Govt put a stop to weapon market, eliminating terrorism – President

“When there is a war, weapons are in great demand and they are sold at a high price. But it is we who put a stop to such a market with the complete elimination of terrorism in this country, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. “I was told by the Defence Secretary that there were arms ships in Sri Lankan waters, despite the fact that the war had ended. I advised him to take steps to send those … [Read more...]

A bouquet of roses to the people’s President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa turns 69 today. Many events including religious ceremonies, blood donation campaigns, dana, meritorious acts and charity events have been organised throughout the country to mark the occasion with Hambantota, the President’s birth place being the focal point of the ceremonies. Born on November 18, 1945 in Medamulana in the deep South it was a long and hard journey to … [Read more...]

Unity among Diversity

By  J.Yogaraj  - Senior Journalist  & Announcer ( S L B C ), People talk about unity in public places, but some do not realize and understand the real meaning of unity.Unity simply means think in one direction or support one’s thought and rally around him. It also denotes the practices and work as one unit. You need patience and tolerance to work a s a unit. Unity becomes more strong … [Read more...]

MR seeking 3rd Term in office – Opposition should not worry about it, instead they should simply concentrate on the candidate whom they are going to represent

By J.Yogaraj - Senior Journalist & Announcer ( S L B C ) Seeking opinion from Supreme Court is according to constitution standards.There is nothing wrong that MR seeking opinion from a top judiciary body of the country. President Mahinda Rajapaksa sought the opinion of Supreme Court on legitimacy of his third term presidency. The Supreme Court, subsequent to the President’s move, has … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka petroleum authority profits this year

Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-owned petroleum supplier, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), has finally started to make profits. The CPC, which incurred losses for years, has made a profit of Rs. 3 billion by September this year, Petroleum Resources Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said at parliament today. Addressing the committee stage debate of the 2015 budget, the Minister said the … [Read more...]

India says LTTE active in Tamil Nadu even after 2012 ban

A special tribunal constituted by the Delhi High Court reserved its verdict on whether the Centre’s ban on terror group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) needs to be upheld. The tribunal, headed by Justice G P Mittal, reserved its order after conclusion of arguments by the government represented by advocate Anil Soni as well as other parties in the matter. The central government as … [Read more...]

Forbes predicts MR will win in the next presidential election – Local parties are mum of Forbes magazine predictions

By J.Yogaraj - Senior Journalist & Announcer ( S L B C ) World’s leading business magazine Forbes has come up with a spectacular prediction on an island far from New York City. The magazine gives predictions to many super power countries. But I think this is the first time the magazine selected Sri Lanka for an important prediction. And this prediction is completely different from the … [Read more...]

New Zealand invites MR for Cricket World Cup opening

A New Zealand minister will arrive here today to extend an invitation to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to participate in the opening ceremony of the ICC World Cup to be held in his country in February, next year, Daily Mirror learns. New Zealand’s Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy will be arriving with the invitation from New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to the President. However, … [Read more...]

The government accept the responsibility of 75 orphan children who lost their parents at the Koslanda Tragedy.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the government will accept the responsibility of 75 orphan children who lost their parents at the Koslanda Tragedy. The President stresses that it is the bounded duty of the officials to evacuate people from natural disaster prawn areas and resettle them in suitable places. The President expresses the nations regret for the surviving members of the affected … [Read more...]

The SLFP Sub committee will forward today its recommendation on the proposals made by Jathika Hela Urumaya.

The SLFP Sub committee will forward today its recommendation on the proposals made by Jathika Hela Urumaya. Jathika Hela Urumaya has presented 35 proposals with seven major proposals to the SLFP. General Secretary of the SLFP Maithreepala Sirisena said the party considered the proposals and they will continue the dialogue between the two parties. … [Read more...]