Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority

Boosting Trade, Investment May Be UK Asia-Pacific Minister Alok Sharma’s Priority   Colombo, July 25: Going by his professional background and areas of involvement earlier in his political career, the newly appointed British Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Alok Sharma, will in all likelihood promote trade and investment with the countries of South Asia […]

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

US Naval ship arrives in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties

July 25 (NIA) – A US naval ship, ‘LPD-18 USS New Orleans’, arrived in the Port of Colombo, in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday, to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lanka Navy, the navy media unit said here. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on […]

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

India Informally Protests To Lanka About Pakistani Demo on Kashmir

Colombo, July 24: India has unofficially told the Sri Lankan government that it is concerned about the Pakistan High Commission-organized anti-Indian demonstration on Kashmir held here on July 21, The New Indian Express reported today.. About 20 people, including members of the Pakistan-embassy sponsored Kashmir Study Forum, demonstrated before the UN office on Bauddhaloka Mawatha, […]

What’s Touted As Tamil King Elara’s Tomb Is A Fable, Says Historian

What’s Touted As Tamil King Elara’s Tomb Is A Fable, Says Historian

Colombo, July 23: What is touted as the tomb of the Sri Lankan Tamil King Elara  in Anuradhapura district, is actually a fable, says noted historian, Prof. S.Pathmanathan. “There is no evidence of Elara’s tomb anywhere. If the massive pile of burnt bricks near Anuradhapura is being touted as Elara’s tomb, it is because nobody […]

Sri Lanka condemns deadly shooting in Munich

Sri Lanka condemns deadly shooting in Munich

July 23 (NIA) – Sri Lanka, on Saturday condemned the deadly shooting in the German city of Munich on Friday which left atleast 9 people dead and 16 others injured. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mahishini Colonne said that Sri Lanka extended its condolences to the families of the victims and wished a quick recovery to those […]

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why?

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why?

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why? By, D.B.S.Jeyaraj Violence reared its ugly head again in the Northern city of Jaffna on Saturday July 16th 2016 when student groups fought each other within the Jaffna varsity precincts in Thirunelvaeli known generally as Thinnaivaeli. It was basically a confrontation between two undergraduate factions of the […]

In Sri Lanka, former Marxist Insurgents Are The Most Active Parliamentarians

In Sri Lanka, former Marxist Insurgents Are The Most Active Parliamentarians

  In Sri Lanka, former Marxist Insurgents Are The Most Active Parliamentarians Colombo, July 22: A Sri Lankan Marxist party, which had tried to overthrow bourgeois democracy twice in the last 45 years, is today wedded to the norms and practices associated with the Westminster system, setting an example to parties which have traditionally laid […]