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 injured. An 18-year-old German-Iranian who...

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why?

Jaffna Varsity violence: What really happened and why?

Injured Sinhalese Jaffna University student being visited by Sinhalese politicians in Colombo hospital 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...

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

Sri Lanka protests against violence in Indian controlled Kashmir

July 21 (NIA) - Over a 100 people gathered outside the UN building in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Thursday, demanding a UN probe to alleged human rights violation committed by Indian forces in Indian controlled Kashmir. The protesters expressed grave concern over the ongoing violence and killings in Kashmir and alleged that atleast 50 civilians had been killed...

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland

Singapore’s Surbana Jurong To Develop Trincomalee Port And Hinterland Colombo, July 21: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that Trincomalee harbor in Eastern Sri Lanka, which is one of the best natural harbors in the world, will be turned into a modern one with a technologically advanced hinterland by the Singapore company, Surbana Jurong, The New Indian Express...

Wigneswaran, Thavarajah Seek Commission To Probe Jaffna Varsity Fracas

Wigneswaran, Thavarajah Seek Commission To Probe Jaffna Varsity Fracas

Wigneswaran, Thavarajah Seek Commission To Probe Jaffna Varsity Fracas Colombo, July 20: C.V.Wigneswaran, Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tamil majority Northern Province, and S.Thavarajah, Leader of Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), have together asked the Sri Lankan government to set up a “full-fledged” Commission of Inquiry to conduct an in-depth probe into last Saturday’s clash between Tamil and...

India Likely To Set Up LNG Fuelled Power Plant in Western Sri Lanka

India Likely To Set Up LNG Fuelled Power Plant in Western Sri Lanka

India is likely to set up a Liquefied Natural Gas-fuelled 500 MW power plant at Kerawalapitiya on the Western coast of Sri Lanka as requested by the Lankan government, authoritative sources told The New Indian Express here on Monday. On environmental grounds, the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government is keen on switching over to LNG from coal as fuel for its future power...

US-Lanka Agree on Nature Of War Crimes Judicial Mechanism

US-Lanka Agree on Nature Of War Crimes Judicial Mechanism

Colombo, July 17 (NIA): The United States and Sri Lanka appear to have arrived at a compromise on the issue of foreign involvement in the proposed Judicial Mechanism to investigate, prosecute and try cases of war crimes allegedly committed by the Lankan armed forces in the last phase of Eelam War IV. U.S. Assistant Secretary of...

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