Day: 21 February 2017

Keith Noyahr Abduction; Hickory Dickory, Gota In The Dock

In a dramatic turn of events the investigation into the abduction of Keith Noyahr, the Criminal Investigation Department has found that the abductors had made phone calls to Gotabaya Rajapaksa just after the abduction. Former secretary to the MOD – Gotabaya Using the newly imported equipment the CID has managed to trace the call log …

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UK Government condemns destruction of Sri Lankan church

The Government has condemned an attack on a church in northwest Sri Lanka, adding that the UK regularly raises concerns about human rights offences against Christians with the country’s Prime Minister. The church building was destroyed by Buddhist militants on 5 January.   Christians claimed they were threatened by the mob, allegedly led by a …

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Activist found guilty of screening uncensored film

KUALA LUMPUR: A local activist was found guilty by the Magistrate’s Court here today of screening a film that had not been approved by the Film Censorship Board. Magistrate Mohd Rehan Mohd Aris said the defence failed to cast any reasonable doubt on the prosecution’s case against Lena Rasathi Hendry, 32, at the end of …

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India will not press for merger of north, east Sri Lankan provinces: Jaishankar

COLOMBO: India will not be pressing Sri Lanka to merge the Northern and Eastern Provinces to form a single Tamil-majority, Tamil-speaking province as envisaged by the India-Sri Lanka Accord of 1987, the Indian Foreign Secretary S.Jaishankar told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) here on Monday. He was reacting to a demand made by the leader …

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British Council connects classrooms for 21st century teaching skills

The British Council in Sri Lanka hosted media and guests at an event to celebrate UK-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue under the theme of ‘Responsible Education for the 21st Century.’ The event was held at the Mahaweli Reach Hotel in Kandy on Thursday 16 February. This initiative is linked to British Council’s Schools Programme, which aims …

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Make Tamil mandatory for Sri Lankan lawmakers: Minister

Mano Ganesan, who comes from the minority Tamil community, said legislators who can converse in only one of the two languages face difficulty in understanding the problems of all communities. Knowledge of Tamil language should be made legally compulsory for all Sri Lankan lawmakers so that they can understand the problems of all communities, a …

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Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder

Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor. Sri Lankan police have arrested five military intelligence officers on suspicion of killing a well-known anti-establishment newspaper editor and orchestrating attacks on other journalists and dissidents under the former regime, according to a legal source. Lasantha Wickrematunge, a sharp critic of former President …

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Sri Lankan wins British Academy Film Award

A Love Story – Winner’s acceptance speech, British Short Animation, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards Winners in 2017 http://www.bafta.org/film/film-awards-winners-2017 Winner’s acceptance speech by Khaled Gad, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara and Elena Ruscombe-King for A Love Story in the British Short Animation category ANUSHKA KISHANI NAANAYAKKARA:  Hi, my name is …

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