11th September 2015

Kalyana Murugan Mahal declared open

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Kalyana Murugan Mahal located at Chetty Street in Colombo was declared open at a simple ceremony recently. The building was constructed under the auspices of Kathirvelautha Swamy Thevasthanam in Kathiresan Street. Colombo Tamil Sangam President Dr. Muthiah Kathirgamanathan was the Chief Guest. All Ceylon Hindu Congress Senior Vice President Vidaikodi Chelvar Sinnadurai Dhanabalaa and Colombo Municipal Councilor Velanai Verniyan were guests of honour. Trustee Sathiyalingam and Ambiga Jewellers Proprietor Solaimalai lit the traditional lamps. Mrs. Veera Subramaniam, Trustee Mayuragirinathan, Ravy Ragunathan, Yogeswaran, Anandaruban and others were honoured at the event. MORE PHOTOS : http://omlanka.net/news/other-news/2859-kalyana-murugan-mahal-declared-open.html

Coventry man jailed for killing disabled friend

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A man has been jailed for killing his housebound friend by punching him in the head when he was in bed. Arunasalam Arunothayan, 48, from Sri Lanka, died from a bleed to the brain following the attack in his Coventry home, police said. Kirithas Sriskantharajah, 34, admitted manslaughter and was jailed for 32 months at Warwick Crown Court on Tuesday. The victim’s wife said: “My husband was everything to me…I lost everything.” Mr Arunothayan, known as Arun, suffered serious leg injuries in a car crash and lived with his wife above a shop on Foleshill Road. Sriskantharajah, also a Sri Lankan national, of no fixed address, went to the flat with three others on March 4. The pair argued and Sriskantharajah punched his friend in […]

Govt. mission in Geneva seeks consensus on domestic probe Accountability issues:

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by Shamindra Ferdinando The Sri Lankan government has got an opportunity to brief key stakeholders of the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) well ahead of the presentation of an international report on alleged war time atrocities during the on-going session. Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC yesterday told The Island that he would accompany Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on a special Geneva mission. They are scheduled to leave today (Sept. 11). Minister Rajapakshe said that the government felt the need for consultations in Geneva in the wake of the US declaring its support for a thorough domestic inquiry into alleged violations. The report is likely to be presented on September 30 during the on-going 30th session. A team led by Ms Sandra Beidas, formerly of the Amnesty International […]