LTTE cadre sentenced to 20 years for assassination of Sri Lankan Army General

Anuradhapura: A Sri Lankan court on Friday sentenced a former LTTE cadre to 20 years in rigorous imprisonment for the assassination of a Sri Lankan Army General in a bomb attack six years ago. Anuradhapura High Court today (05) convicted the former Tamil Tiger terrorist Shanmuganadan, who was accused of assassinating retired Major General Janaka Perera and 28 others in a suicide bomb attack in … [Read more...]

National security of Sri Lanka is not a concern of local governments

Colombo: Only the island nation's central government is empowered to make decisions on the national security and it is not a concern of the local governments, Sri Lanka military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya has said. The military spokesperson made this remark in response to a recent statement made by the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council C. V. Wigneswaran that the … [Read more...]

Japanese Prime Minister to accompany a large business delegation on his visit to Sri Lanka on Sunday

Colombo: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Bangladesh and Sri Lanka starting this weekend for talks with the leaders of the two countries, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Japan said in a statement. Prime Minister Abe will arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday, September 7 after visiting Dhaka and meeting his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. Abe will be the first Japanese leader to … [Read more...]

The President says that the State resources sold to the private sector by the UNP government have been reacquired and distributed among the people.

President Mahinda Rajapakse says the present government has implemented a massive development drive to correct the injustice caused to Uva province as a result of the uprisings against imperialists in the history. He points out the children of the nation should be stakeholders of the economy which is emerging with the development. The president made these remarks while handing over Mahindodaya … [Read more...]

The President orders the IGP to implement the law sternly against those who violate Election Laws at the Uva Provincial Council Election campaign.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed IGP N K Ilangakoon to implement the law sternly against those who violate Election Laws at the Uva Provincial Council Election campaign.  Police Media Spokesman and Senior SP Ajith Rohana told the National Radio that the Police will take the necessary measures in the coming days … [Read more...]

The fisheries talks between Sri Lanka and India in new Delhi have been successful.

he ministry of fisheries says that the talks between Sri Lanka and India on fishing have been extremely successful. Special attention has been focused to enhance fishing between the two countries. Director General of fisheries S.T Hettiarachchi told the National Radio that an Indian delegation is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka shortly with the objective of enhancing the negotiations. The … [Read more...]

An agreement of understanding between the government and the private sector to strengthen the local agricultural sector.

An agreement of understanding has been signed between the government and the private sector to strengthen the local agricultural sector. The agreement anticipates to expedite the production of local bee honey, cucumber, tomatoes and passion fruit. The aim is to fulfil 50 percent of the local bee honey requirement. Currently the national agricultural expansion programmes are being implemented in 12 … [Read more...]

Many agricultural programmes to provide jobs for youth in the Uva province are being implemented.

Provincial Director of Agriculture R.M. Nandasiri says that many agricultural programmes for the provision of self employment for youth in the Uva province have commenced. He further says that financial allocations, training and technical facilities are being provided by the department of agriculture on the basis of 50 percent contribution. 50 million rupees have been set a side in the initial … [Read more...]

Sri Lankan Ambassador Responds to New York Times Editorial

Following is the response from Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasm, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the United States of America to the editorial appeared on New York Times. New York Times - The Opinion Pages SRI LANKA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN AMBASSADOR’S VIEW SEPT. 2, 2014 To the Editor: Your Aug. 23 editorial “Sri Lanka’s Intransigence,” about the government’s refusal to cooperate with the … [Read more...]

BJP leader Swamy hits back at Jaya

A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha slammed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a letter to the Prime Minister saying that Swamy had asked Sri Lanka not to release the fishermen, Swamy has hit back at Jaya dismissing the allegations.Swamy said, Jaya's allegations are baseless and he had not asked Sri Lanka not to release the fishermen. … [Read more...]