Sri Lankans claim Asian Commonwealth Prize
Sri Lankan writers have claimed both 2013 Commonwealth Asian Regional Prizes, for the Best Novel and Best Short story in the region. In a release last night, the Commonwealth Foundation announced that Sri Lanka's Nayomi Munaweera claimed Asia’s Commonwealth Book Prize for her novel “Island of a Thousand Mirrors”.
Meanwhile, Michael …
May 14, 2013
Mushfiqur Rahim regrets resignation from Bangladesh captaincy
Mushfiqur Rahim is to hold talks with the Bangladesh Cricket Board after admitting he made a mistake resigning the captaincy of the national team.
The 24-year-old wicketkeeper has been captain since September 2011 but said last week he would quit after Twenty20 games with Zimbabwe last weekend.
"I have realised that I should have discussed the …
May 13, 2013
TNA appoints committee to formulate draft to address issues faced by Tamils
The Tamil National Alliance has appointed at committee to formulate a draft proposal to address issues faced by the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, MA Sumandiran, former MP Gajendran Ponnambalam and Gurubaran were tasked with introducing a draft incorporating a basic solution to ethnic issues.
The Bishop of Mannar met the senior …
May 13, 2013
Former LTTE chief’s aide terms terrorist atrocities as ‘vile’
Ex-LTTE cadre and friend of LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabakaran, Gunasundaram Jayasundaram has confessed of Prabahakaran's actions to court. Speaking to the Colombo High Court yesterday Jayasundaram had termed Prabhakaran's allegations as "vile". A report on the confessions submitted to police reveals that Gunasundaram Jayasundaram was Prabhakaran's …
May 12, 2013
“Students in Tamil Nadu should be left to study”, KP says
Former LTTE weapons procurement chief, Kumaran Pathmanathan says students in Tamil Nadu should be left to study instead politicians in Tamil Nadu make it an emotional issue. Speaking at an interview with The Hindu, he said Tamil Nadu's politicians cannot do anything on their own and must work with the Indian Central government in order to help Sri …
May 12, 2013
PAFFREL commends decision to register displaced elsewhere for North elections
The Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections or PAFFREL today, commended the decision to allow displaced people in the Northern province presently residing elsewhere to register for the Northern Provincial Council election. The Executive Director of PAFFREL Rohana Hettiarachchi made evident to NewsRadio, allowance should only be extended to …
May 10, 2013
Minister says Indian fishermen are exploiting MoU with Sri Lanka
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Rajitha Senaratne says, the Indian Fishermen are exploiting the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries by constantly making excursions in violation of the International Maritime Boundary. The Minister made the statement during a media briefing this morning in Colombo. 1800 Rajitha …
May 8, 2013