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Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) General Secretary and newly formed Democratic Tamil National Front (DTNF) member V. Anandasangaree claims a large sum of money allocated for the North had been returned to the treasury. He says this shows the inefficiency of the Northern Provincial Council led by the Tamil National Alliance and their incapacity to administer. “In the present political situation, the problems of the people including those of their fundamental rights are not properly […]
Tamils in London have been urged to support the Constitutional reforms process currently underway in Sri Lanka. Parliamentarian and a member of the Sub-Committee in the Constitutional Assembly, Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne, said that it will be impossible and unrealistic to expect all aspirations and demands of everyone to be met when the new Constitution is drafted. “There have to be compromises,” he said. Wickramaratne was speaking at a forum organised by the Non Resident Tamils […]
Sri Lanka’s debt-ridden national airline will sell four new Airbus A350s, a government minister said on Tuesday, two weeks after cancelling an order for four of the aircraft, the Reuters news agency reported. The state-owned carrier had already sold one of the four planes for a “reasonably good price” to a leasing company and is in talks with airlines over the other three, Deputy State Enterprise Minister Eran Wickramaratne said. Although SriLankan Airlines needs more […]
The Government says it will crackdown on the foreign recruitment agency mafia in Sri Lanka. Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Harsha de Silva told the BBC Sinhala service that he had discussed with the Saudi Arabian authorities, the issues faced by Sri Lankan maids. The Deputy Foreign Minister said that during the discussion he called for a new system to address the issues faced by Sri Lankan maids working in Saudi Arabia.
Former Parliamentarian Sajin Vass Gunawardena slammed National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa and has threatened to expose some details on him. Gunawardena said that Weerawansa had accused him of attempting to bring supporters to attend the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) May Day rally. The former Parliamentarian said that it is his duty to support the SLFP and take part in the SLFP May Day rally. “I don’t need to get permission from Wimal […]
Following the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and delegation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos in January, a Sri Lankan delegation consisting of senior Government officials and representatives from the private sector engaged in a two-day follow-up meeting at the World Economic Forum’s headquarters in Geneva, the Sri Lankan Mission in Geneva said today.
Giving a novel and new twist to the concept of hair and beauty care in Sri Lanka, “The Bungalow : Salon and Café” opened its doors to the discerning Sri Lankan woman at a gala launch attended by well-known names in Colombo society, clients, well-wishers and the media. Housed amid salubrious surroundings in a historic old walauwwa (mansion) at No 630, Kotte Road in Sri Jaywardenepura Kotte, The Bungalow is indeed a sanctuary of calm […]
The US Navy’s Seventh Fleet Band ‘Pacific Ambassadors’ will be in Sri Lanka this weekend, ready to stage three public performances in Colombo. The performances will be free of charge and will feature a wide range of genres.