Archive for September, 2012

The first Dhamma school in Jaffna will be opened today (Sept. 30) by Sri Lankan military in a bid to popularize Buddhism in the northern peninsula after the war, said the Lankan defence ministry. The Pro Sri Lankan government Tamil Buddhists Association is organizing arrangements for the school, which will be   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

In the spring of 2009 Londoners saw thousands of British Tamils protesting daily in Parliament Square, calling on the world to intervene in the civil war in Sri Lanka. We now know a lot more about those first five months of 2009, in which up to forty thousand people perished   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Fifteen Sri Lankan Tamils arrested by the Kollam police on June 3 after busting a human trafficking racket and later released from judicial custody on August 17 were to be deported to Sri Lanka from the Thiruvananthapuram airport today, an Indian newspaper reported. Though they were released from judicial custody, the court   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The European Union has lodged a protest with Sri Lanka over Colombo being used as a base for export of Chinese-made bicycles to avoid the payment of anti-dumping duty.The EU protest was handed over to Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Brussels by EU’s Director General of Trade. “We are yet to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

China will provide Sri Lanka a loan of US$ 500 million (Rs. 64.6 billion) for the second phase of the Sri Lankan Government’s Priority Roads Project in the north and the south. The Sri Lankan Cabinet last Wednesday approved a proposal by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as Minister of Ports and   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Officials from the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) are in Sri Lanka for an economic review but there is no discussion on any additional loan facility, the Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor Nivard Cabraal said. “No, this is a routine visit,” he told to the Colombo weekly, when asked whether   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death not only in Sri Lanka but the world over and currently, over 150 persons die due to heart attacks every day across the country. Of this number, around one third are said to be females who succumb to the disease. According to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The TNA says the military is to set up a base in the Menik Farm land that formerly housed IDPs from the North. TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran said the authorities had demolished all the temporary shelters in Menik Farm and had cleared the land while the military has requested to   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has incurred a loss of Rs50bn within the first seven months of the year, while a loss of Rs94bn was posted last year, sources said. “The loss was due to power generation, selling diesel and oil at half the cost, and providing kerosene subsidies for   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]

For the first time in 22 years, a US President has ordered a foreign company to abandon an American investment. President Obama blocked a Chinese company from developing a wind farm in Oregon, citing its proximity to a naval base that tests drones. On Friday, Obama ordered Ralls Corporation, a   [ மேலும் படிக்க ]