Monday, July 28, 2014

Ranaviru Real Star; Capt. Aruni crowned

Captain Aruni de Silva of the Army was crowned at the Ranaviru Real Star Mission IV held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on July 26. Read more

Sangeerthana’s Arangetram staged in Trinco

The Bharathanaatya Aranketram of Selvi Sangeerthana Vijayasundaram was staged at Uvarmalai Vivekananda College Auditorium on Saturday, July 26. Read more

Departed Souls’ Day in Keerimalai

Departed Souls’ Day was held on the auspicious day of Aadi Amavasai at Sivabhoomi in Keerimalai on July 26 under the auspices of All Ceylon Hindu Congress. Nallai Aatheenam Srilasri Somasunthara Paramasariya Swamigal graced Read more

Mavittapuram Kanthan Ther

The Ther festival of Mavittapuram Kanthaswami temple was held on Friday, July 25 with the participation of hundreds of devotees. Read more

NMSJ calls for abolition of Executive Presidency

‘Abolish Executive Presidency’ was the main call at the meeting held at the New Town Hall yesterday under the patronage of National Movement for Social Read more

India to Upgrade Estate Sector Creches

Seventy Child Development Centres in the Estate Sector are to be upgraded to enhance their quality of service on the initiatives of the Government of India. Read more

Ther festival of Slave Island Murugan Temple

The Ther festival of the slave Island Murugan temple was held recently with the participation of devotees. Men, women and children were seen performing Read more

Bharatha Niruthyam in Colombo

Bhartha Niruthyam Naatya Nadagam was the highlight of the third day of Hinduism seminar held by the Department of Hindu Religious Affairs at Bambalapitiya Saraswathy Hall on July 20. Read more

Thevaperuma honoured

United National Party Parliamentarian Palitha Thevaperuma was honoured at a ceremony held under the patronage of Central Ceylon Muslim Read more

Iftar in Trinco

An Iftar ceremony was held at Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall July 18 under the patronage of Provincial Minister M.S.Uthuma Lebbe. Trincomalee Parliamentarian R.Sampanthan,Read more

Seminar on Hinduism in Colombo

A three day seminar on Hinduism was inaugurated at Colombo Saraswathi Hall on July 18th morning, under the patronage of Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Bauddha Sasana Read more

Indian Air Chief in Koneswaram

Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha and his wife Lily Raha visited the sacred Thirukonewaram temple Read more

Aalabana Carnatic music recital

A carnatic music recital by young artiste Thenuka Karunakaram was held recently in Colombo Thamil Sangam under the patronage of Aalabana Sangeetha Sabha. Read more

Thondunathan amidst Wanni needy students  

Rishi Thondunathan, disciple of Hawai Subramaniya Swami, engaged in the service of distribution of educational kits to needy students in Wanni region Read more

Arunkani Muthumariamman Koil Kumbabishekam

The Maha Kumbaabishekam of the 250 year old Arunkanni Muthumariamman in Kurudeniya, Kurunthuwatthe was held with the congregation of devotees from different parts of the country and in particular of the hill country. Read more

Trinco Shanmuga Hindu students launch books

Two books penned by students of Trincomalee Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College were launched at the school auditorium on July 12 under the patronage of Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies’ College Interact Club. Read more

Jaffna’s recognition to Saravanapavan’s services  

Jaffna public celebrated the 60 birth anniversary of Jaffna District Parliamentarian and Founder of Uthayan Newspaper E.Saravanapavan on July 12 as a gesture of recognition of his contribution to the well being of the Tamil people. Read more

Nainai Nagapoosani Amman Ther Thiruvilla

The Ther festival of historic and sacred Nainai Nagapoosani Amman Temple was held today with a congregation of devotees from all parts of Sri Lanka Read more

Books to Alvai Bharathythasan Community Centre

A set of books were donated to Alvai Bharathythasan Community Centre under the patronage of Jaffna District Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan at a simple ceremony. Read more

Nayanamr Iniya Nathantha Festival

Singing of Thirumurai was the highlight of the Nayanmar Nathantha Festival held at Wellawatta Ramakrishna Mission lecture hall organized under the patronage of Hindu Religious Kalali, Kalasara Mantram. Read more

Thangamma Appakutty Guru Poojai

The 6th Guru Poojai of Thurka Thranthari Siva Thamil Selvy Thangamma Appakutty was held at the Thellipallai Thurkai Amman Temple with poojas and bajan singing. The event was presided by Trustee of the Thurkai Amman Koil Dr. Aru Thirumurugan. Read more

Ramaposha calls on Wigneswaran

Cyril Ramaposha, Special Envoy of South African President, called on Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran at his office on July8. Read more

Kalmunai young Ulamas honoured

Four young Ulamas from Kalmunai were honoured at a ceremony in Kalmunai Jumma Mosque recently. Read more

“US-Lanka engagement robust”:Sison

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison hs observed that the engagement of the United States with Sri Lanka continues to be robust and multi-faceted. Read more

Signature campaign against extremism

A signature campaign was launched opposite the Fort Railway Station decrying religious and racial hate and extremism. ‘Say no to Extremism’ was the theme of the campaign. Read more

Ifthar ceremony to mark Ramadan

An Ifthar ceremony was held in Colombo Cinnamon Lake Hotel on July1 to mark the Ramadan fast. Read more

Computer Labs for Al-Hidhaya-MV

Two Computer Labs for seniors and juniors were declared open at Al-Hidhaya-Maha-Vidyalaya in Colombo on June 27. Principal Mrs. T.P.M. Zaheer chaired. Read more

Aruthirumugan’s discourse in Kallady

Director of Jaffna Hindu Research Institute and Trustee of the Thellipallai Dhurgai Amman Temple Saiva Gnanabanu Dr. Aruthirumurugan delivered a discourse on Hindu Thought and Practice Read more

Archeological Site Exhibition in Jaffna

A three day Archeological Site Exhibition was declared open in the Jaffna campus premises on June 25. Acting Vice Chancellor Sri Satkunarasa was the Chief Read more

JVP’s anti-communalism campaign in Badulla

JVP held a leaflet campaign in Badulla condemning religious or racial hate in the country. It called for unity and harmony among all communities. Read more

Kalam spells out agenda to promote Tamil

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has spelt out six point agenda for the growth of Tamil language and called upon the Tamil people to use Tamil in all Read more

55th year of Siva Yoga Samaja Ashram

The Siva Yoga Samaja in Trincomalee celebrated its 55th year of the founding of the Ashram recently. Opposition Leader of the Eastern Province S.Thanduathapany chaired. President of the Samajam Dr. Santhirasegarampillai Ramachandran briefed the members. Sithy Pathmanathan delivered the welcome address, while Shyamaladevy Thamotharampillai proposed the vote of thanks. Read more

Aluthgama incident; Jaffna protest

A protest was held in Jaffna town on Friday, June 20, demonstrating against violence in Aluthgama recently and demanding action against culprits to ensure religious amity in the island. Read more

Healing touch; Monks at Mosque

The presence of Buddhist monks at a mosque in Dickwela was in fact a healing touch. Several Buddhist monks including chief incumbent priests of eight Dickwela Buddhist temples spent hours at the Muhuyibdeen Jumma Mosque in Yonkapura in Dickwela Read more

Gnanasampanthar Guru Poojai in Mandoor

Saiva Saint Thirugnanasampanthar Guru Poojai was held in Mandoor, Batticaloa recently with the participation of men, women and child devotees. Read more

Alhaj Ismail honoured

Social activist Al Haj A.M. Ismail was honoured at an event in Kandy Jinna Memorial Hall on June 15. Read more

Ariyaratnes in Batti Inter-Faith event  

Sarvodaya Leader Dr. T.Ariyaratne and his wife Neeta Ariyaratne graced the Inter Faith Meditation event held Read more

Ther Festival in Thiruketheeswaram

Ther festival of the sacred Thiruketheeswaram Sivan Temple was held recently with hundreds and hundreds of devotees from several parts of the island congregated at the temple. Read more

Highest earning for tea plucking

A female estate worker Shanthi Kumari got the maximum earning of Rs 57,395/25 cents for plucking 1899 kilos of tea leaves as against an average of 18 kilos. Read more

Ravy Thamilvanan honoured in Colombo

Ravy Thamilvanan, Managing Director of Manimaekalai Prasuram, who was the Chief Guest at the Issai Thentral ceremony, was honored by Hassim Umar. Read more

Kailashshankar Sarma initiated

Sri Kailashshankar Sharma, the eldest son of Vethakamamamany Siva Shri Ravichandra Kurukal, Chief Priest of Trincomalee Sri Pathirakali Amman Temple, was ordained as Siva Aacharya Read more

Prestigious Award to Prof Gamini

The prestigious Nature’s Secret Award for 2013 has been bestowed on Professor Gamini Rajapakse. Read more

St.Antony’s Festival begins

The annual festival of St.Antony’s Church in Kochikadai, Colombo commenced yesterday with the hoisting Read more

Trinco Fire and Rescue Unit inaugurated

A Fire and Rescue Unit was inaugurated in Madathady Junction in Trincomalee under the patronage of the Urban Council with the assistance of the Netherlands Read more

Peradeniya University Convocation

Peradeniya University held its annual convocation at its Interior Stadium on May 29. Hundreds of under-graduates wearing cloaks marched from the Senate building to the Gymnasium Read more

Express Postal services inaugurated in Kandy

A simple ceremony was held in Kandy for the inauguration of Express Postal Service between Kandy and Colombo Read more

‘Sanga Thamil’ launched

‘Sangha Thamil’, a publication of Colombo Tamil Sangam, was launched at a simple ceremony at the auditorium of the organization recently. Read more

Carnatic music feast in Colombo

Thiruchoor V.Ramachandran and his wife Sarumathy Ramachandran entertained the lovers of music with carnatic music at Colombo Tamil Sangam recently. Read more

Books, stationery to Killinochi schools

A number of books, stationery, exercise books, Nanthi flags representing Lord Siva were distributed to students in schools in Anaiviluthan Kulam, Iyanarpuram, Vannerikulam Read more

Abirami Pattar' staged in Colombo

The religious historic drama 'Abirami Pattar' designed by Lalith Kala Mandir of the Muthukrishna Fine Arts Centre in Chennai was satged in Colombo on May 18 Read more

Ex envoy Weerasuriya felicitated

Former envoy to Pakistan Gen. S.S. weerasuriya was felicitated in honour of the civil award confered on him by Pakistan. Read more

Modi performs Ganga Aarathi

Indian Prime Minister Designate Narendra Modi performed prayers and Aarathi to the Ganges in Varanasi prior to leaving to New Delhi. Read more

Modi seeks mother's blessing

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, 63, victorious at poll met his mother Heeraben at Gandhi Nagar and sought her blessings. Read more

21st Battle of the Golds put off

The 21st battle of the golds, inter school cricket encounter between Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College and Batticaloa Shivananda Vidyalayam which was originally scheduled to take place on May 12, has been postponed for May 27.Read more

Vesak in Jaffna

Several pandals depicting Buddhist philosophy appear in Jaffna to mark the vesak festival. Read more

Vesak Pandols in Colombo city

Beautifully illuminated Pandals erected in the Colombo city to mark the Vesak Week were the attraction to a large number of viewers. Read more

Central Province Tamil Day

The Tamil Language Day of the Central Provicne was held at Kattukalai Pillaiyar Temple Hall recently. Read more

Aziz Rememberance Day

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem delivered the memorial lecture at the Trade Unionist A.Aziz Commemoration Day held at the SEDEC Auditorium in Colombo. Sri Lanka Muslim Media Association President N.M.Ameen chaired. Read more

Bernard Soysa Remembered

Former Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopalakrishna Gandhi delivered the key note address at the Bernard Soysa birth centenary celebration held at Lakshma Kadirkamar Institute in Colombo Read more

Brisk Vesak sales in Kandy

Brisk Vesak sales have begun in Kandy. People are seen buying Vesak lanterns, flags etc in view of the Vesak Read more

Sai Samadhy Day in Colombo

A religious ceremony was held to mark the Sai Baba Samadhy Day in Kotahena under the auspices of the Sri Sathya Sai Centre of Colombo recently. Read more

Tagore's Birth Anniversary in Kandy

The 153rd Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was held at the EL Senanayake Auditorium in Kandy. Professor M.A.Nuhman delivered the keynoteRead more

Sivanayagam's portrait unveiled

A portrait of celebrated Tamil Editor, who has left an indelible foot print in the annals of Tamil journalism in Sri Lanka and abroad, late S.D.sivanayagam's portrait was unveiled Read more

Kokuvil Market declared open

The Kokuvil Market Complex constructed by the Nallur Pradesa Sabai was declared open by Parliamentarian Mavai Read more

Caring, Sharing by Siva Thondar Ani

Siva Thondar Ani of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress met patients at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital and demonstrated caring and sharing by distributing gifts to mark the new year under the patronage Read more

Ramadan observance on Tuesday

Ramadan is to be observed by the Muslims on Tuesday, July 29. Colombo Grand Mosque has made the announcement appealing to the followers of the faith of Islam to observe the Ramazan Read more

Walk for Unity’ to mark ‘Brotherhood Day’

Hundreds of people of different communities and from different walks of life participated in the ‘Walk for Unity’ to mark the ‘Brotherhood Day’. The march commenced from Maligawatte Read more

150th anniversary of National Health Hospital

National Health Hospital held an event to mark its 150th anniversary. Health Ministry Secretary Sutharma Karunaratna and Director of Hospital Dr. Anil Jayasinghe participated. Maestro W.D.Amaradeva Read more

First batch of asylum seekers arrive in Australian mainland

A group of 18 asylum seekers have arrived at Curtin Immigration Detention Centre, according to news reports. The group is part of the 157 asylum seekers detained at sea for weeks on a Customs Read more

PM at Youth meeting at Pusellawa

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne was the Chief Guest at the meeting of youths held in Pusselawa town to enlist the youth from the villages and estates into a forum. Parliamentarian Read more

Christian Prayer for Goodwill in Batti

A special prayer was held at Kottaimunai Methodist Church in Batticaloa to enhance goodwill and mutual understanding among Christians living in pluralistic society. Batticaloa Bishop Rev. Read more

President at Jeya Sri Maha Bodhi

President Mahinda Rajapakse paid homage to the Jeya Sri Maha Bodhi in Anurathapura on Friday, July 25. He was accompanied by First Lady Shranthi Rajapakse and Speaker Chamal Rajapakse. Ven. Pllegama Read more

“Resolve Tamil issue for better trade”: India to Sri Lanka

BJP National Convener of National Policy Sheshadri Chari has observe that India has told Sri Lanka that it needs to resolve the Tamil issue for making progress in bilateral trade and commerce Read more

“SL beneficiary of Maritme Silk Route”:Chinese Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianhao has observed that Sri Lanka is a beneficiary of the Marine Silk Route policy of the Chinese Government. Sri Lanka’s location puts it in a prime position to act Read more

Ifthar at Kalmunai MC

Annual Ifthar ceremony was held in Kalmunai under the auspices of the Kalmunai Municipal Council. Mayor Atttornet at Law Nizzam Kariappar presided. Secretary to the Eastern Province Read more

Ayurveda Exhibiton in Kandy

The two day Ayurveda Exhibition and Trade Fair held at City Centre in Kandy concluded yesterday. President Mahinda Rajapakse visited the Exhibition on the final day and saw the ayurveda Read more

Aadi Amavasai Theertham at Keerimalai

Hundreds of Hindu devotees participated in the performance of traditional ritual to seek the blessings of the departed souls held at Keerimalai in Jaffna on Saturday. After the rituals, they had Read more

"Mother Tongue mandatory in International school curriculum": Bandula

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena has observed that the teaching of mother tongue of the child will be mandatory in all international schools from 2015. Addressing the Kumararunge Read more

Aadi Amavasai at Mamageswaram

Hundred thousands of Hindu devotees took part in the Holy Theertham of Mamangeswaram Sivan Temple in Amithakali in Batticaloa to perform rituals for the departed souls- Pithir Kadan- on Read more

100’000 motor bikes to Govt officials

A national program to provide 100,000 motor bikes to government officials was launched in Anurathapura yesterday under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Ministers Basil Rajapakse, Read more

Ifthar at Pulmottai

Deputy Minister of Economic Development Susantha Punchinilama was the Chief Guest at the Ifthar ceremony held at Pulmottai market on July 25. Provincial Councilor Anver was Guest of Honour. The event Read more

Lankan asylum seekers transported to Australian mainland

The Lankan asylum seekers who have been currently detained in a Customs ship are being transferred to the mainland of Australia. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Friday that - following Read more

Signature campaign against racism

A signature campaign against racism has been launched by the JVP. Addressing the event, JVP Central Committee Member Bimal Ratnayake stated that these signatures are placed in all religious Read more

Jaitly on arrest of Indian fishermen

Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitly has observed that Navy and Coast Guard ships are deployed continuously in Palk Bay to protect Indian fisherman from attacks on the sea and to check illegal Read more

India releases 41 Lankan fishermen

The 41 Sri Lankan fishermen and 8 trawlers released by the Indian Government were repatriated to Sri Lanka on July 24. They were handed over by Indian Coast Guard ship Sarang Read more

Visa application fraud; Lankan couple arrested

A married Sri Lankan couple who applied together for UK visas have been arrested allegedly for using deception in their applications and unofficially tampering with their passports. The applicants Read more

‘Nutrition for Healthy Life’ launched

President Mahinda Rajaapkse was the Chief Guest at the launch of the nutrition program called ‘Nutrition for Healthy Life’ at the Mahanama Vidyalaya in Thirapanne in the Anurathapura district yesterday. Read more

Harin’s petition refused leave to proceed

Supreme Court refused leave to proceed to hear the Fundamental Rights Petition filed by United National Party Parliamentarian Harin Fernando and another person challenging the shifting of three seats Read more

NP CM meets Local Bodies

Northern Provinc e Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran met chairmen and officials of local government bodies and held a discussion on the implementation of development projects. The meeting took Read more

Rameshwaram fishermen on strike

Fishermen of Rameshwaram have gone on indefinite strike demanding the Tamil Nadu Government and the Union Government to secure the release of their 43 colleagues, who have been arrested and remanded Read more

ACHC to hold rituals for departed souls

All Ceylon Hindu Congress is to hold religious rituals for departed souls in accordance with Saivaite traditions at Sivabhoomi Madam in Keerimalai on Saturday, July 26. Read more

Yapanapatina Sasanaarakshaka BM meets Governor

Representatives of the Yapana Patina Sasanaarakshaka Bala Mandalaya met Northern Province Governor G.A.Chandrasiri at Vavuniya recently. They held discussions Read more

Remission Powers of Indian States; Constitution Bench to determine

Constitution Bench of India is to determine on the remission powers of States and the Centre following the matter being referred to it. The Bench comprised Chief Justice R.M.Lodha, Justices JS.Khehar, Read more

Mannar Court remands 20 Indian fishermen

Mannar Magistrate Ananthy Canakaratnam remanded 20 Indian fishermen till August1, when they were produced before her. The 20 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on July 22 allegedly Read more

Racing Track inaugurated

Navy Racing Track equipped with professional standard was declared open at a simple ceremony in Welisara on July 23. Director of Navy Sports Commodore Meril Sudarshana presided. Read more

First Lady at Bibile Health Camp

First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapakse graced the 23rd Health Camp in Dodangolla Maha Vidyalaya in Bibile under the patronage of Carlton Suwa Udana Program. This program Read more

Basil at Symposium on Conciliation and Media

Economic Development Minster Basil Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the symposium on ‘Conciliation and the Role of the Media’ organized under the patronage of the Media and Information Read more

March by Undergraduates

Students of Sri Lankan Universities staged a protest opposite the Fort Railway Station and proceeded on a march to the University Grants Commission Office in Ward Place yesterday. They demanded Read more

Ranil raises NGOs issue again

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe raised the issue over the recent circular dealing with NGOs in the country in the House yesterday. He said: "The Government has misled the House Read more

PM responds to Ranil, clarifies

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne denied the charges made by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe in the House. In his response, he told the House: “The intelligence services are continuously Read more

Mobile outlets take technology to villages

Department of Agriculture had promoted a scheme to take the technology to the villages through mobile outlets using vans to tour the areas and have access to technology. Read more

Iftar at Defence Ministry

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the Ifthar dinner hosted by Ministry of Defence and Urban Development at Hotel Taj Samudra on July 23. Majrib Read more

"Buoys on IMBL sub-judice":Jaya

Tami Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has opposed the move by the Delhi government to install buoys on the International Maritime Boundary Line following a proposal by the Inter Read more

Swamy calls on Basil

BJP delegation led by former Union Minister Dr.Subramaniyan Swamy called on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse at the Ministry premises on July 22 and held talks. Read more

St. Loyola Basketball tournament in Batti

Batticaloa St.Michael’s College became Champions in the St. Ignatius Loyola Memorial Basketball Tournament held in Batticaloa. Batticaloa Shivanada College became Read more

Work on Duncinan Estate road begins

Work on constructing concrete road to Duncinan Estate in Poonduloya began with poojas and laying foundation stone. Central Provincial Councilor M.Ramesh Read more

Agreement with China; Opposition Leader seeks clarification

Ranil Wickremasinghe, Leader of the Opposition, has raised queries over the media reports about an agreement with the China National Aero-Technology Import-Export Corporation (CATIC) and the alleged permission Read more

GL responds to Opposition Leader

External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris has observed that the government has decided to set up an Aircraft Base Maintenance Centre in Sri Lanka to prevent the outflow of foreign currencies for maintenance Read more

Swamy meets Defence Secretary

Former Union Minister and BJP member Dr.Subramanian Swamy met Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse at the office of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Authority on July 22. Read more

Dry food distribution for needy in Kandy

A set of dry food packages was distributed to the needy people in Kandy under the patronage of Azath Sally Foundation at Katugastota Riverside Hall on July22. Central Provincial Councilor Azzath Sally, Read more 

Court remands 18 Indian fishermen

Kayts Magistrate Selvanayagam Lenin Kumar remanded 18 Indian fishermen who were produced before him till August 4. They were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy on July21 Read more

Tanzanian FM calls on President

Foreign Minister of Tanzania Bernard K.Membe paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on July 21. External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris, External Affairs Secretary Ksehnuke Read more

Leaflet campaign for salary increase

A leaflet campaign seeking an increase of salary for private and public sectors was lunched opposite Fort Railway Station on July 21 under the patronage of the National Trade Union Centre. President Read more

Batti Rotary Club President installed

Rotarian Thomingo George has been installed as President of Batticaloa Rotary Club for 2014- 2015. The ceremonial event was held at Kallady Chelva Hall on July 19. Additional Government Agent S.Giritharan, Read more

Swamy calls on President

India’s Former Union Minister Dr. Subramaniam Swamy paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple trees on July21. He was accompanied by a team of members Read more

Harin challenges shifting of seats in SC

United National Party has challenged the legality of shifting seats in the Uva Province in the Supreme Court. UNP Pariamentarian Harin Fernando and Mihimal Munasinghe are the petitioners. Read more

SLMC leaders leave for Umrah

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakim, Kalmunai Mayor Nizzam Kariappar, Eastern Provincial Councilor A.M.Jameel and Senior Lawyer Faiz left for Saudi Arabia to take part in Umrah, Read more

Shivan Foundation’s first anniversary

Shivan Foundation in Deldeniya, Kandy, held its first anniversary on July21. Media Minister Eheliya Rambukwela, Traditional Industries Minister Douglas Devananda, Deputy Indian High Commissioner Read more

Two accidents in Wagugapitiya

Two accidents have been reported on the highway in Wagugapitiya on in the evening of July 20. In one accident, a van travelling from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy swerved from the main road causing damage Read more

Portugal PM calls on President

Prime Minister of Portugal Pedo Passos Coelho, who is currently on an official visit to the island, called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on July 20. He was accompanied Read more

EPRLF holds 34th convention

Representatives of several political parties participated in the 34th Convention of the EPRLF held at Weerasigham Hall in Jaffna on Sunday. EPRLF Leader Suresh Premachandran presided. Tamil National Read more

Anura in Vavuniya

JVP Leader Anura Dissanayake explained the ‘Our Vision’ document of the party while addressing a JVP meeting held at Arunthathy Hotel, Vavuniya recently. President of the JVP Balamadelaya Read more

Iftar in Kandy

Iftar ceremony in Kandy organized under the patronage of Kandy District Parliamentarian Logan Ratwatte and Kandy Mayor Mahendra Ratwatte was held at Ratwatte Walawuwe Read more

Portugal PM meets Lankan counterpart

Portugal Prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho who is currently in Sri Lanka on an official visit met Prime Minister Dr.D.M.Jayaratne in his official residence Visumpaya today. Earlier, the visiting Prime Read more

Suresh re-elected EPRLF Leader

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran was re-elected Leader of the Elam People’s Liberation Front at the 34 th Convention of the party held on Saturday. Fourteen Read more

Hakeem at Akkaraipattu Ifthar

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem was Chief Guest at the Ifthar ceremony organized by Eastern Provincial Councilor A.C.Thavam in Akkaraipattu. About two Read more

National Kite Festival inaugurated

The National Kite Festival was inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapakse at Galle Face Green. Minister of National Languages and Social Integration Vasudeva Nanayakara was also present. Read more 

Douglas meets English Trainee Teachers

Minister Douglas Devananda met trainee English teachers in his ministry office in Jaffna and discussed their problems. Read more


National Nutrition Walk-2014

President Mahinda Rajapakse participated in the National Nutrition Morning Walk held to create awareness among the people on national health on July 19. The Walk organized by National Nutrition Read more

Ranil meets Estate workforce

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe visited the estates in Pusselawa and met the estate population and addressed them. He also attended a pooja held in a temple. He was accompanied by Read more

PM at Hinduism Seminar

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne was the Chief Guest at the two day Hinduism seminar on the theme ‘ Thiruvathavurarum, Saivathirumuraiyum’ held under the patronage of Read more

Chavakacheri UC Hall opening

The Chavakachcheri Urban Council Pon Villa Mandapam was jointly declared open by Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and Parliamentarian Mavai Senathyrajah on July 19.  The Read more

Indian Air Chief calls on President

The Chief of Staff of the Indian Force Arup Raha called on President Mahinda Rajapakse on July 18. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Y.K.Sinha accompanied him. External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris was also Read More

UK welcomes High Court verdict

British High Commission in Sri Lanka has issued a statement that it welcomes the verdict delivered on the trial of the murder of UK citizen Khuram . It said: “We welcome the verdicts and sentences handed down Read more

 UNP on blockade

United National Party has condemned the protest held to thwart the move by its Parliamentarians to visit the Sapugaskande Oil Refinery on a fact finding mission. Addressing the media, UNP Parliamentarian Read more

UVA PC polls; CWC announces candidates

Ceylon Workers Congress has announced its candidates to contest in alliance with the UPFA after holding deliberations with party members. The proposed candidates are former UVA Provincial Read more

Country delivers justice”:Nasser

Nasser Shaikh, brother of Khuram Shaik, who was murdered, referring to the verdict by Colombo High Court in Khuram Sheik trial, has in a statement, observed that country has delivered justice and he has Read more

20 years RI for Khuram murder accused

Former Chairman of the Tangalle Pradesha Sabha Sampath Vidana Pathirana and three other accused in the Khuram Sheikh murder trial were found guilty after trial and sentenced to 20 years rigorous Read more

President hosts Ifthar dinner

President Mahinda Rajapakse hosted Ifthar dinner to mark the Ramadan at Temple Trees on July 17. Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne, Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana, Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem, Read more

Arup on Trinco Harbour cruise

Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha, who is currently on a visit to the island, took part in Trincomalee Harbour cruise yesterday. He was received by Deputy Commander Eastern Read more

Swami Vipulananda remembered

A simple ceremony was held at the Nochimunai Fine Arts Institute to mark the 67th death anniversary. Director of the Institute Dr. K.Premkumar garlanded the statue of Swami Vipulananda. Head of the Department Read more

Protestors prevent UNP MPs

A group of United National Party Parliamentarians who went to Sapugakanda Oil Refinery on an inspection tour had to return following a protest by workers at the entrance to the Oil Refinery. Read more

Re-allocation of seats unfair”:Fonseka

Leader of Democratic Party Sarath Fonseka has charged that the re-allocation of seats in Moneragalla and Badulla tantamounts to tampering and is unfair. He was addressing Read more

“SLMC on Reappointment of Chandrasiri

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress General Secretary Parliamentarian M.T. Hassan Ali has stated that the reappointment of G.A.Chandrasiri as Governor of the Northern Province is considered Read more

Press Complaints Commission’s AGM

The annual genral meeting of the Sri Lanka Press Complaints Commission was held at Sri Lanka Press Institute Auditorium recently. Chairman Kumar Nadesan presided. CEO Sukumar Read more

Ragala MV to be renovated

Ragaal Maha Vidyalayam buildings that were badly damaged by the recent inclement weather are to be renovated on the initiatives of the Ceylon Workers’ congress. General Secretary of the Ceylon Read more

International Advisory Panel for Commission of Inquiry

President Mahinda Rajapakse has appointed an International Advisory Board comprising eminent persons to advise the Missing Persons Commission headed by Maxwell Paranagama and mandated Read more

Anbumani raises Lankan issue with Sushma

Former Union Health Minister and Parliamentarian Dr. Anbumani Ramadas called on External Affairs Minister Shrimathy Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on July 16 and made a request that a special envoy Read more

NP Education System Review launched

The Report titled ‘Review of the Northern Province Education Sytem, 2014’ prepared by the Northern Provincial Council was handed over to Northern Province Governor G.A. Chandrasiri by Chief Minister Read more

Electrification of Lihiniyadenia

The electrification in Lihiniyadeniya in the Pimpe Pradesha Sabaha area was inaugurated at a simple ceremony. Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake was the Chief Guest. Read more

Ranil urges broad Front to abolish Executive Presidency

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has appealed that a broad front must be formed to abolish Executive Presidency or dilute its powers by making it accountable to Parliament or a Court.He made Read more

Diagnostics Reference Lab inaugurated

Lanka Hospital Diagnostics launched a reference laboratory yesterday to ensure faster and accurate results in no time. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. CEO of Lanka Hospital Read more

Monks meet Media Minister

Buddhist Monks representing Bodu Bala Sena and Sinhala Ravaya met Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwela and made representations. Media Ministry Secretary Dr. Charitha Herath was also present. Read more

Obama hosts Ifthar dinner

US President Barak Obama hosted Ifthar dinner at the State Dinning Room at White House on July 14. Legislators, diplomats and leaders of Muslim community attended. Addressing the gathering, Obama said:  Read more

Lawyers’ Collective on Upul’s complaint

Lawyers’ Collective has sought the Government to conduct an impartial investigation into the alleged threat to President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka Upul Jayasuriya. Earlier, Upul Jayasuriya Read more

Indian Air Force Chief meets Defence Secretary

Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha, who is currently on an official visit to the island, paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gotabhaya at the office of the Ministry of Defence Read more

Uva PC poll nomination date announced

The Election Secretariat has announced that the nominations for the Uva Provincial Council will be accepted from July 30 to August 6. Once the acceptance of nominations concludes, Read more

“Katchatheewu Agreement invalid in law”:Karunanithy tells Court

DMK Patriarch Dr. M. Karunanidhi has pleaded that the Katchtheewu Agreement is ultra vies of the Indian Constitution and sought a declaration by Court that the said Agreement Read more

PM at Asian Education Conference

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne was the Chief Guest at the 2nd International Conference on Asian Education held at Galadari Hotel on recently. Representatives from 35 universities from 25 countries participated. Read more

Hammond new Foreign Secretary

Phillip Hammond has been appointed new UK Foreign Secretary. He succeeds William Hague. This appointment has been made following a reshuffle in the UK Cabinet made by Prime Minister David Read more

Indian Air Force Chief arrives

The Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha has arrived in Sri Lanka leading a delegation. He was accompanied by his wife Lily Raha. They were received by  the Commander Read more

Ratnapura Development Review Meeting

President Mahinda Rajapakse presided the meeting held for Review of Ratnapura Development Projects yesterday. Ministers including Basil Rajapakse, Nimla Siripala de Silva took part. Governor of the Read more

Kariyawasam presents credentials

Sri Lankan Ambassador to US Prasad Kariyawasam presented his credentials to President Barak Obama at the Oval Office in Washington on July 14. He also signed the visitors’ book. Read more

Saravanapavan on NP Governor’s re-appointment

Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan has charged that the re-appointment of G.A.Chandrasiri as Governor of the Northern Province Read more

BBS seeks Hakeem’s expulsion

Bodu Bala Sena has demanded the expulsion of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem from the cabinet as Minister of Justice for his alleged statements to the foreign media. Read more

Customs Dept Building Renovated

The newly constructed Head Quarters building of the Department of Customs was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse on July 14. The 208 year old 11 story building was reconstructed Read more  

UNP on Election Chief

United National Party Parliamentarian Eran Wickremaratne has stated that the party has lost confidence on the independence of the Elections Chief or of the Election Read more

Sampanthan on Chandrasiri’s re-appointment

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has raised objections to the re-appointment of Chandrasiri as Governor of the Northern Province by President Mahinda Rajapakse breaching Read more

Minister Hakeem meets Foreign Media

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem has expressed serious concern over the malicious propaganda against Sri Lankan Muslims alleging that there is extremism Read more

Killinochi Agriculture, Engineering Faculty; Indian partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on July 14 between the Government of India and the Government of Sri Lanka to assist in the setting up of a Faculty of Agriculture and a Faculty Read more

Douglas calls on Chandrasiri

Minister Douglas Devananda called on Governor of the Northern Province G.A.Chandrasiri and congratulated him on his re-appointment. The meeting took place on Sundya at the Colombo Read more

Convocation of EP university External studies

The Convocation of the External Degree Department of the Eastern University was held at the Nalliah Auditorium of the Vantharumoolai Campus. Vice Chancellor Dr. K.Govindarajah Read more

Sisu Perehera in Colombo

Sisu Perehera which commenced at 2 pm on July13 near Mahanama College wound up at Gangarama. Around 1500 students participated. Dance events of 200 teams were Read more

Amir remembered

The 25th death anniversary of TULF Secretary General late Appapillai Amirthalingam was observed under the patronage of Tamil National Alliance at the office of Illankai Thamil Arasu Katchi in Martin Road, Read more

Independence Square Arcade declared open

Independence Square Arcade, an up market shopping mall, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse on July 13. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse and Ministry of Defence and Urban Read more

UNP to formulate election manifesto

United National Party is to formulate a new election manifesto to place before the country in all future national polls. A committee has been chosen to chalk out the manifesto. The Committee Read more

"Reappointment of Chandrasiri, a broken promise": NP CM

Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran has charged that the re-appointment of G.A.Chandrasiri as Governor of the Northern Province is a broken promise. Referring to this Read more

Medical camp in Kandy

A free medical camp was held in Kandy to mark the 25th anniversary of the Aranaeri Padasalaigal. The event was organized under the joint patronage of Kandy Young Men Hindu Association and Kalyana Read more

‘Quality Education for All’ workshop in Malaysia   

A seminar was held recently in Malaysia for teacher representatives from Asia Pacific region. The theme of the work shop was ‘Quality Education For All’. Administrative Secretary of All Ceylon Tamil Read more

Raja on Kachatheevu Agreement

D.Rajah of the Communist Party of India has urged the Centre to re-negotiate the Katchatheevu Agreement under which the islet was ceded to Sri Lankan. He was addressing the Rajya Sabha. Read more

“Revoke the circular to NGOs”:BASL

Bar Association of Sri Lanka has urged the authorities to revoke the circular sent to NGOs for it nullifies the State Policy spelt out in the Constitution. BASL communiqué Read more

Dharma Deshana at Temple Trees

Esala Amadam Sisilasa Dharma Deshana programme was held at Temple Trees on July 12th morning. Ven. Rajagiriye Priyangagama Thera delivered the sermon. President Mahinda Rajapakse and First Read more

Palayuthu Anjaneyar koil Kumbabishekam

The Kumbaabishekam of Palaiyuthu Arulmigu Sri Panchamuga Anjaneyar koil was held recently. The ritual was officiated by Vethahamamani Siva Sri S.Ravichandra Kurukal. Earlier Read more

Pidapatha Journey by Bhikkus

Buddhist Bhikkus went on a Pindapatha journey from Sri Sambuddhaloka Viharaya in Colombo Fort on Friday to collect Piri Kara to student bhikkus. As the journey reached the Temple Trees, President Read more

JVP’s solidarity with Palestine Liberation struggle

JVP supporters took part in the rally held in Rome in Italy expressing solidarity with the struggle for Palestine liberation. Read more


37 Indian fishermen repatriated

37 Indian fishermen, who were released by the Mannar Magistrate Court, were repatriated to India with the assistance of Sri Lanka Navy on July12. They were handed over to the Indian Coast Read more

First Lady Chief Guest at Chinese University

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the Tiyangin Medical University in China. She gave away certificates to 270 graduates who passed out. Vice Chancellor of the University Read more

Belarus Deputy Minister calls on Basil

Bellarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentine Rybakov called on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse yesterday. They discussed trade interaction between the two countries. Read more 

Opposition Leader on directives to NGOs

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has observed that the Ministry or any authority operating under it has the power to issue directives of that nature to NGOs. He was referring to Read more

PM responds to Opposition Leader

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne denied the allegation that the circular sent to the NGOs is only a reminder and not an attempt in any way to control the NGOs. He was responding to the statement Read more

Fine on Lankan fishermen; Tamil Nadu fishermen regret

Tamil Nadu fishermen have observed that the fine imposed by Andhra Pradesh Court on Sri Lankan fishermen charged with fishing in Indian territorial waters does not augur well for the resolution Read more

Chandrasiri sworn in as NP Governor

Maj Gen.(Retired) G.A. Chandrasiri was sworn in as Governor of the Northern Province by President Mahinda Rajapakse on July11. His term of office as Governor has been extended for another five Read more

Peiris meets Indian counterpart

Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and held talks on issues relating to fishermen among other matters. Spokesperson of Indian Read more

37 Indian fishermen released

Mannar Magistrate Ananthy Canagaratnam released 37 Indian Fishermen who had been on remand following submission by Attorney General. All of the fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Read more

Ifthar at Mannar

Ifthar, an Islamic religious ceremony was held at the Mannar Al-Ashar National College grounds to mark the Ramadan Fast. Minister Rishad Badiudeen was the Chief Guest. Rev Fr. Victor Soosai, Ven. Vimalaratne Read more

Ramaposha’s visit; JVP raises queries

JVP Leader Anura Kumaranayaka raised queries about the visit of South African Special Envoy Cyril Ramaposha recently and demanded that the House be enlightened. He was addressing Read more

Neomal Perera clarifies

Deputy External Affairs Neomal Perera has observed that the South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa visited Sri Lanka at an invitation by the Sri Lankan government. He addressed Read more

President at Royal College Prize Day

Colombo Royal College held its 163rd Prize Giving Day at the Nava Ranghahala Auditorium on July 10. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest and gave away the prizes. Principal Upali Read more

Morrison calls on Defence Secretary

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison paid a courtesy call on Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse at the office of the Ministry of Urban Development on July 10. Australian Read more

Rathna Thera at Sri Kotha

Jathika Hela Uramaya Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliya Rathna Thera visited Sri Kotha, United National Party Head Quarters in Colombo, and held talks with UNP Leader Ranil Read more

TNA on Morrison’s Jaffna visit

Tamil National Alliance has expressed concern over the visit of Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to Jaffna. TNA spokesperson Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran Read more

“China a huge potential market”:Basil

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse has observed that China is a huge potential market for tourism and trade. He made these observations at a meeting of the Tourism Read more

Morrison meets Governor

Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison called on Northern Province Governor G.A.Chandrasiri on July 9. He was accompanied by a delegation. The meeting took place Read more

Mahathma statue in UK Parliament

A statue of Mahathma Gandhi is to be erected in the UK Parliament Square along side the statues of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and others. This will be the 11th statue in the Square. Read more

UNP on directive to NGOs

United National Party has charged that the directive issued to NGOs is unfair and clips the wings of the NGOs. Chairman of the Leadership Council of the UNP Karu Jayasuriya has urged Read more 

Australia gifts patrol boats to SL

Australia has gifted two patrol boats to Sri Lanka to combat human smuggling. The two patrol boats named ‘Mihikatha’ and Rathnadevy’ were commissioned by President Mahinda Rajapakse at an official Read more

SA Envoy leaves

Deputy President of South Africa Cyril Ramaposha, the Special Envoy of South African President, who was in the island on a two day visit, left the country yesterday. External Affairs Minister G.L.Peris Read more      

Prestigious post for Sison

US President Barak Obama has recommended Ambassador Michele Jeanne Sison, as nominee for Deputy Representative of the United States to the United Nations, with the rank Read more

‘Act within ambit of mandate’:NGOs told

Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Spokesperson of the Defence Ministry Media Centre for National Secretariat for Non Governmental Organizations has reminded Read more

Morrison arrives

Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison arrived in Sri Lanka on July 9. He was received by Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera at the Bandaranaike Internal Airport. He is Read more

First Lady amidst Chinese kids

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse visited Don Ghuamen Pre-school and exchanged greetings with them. She watched their cultural performances. President of the All China United Women’s Organization Read more

“Benefits must be shared by masses”:UNP

United National Party Parliamentarian Joseph Michael Perera has observed that the yields from the ventures have not reached the common man. That is worrisome. He was addressing Read more

Appointment letters to Graduates

Letters of appointments were handed over to 538 graduates at a ceremony held on July8. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. 190 graduates are recruited for National Savings Bank, Read more

Envoy meets Douglas

Cyril Ramaposha, Special Envoy of South African President, met Minister Douglas Devananda yesterday in Jaffna and held talks. Reports say that Minister Devananda urged the Envoy to prevail Read more

Legalize Right to Information; Kurunegla signature campaign

A signature campaign was held at Kurunegala Public Market to urge for legalizing the Right to Information. The event was organized under the patronage of Action Committee for Media Freedom. Read more

Wimal meets Sobitha Thera

National Freedom Front Leader Minister Wimal Weerawanse met Leader of People’s Movement for Just Society Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera on July 8. Reports say that they discussed Read more

TNA meets SA Envoy

Tamil National Alliance Leader R. Sampanthan met Special Envoy of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa and his delegation in Colombo on July8. He was accompanied by Parliamentarians Mavai Senathiraja, Read more

First Lady in China

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse who arrived in China was accorded a welcome at Beijing Airport on July 6. She is in China following an invitation by All China United Women’s Organization. Read more

Reactivation of Elephant Pass Salterns begins

The work on the reactivation of the Elephant Pass has commenced. The work is undertaken by the Security Forces Head Quarters in Killinochi following a request by the Ministry of Traditional Read more

Envoy Ramaphosa meets President

Cyril Ramaphosa, Special Envoy of South African President Jacob Zuma called on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on July 7. He has been sent as an emissary to consolidate Read more

“Initiate swift moves”:Jaya to Mody

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Mody to initiate immediate and swift moves to secure the release of 20 Indian fishermen taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy. Read more

Wimal on Ramaphosa’s visit

National Freedom Front Leader Minister Wimal Weerawanse has observed that his party has no issue if Cyril Ramaphosa, the Special Envoy of South African President has arrived as a tourist Read more

“Desist from insulting lawyers”:Court

Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage has advised that all parties before Court must refrain from making defamatory comments on lawyers for they are officials of Court. She made these observations Read more

Thondaman in Badulla

Ceylon Workers’ Congress Leader Minister Arumugam Thondaman visited the estates in Badulla, met the workers and held discussions about their problems. Fifty youths were given appointments as Read more

Dalai Lama laments over violence

His Holiness Dalai Lama has expressed lament over the violence against Muslims in Myanmar and Sri Lanka. He has appealed to halt violence against Muslims. He made these observations addressing eleven Read more

MCSL seeks Indian High Commission’s clarification

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has sought clarification from the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka over the reported allegations against Muslims. The letter sent by the MCSL states that following the Read more

Court remands 20 Indian fisherfolk

20 Indian fishermen, who were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on July 5, have been remanded till July 21. Mannar Magistrate Ananthy Kanakaratnam made the order to remand them when they Read more

PM opens new road

Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne was the Chief Guest at the simple event held to declare open the Nawalapitiya -Hinguruoya road developed cost of 68.3 million rupees. Prime minister D.M.Jayarantna also declared Read more

Shanthi Foundation holds Pichchumal Pooja

Shanthi Foundation held Pitchchumal Pooja to mark its 25th year. President Mahinda Rajapakse graced the event as Chief Guest. North Central Province Chief Minister S.M.Ranjith and Governor Karunaratne Read more

“Stand on Katchatheewu needs review”:BJP

BJP has stated that the party and the government will re-examine the ceding of the Katchatheewu islet. BJP will approach the issue in that perspective. BJP General Secretary Read more

Anura in Kegalle, Polonaruwa

JVP held seminars in Kegalle and Pollanaruwa to shed light on their policy document ‘Vision’ adopted unanimously at their 7th National Convention on Saturday. JVP Leader Anura Dissanayake chaired Read more

Northern Province Indigenous Arts Concert

Northern Province arts were showcased at the Indigenous Arts Competition Award Ceremony held in Ilankai Venthan Kala Mantram in Jaffna recently. The event was organized under Read more

20 Indian fishermen nabbed

Twenty Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy off North of Mannar on July5 allegedly for fishing in Lankan territorial waters crossing the International Marine Boundary Line. Four trawlers from Read more

Foundation laid for Compute lab for Vembady

A simple ceremony was held to lay the foundation stone for the Computer Lab for Jaffna Vembady Girls’ High School recently. Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V.Wigneswaran was the Chief Read more

Xi Jinpink’s visit to Lanka- diplomatic landmark

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Sri Lanka in the course of the year and the visit is hailed as a diplomatic landmark between both countries. Beijing reports indicate that the proposed visit Read more

“UNP ready to face polls”:Ranil

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has stated that the party is prepared to face the polls with renewed strength and prove its capability to be Read more

Houses for war heroes

104 houses were handed over to war heroes in the Anurathapura district on July5 under the patronage of Api Wewun Api project. President Rajapakse inaugurated the event Read more

Kalmunai Deputy Mayor sworn in

Kalmunai Municipal Councilor M.F.M. Birtherz was sworn in as Deputy Mayor of Kalmunai before the Mayor Attorney at Law Nizzam Kariappar recently. Municipal Councilors and members of the public were present. Read more


SLMC leader in Nuwara Eliya

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Rauff Hakeem held a meeting recently in Nuwaar Eliya to discuss the party contesting Uva Provincial Council polls. He met leading citizens supportive of Sri Lanka Muslim Read more

President at Poddala handicraft village

President Mahinda Rajapakse visited the Bope Poddala handicraft village on July 4 and handed over crafting equipments to craftsmen. This is one for the 27 handicraft villages established under Read more

Vehicles to NPC

Five vehicles were handed over to secretaries of different provincial ministries for the use of Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council and respective provincial ministers. Northern Province Governor Read more  

JVP’s book release at International seminar

International seminar conducted by International Marxists and Communists in Belgium recently. The title of the book is ‘ Imperialism Means War ’. Fifty leaders from sixty countries participated. Read more

Badulla seat allocation;UNP protests

United National Party has objected to the alleged allocation of three seats in Badulla district to Moneragala district coming under the Uva Provincial Council. UNP Parliamentarians Joseph Michel Perera Read more

Renovated Galle Church to followers

The renovated Galle Fort Methodist Church was vested with followers of the faith at a simple religious ceremony on July4. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. The Church was vestedRead more

Govt reiterates its stand on international investigation

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwela has stated that the government of Sri Lanka has reiterated its stand that it is opposed to any UN mandated international investigation. Sri Lankan government Read more

Demo for land release

A demonstration was held opposite the Killinochi Divisional Secretariat on July4 demanding the release of lands to original owners to enable them to earn their livelihood. The demonstration Read more

“Address root cause”: Erudite Monks

A Collective of Erudite Buddhist Monks, who have condemned the recent incidents of violence in Aluthgama, have urged the authorities to address the root cause for such incidents. Read more

President at Kataragama

President Mahinda Rajapakse visited Kataragama on July 3 and participated in religious events. He attended poojas at Maha Devalaya and at Kiri Vihara. He also called on Viharathipathy Read more

Tamil Nadu arrests four Lankan Tamils

Tamil Nadu police have arrested four Sri Lankan Tamils allegedly for entering the country illegally without any valid documents. The Tamil Nadu police arrested them while they were found in chest deep Read more

Bimal at International Communist Seminar

JVP Polit Bureau member Bimal Ratnayaka attended the International Communist Seminar in Belgian town. The theme of the seminar is ‘ 100 years after World War 1- The World in 2014’. Representatives Read more

SL-China Free Trade Agreement talks

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajaapkse, who has visited China as a special envoy of President Mahinda Rajapakse, met China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang. He is to discuss development projects in the island Read more

BBS Leader questioned

CID questioned the Bodu Bala Sena Leader Ven. Gnanasara Thera yesterday over the incidents in Aluthgama recently, reports say. He was questioned for about four hours over his speech Read more

“Resolve crisis in health sector”: JVP tells Govt

JVP has urged the government to resolve the crisis in the health sector and ensure the preservation of free health services in the island. JVP made this request at a media briefing held at the party head Read more

Ramana Maha Nikaya, Higher ordination

Inauguration of 69th higher ordination of Sri Lanka Rama Maha Nayaka was held at the Sanath Jayasuriya Stadium in Matara on July 2. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the religious event organized Read more

Hague’s Ramadan message

The UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has expressed ‘Ramadan Mubaark’ to Muslims all over the world in view of the commencement of Ramadan holy month. He said: “At the start of this holy month Read more

“Forward a revised affidavit”:Jaya to Centre

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has urged the Central Government to immediately forward a revised affidavit adequately reflecting concerns of Tamil Nadu to Madras High Court in place of the Read more

Navy Commander calls on President

The new Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on July 1. He has assumed duties as the 19 Navy Commander with effect Read more 

Seminar on Iranamadu Water supply

A seminar was held on the feasibility of Iranamadu water supply at the auditorium of the Ministry of Disaster Management on July1. The seminar was organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Water Supply Read more

Co-existence through women empowerment

A ceremony was held in Akkaraipattu to promote peaceful co-existence among all communities through women empowerment. The event was organized under the patronage of Akkaraipatu Women’s Read more

India has no fishing right in Katchatheewu

The Central Government of India informed Madras High Court that Indian fishermen have no right to fish in and around Katchatheevu — the islet ceded to Sri Lanka —according Read more

New envoys present credentials

Five new envoys to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapakse on July 1. Two of them are High Commissioners, while three are Ambassadors. External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris Read more

Computer Lab for Oddisuttan MV

A simple ceremony was held at Oddisuttan Maha Vidyalayam on June 30 to lay the foundation stone for a computer laboratory under the Mahindodaya Scheme. Northern Province Chief Minister Read more

New Navy Chief assumes duties

Five new envoys to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapakse on July 1. Two of them are High Commissioners, while three are Ambassadors. External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris Read more

President visits Aluthgam, Beruwela

President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday visited the areas in the South which were hit by clashes and saw the rebuilding and renovation work that was being carried out by the Army. The areas he visited Read more

Ranil visits violence hit towns

United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe visited the violence hit towns of Aluthgama and Beruwela on June 29 and held discussions with members of Muslim and Sinhala Read more

Rishad, Wigneswaran Guests in Adamban

Minister Rishad Badiudeen and Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran were the Chief Guests at the opening ceremony of the Children’s Park in Adamban in Manthai area. They jointly declared open Read more

Court remands 17 Indian fishermen

Seventeen Indian fishermen charged with illegal fishing were remanded till July 4 by Mannar Magistrate Ananthy Canagaratnam yesterday. They were produced before the Magistrate allegedly for fishing Read more

Navy Commander calls on President

Outgoing Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage called on President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on June 30. His retirement from service as Commander commences from today. Read more   

Jaya seeks Modi for diplomatic initiative

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has requested the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take effective diplomatic initiative to secure the release of 11 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Read more

TNA to meet Modi

Tamil National Alliance is to meet the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the course of the month, according to TNA spokesperson Parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran. Addressing the media, Read more

Pirith remembering fallen war heroes

All night pirith chanting and alms giving was held in the Jaffna peninsula to mark 18th anniversary of fallen war heroes. Maha Nayaka of Asgiriya Cahpter Ven. Udugama Buddharakitha Thera graced Read more

Defence Secretary orders stern measures

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has ordered the law enforcement authorities to take stern measures against those engaged in hate speech and hate campaign. He has pointed out that it is necessary Read more

MCSL on Gota’s directive

Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has welcomed the directive by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse to the law enforcement authorities to take stern measures against hate speech and campaign. Read more

India tightens coastal security

India is to enhance the functions of the watch tower in Muthunagar Chathiram in Daunskodi and appoint a Standing Committee for the purpose of tightening coastal security, media reports indicate. Read more

Vada Hindu’s Prize Day

Vada Hindu Ladies’ College held its Prize Day 2014 recently. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Wigneswaran was the Chief Guest. Principal Thevarani Navaratnam presided. Read more

Aani Utharam in UK

Aani Uthara festival has been held in the Arulmigu Sivakami Ambal Samedha Sithmbareswarar Aalayam of UK Saiva Munnetra Sangam. The festival which commenced on June 21 will Read more

Ranil at prayers to invoke blessing

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe attended pooja ceremonies to invoke blessings on the island and the people. The event was held at the Wijabahu Vihara on June 28. United National Party Committee Read more

17 Indian fishermen nabbed

Sri Lankan Navy arrested 17 Indian fishermen off Thalaimannar on June 28 allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters. Three trawlers from which they were fishing were also taken into Read more

SL embassy in Seychelles

Sri Lankan High Commission to Seychelles was declared open in Victoria by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and Seychelles President James Michelle on June 28. Rajitha Piyatissa has been Read more

Colombage promoted

Outgoing Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage has been promoted to the rank of Admiral. He was appointed as 18th Navy Commander on September 27, 2012. Read more

60th commemoration of Panchaseela

The sixtieth commemoration of the Panchaseela Treaty embodying five principles for peaceful co-existence was observed at an official function in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday, Read more

Police rally for Co-existence

A rally and walk was organized by the police on June 28 to promote co-existence among all communities in the island. Religious leaders, civil society members and representatives Read more

SL-Seychelles bilateral talks

Sri Lankan delegation led by President Mahinda Rajapaske and the delegation of Seychelles led by President James Michel held bilateral talks at State House in Victoria on June Read more

Karu condemns night races

United National Party Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya has condemned the holding of night races in Kandy. In a statement, he stated that holding such an event in Read more

President, First Lady in Seychelles

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, who arrived in Seychelles International Airport, was received by President of Seychelles James Michel on June 27. He was accompanied by First Lady Shiranthi Read more

Rebuilding Aluthgama on track

The security forces have commenced swift rebuilding and repairing work in Aluthgama following a directive by President, who has allocated a sum of rupees 150 million for rebuilding. A meeting Read more

Ranil calls for all party meeting

Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe has urged the government to summon a meeting of party leaders to address the causes of incidents such as the ones that occurred in Aluthgama, although Read more

JVP office in Kathankuddy

Janata Vimukthi Peramuna has opened the party office of the Batticaloa District in Kathankuddy recently. The office was declared open by JVP General Secretary Tilwin Silva. Read more

First Ladies discuss charity work

Sri Lanka’s First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaske called on the First Lady of Maldives Fathimah Ibrahim at Mulee-aage. They discussed charity work related to children. They also discussed Read more

Aluthgama incident; Kalmunai MC adopts motion

Kalmunai Municipal Council adopted a resolution calling upon the law enforcement authorities to take action against those responsible for the outbreak of violence in Aluthgama, Dharga Nagar, Beruwela etc. Read more

Meditation Centre for Servicemen - foundation laid

A simple ceremony was held on Thursday to lay the foundation for the corner stone of the new complex for meditation – Bawun Seth Maansika Suwa Sevana -   by members of the three Read more

Gotabhaya meets Akashi

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapske met Japanese Ambassador Yasuashi Akashi during his recent visit to Japan and briefed him of the progress in Sri Lankan Government’s development projects. Read more

SL- Maldives ink MoUs

Sri Lanka and Maldives signed three Memorandums of Understanding in Male on June 25 in the presence of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdulla Gayoom Read more

Swiss Envoy in the North

Ambassador for Switzerland to Sri Lanka Thomas Litscher visited the North recently, met officials and discussed the current situation there. He called on the Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and held discussions. Read more

US on appointment of Experts

US has stated that it welcomes the announcement of appointment of three experts to the investigating probe by UN Commissioner of HRC. Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department Marie Harf Read more

Indian fishermen repatriated

24 Indian fishermen were repatriated with the assistance of the Sri Lankan Navy on June, 25. They were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard ship ‘ Vistvast’ at the International Maritime Boundary Line. Read more

President in Maldives

President Mahinda Rajapakse was accorded a reception with 21 gun salute and military honours when he arrived with the First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Male Read more

EU Envoy in Batticaloa

European Envoy David Dally visited the East recently to assess the progress of the EU assisted Socio Economic projects in Batticaloa. At an event in Thiruperunthurai, he met the beneficiaries Read more

Rankin meets Hakeem

UK High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin called on Sri Lanka Muslim Council Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem at the SLMC Head Quarters on June 25 and held discussions. He was accompanied Read more

Court releases Indian fishermen

46 Indian fishermen, who had been on remand, have been released by Court yesterday, June25 following submissions by the Attorney General. 24 of the Indian fishermen were released by Kayts Read more

New Lankan envoy to India

Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne has been appointed the new High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India. The appointment letter was handed over to him by President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees Read more

Three experts for UN probe team

Three distinguished experts have agreed to advise and support the team set up to conduct a comprehensive investigation of alleged human rights violations in Sri Lanka, Read more

New SL envoy to US assumes duties

Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties as Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington on June 23. He had been Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Read more

Adistana Pooja invoking blessings

Several Buddhist monks held Adishtana Pooja near Dalada Maligawa in Kandy seeking blessings of the Sacred Temple of the Tooth on the country and the people. Monks of the Bodu Bala Sena too were present Read more

LRH gets Psychiatric Ward

A well equipped modernized ward was vested with Lady Ridgeway Hospital at a simple ceremony on Tuesday June 24. First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Read more

‘Secure release of fishermen’ TN tells Centre

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action to ensure the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody. She made the request in a letter Read more

Power scheme for Indigenous community

Madras high court is to hear on July9 the criminal revision petition from Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda to recall the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him and his presence Read more

Demo against proposed seed act

A demonstration was held yesterday protesting against the proposed seed act. Both farmers and consumers took part in the demonstration that proceeded from Battarmulla to the Ministry of Agriculture. Read more 

Devananda’s case; State Govt to file petition

Madras high court is to hear on July9 the criminal revision petition from Sri Lankan minister Douglas Devananda to recall the non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him and his presence Read more

Chinese NDU delegation in SL

A 33 member delegation on Chinese National Defence University led by Vice President of NDU Lt. Gen. Wang Yongshene is currently in Sri Lanka on an overseas study tour. The delegation met Army Read more

11 Indian fishermen remanded

Eleven Indian fishermen, who were apprehended on June 23 by the Sri Lankan Navy off the Delft islands, were remanded till July 11 on the orders of Kayts Magistrate Lenin Kumar. Court made Read more

Chandrika calls for arrest of instigators

Former Paresident Chnadrika Bandaranaike Kumararunge has condemned violence in Aluthgama and called upon the government and leaders in the society to take action to prevent the spread of hate. She also calls for  Read more

President orders maximum action

President Mahinda Rajapakse has ordered officials to take maximum action to curb attempts that spread communal violence. He has condemned violence as a symbol of a tribal era. In his directive, Read more

Chief Prelates seek ban on night motor races

Chief Prelates of three Buddhist Chapters have sought a ban on night motor races to be held on June 27 and 28 in Kandy. In a letter addressed to President Mahinda Rajapakse, they have pointed Read more

GL briefs Muslim countries

External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris has told the envoys of Islamic countries not to be misled by the vicious campaign to tarnish the image of the country. Briefing the envoys, he stated that Read more

Defence Secretary calls on Japan’s Defence Minister

Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse paid a courtesy call on Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodra and discussed bilateral issues. He was on a visit to Japan following an invitation by Japan’s Inter Co-operative Agency, Read more

Ban on anti religious rallies

Police has announced that it would not permit any rallies or gatherings that promote religious or racial hate in the country. This was revealed by Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana at a Press briefing Read more

UNP MP condemns police inaction

Kalutara District UNP Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma has condemned the police for its inaction in dealing with offenders. He threatened to quit Parliament if the Police Chief doesn’t do Read more

Case filed against SL Navy in TN

A case has been registered against Sri Lankan Navy by the marine police of the Coastal Security Group (CSG) in Tamil Nadu following a complaint by an Indian fisherman, according to an Indian media Read more

UN top official meets TNA

UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez –Tranco met the Tamil National Alliance leaders at the office of the UN in Colombo on Saturday and Sunday, party sources say. Read more

Dates for Ramadan

Three hundred metric tons of dates provided by President Mahinda Rajapakse were handed over at a simple ceremony at Sathosa Store House. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne handed them over to Senior Read more

Aviation Refueling Terminal at Mattala inaugurated

The Aviation Refueling Terminal, Automated Fuel Hydrant System, was inaugurated at Mattala in Hambantota on June 22. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Ministers, Read more

President in Badulla

President Mahinda Rajapakse chaired the Badulla District Progress Review meeting on June 21. He discussed several proposals for the development of different sectors in the Badulla district. Several ministers Read more  

UNP gears up for polls

United National Party has appointed a committee of seniors to gear up to face the polls in the ensuing year. The Committee is to compile a manifesto for this purpose. The Committee led by Leader Ranil Read more

HRC briefed by SL

Sri Lanka has explained to the HRC in Geneva about the prompt action taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to curb the violence that erupted in Aluthgama recently. Deputy Permanent Representative Read more

Friday Forum on Aluthgama incident

The Friday Forum has appealed to the authorities to take appropriate measures against perpetrators and to halt the trend of violence. The statement of Friday Forum states: “ We condemn these violent Read more

UN top official meets SLMC

UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez met Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem at the SLMC Head Quarters Tharuslam on June 20. Country Read more

‘Women in Political Arena’ workshop in Batti

US Ambassador Michele Sison was the Chief Guest at the workshop on ‘Women in Political Arena’ held at Sinna Uppodai East Lagoon Hotel on June 20. Batticaloa Government Agent P.S.M. Charles Read more

TNA meets Top US official

Tamil National Alliance delegation led by its Leader R.Sampanthan met Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Asia Atul Keshap at the US Embassy in Colombo on June 20. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Read more

"Estop extremism":Sajith pleads

United Ntional Party Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has urged the government to take adequate steps to put an end to extremism in the island. He appealed that authorities have Read more

Bogambara Prison vested with Govt

The historic Bogambara Prison was formally vested with Government at a simple event yesterday, June 20. President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest. Minister of Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera Read more

UN official calls on Basil

UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez called on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse at the office of the Ministry on June 20. He is on a four day visit to Read more

Trinco Court remands Indian fishermen

Trincomalee Magistrate T.Saravanarajah has remanded seven Indian fishermen till July 4. Court made the order when they were produced by the Harbour Police. They were taken into Read more

Tamil Nadu opposes priority to Hindi

Tamil Nadu Chief  Minister Jayalalitha has opposed moves to give greater priority to Hindi prejudicial to the usage of English for social communication.  In her letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Read more

Church of Ceylon on Alutgama incident

The Church of Ceylon has expressed concern over the recent incidents in Aluthgama and calls for effective steps to prevent denigration of any community or religion. Bishop of Colombo Rt. Revd. Read more

Queen’s Birthday Party in Colombo

Queen’s Birth Day was celebrated at an event in Colombo under the auspices of the British Commission in Sri Lanka. First Lady Madam Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, Minister Douglas Devananda, Read more

Top US official meets Minister Basil

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Atul Keshap paid a courtesy call on Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapakse at his Ministry Office on June 20. Head of the Political Section Read more

Jaya writes to Modi on Arrest of Indian fishermen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take steps to secure the release of the Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy recently. She has requested Read more

SP Girl Guides’ AGM

First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the annual general meeting of Southern Province Girl Guides held at the auditorium of the Pre-Carlton School in Tangalle. Deputy Read more

“Beware of false propaganda”:Mass Media Minister

Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwela has appealed to the people to beware of false propaganda and not fall a prey for it can disrupt peace in the island. The public should not fall into traps of extremist groups aiming Read more

Moderate monk hospitalized

A moderate Buddhist monk Ven. Watareka Vijitha Thera, Leader of Jathika Bala Sena and member of the Mahiyangana Pradesha Sabha, has been hospitalized with injuries. Reports say that he had been found Read more

Hartal against Aluthgama incident

A hartal was held by Muslims in several parts of the country protesting against the violence in Aluthgama and demanding action against perpetrators. Shops were closed and attendance Read more

Foreign Buddhist delegates meet President

Foreign Buddhist delegates met President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees on Wednesday, June 18. The delegates, who are in Sri Lanka on a ten day visit, are led by Ven. Hai Thao Thera. JHU Leader Read more

Sampanthan seeks enforcement of law

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has called for the enforcement of the law to avert the repletion of Aluthgama incidents in the future. He was addressing the House. Referring to incidents in aluthgama, Read more

DMK condemns special status to Hindi

The 90 year old patriarch of the Dravidiya Munnetra Kalakam Dr. M. Karunanithy has voiced strongly against directives by the new Indian government to bureaucrats to use Hindi Read more

Indian fishermen remanded

24 fishermen who were arrested by the Navy off the Delft islands recently were remanded till July 2 by Kayts Magistrate Lenin Kumar. He   made the order when they were produced before him allegedly Read more

JVP’s ‘no to religious discord’ campaign

Janata Vimukthi Peramuna has organized a campaign seeking the people to reject religious discord and to ensure national integration. JVP led by its General Secretary Tilvin Silva took part in Read more

46 Indian fishermen nabbed

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended forty six Indian fishermen and their eleven trawlers on June 18 allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters. 24 of them arrested off the north of Delft islands were brought to Read more

ACHC calls for prayers, poojas

All Ceylon Hindu Congress (Federation of Hindu Religious Associations and Hindu Temples in Sri Lanka), has called for prayers and poojas for religious freedom and harmony Read more

Advisory Committee for Buddhist affairs

An Advisory Committee on Buddhist Affairs was formed on June 18 under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapakse. The Advisory Committee, which will advise the Government on matters Read more

Anura calls for national integration

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanyake has appealed to the people to hold high the banner of national unity against communalist tendencies.He made this appeal in a communiqué. He said: “Today Read more

ADB President calls on President

Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao called on President Mahinda Rajapaakse at the President’s House yesterday. Several Ministers including Dr.Sarath Amunugama, Basil Rajapakse were present. Read more 

Wijedasa on probe

UNP Parliamentarian Wijayadasa Rajapakse has observed that it is not possible to stop the investigation by UN. He was addressing the House on the debate on the motion against the Read more

Samarasinghe on probe

Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has observed that the government has rejected the proposal for an international investigation on the ground that Sri Lanka is a sovereign Read more

House adopts motion against probe

The House of Representatives adopted the resolution forwarded by nine members of Parliament expressing objection to an international investigation into alleged human rights violations. Read more

President avows stern measures against culprits

President Mahinda Rajapakse has assured that an impartial inquiry will be held and stern measures will be taken against perpetrators of violence. He also assured that steps would be taken to avert such incidents Read more

Karunanithy condemns violence

DMK President M Karunanidhi today condemned the anti-Muslim incidents in certain parts of Sri Lanka. He urged India to voice its concern for members of the minority Read more

Hartal in Kinniya

A peaceful hartal was held in Kinniya on June18 to demonstrate against violence in Aluthgama and to demand action against culprits. Shops were closed and streets were deserted. Read more

Opposition Leader on Aluthgama incident

Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe has called for a comprehensive report on the incidents that took place recently in Aluthgama. He also charged that the government had followed a course of action Read more

PM responds to Opposition Leader’s statement

Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne has appealed to all political parties to stand for the people and not for a particular group. He was responding in the House to the statement made by Opposition Read more

“TNA is for probe”:Sampanthan tells House

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that the TNA is supportive of the proposed UN probe. He was addressing the House on the motion moved by nine members against Read more

Janaka Bandara moves motion on probe

UPFA Parliamentarian Janaka Bandara moved the motion against the UN probe in the House of Representatives on June 17 and stated that this is a very important and historical motion in the country. Parliament Read more

Zeid Hussin succeeds Pillay

Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein of Jordan has been confirmed by the 193 member UN General Assembly as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Navi Pillay of South Read more

Amarapura Maha Nayaka calls for calm

Amarpura Maha Nayaka Most Ven. Dauldena Gnanissara Thera has called for calm and for religious unity. In a statement issued by him referring to the recent incidents, Ven. Gnanissar Read more

President calls on Bolivian President

President Mahinda Rajapakse called on President of Bolivia on June 16 and held bilateral talks. The meeting between the two leaders took place at the Presidential Palace. President Rajapakse visited the country Read more

Pakistan General’s visit put off

President Mahinda Rajapakse called on President of Bolivia on June 16 and held bilateral talks. The meeting between the two leaders took place at the Presidential Palace. President Rajapakse visited the country Read more

“Curb hate speech, incitement”:Pillay

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navin Pillay has urged that hate speech and incitement must be curbed religious minorities must be protected. She made the appeal following reports of violence Read more

Reputed monks, citizens call for calm

Reputed Buddhist monks, religious leaders and senior citizens have called upon all citizens to exercise restraint and help to ensure peace and unity in Aluthgama. They made this call at Read more

US Embassy condemns violence

US Embassy in Colombo, in a Press release, has urged for restraint to ensure peace in Aluthgama. The release said: “The U.S.  Embassy condemns the violence that has spread over Read more

Exercise restraint’:President to all sides

President Mhinda Rajapakse has appealed to all parties to act in restraint over the incident in Aluthgama. In a message sent from Bolivia, President Rajapakse said;  ‘The government will not allow anyone Read more

“Don’t fall prey to extremism”:JVP  

JVP has appealed to the people not to fall a prey to extremism. The need of the hour is to build national unity. The General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva made the Read more


Lankan fishermen repatriated

39 Sri Lankan fishermen, who were released by Tamil Nadu, were handed over to the Sri Lankan Navy by Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajitharang in the seas at International Maritime Boundary Line on June 16. Read more

President meets Cuban President


President Mahinda Rajapakse met President of Cuba Raul Castro and held talks on current issues. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the G77 Summit held in Bolivia Sri Lankan Read more

President calls for revitalized G77

President Mahinda Rajapakse has called for a revitalized G77 to provide the necessary fillip and reach common goal of equitable and just international order. He was addressing Read more

Hakeem addresses SLMC Convention

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem has urged the government to ensure religious freedom in the island and take necessary measures against any moves Read more

Indian fishermen’s strike ends

The Indian fishermen, who commenced an indefinite strike in Rameswaram on June 9 demanding a permanent solution to the dispute between India and Sri Lanka, decided to call off the strike from Monday, Read more

Susil on the Motion against probe

UPFA Secretary Minister Susil Premajayantha has appealed to the people to offer express solidarity against the UNHRC sponsored probe and articulate for the country’s sovereignty. He stated that a motion brought Read more

President at inaugural session of G77

President Mahinda Rajapakse participated at the inaugural session of G77 + China Summit on June 15. The event was held at Santa Cruz in Bolivia. External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris accompanied Read more

Sangari to quit parliamentary politics

Tamil United Liberation Front Secretary General V. Aanandasangari is to quit parliamentary politics. He made this announcement on his 81st  birth day on June15. In a report to the media, he said: Read more

President meets Namibian PM

President Mahinda Rajapske met Prime Minister of Namibia Hage Geingob at Hotel Tajibos in Saul Cruz on June 14 and discussed bilateral and global issues. The meeting between the two leaders took Read more

Meelad at Mawilmada MV

Meelad Celebrations were held at Mawilmada Maha Vidyalayam in Kandy. Winners in Meelad Day Contests were awarded prizes. Principal R.M.J.Samarakoon presided. Teacher in charge of Islam Zaheera Read more 

Union Minister on Fishermen issue

Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman has stated that the new government of India is committed to engage constructively with the Sri Lankan Government to find a permanent solution to the fishermen’s Read more

Fishermen dispute; SL takes initiatives

Sri Lankan government has taken initiatives to engage in official level talks with the Indian government to find a lasting solution to the fishing problem that causes disputes between the two countries. The new Read more

Drug Awareness Campaign by students

Students staged a drug awareness campaign in Colombo recently to rid the young population of the menace of drugs. Students of St. Peter’s College and St. Bridget’s Convent played an active role Read more

Religious ceremony remembering Wijewardena

Religious observances were held at Gangarama temple in Colombo on June 14 to mark the 64th death anniversary of Press Baron late D.R. Wijewardena. Read more


Jaffna Agriculture Faculty inaugurated

Jaffna Agriculture Faculty was inaugurated at a simple ceremony in Killinochi on June 14. Minister of Higher Education S.B.Dissanayka was the Chief Guest. The Agriculture Faculty which was functioning Read more

TN Court frees SL fishermen sans boats

Tamil Nadu Court has ordered the release of 14 fishermen jailed in Puzhal prison. Magistrate N.Dharman made the order releasing them. The Court, however, did not order the release of their boats. Read more

Kochikade St Antony’s Feast

The annual Feast of St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochikade in Colombo was held on June 12 and 13 in a solemn atmosphere. There was a procession that preceded the prayers. Colombo Archbishop Malcolmn Read more

Motion on Probe; JVP to move amendment

JVP is to move an amendment to the motion before Parliament on the proposed probe by OHRC. Addressing the media, JVP Leader Anura Kumaranayake has observed that the referring Read more

Motion on Probe; UNP’s response

United National Party has urged the government to co-operate with the Office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner to conduct investigation. It stated that the mandate of the Team of Investigators Read more

Warm Welcome to President in Bolivia

President Mahinda Rajapaske was accorded a warm welcome as he arrived at the Viru Viru International Airport on Friday. He was also extended military honours. He was received by President Read more

Rajitha calls on DG of FAO

Minister of Fisheries and Acquatic Resources Development Dr.Rajitha Senaratne called on Director General of Food and Agriculture Organization Jose Graziano de Silva. The meeting took Read more

Fast against animal sacrifice at koils

A fast was undertaken on June 13 morning at Thellipallai protesting against animal sacrifice at Konnawathai Narasimha Vairavar temple in Keerimalai. The participants in the fast are Maravan Read more

Adverse weather in Upcountry

Adverse weather in hill country caused by torrential rains has caused havoc in the hill country. Landslides have also been reported from several parts. Four sluices have been opened. Colombo- Badulla train Read more

House to debate UNHRC investigation

The Parliament of Sri Lanka is to debate the proposed investigation by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on June 17 and 18 and arrive at a determination. The decision was made at Read more

"Sexual violence, it is time to act"Rankin

UK High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin has appealed that it is time to act in regard to rape and sexual violence for they are not inevitable acts of war but must be deterred and prevented. Read more

Pakistan scholarships to students, journalists

71 students of O/L and A/L and 12 promising working journalists were awarded scholarships by the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Colmbo at an event held at Ananda College, Read more

President at Poson festival

President Mahinda Rajapakse attended special events related to Poson in Anurathapura on June 12. He paid homage to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. He took part in the service activities in dansalas. He gifted Read more

Poson at Kri Kotha

Religious events including dansala were organized at United National Party Head Quarters at Sri Kotha in Pita Kota on June 12. Chairman of UNP Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya, General Secretary Read more

Apostolic Nuncio calls on Maha Nayakkas

Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka Rev. Dr. Pierre Nguyen Van Tot called on Maha Nayaka of Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Udagama Sri Budhharakitha Thera and Maha Nayaka of Malwatte Chapter Ven. Read more

Vattrapalai Amman temple Pongal

The annual Vattapalai Kannaki amman temple pongal was held in the early hours of June 11. Hundreds of devotees were seen performing their vows by carrying kavadi, paal sembu, katpura Satti Read more

Motion on Probe before Parliament

A motion against the investigation by the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner signed by nine Parliamentarians has been submitted to the Secretary General of Parliament. Read more

Wijeyadasa on OHRC investigation

UNP Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakse has told the media that referring the OHRC investigation to the House is not the appropriate way to deal with the situation. It is the decision Read more

“Convene All Party meeting”:Kiriella

Senior United National Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella has called for the convening of the All Party Conference by the Government to arrive at a consensus on the investigation Read more

President in Polannaruwa

President Mahinda Rajapakse visited Pollanaruwa on June11 and participated in a number of events. He visited Dumbulge Aranya and met the Chief Incumbent Read more

36 Indian fishermen repatriated

36 fishermen, who were arrested allegedly for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters, were repatriated by the Sri Lankan Navy and handed over to the Indian Coast Guard vessel ‘Rajkamal’ at the Read more

Pillay seeks SL’s co-operation

Navin Pillay, Commissioner for UN Human Rights Commission, has urged the Sri Lankan Government to co-operate in the probe into the alleged war crimes by the UN. She was addressing 26th sessions Read more

SL says no to ‘UN Probe’

Sri Lanka has stated that it will not co-operate with OHCHR investigation, but reiterated its commitment to continue its ongoing process of reconciliation. Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN Read more

US on Probe

US has called upon Sri Lanka to extend co-operation to the proposed probe by UNHRC. US Representative Harper Keeth made this appeal while addressing the UNHRC sessions. He said: ‘We urge Sri Lanka Read more

Vietnam envoy at Jaffna Library

Vietnam Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh visited the Jaffna Public Library and handed over a set of books. He also had discussions with the library staff. Earlier, he met Northern Province Chief Minister Read more

Protest opposite Indian HC

A protest against India was organized on June 10 opposite the Indian High Commission in Colombo by Federation of National Organizations. The protestors shouted slogans against India’s Read more

Pope with Israeli, Palestinian Heads

Pope Francis met Israeli President Shimion Peres and Palestinian President Mahumoud Abbas in Vatican Garden sans any religious symbols on Sunday. Patriarch Bartholomews, Head of Orthodox Read more

Gratuity issue; TUs meet Ranil

Trade Union representatives met United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and discussed the issue of formulating new procedures for gratuity payments to employees. Ranil Wickremasinghe Read more

Fishermen issue; SL wants India to reciprocate

Sri Lanka has urged India to release the Sri Lankan fishermen currently in their custody responding to President Rajapakse’s gesture of goodwill of releasing Indian fishermen. Read more

Royal Park murder; SC affirms death sentence

Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence delivered to Jude Jayamaha by Court of Appeal. This was mentioned in Colombo High Court on Monday. The indictment against him was the murder Read more

Pope’s visit finalized

His Holiness Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15 next year. This has been confirmed by Archbishop of Colombo Rt. Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith. Earlier, there were Read more

Vietnam Ambassador calls on NP Chief Minister

Sri Lanka has urged India to release the Sri Lankan fishermen currently in their custody responding to President Rajapakse’s gesture of goodwill of releasing Indian fishermen. Read more

President at his Alma Mater’s event

President Mahinda Rajapakse was the Chief Guest at the ceremony held at Thurstan College, his alma mater, to declare open a three storey building and a new lab to install one hundred computers presented Read more

78 Indian fishermen to be freed

President Mahinda Rajapakse has given orders to the authorities to release the 78 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody. He gave the directive to coincide with the first sitting of the Joint sitting of Indian Read more

MoU for Indian Cultural Centre inked

India and Sri Lanka have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to   Construct a Cultural Centre at Jaffna. The MoU was signed by the High Commissioner of India Y.K. Sinha and the Read more

Fishermen’s arrest; Sushuma directs Indian HC

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushuma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka to contact Sri Lankan authorities to resolve the issue of arrest of 82 Indian fishermenRead more

Dhamma Shalawa declared open

Six storied Dhamma Shalawa and Dana Shalawa were declared open at the Wellampitiya Sri Wimalarama Viharaya yesterday. President Mahinda Rajaapske was the Chief Guest. Ven. Niyangoda Read more

Egyptian President Sisi takes oath

59 year old Abdul Fattah al Sisi was sworn in as President of Egypt at a Supreme Constitutional Court. He secured 96.9% votes at the last polls in May. He is a retired Field Martial who Read more

Jinnah scholarships to Lankan students

Jinnah scholarships worth 1.7 million rupees have been awarded to 69 students by the Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. Under the auspices of High Commission of Pakistan, Read more

82 Indian fishermen nabbed

Sri Lankan Navy has apprehended 73 Indian fishermen on three different occasions and in three different locations during the week end while they were allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters Read more

Arrest of Indian fishermen; Jaya takes up with Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi informing him that 82 Indian fishermen have been taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Read more


Hindu Oli released at Keerimalai

The current issue of Hindu Oli, the journal of All Ceylon Hindu Congress, was released at a simple ceremony held at Siva Bhoomy Kalai Arangu on Saturday. Read more

Pusellawa Blood donation camp

A Blood Donation camp was organized at Pusselawa at which a number of people took part. Read more

CWC’s 75th anniversary at Pusselawa

Estate Workers at Pussalawa celebrated the 75 the anniversary of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress on July 25 under the patronage of Udapalatha Pradesa Sabha Member M.S.Sellamuthu. Read more

CWC’s pooja at Ramboda temple

Ceylon Workers’ Congress held special poojas at Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple in Ramboda on July 25 to mark the party’s 75th anniversary. Read more

Sangeerthana to stage Arangetram

The Bharatha Naatya Arangetram of Selvy Sangeerthana is to be held at Uvarmalai Vivekananda College Trincomalee Read more

Oslo Sivasubramaniar Temple Festival

In Norway’s capital Oslo the 16th annual festival of the SivasubramaniarAlayam commenced with the Flag hoisting ceremony (Kodiyetram) Wednesday,16 July with the participation of hundreds of Hindu devotees. Read more

Pannum Bharathamum at Hinduism confab 

Dance Drama by Pathma Niruthya of Malaysia was a highlight of the Hinduism Seminar held at Saraswathy Hall on Saturday under the patronage of Department Read more

Ilagupillai remembered

Colombo Tamil Sangam held a simple ceremony to remember the anniversary of late S.Illagupillai, who had rendered great service for the Sangam. Read more

Apostolic Sisters’ Day in Kalmunai

Apostolic Revered Sisters’ Day was held in Kalmunai Carmel Convent recently. Batticaloa Bishop Rev. Fr. Joseph Ponniah conducted the Mass. Read more

Naatya Arangetram by Abinaya, Akshara in Trinco

Bharatha Naatya Arangetram of two sisters, Selvy Abinaya and Selvy Akshara, daughters of Suthakaran and Mathivathany is to be held at Uvarmalai Vivekananda College, Trincomalee at 4pm on July 19. Read more

Ifthar for Batti prison inmates

Ifthar ceremony was held at Batticaloa Prison recently to mark the Ramadan Fast. It was organized under the patronage of Akkaraipattu Jumma Mosque. Read more

Pachai Pattu Chathuthal at Nainai Amman koil

The Pachai Pattu Chathuthal ritual was held at the end of the Ther festival in Nainai Nagapooshani Amman koil. Read more

Muththamil Sangamam in London

Muthamil Sangamam showcasing Tamil culture was held in Lewisham Sivan Temple in London under the patronage of International Hindu Youth Forum. Read more

School kits to students in Kotmale

School kits were distributed to 1000 rural students in Kotmale educational zone recently. Western Provincial Councilor Senal Read more

Fire Walking at Othachimadam Amman temple

Fire walking was the high light during the annual festival of Othachchimadam Vada Pathirakali Amman temple in Batticaloa. Read more

Dates distribution in Eravur

Dates were handed over free to Mosques in Eravur at a simple ceremony recently to be issued to mark the Ramadan fast. Read more

Dry Food distribution for Ramadan

Dry food packets were distributed to villagers of Katpity and Vellankarai in view of the Ramadan fast. Read more

Adventure Park in Jaffna

An Adventure Park has been declared open in Jaffna in the area earlier identified as Jaffna Old Park. Read more

Annual Cultural Show in Kandy

The annual cultural show was held in Kandy Selva Vinayakar Vasantha Mandapam on July 5 under the patronage of Bharathya Kala Kendir of Assistant High Commission of India. Read more

Birth of quintuplets in Kandy

A thirty six year old mother from Werellegama in Kandy has given birth to quintuplets. She gave birth to five babies, one girl and four boys, at Peradeniya Teaching Read more

Ifthar at Welikade prison

A religious ceremony, Ifthar, was held at Jumma Mosque in Welikade Prison to mark the Ramadan fast. Minister of Prison Reforms Chandrasiri Gajadeera Read more


‘Orator Subramaniam’s statue unveiled


The statue of Emeritus Principal S.Subramaniam, popularly called ‘Orator Subramaniam’, was unveiled by Professor S.Kasinathan in the premises of Chunnakam Skandavarodhaya College Read more

Theertham at Thiruketheeswaram

Theertham festival was held at the historic and holy Thiruketheeswaram shrine recently. The annual festival of the temple concluded with Theertham festival. Read more

Inter School Sports Meet in Jaffna

The Inter School Sports Meet held among educational zones in the Jaffna district commenced at the Duraiyappa Read more

Thangamma Appakutty remembered in UK

The sixth year remembrance of late Chelvy Thangamma Appakutty, former Trustee of Thellipallai Thurkai Amman Thevasthanam, was observed in a solemn atmosphere at a simple ceremony at Saiva Munnetra Read more

Narthana Sangamam at Matale

The Narthana Sangamam and honouring artistes was held at Matale Hotel School Hall recently. Read more

"Lanka belongs to all”:Vajira Thera

Most Ven. Professor Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero has observed that the island belongs to all people who inhabit it. He dismissed the view that it belongs to only the Buddhists. All communities are entitled to live as equals with equal rights. Read more

Kids’ Sports Festival

Hill Country International School Kids’ Sports Festival was held at Madheena Central College Grounds in Madawela on June7. Read more

Carnatic Festival in Colombo

Music lovers were entertained at the Carnatic Festival organized by Aalaabana at Colombo Tamil Sangam Read more

Vaikasi Pongal at Sampoor

The traditional annual Vaikasi Pongal of Sampoor Arasadi Pillaiyar Kovil was held recently. Read more

Trinco Hindu Founders’ Day

Principal, Teachers, past students and parents of Trinco Koneswara Hindu College gave away gift packages to the inmates of Grace Home, Read more

Hindu Civilization’ re-launched

A book on ‘Hindu Civilization’ for GCE O/L and A/L students was re-launched as a revised edition at a ceremony organized by the Education Committee of All Ceylon Hindu Congress recently. ACHC President Kandiah Neelakandan presided. Read more

Narayana Seva at Gnanesha ceremony

Narayana Seva at Trincomalee Sivanantha Thapovanam Children’s Home was the high light of the 41st annual ceremony of Sandirasekarampillai Gnanambigai Establishment Read more

Chinthanai Kalam’ for students by ACHC

All Ceylon Hindu Congress organized ‘Chinthanai Kalam’, Forum for Thought, for Colombo students to mark the Remembrance Day of late   Dr. Velauthapillai, who had served the Hindu public for long Read more

Technical Stream inaugurated in Kandy

The introduction of technical stream in 156 schools in the Kandy district was inaugurated at the Peradeniya Central Read more

Foundation laid for Tech lab for Madheena

Foundation stone was laid for building a technological lab for Madawela Madheena College under the Mahindodaya Scheme on June2. Read more

Raga Allikai 18

Raga Allikai 18 by Isaikalai Mani, Sangeetha Kaalvithakar Swarnalatha Pratrhapan was held at Wellawatte under the auspices of Colombo Tamil Sangam Read more

Somawanse meets Veddha Chief

JVP former Leader Somawanse Amerasinghe met the Vedhha Chief and handed over a copy of the ‘ Vision’ a document adopted by the Party at its recent Convention. Read more

Islamic Conference in Madawela

A conference on Islam was held in Madawela recently. The event was organized under the auspices of the All Ceylon Jamaiyuthul Islamiya Madawela Branch. Read more

Health Awareness program in Madawela

A health awareness program was held at Madawela Madheena College Hall on May 15. A large number of residents both males and females in the area attended. Read more

Maha Bodhi style showcased at Vesak

This year, India participated in the Buddha Rashmi Vesak celebrations displaying Vesak lanterns based on the architecture of Mahabodhi temple in Gaya and Bihar in India following an invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka. Read more

Chitrai Ther at Mahiyawe

The Ther festival of Mahiyawe Muthumariamman temple was held on May15 to observe the Chithrai festival. Read more

Kamba Varuthy's discourses in Colombo

Patron of the All Ceylon Kamban Kalakam Kambavaruthy Jeyaraj delivered a lecture on Saint Manicavasagar at Tamil Sangam Hall on May 14. Read more

Thiruvillaku Poojai in Colombo

Thiru Villaku Poojai was held at Bambalapitiya Saraswathie Hall on Wednesday. Read more

Farewell to Mahalingam

A farewell ceremony was held to bid farewell to Deputy Indian High Commissioner ( Jaffna) V.Mahalingam who is leaving the island to accept the post of High Commisioner of India to Ghana. Read more

Sewing machines to widows

Sewing machines were handed over to needy widows in Murugandy under the auspices of All Ceylon Hindu Congress recently. Read more

ENET's Certifcate Awarding ceremony

ENET College held its certifcate awarding ceremony for 2013-2014 at Trincomalee Orrs' Hill Vivekanantha College Read more

ACHC's Seminar for Hindu Youth

All Ceylon Hindu Congress organized a seminar for Hindu Youths at Saraswathy Hall in Bambalapitiya on May1. Discussion conducted in both English and Tamil was on the theme 'Hindu Practices Read more

A leprosy awareness project was launched in Health Centre in Tennakumbara in Kandy recently. Read more

Saiva Conference in UK

15th Saiva Conference was held at Highgate Murugan Temple recently under the auspices of the Federation of Saiva Temples Read more

Gurunathan's book launched

The book tittled ' Oru Niruparin Khala Anubavam' authored by Senior Journalist Sinniah Gurunathan, who counts 56 years experience in both Tamil and English journalism, was launched at a ceremony held at Trincomalee Koneswara Hindu Read more

South Africa's Freedom Day in Colombo

A ceremony was hedl at Hilton Hotel recently to mark the 20th Freedom Day of South Africa. Read more

"May Day significance diluted":Working Womens' Front

May Day in Kandy was organized on May 1st under the patronage of Working Women's Front. President of the Front Yogeswary Krishnan chaired. Read more

Working Women Front's campaign

Working Women Front held a leaflet campaign in Kandy on April 29 to create an awareness of the woes of working women and seek relief. Read more

"Tamil people seek solution in united SL": Sampanthan

Tamil National Alliance Leader R.Sampanthan has observed that the Tamil people have overwhelmingly demonstrated that they are totally opposed to any form of violence and that they are committed to a reasonable, acceptable political solution within the framework of a united and undivided country. TNA has clearly and publicly enunciated within Sri Lanka, particularly in the North and East and among the diaspora abroad. Read more

Ran Kekulu scholarships to Trinco students

Sixteen Ran Kekulu scholarships were awarded to sixteen students successful in the scholarship exam in Trincomalee. Read more

Lab for Henry International College

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

Iniya Naathantha Festival

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