By D.B.S.Jeyaraj A Leading Christian Pastor of the Assembly of Church (AOG) and his wife have been brutally attacked by a mob of around 40 persons at Deniyaya in the Matara district of the Southern Province on August 9th. The attack on the senior AOG pastor and wife was followed by another incident in Deniyaya [...]
Swaziland’s government could be on a collision course with King Mswati III over the sacking of striking teachers. King Mswati pronounced last week that a national teachers’ pay strike that has crippled schools for more than five weeks should end; that teachers should go back to work and the government should enter into talks to [...]
Evans Gunalal Cooray, former press secretary to the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa, passed away yesterday after a protracted illness in London. Born on February 13, 1936, Cooray served as an efficient press secretary to several ministries under both UNP and SLFP governments.
by S. J. Anthony Fernando (Former Press secretary to President Premadasa , Evans Gunalal Cooray,passed away on August 16th in London.This article written in 2006 by his colleague and friend to mark Cooray’s 70th Birthday is reporoduced here as tribute to Evans) The name of Evans Cooray, I am certain, needs no introduction. The mere [...]
The translation of the whole text of the LLRC Report, into Sinhala and Tamil, undertaken and completed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, was handed over by Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal to External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, at the External Affairs Ministry yesterday.
By John J. Mearsheimer There is abundant speculation these days about whether Israel will strike Iran’s nuclear facilities. It is widely believed in both Israel and the United States that this would be a remarkably foolish move. I share that sentiment. Yet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, seem to disagree [...]
Sinhalaisation of Tamil Areas is a ruse to hand over Tamil Resources to Multi-national Companies -NSSP Leader
by A Special Correspondent ‘Sinhalisation’ of Tamil areas is a ruse used by the Sri Lankan government to take over land, seashore and other resources of Tamils and hand them over to multinational companies, alleged Vickramabahu Karunaratne, president of the Nava Sama Samaj Party, on Monday. Mr. Vickramabahu, as he prefers to be referred to, [...]
Colombo govt may be sacrificing goodwill with Malaysian Tamil groups by recalling its High Commissioner Kalyananda Godage
by Balan Moses ENVOYS are almost never sacked by home governments except in the event of a change of regime in the home country or if they are guilty of an exceptionally nasty faux pas in their host country. Both do not seem to apply to outgoing Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Malaysia Kalyananda Godage, [...]