"SL’s Relations with India and China are unique":Peiris

External Affairs Minister Prof G.L. Peiris has observed that the Sri Lanka’s relations with India and China are unique. There is absolutely no truth in the charge that Sri Lanka’s Read more

Villagers air problems at Salaiyur

Villagers of Navarathnapuram, Ithykulam and Ilakantha discussed their problems with government officials at a meeting held at MPCS Hall in Kattaiparichan on November11. Read more

International Medical Conference inaugurated

The three day International Medical Conference was inaugurated at Cinnamon Grand on November 14. First Shranthi Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of the Conference held under Read more

Obama meets Suu Kyi

US President Barak Obama met Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her Yangon home where she had spent most of her time during her two decades of confinement. Read more

Northern –Kandy Expressway inaugurated

The Northern-Kandy expressway was inaugurated under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaske today, Friday, November,14. Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne and other ministers and officials were Read more

SLFP office declared open in Aluthmawatha

An office of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was declared open at Aluthmawatha in Mattakuliya on November 13. Convener was Western Provincial Councilor Nawzeer Fowzie. Read more

EU supports Modi’s ‘International Yoga Day’ proposal

President of the European Council Herman von Rompuy has assured EU’s support for the initiative taken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare an International Yoga Day. He conveyed this to Prime Minister Read more

Estate youth at Japan Leadership Conference

22 year old estate youth Rajamani Prasanth, a coordinator of Ceylon Workers’ Congress, attended a leadership conference in Japan. He is the son of Rajamany and his wife Rukmany, Read more

President of Mauritania calls on President

President of Mauritania Ould Abdel Aziz called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. He is on his en-route to attend G 20 Summit. Both Presidents held bilateral talks. Read more

‘Table SC determination’ Amaratunge requests

Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga has made a request that the opinion expressed by the Supreme Court on a reference made by President Rajapakse be tabled in the House. Read more

‘Direct Govt to table SC decision ’Kiriella to the Chair

UNP Kandy District MP Lakshman Kiriella has urged the Speaker to order the government to table the Supreme Court decision in the House. He said: “According to the Standing Orders there is no provision Read more

UNP’s request; Speaker to make appropriate decision

Speaker Chamal Rajapakse has told the House that he would weigh the request made by the United National Party to order the Government to place before the House the Supreme Court Read more

Wijeweera’s death anniversary observed

Janata Vimukthi Peramuna held a simple ceremony to mark the 25 th death anniversary of the Founder Leader of JVP Rohana Wijeweera at Vihara Mahadevy Park on November 13. Read more

Govt’s response to UNP’s request

Chief Government Whip Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena responding to the issue raised by the Opposition Whip John Amaratunge seeking that the Supreme Read more

Basil meets CWC leaders

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse met officials of Ceylon Workers’ Congress and Indian Samuthaya Peravai at the residence of CWC General Secretary Minister Arumugam Read more

Federation of National Organizations holds rally

Federation of National Organization held a rally expressing solidarity with the government in Colombo yesterday. Ven. Medagama Dhammananda Thera presided. Leader of the National Read more

Wigneswaran meets Indian media

Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran met the Indian media at Chennai and briefed them of the situation in the Northern Province for example resettlement, reconciliation and the powers Read more

Free spectacles to the needy in Kandy

Free spectacles were distributed to the needy at a camp held at Peradeniya Junior School recently under the auspices of Kandy Rotary Club and India – Sri Lanka Cultural Read more

Opposition Rally demands constitutional amendments

An opposition rally by National Council for a 'Better Tommorrow’ was held at Muthiah Grounds yesterday demanding amendments to the constitution including abolition of presidency, reintroduction Read more

DPC assures support to President

Democratic People’s Congress has expressed its support to President Mahinda Rajapakse in the forth coming presidential poll. This assurance was conveyed to President Rajaapske Read more

UPFA on forthcoming presidential poll

General Secretary of the United People’s Front Alliance Minister Susil Premjayantha has observed that the party was getting ready to face the proposed poll. Addressing a media briefing yesterday, Read more

Mt.Lavinia Girls’ High School Prize Day

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse graced the Prize Giving of the Mount Lavinia Girls’ High School as Chief Guest. Professor Roland Abeypala was Guest of Honour. Principal Gayani Princely Read more

No legal impediment for Incumbent President seeking further term:SC

A Full Bench of the Supreme Court has declared that there is no legal impediment for incumbent President to hold office by election or to be elected for a third term. The Apex Court Read more

JVP seminar in Anuradhapura

JVP held a seminar titled ‘No Third Term for Mahinda’ in Aunradhapura on November 10. Advocate Karunaratne Herath chaired. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, former Chief Justice Read more

Ornamental Fish Trade International Conference

The first international Conference of Ornamental Fish Trade was inaugurated on November 10 at Galadari Hotel. President of the International Ornamental Fish Association Dr. Gerald Bassleer Read more

Jaffna University holds Convocation

1372 graduates were awarded certificates at the Jaffna University’s convocation held in eight sessions on November 10 and 11. Jaffna University Chancellor Professor Read more

Naleem Hadjiyar memorial oration delivered

Naleem Hadjiyar memorial oration 2014 was delivered by former Parliamentarian President’s Counsel Zuhair at the Postal Head Quarters Auditorium recently. The event Read more

‘Blooms and Butterflies’ program

The Welfare Society of the Livestock Ministry officers held a cultural programme at the Saffron Beach Hotel in Panadura recently. Minister of Livestock Arumugam Thondaman Read more

NMSJ holds media briefing

The National Movement for Social Justice held a press briefing at Solis Hall in Pittakotte yesterday. Convener Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera presided. UNP Leader , Read more

War Memorial in Kandy

The Governor of the Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa was the Chief Guest at the War Memorial in Kandy, where they paid respects for those who  died in the last two World Read more

National Awards for Agriculture Research 2014

A ceremony was held at BMICH on November 10 to give away national awards for persons who made valuable contributions to agricultural research in the country. The event was held Read more

Sison at Citizens’ Peace Awards Ceremony at Batti

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michel Sison graced the Citizens’ Award ceremony 2014 held at Batticaloa St. Michaels’College recently. Trincomalee Bishop Kingsley Read more

India’s relief to landslide victims

India’s gifts for relief of landslide victims worth worth SLR 5 million, following the devastating landslide that occurred on October 29, 2014 in Haldummula Division of Badulla district Read more

President felicitates Postal Dept employees

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at an event held at Temple Trees on Sunday to felicitate postal department employees. Postal Services Minister Jeewan Read more

Commemoration Service marks Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday was observed with a commemoration service at the Liveramentu Commonwealth War Grave at Torrington Avenue, Colombo 7 on 9 November, 2014
The service Read more

'Janarella' rally to be held on Wednesday

A rally titled 'Janarella'  is to held in Colombo on Wednesday to announce a common candidate for the forthcoming presidential poll in case ruling party and President Rajapakse fail to agree Read more

Inter Religious Faith Seminar in Mananar

A meeting was held to create awareness of Inter Religious Faith for goodwill and peace among all sectors of society under the auspices of the NEIFA for the well being of the country. Leaders of all faiths Read more

TN offers 20 lakhs for litigation for convicted Indians

Tamil Nadu State Government has sent Rs 20 lakhs to Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka to meet the litigation costs in defending the convicted Indians sentenced to death, according to Indian media reports. Read more

President at his Alma–mater’s walk 2014

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the Nalanda College Walk 2014 held on November8. Principal of Nalanda College Ranjith Jayasundara, Ministers Bandula Gunawardena and Rajitha Read more

BASL seeks oral hearing by SC

Upul Jayasuriya, President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, has urged the Supreme Court to conduct oral hearing to determine on the request made by President Rajapakse to express Read more

JVP objects to SC hearing in camera

JVP has raised objections to Supreme Court hearing the President’s reference seeking opinion on his intention to seek another term of office. There must be a just hearing. The issue must not be heard by judges Read more

Wigneswaran worships at Pudukottai Ashram

Northern Provicne Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran took part in prayers at Premananda Ashram in Fatima Nagar in Thiruchy on Friday night. He is currently in Tamil Nadu to deliver the Kannabiran Read more

Pakistan’s second cargo of relief to victims

The second special cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan arrived recently at the Sri Lankan Air Force Base at Katunayake. The second consignment of tents, generators and emergency medicines Read more

Stir for convicted Indians; Puduchcheri fish markets deserted

Fishermen from 18 villages in Puthuchccheri boycotted going to sea and sales in fish markets to show solidarity with stir by Tamil Nadu fishermen. They demand action by Union government for Read more

Ranil at Sarasavi Yowun Peramuna

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe was the Chief Guest at the meeting of Sarasavi Yowun Peramuna. Appointment letters were handed over Read more

PM at Thirupathy blessed with vasthiram and laddu

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne took part in the poojas at Lord Venkateswara Shrine at Thirpathy. He was blessed with Vasthira of the deity and laddu prasadam by priests. Read more

Heart To Heart Fund launched

Heart to Heart Fund was launched at Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital to help heart patients under the patronage of First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse. The organizers are Dr. Victor Read more

Wigneswaran in Chennai

Chief Minister of the Northern Provicne C.V.Wigneswaran arrived in Chennai yesterday to deliver the memorial address of social activist Kannabiran. He was received Read more

Protest against PM

A protest was staged by 100 supporters of Marumalarchi Dravidian Munnetra Kalagam led by Mallai Sathya in Thiruathy against Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne’s visit to India. They alleged that the Sri Lankan Read more

Trinco People’s Bank’s 4 –storey opening; First cash transaction

Best customer of Trincomalee People’s Bank M.Anandan handed over the first deposit to President Mahinda Rajapakse at the opening of the Trincomalee People’s Bank’s 4-storey building complex Read more

Dharma Deshana at Temple Trees

‘Dharma Deshana' was held at Temple Trees on November6 to mark the Poya Day. President Mahinda Rajapakse and the First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse were Chief Guests. Read more

UNP on President seeking SC’s opinion

United National Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has observed that an opinion of the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of President seeking a third term as no legal binding since it is Read more

JVP on President seeking SC’s opinion

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has observed that one cannot seek opinion from the Supreme Court over an individual’s disqualification. Therefore, their party will object to seeking Read more

Raviraj remembered in Jaffna

A simple ceremony was held in Chavakacheri Urban Council auditorium to commemorate the memory of Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian late Nadarajah Raviraj. Northern Provincial Councilor Kesavan Sayanthan Read more

Dayasiri inaugurates National Science Week

The National Science Week was held in Colombo on November 4. There was also an exhibition held. Chief Minister of the North Western Province Dayasiri Jayasekera decalred it open. Read more

Kamal turns 60

Tamil Actor Kamal Hassan has turned 60 today. He was born on November 7, 1954. He has earned a reputation not only as great actor but also as director, dancer and writer. He excels in whatever Read more

TNA – SLMC agree to engage constructively

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance led by Leader R.Sampanthan met a delegation of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress led by its Leader Rauff Hakeem met at Minister Hakeem’s residence and decided Read more

Agriculture workshop in Peradeniya

A workshop on agriculture was held at Peradeniya Agricultural Centre to develop commercial crops. Additional Director of Agriculture (Training) Dr.R.S.Wijesekera and Additional Director General Read more

Rankin meets children with disabilities

British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka John Rankin visited the MENCAFEP, the school for children with disabilities founded by Christ Srubbs and his wife Ranji and interacted with children. They were overjoyed Read more

Tharmarajah honoured

Social activist K.M.Tharmarasa was honoured at the golden jubilee event held in Colombo Tamil Sangam recently. Attorney-at-Law G.Rajakulendra presided. President’s Read more

Seek BASL’s stand on President’s further term":SC to Registrar

Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Registrar M.M.Jayasekara to ascertain the views of the members of Bar Association of Sri Lanka on the opinion sought from Supreme Court by President Read more

"Discuss solve gratuity problems of workers": Michael Perera

United National Party senior Parliamentarian ahs urged the Labour Minister to discuss the issue of the payment of gratuity to Sri Lanka Transport workers and solve their problems. Read more

"EPF money invested in stock market legally":Lokuge

Labour and Labour Relations Minister Gamini Lokuge has observed that the EPF moneys have been invested in Stock Market according to the provisions of the law. Addressing Read more

Agrarian Councils of Inquiry Revived

Minister of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajaapske issued appointment letters to officials appointed to the Agrarian Councils of Inquiry that have been revived. The event was Read more

Meeting discusses houses for landslide victims

A meeting was convened by the Ceylon Workers’ Congress at the Livestock Ministry auditorium to discuss the proposal of constructing 1000 houses for the victims of landslide in Meeriyabedda Read more

South Korean envoy meets NP Governor

South Korean envoy Won Sam Chang to Sri Lanka met the Governor of the Northern Provicne G.A.Chandrasiri at his office on November5. Won Sam Chang met him during his visit to Jaffna. Read more

Families of convicted Indians meet Union Minister

The families of the convicted Indian in Sri Lankan jail met the Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari in Rameswaram on Tuesday and expressed their anxiety. Minister Gadkari assured to Read more

"Ranil UNP’s presidential candidate":Sajith

United National Party Vice President Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has stated that their leader Ranil Wickremasinghe would be the UNP candidate for the forthcoming presidential poll. It is he, Read more

President seeks SC’s determination on serving a further term

President Mahinda Rajapakse has sought the view of the Supreme Court whether there is a constitutional impediment on his serving a further term of office. He has sought Read more

Indian Envoy meets convicted Indians

India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Yash Sinha met the five convicted Indians at the office of the Superintendant of Welikade Prison on Tuesday and assured them that the Union Government Read more

Chinese entrepreneurs offer assistance to victims

Chinese entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka have come forward to offer assistance to the people affected by the landslide in Koslande recently. They handed over items of assistance to Speaker Chamal Rajaapske Read more

DA Rajapakse commemorative ceremony

The 47 th commemorative ceremony of late DA Rajapakse was held at Temple Trees on November 3 with Chancellor of Jafna University in the Chair. Deshabandu Sirisumana Godage garlanded the statue Read more

Journalist Rajagopal no more

Senior upcountry Tamil journalist R. Rajagopal passed away at the age of 77. He hails from Queensbury Esate in Kotmale. He had also served as photo journalist. He is an old student Read more

New Zealand Minister calls on President

New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries and Racing Nathan Guy called on President Mahinda Rajapakse today, November4. He expressed support of his country in the relief efforts to landslide Read more

Pakistan’s relief reaches Colombo

The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan for the land slide victims of Haldummula arrived today at Katunayake airport. The relief goods containing generators, shelters, tents, medicines, etc. Read more 

Rankin meets Vedda Chief

British High Commissioner to Sri L1anka, John Rankin visited the indigenous Vedda community in Dambana, in the Uva Province on November4. He met community Chief Uru Warige Wannila Aththo, and learned about Read more

Wigneswaran meets landslide victims

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran visited Koslanda and met the victims of the landslide at Poonagala. He expressed his sympathy and shared his condolence. He also handed over Read more

International Conference of CILT

The International Conference of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport was held at Kingsbury Hotel on November with the participation of delegates. Defence Read more

Co-op Insurance Headquarters declared open

The new headquarters of the Co-operative Insurance Company was declared open at a simple event on Tuesday. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Minister of Co-operatives Read more

UNP appoints organizers for the South

United National Party has appointed organizers to the Southern Province under it re-organization programme. Appointment letters were handed over by Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe yesterday. General Read more

Suit seeks extradition of convicted Indians

A suit filed seeking a direction to the Indian High Commission to extradite the convicted Indians in Sri Lanka to India is to be taken up for hearing by the Madras High Court on Tuesday. Read more

New Zealand DM meets Thondaman

New Zealand Deputy Minister of Industries N.Gui met Ceylon Workers’ Congress Leader Minister of Livestock Industry Arumugam Thondaman at the Ministry and discussed matters relating to increasing milk Read more

SLMC-TNA to meet today

A meeting between the leaders of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the Tamil National Alliance is scheduled to take place in Colombo today, November4. The leaders are expected to Read more

Rankin in KANDY

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin visited Kandy on 3 November, 2014, as part of a wider visit to the hill country. During his visit, he paid his respects at the Sacred Temple Read more

PM at Mailgama Vihara

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne was the Chief Guest at the religious event held at Kataragama Mailagama Vihara to install the dattu Chaithiya. Ven. Kottakade Dhammavasa Anunayaka Thera and Ven. Dodambagala Read more

India donates books to Northern libraries

A set of books were donated to the libraries in the five districts in the North under the auspices of the Jaffna consular office of the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka. Chief Minister of the Northern Province Read more

Killinochi traders assist landslide victims

The items of dried food, clothing etc donated by the traders of Killinochi and Iranamadu were handed over to the victims of landslide accommodated in Poonagala Tamil school. Northern Provincial Read more

President on role of Police Service

President Mahinda Rajapakse has observed that the police service has played a pivotal role not only in maintaining law and order but also in the well being of the people. A police service constitution will be introduced Read more

JR’s 18 th death anniversary held

A simple event was held to mark the 18 th death anniversary of former President J.R.Jayawardena at the Jayawardena Centre on Saturday. Speaker Chamal Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Read more

"TNA prepared to negotiate for durable solution": Sampanthan tells House

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that his party is prepared to work with the government and negotiate a reasonable, honourable and durable solution to resolve the national Read more

'Budget a strategic approach for achievement’:Basil

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has stated that the budget presents a strategic approach to achieve the stipulated targets by 2020. He addressed the House on the budget Read more

Suit seeks counsel to defend convicted Indian

A suit has been filed in Madras High Court seeking an order directing the Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka and Union Home Minister to retain a counsel to appeal and defend the Indian convicted Read more

Foundation laid for Beach Park in Trincomalee

The foundation for the Beach Park in the Koneswaram Approach Road was laid at a simple event held on October 30 under the auspices of the Urban Development Authority Trincomalee branch. Deputy Minster Read more

ACHC delegates meet landslide victims

A delegation of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress met the people displaced following the landslide and accommodated at Sri Ganesha Vidyalayam, Koslanda and Poonagala Tamil Read more

Karunanithy on Death sentence to Indians

DMK President Dr. M. Karunanidhi has charged that the omission on the part of the Central Government to take follow-up action had resulted in the death sentence awarded Read more

JVP seminar in Matale

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People's Liberation Front) held a seminar at the Hotel School Auditorium in Matale under the theme ‘ No Third Term for Mahinda’ on Friday. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake Read more

Kotalawela Defence University Convocation

President Mahinda Rajapakse was he Chief Guest at the twenty fourth convocation of Kotelawela Defence University was held at its auditorium. Vice Chancellor Gen Rohan Daluwatte presided. Chairperson Read more

Capital punishment for Indians;Protest Fast in TN

A fast was held in Thnagachimadam in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu on Saturday by fisher folk protesting against the conviction and capital punishment Read more

Pakistan PM condoles

Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has sent a message of condolence to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and offered relief assistance for victims of Read more

House passes Budget Second Reading

The Communist Party of India has staged protest (CPI) workers staged a protest in Chennai on Saturday condemning the capital punishment pronounced on five Indians by a Sri Lankan Read more

Death sentence to Indians; CPI protests

The Communist Party of India (CPI) workers staged a protest in Chennai on Saturday condemning the capital punishment pronounced on five Indians by a Sri Lankan court. CPI General Read more

US offers immediate assistance

US government has provided 6.5 million rupees to meet the urgent needs of victims of the recent landslides in Koslanda and for emergency humanitarian assistance.  The United States Read more

India provides SLR 5 million for Disaster Relief

The Government of India has announced Sri Lankan Rupees 5 million worth of immediate relief as emergency humanitarian assistance.  The High Commission of India in Colombo Read more

Pakistan Offers Assistance to Landslide Victims

The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj Gen Qasim Qureshi along with the entire staff of the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka have expressed their deep sympathy and grief on the tragic loss Read more

ACHC offers to host displaced students

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has come forward to assist in housing and feeding the 75 students of Halmadulla displaced following the landslide tragedy recently. In a letter Read more

"Help the landslide victims":EP Chief Minister

The Chief Minister of the Eastern Provicne Najeeb Abdul Majeed has appealed to the people in the Eastern Province to extend all assistance to the victims of landslide in their hour of need. He made Read more

SLMC to support Budget

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is to support the Budget 2015 presented by President Mahinda Rajapakse in his capacity as Finance Minister. The decision was taken by the political bureau Read more

"Declare national mourning day":Karu

United National Party Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya has requested the government to declare a day of national mourning to mark the landslide tragedy. He made this request Read more

NPC’s assistance to landslide victims

A set of dried fish and medical drugs worth rupees six hundred thousand was handed over to Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran by the provincial ministry of tourism to be dispatched to the victims Read more

"Seek transfer of sentenced Indians":Swamy to Modi

Former Union Minister of India Subramanian Swamy has sought the transfer of Indians convicted and on whom capital punishment has been pronounced by a Sri Lankan Court by invoking provisions of a treaty Read more

Ranil in Meeriyabedda

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe toured the landslide affected areas including Meeribeddha today and talked to the people. He was accompanied by Uva Provincial Council Opposition Leader Harin Read more

Trial run to Thiruketheeswaram

A trial run on the rehabilitated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram railway track took place on October 31. The trial commenced from Madhu Road station and was completed at the newly constructed Read more

Scientific Publication Award Ceremony

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the Scientific Award Ceremony held at Water’s Edge at Battaramulla yesterday. Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka Read more

Relief operation continues in landslide affected area

Relief operations continue in the affected areas particularly in Koslanda – Meeriyawadde – in full swing. Army has deployed a number of their staff and set up temporary relief centres. Army sniffer Read more

Death sentence to Indians; Indian HC to appeal

Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka is to appeal against the death sentence delivered on five Indians by a Lankan Court on charges of drug smuggling. Referring to the issue, Seyed Read more

Akurana town inundated

The Akurana town was flooded following heavy rains and the overflowing of the Binga Oya. The A9 road from Kandy to Matale became impassable at Akkurana town. Read more

Capital punishment for Indians; uproar in Rameswaram

There were protests in Rameshwaram yesterday following the capital punishment pronounced on five Indians by a Lankan Court. Fisher folk, men and women, took to streets and held Read more

Mawanella Ikbal’s novel ‘Nilalai Theddy’ launched

The social novel in Tamil titled ‘ Nilalai Theddy ’authored by Mawanella Inshiraj Ikbal was launched at Colombo Tamil Sankam recently. Kapiyako Jinna Sheriff Deen presided. Public Service Read more

Japanese Ambassador calls on NP Chief Minister

Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Nobuhito Hobo called on Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran at his office on October 30. He discussed issues relating to the problems of the people Read more

Colombo Archbishop confirms Pope’s visit

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has confirmed the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka on 13 and 14 th January, 2015. He revealed the confirmation presiding at the Read more

Hill country mourns

A sense of mourning prevails among the people of all communities living in the hill country over the landslide tragedy that happened on Wednesday. Black and white flags are hoisted Read more

Death sentence to 5 Indians , 3 Lankans

Five Indian nationals and three Sri Lankans who were found guilty of importing, possessing and dealing in 955.4 heroine, were sentenced to death by Colombo High Court Judge Preedhi Read more

PMD Rally at Nugegoda

People’s Movement for Democracy held a rally in Nugegoda on October 30. JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanyakae, JHU Leader Ven. Arhuraliya Rathna Thera, Ven. Amila Dambara Amila Thera Read more

Rescue operations recommenced

The rescue operations that were halted following inclement weather have been recommenced in areas affected by landslide. Reports say 120 line houses have been swept away and it is believed Read more

President meets victims

A moved President Mahinda Rajapakse inspected the areas affected by landslide, met the victims, listened to their woes, expressed his sympathy and distributed relief items. He was seen comforting Read more

Pakistan Engineering Scholarships to SL

The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher professional Engineering Scholarships to three Sri Lankan students under the Higher Education Scholarship Programme Read more 

Jaffna Public Library adjudged best

Jaffna Public Library has been adjudged best in the island in a contest organized by the Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry in collaboration with the Department of Library and Information Read more

"Hold Athma Shanthy prayer for landslide victims on Friday": ACHC

All Ceylon Hindu Congress has appealed to the Hindus to observe Friday, October 31, as day of prayer seeking Athma Shanthy for the people who died consequent to the landslide Read more

Inclement weather impedes rescue operations

The intensive rescue operations undertaken in the landslide affected areas have been impeded by the continuing inclement weather. Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Ministers Read more

President in Kuchchaweli

President Mahinda Rajapakse declared open a two storey building of the Eastern Provincial Council at Kuchchaweli on Wednesday, October 29. He also unveiled a plaque of the building that comprises Read more

“Budget a relief to all strata of society”:Dinesh

Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has hailed that the Budget 2015 provides relief all strata of society. Speaking on the Budget debate in the Parliament, Read more

“Budget an election manifesto”: Sumanthiran

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian M. A. Sumanthiran has observed that the budget 2015 presented by President Mahinda Rajapakse in Parliament is nothing but an election Read more

Badulla landslide; hundreds trapped

Hundreds of people are reported to be missing or trapped following the landslide at Meeriyabedda estate in Haldummulla, Badulla. Several line houses of estate workers have been affected by earth slip. Several Read more

Turf wicket declared open in Jaffna

First ever turf wicket built in the North was declared open at St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna on Wednesday. The turf wicket was declared open by National Selector Sanath Jayasuriya, Read more

“Meager amount allocated for key sectors”:Sajith

United National Party Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has observed that only a meager amount of money has been allocated for key sectors such as health, education etc Read more

“Govt policies based on indigenous thinking”:Vasu

National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara has stressed that the government policies are not based on neo-liberal economic policies but on indigenous thinking. He was speaking Read more

President orders expeditious rescue operation

In the wake of the disaster caused by landslide in Badulla, President Mahinda Rajapakse has directed the Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweeera, Uva Chief Minister Read more

President in Trinco

President Mahinda Rajapakse handed over 1065 motor bikes to Grama Niladaries from Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Amparai and Pollonaruwe districts at a ceremony held during his visit to Trincomalee. Read more

UNP meeting at Hyde Park

United National Party held a meeting at Hyde Park grounds in Colombo yesterday to hand over appointment letters to campaign agents to serve in the 12,000 polling stations in the island during the forthcoming Read more

“Budget is inclusive embraces all sectors”:DEW

Human Resources Minister DEW Gunasekara has observed that the current Budget is an inclusive one for it has embraced all segments of the society and all sectors, areas and regions Read more

Handunetti on the Budget

Sunil Handunnetti has observed that the budget has failed to meet the demand made by workers for salary rise. Addressing the House on the Budget debate, he said: “ Eventhough the President presented Read more

“Budget a bag of promises that cannot be honoured”:Vijitha

JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath has stated that his party opposes the budget 2015 as it is nothing but a bag of promises that cannot be honoured.  He was addressing the media at a meeting Read more

Dilan on the Budget

Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera has observed that the budget 2015 presented by President Mahinda Rajapakse has offered relief to all sectors of society, Read more

Sara on the Budget

Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan has stated that the interest of the northerners who have suffered most following the war has not been addressed Read more

Three Tamils elected to Canada’s MC

Three Tamils have been elected to the Municipal and Education Board of Ontario in Canada. They are Bharathi Kanthavel ,Jaunita Nathan and Logan Ganpathi. Read more 

Navy Commander calls on India’s Defence Minsiter

Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera called on India’s Defence Minister Arun Jaitely yesterday. Reports say that they held discussions on issues of mutual interest. He is currently Read more

Sharma meets Speaker

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma met Speaker Chamal Rajapakse at his official residence and held discussions yesterday. Speaker Rajapakse handed over a memento Read more

Anusha felicitated

Anusha Selvarasa, who is appointed as the Sri Lanka’s Deputy High Commissioner to India was felicitated at a simple ceremony at Cinnammon Garden Hotel recently. Minister Arumugam Thondaman, Read more 

Trinco Rotaract Club installation

A simple ceremony was held to mark the installation of 23rd President of Rotract Club of Trincomalee on 26.10.2014 at Rotary House, Trincomalee. Sivasothirajah Tharshika took over the Presidentship from Rubarajah Read more

Sharma calls on President

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma called on President Mahinda Rajapakse, cuurent Commonwealth Chair in Office, at Temple Trees on October 27. He is currently in Sri Lanka Read more

"SL non-aligned":Jayantha assures India

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera has assured India that Sri Lanka is non-aligned and will not compromise on India’s national security. Read more

4 UNP MPs on bail

Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today released 4 United National Party Parliamentarians on a personal bail of one million rupee each. The four Parliamentarians are Ravi Kaunanayka, Read more

"NPC disinterested in development":Susil charges

Minister Susil Premajayantha, General Secretary of the ruling UPFA, has charged that the Northern Provincial Council is disinterested in the development of the Northern Read more

Sharma meets Jaffna civil society

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma met the representatives of Jaffna civil society within closed doors sans media men yesterday during his visit to the northern peninsula. He is currently Read more

“Desist from lethargy serve people”:President tells SLAS’ officials

President Mahinda Rajapakse has observe that the public servants must desist themselves from a lethargic attitude and serve the people and help them to realize their aspirations. Read more

Vesting of Periyakulam Janasevana Houses

The houses put up under the Jana Sevana Housing Scheme in Periyakulam, Kuchchaveli were vested with the public recently. Minister of Housing Wimal Weerawanse was the Chief Guest. Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Read more

South Eastern University Founders’ Day

The South Eastern University held a simple ceremony to remember the services rendered by its Founder late  Dr. M.H.M.Ashraff . Vice Chancellor Dr. S. M. Mohamed Ismail chaired. Founder Secretary Read more

Kamalesh Sharma meets NP GA

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma, who is currently in Sri Lanka on a five day official visit, met the Northern Province Governor G.A.Chandrasiri today at the Governor’s Read more

Sabaragamuwe Gramaniladaris meet President

Grama Niladaris of Sabaragamuwe met President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on Saturday. They also presented a memento President Rajapakse during the meeting. Several ministers were also present. Read more

“Estate Workers disappointed”: Yogarajan

United National Party Parliamentarian R.Yogarajan has observed that the contents of the budget are a matter of great disappointment to estate workers. The well being of the Read more 

Meddecombra Volleyball ground vested

The volleyball ground at the Meddacombra Esate Middle Division in Kotmale was declared open on Sunday. Vice President S.Ramesh was the Chief Guest. A competition was organized under Read more

19 A UNP opts support

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated that his party United National Party is prepared to extend support to the government if it intends moving Read more

Nimal responds to Ranil

Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva responded to Ranil Wickremasinghe in Parliament and stated that the government is not guided by gossips. Read more

"Budget will lead to inflation": Wickramabahu

Nawa Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) Leader, Dr. Wickremabahu Karunaratne, has  said that the current budget presented by President Mahinda Rajaapske in his capacity as Finance Minister Read more

Handunetti on the Budget

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian, Sunil Handunnetti has charged that the government intends to use the budget to influence the forthcoming Read more

India releases stamp on Lankan Buddhist apostle

India released a commemorative stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist Anagarika Dharmapala on Saturday at Rashtrapathypavan. The Chief guest was Indian President Pranab Read more 

Release of Boats; Swamy to discuss with SL President

Subramaniyan Swamy has assured the Tamil Nadu fishermen that he would meet President Mahinda Rajapakse and take up the issue of releasing 79 boats of Indian fishermen impounded Read more

Traditional Budget Tea Party

Several party leaders, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Diplomats and others participated at the traditional tea party held after the 2015 Budget Read more 

Obama hugs brave nurse

President Barack Obama hugged a brave nurse Nina Phan, who caught Ebola, while nursing a patient from Liberia who died of the disease. She is now declared virus free by 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


Kathirkamanathan attends World Thirupugal Conference

All Ceylon Hindu Congress General Secretary Dr. M.Kathirkamanathan delivered the key note address at the World Conference on Thirupugal held under the auspices of Arulmigu Aunagirnathar Mantram at Puthuvai Tamil Sangam recently. Read more

Navalar statue installed in Nawalapitiya Hindu Ladies college

A statue of Srila Sri Arumuga Navalar was installed at Central Province Kathiresan Hindu ladies College, Nawalapitiya under the auspices of Navalar Natpany Mantram Read more

“Man making education, need of the hour”:Kulaweerasingam

President of the Trincomalee Sathya Sai Baba Seva Samithi T.Kulaweerasingham observed that what the world needs today is man making education. That is precisely why Bhagawan Baba promoted human value education to children. Read more

Arumuga Navalar Sabai UK branch inaugurated

London Branch of the All Ceylon Srilasiri Arumuga Navalar Sabai was inaugurated at a meeting of Saivaites held at Lewisham Sivan Temple premises. Read more

Global Akhanda Nama Bhajan at Prashanthy Nilayam

Akhanda Nama Bhajan 2014 for Universal Peace was held at Prashanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthy on November 8 and 9. Read more


People are Sovereign, Rule of Law is Sovereign": Wigneswaran

Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran has observed that people are sovereign, rule of law is sovereign. That is the principle of Sovereignty. He cherishes this principle, but the sovereignty he cherishes is that of the people and the rule of law and not that of the artificial construct of the State. Read more

Foundation for Annadhana Madam in Sivayogapuram temple

A simple ceremony was held at Sivayogapuram Nadesar Koil to lay the foundation stone for the Annadhana Madam at Sivayogapuram Natesar Temple. The event commenced with poojas and prayers. Read more

Candle light prayer for landslide victims

A candle light prayer was held in Kotmale recently in memory of the victims of the landslide in Meeriyabedda. Read more

Flower Show in Chankiliyan Poonga

A Flower Show was held at Chankilyan Poonga in Jaffna to mark the Tree Planting event organized by the Northern Provincial Council. Read more

Light of Love programme in Pattalipuram

A 24 member team from Taiwan visited Pattalipuram school to perform their " Light of Love" programme on 29.10.2014, and also on 30.10.2014.Read more


Trinco Hindu’s assistance to landslide victims


A set of items to be donated to the victims of landslide victims in Koslande were handed over to the officials of the Trincomalee Divisional Secretariat on November3. Read more

Sai Avatar Declaration Day in Trinco

The sacred day of Bagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s declaration as Avatar was observed with prayers and poojas at Trincomalee Saieswaram. President of Trincomalee Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization Sai Bro. Thuraisingham Kulaweerasingham presided. Read more


Kanapathypillai -Memorial

First Death Anniversary

In Ever Loving Memory of

The Late Nagarajah Kanapathypillai

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Nadaraja Singaraveloo-Anthiyesty Ceremony

In Ever Loving Memory of

The Late Nadaraja Singaraveloo

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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