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EC hints of holding PC polls by September

EC hints of holding PC polls by September

The Elections Commission yesterday hinted that the Provincial Council Election could be held in September, since the terms of the Central, Northern and North Western Read more…

A worried India

A worried India

The fresh political crisis in Sri Lanka should have New Delhi concerned. The strong showing by the opposition Sri Lanka People’s Front, led by former Read more…

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

The proposed Cabinet reshuffle has been delayed as some Ministers in the UNP have refused to move away from their current portfolios, government sources said. Read more…

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

In the aftermath of the defeat at the local government elections, the United National Party (UNP) is said to be considering whether to revert to Read more…

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that while the elections to six Provincial Councils are scheduled to be held in September, any attempt Read more…

Tamils never benefited by Rajapaksa government
22 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Tamils never benefited by Rajapaksa government »

Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sambanthan blamed that Lankan government fail to conduct constructive programmes to benefit Eelam Tamil nationals.

Speaking to journalists Read more…

Court seeks Centre’s response to plea against sale of warships to Sri Lanka
22 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Court seeks Centre’s response to plea against sale of warships to Sri Lanka »

The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday sought the Union government’s response to a public interest litigation petition by a Madurai-based Read more…

Call for David Cameron to boycott Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka
22 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Call for David Cameron to boycott Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka »

David Cameron should boycott the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka next month to express British concern about the country’s lack of progress Read more…

Australia says Lankans at risk
22 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Australia says Lankans at risk »

Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka risk being returned to potentially harmful situations under the government’s enhanced screening process, the Australian Human Rights Read more…

Editor of The Hindu resigns
22 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Editor of The Hindu resigns »

Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, a popular newspaper in India and widely respected in Sri Lanka as well, announced his resignation Read more…

Sri Lanka raises defence budget despite pressure
22 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Sri Lanka raises defence budget despite pressure »

Sri Lanka’s government Monday raised defence spending to a record $1.95 billion, despite international pressure to scale down the military after ending Read more…

Clarke to promote Lankan Casino
21 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Clarke to promote Lankan Casino »

James Packer’s Crown has signed up Australian Cricket captain, Michael Clarke, as part of its campaign to build a $400 million casino Read more…

Special report: Sri Lankan migrants from MV Sun Sea face an uncertain fate
21 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Special report: Sri Lankan migrants from MV Sun Sea face an uncertain fate »

Mary Petrecia Christhurajah and her husband, Kunarobinson Christhurajah, were among 492 Tamil migrants who came to Canada on the MV Sun Sea. Read more…

Ex Canadian PM against boycott
21 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Ex Canadian PM against boycott »

Canada should not boycott the upcoming Commonwealth meetings in Sri Lanka, Canada.com quoted former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney as saying.

“If Read more…

Provincial Council is our baby – Douglas Devananda
21 Oct
2013
Written by TELOMedia

Provincial Council is our baby – Douglas Devananda »

Cabinet Minister and the government’s front man in Jaffna, Douglas Devananda, says his party, the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) lost the Read more…